A Happy Couple

Today we have a look at two “mated” hot-air balloons enjoyed at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. I think the pair are registered to a gent from Bristol, Banes, Great Britain. The first view is of the wife.


Oons Wiefke | the Wife

Her husband was floating around elsewhere in the sky. Look closely and you’ll see she wears gold stud earrings. Her more obvious adornments are hair braids and a giant bow atop her head. The morning sun was directly behind her.

A few minutes later,  I spotted her mate floating around, facing the morning sunshine.


Oof Kearlke | the Husband;  beneath him is Claw’d the Crazy Crab

Seeing these two balloons reminded me of a joke told by my mother-in-law, on the occasion of my marriage to her son. It went something like this:

“People ask the secret of my long marriage. It’s easy, I say. Take time to go to a restaurant two times a week: a little candlelight dinner, soft music, and a slow walk home. I go on Tuesdays; He goes Fridays.”

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