Balloon Fiesta!

IMG_6838I’m convinced I live in one of the coolest cities ever. (To be fair, you could probably convince me any city is the coolest city ever- I’m all about loving where you are.)

Fall is my favorite time of year in Albuquerque- and it’s definitely NOT because of the weather. (We have a saying in NM that you can get all 4 seasons in one day- and we aren’t joking.)
Fall is when the green chile roasting begins- when the leaves along the Rio Grande change colors, & when the International Balloon Fiesta takes place!

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Seeing the blue, blue sky fill up with 500 hot air balloons is incredible. There is nothing you can complain about when you’re eating a delicious breakfast burrito & staring at the gorgeous balloon-filled sky. (You don’t even complain about the 4:30am alarm you had to set…)

This year my friend, Alex, from CA, made the journey to Balloon Fiesta. The event was even more amazing this year, because I got to see it in the eyes of a ‘first-timer.’ It reminded me to stop just going through the motions of life & the fiesta- and to truly stop and be in AWE of how beautiful life is around us. I love being able to see things through the lens of another person!

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