January 29, 2010
We're back in Durango for arguably our favorite Balloon Rally with the theme this year being "Life's a Beach"! It was also a year of a whole bunch of snow in the Durango area. Once again, tc3 sponsored a competition for the Pilots, and we had to use snowshoes to get to the target area this time around. Judy and MC joined me again for a lot of fun in the sun, snow and target area.
Everyone returned from the previous year and we rented the same house again as the location was great as was the house, albeit with a lot more snow around it this time. The Parade was great especially the Jazzercise ladies who put on a great routine every year, and this year it was to the song, "Itsy Bitsty Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"! Their foam beehive hairdos were over the top great, let alone their flashing bikini tops! Props and accessories were easy with this year's theme and for everyone in Durango participating.
Thursday evening saw us hanging out at the house with Skip and Debbie Howes who own and fly the Wildfire balloon joining us for appetizers and libations. Friday evening had us attending the Parade and going to Steamworks Brewing Company (www.SteamworksBrewing.com) for dinner. Saturday night is a traditional dinner at Ken & Sues - our Sponsor - for a great dinner. Durango has quite a few breweries to check out if you're visiting. When in Durango, definitely go to Ken & Sues (www.KenandSues.com) for a great restaurant, meal and Staff! We usually show up with 10-15 people that Saturday night. Another great brewery to check out when in Durango is the Ska Brewing Company (www.SkaBrewing.com).