One of the Best Things...
about living in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It's world famous and one of the largest of it's kind.
Every year for a week in October our beautiful blue New Mexican skies play host 700+ hot air balloons. It's a site to be seen.
To all you native New Mexicans, especially those of you living in Albuquerque, you need to experience the morning Mass Ascension from the field. It's a unique experience.
In the days of film, it was often touted as one of the most photographed events in the world. Kodak used to sponsor the event, in fact for a long time it was known as the Kodak International Balloon Fiesta. However with the popularity of digital cameras Kodak's presence has diminished. They still have a large tent where you can make prints or CD from your memory cards right on the field.