And it is a very special day at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum! See we are launching our 1st ever MEMBERSHIP DRIVE for the foundation....and we want a LOT of new members! Cuz this helps the Museum.....like Educational programs for the Kids......(me included) and wonderful exhibits for folks from all over the world to enjoy. It's VERY important.
So what did we do to 'pup-are' for the Big Day? Well we gathered up a whole lot of special folks.....mainly MAIDENS.....get it....for the MAIDEN VOYAGE! Pretty doggone clever, eh?
(Jack Trivia fact: A Maiden Voyage is the 1st balloon flight).
And 2 of the "MAIDENS" on this flight will be MOI-Travelin' Jack and Ms. Dana Feldman-Deputy Secretary from ABQ City Cultural Services. Thanks for flyin' with me Miss Dana! ALWAYS good to have a buddy on board for a new adventure!
But whoa now....we're not the Only Maidens for this flight! We have a VERY special MAIDEN PILOT....Miss Savannah Bradley! We're going up in the air with a 14-year old gal pilot! Pretty doggone cool, eh? She is one talented gal. A balloon Pilot at 14 years old! Now that should be in a record book if ya ask me! She comes from a ballooning family--4th Generation! Pretty special that she is taking us up on our adventure in the air!
We even got the Media to come out for the MAIDEN VOYAGE LAUNCH! That is the cameraman from KRQE TV there shooting us live as we........
OK....I think you got her in the BAG guys! Good Job! Let me just make sure we get that balloon smashed down good inside so we can close up the balloon bag! OKee-Dokee-Doggee! Think I got it! THERE....now I've done MY job!
OK....nnw here's a bit more Trivia for you folks! This is a RISTRA on the side of this balloon Basket. It is a symbolic ristra. The Anderson and the Abruzzo Families always took a ristra up with them when they flew. It started with the 1st Transatlantic balloon crossing with Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo. That is who our FABULOUS Balloon Museum is named after! THAT is why it is called the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum!
And NOW you know the rest of the story! You are welcome!But back to work. My job is not quite done. Supervisor Jack on duty.....watching them load the basket on the trailer! I think you got it guys! Good job!
Here's more info on Cake Fetish! www.cakefetish.comSee us in the balloon Basket? That's me on the left and Pilot Savannah on the right! PRETTY PAWSOME if ya ask me! Our cake artist friends at CAKE FETISH made this special cake for the MAIDEN VOYAGE LAUNCH! Sweeeeet! (tee-hee!) This is such a big cake I think I'll share it with our friends here at the Balloon Museum!
Like these two cuties who came to Spring Break Family Day! You can have some of my cake.....AND a picture with me too!
But let me just say this.....I make sure my BARK is sincere......
ARE YOU??????? If not....you BETTER join up pretty fast! Or I'll hafta come get you! Dog-seriously....it's easy and it's inexpensive! And it's TAX DEDUCTIBLE (whatever that means...I'm a dog so I don't do taxes!). How can you become a member you ask?
Well......just come by the Museum Gift Shoppe and we'll sign you up on the spot! Or you can call us at 505 880-0500 and we'll send you a Registration form......or you can go on-line at www.balloonmuseum.com and sign up there! Yup-Pup...it's EASY and it is a VERY good thing to do! I dog-guarantee it!
And that is how I spent my day! Pretty doggone exciting eh? It's a great thing to be Ambassa-Dog of the Balloon Museum....I do love my job!
DOGGY HUGS AND SLURPY KISSES!