Hot air balloons at the Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah.


Bristol Balloon Fiesta by JB Knibbs

Day 217 of 365

I went up in one of the early morning mass ascents in the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and it was one of the most glorious experiences of my life.


The 39th annual Great Plains Balloon Race on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, Sioux Falls, S.D. Jon Shelton, of West Des Moines, Iowa, won Saturday evening’s race by dropping his baggie from his balloon and landing it closest to the target. Saturday evening’s race started at Kenny Anderson Park and competitors dropped their baggies on a target near the Humane Society on East Benson Road.

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©Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader


May 28, 2014

Cappadocia, Turkey