Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Enthusiasts heighten excitement on Internet.(Balloon Fiesta)

Byline: Geoffrey White

If the Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a feast for the eyes, its World Wide Web site feeds the brain.

Oh, there's plenty of eye candy at Want to see what it looks like from the gondola of a flying balloon the bird's eye, 360-degree view? Care to peruse photos from past Special Shape Rodeos? You can.

But this year the site is expanding its educational focus. Trivia games and a searchable database of ballooning history are two of the new features the 5-year-old site plans to launch in conjunction with this year's fiesta.

The new additions exemplify the all-consuming interest volunteers and balloonists have in the fiesta. …

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