Balloon Fiesta 2000 - Opening Day Mass Ascension

Intel's "Floating Point" balloon participated in the Dawn Patrol

Check out the Purple People Eater!!

Kokopelli!!

A cute airplane balloon

The airplane balloon from the front

Representative balloon from Arabia

This one was just too adorable -heck out the girl hanging from the shoelace!

There's a gold coin sticking out of the piggy bank

What's a visit to New Mexico like without an alien??

No visit to NM is complete without a chili ristra, either!

This one gets my vote for Most Ridiculous Balloon
Look closely at the design on the balloon under the cow to the left - I couldn't resist the nursery rhyme symbolism!!
Balloon Fiesta 2000