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June 26, 2011

Albuquerque Balloon Fest

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Written by: Lupe Gonzales
Balloon Festival

One of the most spectacular events in the United States is held every year in the fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is the annual Air Balloon Festival where over 500 teams of air balloon enthusiasts gather for two weeks of festivities and air balloon contests.  Never mind that you have to get up at 4:30 AM every morning in order to make it to the launch area for the ascension that takes place at the first break of light.  The huge crowds that gather do not seem to mind. The concession stands with hot coffee and breakfast food open very early.

Photographs taken by Lupe Gonzales.

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