Monday, October 3, 2011

Balloon Fiesta

Yesterday, I got up before the sun to go to Mass Ascension for the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. It is one of the coolest things I have done. Picture hundreds of hot air balloons rising into the sky with the sun. It was incredible. Hot air balloons are huge. There were so many different shapes and colors. New Mexico is famous for this festival, and for good reason. Here are some pictures from the morning.
We got to the field at 5:45. Way before the sun. 

Spectators get to stand in the same place that the balloons are preparing to go up. 

The first round of balloons.

The coolest balloon I have ever seen!

This cow was HUGE. 

Balloons were going up everywhere we looked.

We left to go to church an hour and fifteen minutes after the Mass Ascension started and there were still tons of balloons taking to the sky.

It was seriously awesome. If you ever find yourself in New Mexico at the beginning of October, check this out.  It is worth the early morning and freezing cold.

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