The 40th Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was held last week in New Mexico. This event is the largest gathering of balloonists in the world and brings over 800,000 people to the Albuquerque area each year! It is the most photographed event in the world! We attended to see this beautiful display and as REMAX Real Estate Agents with the Sandlin Team we wanted to have our picture taken in front of the REMAX balloon.
We attended on Saturday October 1st the opening day of the Fiesta. The weather was the best it has ever been in the Fiesta’s 40 year history, clear skies and light winds! We didn’t quite know what to expect other than the mass ascension of over 500 balloons being airborne over a 2 hour period would begin at 7 AM.
We arrived right at 7 and couldn’t believe the beautiful site of all the balloons about ready to lift off! We were surprised that you are allowed to walk right up to the balloonists and watch them inflate their craft and talk to the balloon teams & volunteers. Then we spotted the REMAX balloon about ready to fly 300 yards away. It took some quick maneuvering through the massive crowd, but we made it just in time to have our picture taken in front of the balloon.