It has been almost 20 years since I last went to the International Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque.
I was so happy that my mister and sister agreed to wake up really early (ah hum..4:30am) and check it out with me. We had a great time braving the huge crowds and seeing some amazing colorful balloons. It put me in an amazing mood for the rest of the day. It really is a glorious event.
So, I had so much fun in fact, that I decided to go again with my amiga Cassy on Sunday. You really can't have too many hot air balloons in your life. The festival is over now and I'm really going to miss seeing so many of them grace the sky on my morning runs. But the good news is, there is always next year. I'm pretty sure that I won't wait another 20 years to go again.
Here are some fun highlights..
**The Darth Vader balloon was very popular. They had all the characters from the movie dressed up and taking pictures with the fans. Seriously, there was a bit of a hilarious mayhem to the whole thing. However, I would expect nothing less from Star Wars fans.
Hot air balloon launch!