Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2013

Ahhh Albuquerque... I love you. I could live here forever. The balloons, the mountains, the weather, the shopping, the dining, uptown, old town, starbucks, fuddruckers, bj's brewhouse, target and the Marriott Hotel! It was a great 3 day getaway. The drive was desolate, barren, uneventful...however once we emerged into the outskirts of Albuquerque, I knew we were in the right place.

Let's take a left turn at Albuquerque!

Almost there! 

there's the mall and lots of great restaurants!

The view of Target and the mountains from our hotel window!
This is a very interesting 2 story Target with the parking garage underneath!

Our wonderful room at the Marriott!

Spencer loves it!

Never saw a Fuddrucker's quite like this one! 

It's attached to the mall!
Spencer is starving, lol, he cannot wait for his burger and cheese wiz!

Old Town ABQ

Lots of sightseeing and shopping!
Now onto the Balloon Festival! 

We rode the park and ride before sunrise! 

Dawn Patrol

The National Anthem Opening Ceremony

 Steve and the Elvis Balloon in the background !

 Morning Mass Ascension

 Shape Rodeo

What a wonderful day!


 The skies were filled with about 550 hot air balloons!

It's really an amazing sight to see them all lifting off together!

They are huge!

Sunshine Perfect day!

 What a beautiful cold morning and a memory I'll treasure forever.

balloons everywhere you look! 

The amazing balloons, blue sky, sunshine and mountains!

 The mountains even had a pink glow in the evening at sunset!

gorgeous views

One more biggie knocked off my bucket list !
ABQ I love you !

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