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Albuquerque Balloon Festival - 'Get Carried Away' in New Mexico!

Monday, October 8 - Sunday, October 14, 2018 (7 days)
Bus Trip
Walking Level: Moderate
Signup Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018
Wheelchair Accessible Trip

'Get Carried Away' in New Mexico!

Join us for a spectacular trip to the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival. At this event, we will see hundreds of hot air balloons climb into the sky at the largest festival of its kind. Set among the beautifully rugged landscape of New Mexico and the impossibly blue skies, this awe-inspiring scene is one you won't want to miss! During this weeklong festival, we will see such wonderful sights as the Night Magic Glow, where hot air balloons lift into the air at night and light up the sky like hundreds of giant stars. The festival isn't just about balloons, other attractions include a laser light show, fireworks, and chainsaw carving competition, so don't forget to bring your plaid shirt! Just after the first balloon lift off of the day, called Mass Ascension, we will head on over to the Fiesta of Wheels to see hundreds of classic, vintage, and special interest vehicles.

We will also take a day to explore the International Balloon Museum to learn about the history, discovery and innovators of hot air ballooning. Not only used for fun, balloons are often used for scientific experiments, espionage, warfare and space exploration, and since they've been around for over 200 years we think we will have quite a bit to learn!

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