Here in our Backyard.
The Most Photographed Event in the World. Presented by Canon.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
4:30 Saturday Morning…Still Dark.
Coffee. Hot and Plenty of it.
Sugar Donuts. Breakfast Burritos. Green Chile Stew.
Silly Stuff to Buy.
Free Flu Shots too. All Before Sunrise. All Before the Main Event.
Sun Up Over the Sandia Mountains. 550 Balloons. Up in the Air.
Everyone Looks Up.
Well Almost Everyone.
And Some Come to Perform Community Service. The Recycle Pick-Up Team.
In its 44th Year. And still Magical.