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Friday, October 12, 2012

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We arrived in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 6th, to find out that the day's events had been cancelled due to high winds. And the forecast for Saturday night and Sunday morning called for more winds. Oh No! What if we came all this way and didn't get to see the balloons??

Fortunately, Saturday evening's event - the Balloon Glow - went off as planned. The balloons are inflated but don't fly.

 We set the alarm for 4:30 AM Sunday morning, crossing our fingers that the balloons would be able take off. The first event of the morning is called Dawn Patrol when the first ballons take off in the darkness.

Followed by hundreds of other balloons
 Of all shapes and sizes