Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

It was our first time attending the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  We stayed on the grounds for all nine days with about another 1000 RV'ers.  There would be about 700,000 people attending and 545 balloons flying.  Most days the sight was overwhelming.

The morning glow.
Sunrise and the balloons inflate.
And they are off.  Soon to be followed by 100's more.
Even pigs fly at Fiesta.

Things are heating up.
Loading up and ready  to go.
If the day time activities are great, the night times are even better.  I could not imagine a field full of balloons lit up and showing off their colors in the dark.  Each time the pilot hit the propane burners the balloons would glow.  Beautiful!!!

It was an amazing 9 days.  It was a bucket-list item that we were fortunate to see.

We have been visiting Elephant Butte State Park which is near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  New Mexico has great state parks.  We are going to be staying at four of them as we move West.  Here is a photo of tonight's sunset from the New Mexico desert at Caballo Lake.

Tonight's sunset.

We will be entering the Gila Cliff Dwelling area for the next many days.  We'll be so far out that we expect no communications from up in the mountains.

We will be out of touch from the Presidential campaign.  Lucky us.  Life is good from nowhere.

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