Quoting the SCSon during dinner. To the naked eye, it appeared a bright spot hanging apparently motionless in the early evening sky. After dinner I set up the telescope. As suspected it was a high altitude balloon.
I attempted to get a picture after everyone had a chance to look. Most were blurry due to the camera's auto focus "feature" and I couldn't find the manual focus at the time. Yes, this one is blurry too, but far clearer than the rest.
Update:The balloon was launched from Fort Sumner, NM and carried 11 student experiments. It was over 115,000ft as it crossed over the area. More details here and here.