I am really excited to cross another thing of my life list.
(Although I must admit every time I cross something off, another 5 things find themselves on my list)
Anyway, I finally made it to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta or number 138 on my list.
After a very long day of driving, (I started driving at 8 am) we finally stopped at midnight on Friday with the plans on attending the fiesta the next morning. The hotel clerk was very nice to offer advice.
Be there at 5:30am.
I looked at my dad and said yeah right, we went to our room and went to bed.
We woke up at 6:30 am, ate breakfast, and drove about 15 minutes and saw sites like this…
We followed the traffic pattern, and got into line to get into the actual fiesta. I asked a cop where we can park, his response, I am sorry the parking lot is full, and we are not allowing any more in. It was 8am.
Maybe I should have listened to the nice hotel clerk.
So we drove around some more, and realized that people were just pulling off the side of the road and watching the balloons from their car. So we decided to do the same thing and we were still able to get some fun photos.
I would have loved to get into the actual festival and take pictures up close, but where we parked was just as great. We saw a lot of beautiful balloons, were able to get a ton of pictures and overall, it was still something I wanted to see and do.
My one piece of advice if you want to go, BE THERE AT 5:30 AM!
To see all my pictures from the fiesta visit my Facebook Page
until next time,