- Posted October 12, 2013 by
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 2013
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
All kinds of colors and shapes fill the sky, from bumble bees, to Darth Vader, to flying pigs, (#3, #4, and #5). A chicken in flight appeared to be walking on top of the trees, (#6).
Fun activities fill the Balloon Fiesta grounds, including a Walk on Water for kids, (#7). Even the authorities strolling the grounds were festive, including the Fiesta umpires and policemen on horseback, (#9, #10).
At dusk, the balloons were tethered and were all lit up at once. Multiple coordinated firings of the balloons, gave the feeling as if the whole field was a spacecraft of over 100 balloons, firing off into the New Mexico night sky, (#8).
It was a thrilling scene to watch as the sun was setting.
I read about this event many years ago, and being there in person was an incredible experience.