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Monday, October 14, 2013

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta





Here in my hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico in October we have a event called Balloon Fiesta. This events, that lasts a week, has over 600 hot air balloons participating from all around the world. This is a must see event and a perfect reason to visit Albuquerque. The week is filled with many different events like balloon mass ascensions and balloon glows. The cool thing is you get to get up close to the balloons and see the balloons get set up and then watch them float up to the sky.  My photos show the balloons before the sun rises and from then on. For more information go to http://www.balloonfiesta.com/













This is a cool video someone made which shows the balloons in time lapse. http://www.newscastic.com/news/the-abq-balloon-fiesta-time-lapse-that-everyone-is-talking-about-1073762/

19 comments:

  1. Wow, those are beautiful! This looks like such a fun event to attend!

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  2. That is so neat! We always had a balloon festival where I grew up and I looked forward to it every year!

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  3. Wow, that is so neat. We live on the eastern edge of AZ and really want to travel out and see that one time!! Great pix!

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  4. I have never been but have always wanted too. How cool is it to be that close up and get to see all the action. I have seen lots of pictures and from them I can tell it must be amazing

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  5. Nice pics! I went to a balloon fest before, and we got a chance to go up in one. Being so close to the fire (and hearing it when they tugged on it to make more hot air) made me a little uneasy because of my long curly hair blowing in the wind, but it was still a really fun experience to be high in the sky. I'd much rather look at all the pretty colors of the balloons while on the ground though.

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  6. Love the pics! We have a local balloon fest every yr too & I always seem to miss it.

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  7. I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. There is a local balloon fest every year around me, but I have never been able to make it to one.

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  8. more power to you guys - i'd be so scared to ride in one of those things...

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  9. this is on my bucket list to see a hot airballoon festival, I can imagine it is beautiful

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  10. Wow -- I've always wanted to see that in person!! so cool =) thx for sharing

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  11. How beautiful! My family used to visit Albuquerque lots when I was a kid, and I loved it!

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  12. These pictures are amazing, this looks like so much fun. I wish they had something like that here. I would love to be able to enjoy something like this.

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  13. That is really neat to see how they get those balloons ready to get in the air. They do a festival close to my house too, I need to make it out to watch the whole event sometime!

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  14. Beautiful pictures. We live in Eastern AZ and have always wanted to head over there to see this. Need to put it on the calendar for next year!! Great post!

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