This past week was the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque!
The Balloon Fiesta is one of (if not the biggest) events for New Mexico. So many people come from all over the country and the world for this. You would think that just standing around watching hot air balloons taking off would be kind of...well, boring. xD But its not. It's memorizing! D: You just want to storm the nearest balloon and hop in the basket and take off! xD If you ever need to go on vacation in October come to Albuquerque! You don't want to miss this.
Aside from all the cool colors and shapes of the balloons, one of the coolest things I saw there were these two people using just chairs attached to their balloon. They're all like "SCREW BASKETS, WE'RE HARD CORE BALLOONISTS BITCHEZ." xD
The morning ascension is one of the major highlights of the fiesta. They do it each morning unless the weather isn't good (which it did turn ugly on Friday so they had to cancel it). In the evenings after sunset they will do a balloon glow, in which they blow up their balloons but don't take off. They stay on the ground lighting them up. All my balloon glow pics are on my phone! xD I'll have to upload those later.