Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

One of the very cool things about Albuquerque, is the Balloon Fiesta. It's every year in October.

You can purchase tickets and be at ground zero where they blow up the balloons and take off. They start very early in the morning. I want to go in the future, Right now, I don't really think it's time to get four small kids dressed and then try to keep track of them in the middle of thousands of people. Maybe next year.

We did park on a cliff, early in the morning, wearing our jammies, where several of the balloons land. It's awesome and free!

Addie's there too, just behind some one's head.

It was a little chilly.

All those tiny dots are all the balloons in the distance right after they have taken off. Or lifted or whatever you call it.


Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, gorgeous! I would love to experience something like this, and so would my kids.

Jill said...

I used to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival every year with my parents (not in Abq, somewhere within driving distance of Sac). I have great memories of getting up in the middle of the night to go watch them fill the balloons when it was still dark. Then, when the sun came out, it was awesome to see them take off and float away in the sky. Your kids will remember this for sure!

Nona said...

I loved going one year to the Ballon Festa! So amazing, the night glow is great too!