Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

Here's looking at you, Balloon Fiesta 2015! We're ready to launch!

Here’s looking at you, Balloon Fiesta 2015! We’re ready to launch!

With only a few days remaining before Balloon Fiesta 2015 officially begins on October 3rd, we’re launching a series of posts based upon our experiences at the 2014 event.

Spanning the days of October 3 to 11, Balloon Fiesta 2015 promises more color, more variety, more excitement . . . well, more of everything.  But even if you can’t make it to Albuquerque, New Mexico, we hope you’ll enjoy taking a look back with us and reading more of what makes this event one of our all-time special travel memories.

Filling the sky with colorful balloons over Albuquerque, New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta 2014

Filling the sky with colorful balloons over Albuquerque, New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta 2014

So, come along with us in the next few days as a prequel to one of New Mexico’s finest events.  There’s definitely a lot to see!

One of the best events in the USA: Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta

One of the best events in the USA: Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta

For more information:

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2015

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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11 Responses to Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

  1. BunKaryudo says:

    These photographs are very nice, although I must admit the first balloon scares me a little for some reason.

    • You know, you may be right. Clowns and jesters scare me a little, too. These balloons do loom large on the field, and you’re staring at these giant eyes! Thanks for taking a look. Come back to the series. Hopefully, you won’t be frightened away!

      • BunKaryudo says:

        I like balloons generally! I’ve also heard they look beautiful when lit up at night, although I’ve never seen that myself.

        Anyway, I’ll come back and look at the others, but if there are more clowns, I might look from behind the couch.

  2. One day I’ve got to see this in person. :).

  3. Amy says:

    Beautiful captures! I heard the place is packed with people during the event. 🙂

  4. Touring NH says:

    Always an amazing time. Last year I went to the one in Queensbury, NY. The specialty balloons are my favorite. Darth Vader was in NY. One of only a handful of U.S. appearances. Looking forward to more!

  5. Oh, I’m envious. I actually went many years ago only to have the weather not cooperate and they couldn’t take off. So, it has been on my bucket list ever since. However, it is not on my hubby’s bucket list. 🙂

    • I totally understand your hubby’s perspective. It wasn’t on our bucket lists either. But a job opportunity came up to train teachers in an Albuquerque school. And what a gift that the training occurred at the same time as Balloon Fiesta. Now, I’m trying to find a way to go back!! Also, we went two afternoons only to be turned away — high winds, no launch! The mornings, however, were glorious!

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