The San Juan River Balloon Rally concluded and balloons launched despite windy conditions.


From left, "Twist of Fate" and "Giggles & Grins" float on Sunday over farmland between Bloomfield and Farmington during the San Juan
From left, "Twist of Fate" and "Giggles & Grins" float on Sunday over farmland between Bloomfield and Farmington during the San Juan River Balloon Rally. (Molly Maxwell — Special to The Daily Times)


"Kaleidoscope," piloted by Ray Blair of Albuquerque, takes off Sunday morning for the last day of the San Juan River Balloon Rally.
"Kaleidoscope," piloted by Ray Blair of Albuquerque, takes off Sunday morning for the last day of the San Juan River Balloon Rally. (Molly Maxwell — Special to The Daily Times)

Stephen Coffing’s "Twist of Fate," left, and Nancy Hanks’ "Giggles & Grins" float over farmland between Bloomfield and
Stephen Coffing's "Twist of Fate," left, and Nancy Hanks' "Giggles & Grins" float over farmland between Bloomfield and Farmington on Sunday during the San Juan River Balloon Rally. (Molly Maxwell — Special to The Daily Times)

Pilot Mike Korfe, center, watches how the other hot-air balloons respond to the wind as they take off on Sunday at the San Juan River Balloon Rally.  His
Pilot Mike Korfe, center, watches how the other hot-air balloons respond to the wind as they take off on Sunday at the San Juan River Balloon Rally. His balloon, "Bumpy," has extra parts that make it more susceptible to wind. "Bumpy" was one of three balloons that did not fly Sunday. At left are Brad Kinslow and his daughter, Tailee Kinslow. (Molly Maxwell — Special to The Daily Times)

From left, Samantha Korfe, Daelyn Nielsen, Tailee Kinslow and Natasha Goodall help control the top of hot-air balloon "Bumpy" as it inflates in
From left, Samantha Korfe, Daelyn Nielsen, Tailee Kinslow and Natasha Goodall help control the top of hot-air balloon "Bumpy" as it inflates in preparation for flight on Sunday at Bloomfield's Chamblee Soccer Complex during the San Juan River Balloon Rally. (Molly Maxwell — Special to The Daily Times)