Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta October 2019

500+ Balloons in ‘Mass Ascension’ at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta It’s truly a sight that’s hard to describe; I love this photo because it shows scale with the van in the center!

Forty years ago… I learned of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and could only imagine seeing something so cool.

One long year ago… I was fortunate enough to get to make reservations and plans…

Yesterday, was Day One of a dream that began from reading the Highlights paper we got in school so many years ago.

First I’ve seen more than one hot air balloon in the sky at a time…

Sweet Cheryl came in to see it all with us!!

View of Day One from our roof.

These two; on a mission…

Balloons are readying for Evening Glow… this photo shows the scale of these balloons!! Ruby and Cheryl are so tiny!!!

Ruby, photo credit. 😉


[insert time lapse video]

There is SO much to see; it was tough for me to hold still long enough for a time lapse!!

The awe continues!

Boop!! Cheryl 💗

I thought I’d just get to SEE balloons; had no idea I’d get to be UNDER two of them!!

This is unbelievable in real life…

It keeps getting better; until a gust of wind unexpectedly began a scramble! It went from glowing to going pretty darn fast!!

There were skydivers that wore (and threw??!) fireworks from there suits!! I’ve never seen or heard anything like that before!!

Fireworks all around… the night ended with a bang!!! There were two fireworks locations at the same time; a nice touch, AIBF!!

This Day One was a good one! 💗

Hydrogen Gas Balloon distance competition; interesting and unique! #thepossibilitarians @ Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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