Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Over 500 balloons take flight during the mass ascension of this annual fall event during the first full week in October. The event begun with 13 balloons in 1972 and today is the largest hot air ballooning event in the world.
We will leave SLC Wednesday, October 11th overnighting along the route, and arriving in Albuquerque, NM mid-day Thursday, October 13th, dinner and shopping in Historic Old Town with 6:00 PM Special Shape Glodeo that evening.
Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th early birds enjoy 7:00 AM Mass Ascensions. We leave after for a scenic byway cruises returning to Albuquerque to see the amazing Night Magic Glow presented by Canon (awesome photo op), followed by a laser light show and After Glow fireworks.
Sunday, October 15th, early birds start at 6:30 AM for the Krispy Cream Morning Glow followed by the Farewell Ascension. Then we check out, and begin a scenic drive home overnighting along the route and arriving home late afternoon Monday, October 16th. More detailed information in the next issue.
This is a well attended event with reasonable lodging selling out as early as February. Rooms average approximately $140 - $165 for a king size; a little more for 2 queen size beds. Balloon Fiesta morning and evening sessions are $10 each. We will leave our cars at the hotel and take the free hotel shuttle to the Park ‘n Ride, which will take us to the Balloon Fiesta. I need to know asap who is interested so that we can take advantage of the reasonably priced lodging.
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