It was a 4 AM wake up in order to drive to Albuquerque for the hot air balloon festival. It's the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world and it's a bucket list must for balloonists. There are 750 annual winners in the choice for who can participate and the chosen ones always put on a spectacular show. The festival is a week long event but we were only able to attend the last day which proved to be spectacular.
It's not only a list item for balloonist but it should be a consideration for anyone's list of things to do.
See all the photos HERE