07 October 2009
It's that time of year again: Welcome Balloonists!!!
The event that started in a shopping mall parking lot in 1972 has grown into the largest gathering of hot air balloons and the most photographed event in the world.
The day starts out EARLY. The first bus from the park and ride leaves at 4:30 am.
Once you get there though you will find hundreds if not thousands of people already there all enjoying delicious green chili burritos...mmm.
The balloons begin to rise about 7am.
No picture I could post would ever convey the feeling of actually being at the balloon fiesta.
I have been to the event three years in a row now.
It is STILL simply amazing.
...to be continued.