Friends and Lovers
Originally called the Albuquerque Cloudbouncer Balloon Rally, it was started as a way to spark interest in the 1975 World Hot Air Balloon Championships and the 4th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which was moved from February to October that year. According to the January 1975 Cloudbouncer, a hare and hound and possible flight over the Sandia’s were planned. Also on the agenda was an “all in fun special social” was planned for Saturday night.
BTW, the first day of the rally featured a hare and hound event from the State Fairgrounds. And did we mentioned it SNOWED? Sunday apparently brought great weather for flying.
Read more about it in the January and February-March 1975 Cloudbouncers.
Friends and Lovers 2023
Plans are now underway for the 2023 edition of the Friends and Lovers Rally. Scheduled for February 11 and 12, 2023. Mark your calendars.