Hot Air Balloons In The Wild Blue Yonder

Albuquerque, New Mexico fills with the magical site of hot air balloons from around the world, ascending into the pure blue expanse over the rainbow. If life at home feels a little like Kansas before the storm, add this technicolor adventure to your calendar for next year! This “most photographed event in the world” takes flight annually on the first weekend in October. In 2015, the Balloon Fiesta runs for 9 days culminating on Sunday, October 11th.

Photo of the balloon filled sky over Albuquerque, New Mexico by Kathy Kuzniar for EncinoMom.

In the Land of Enchantment even the sky is magical

 

More than 500 balloons are scheduled to take to the skies with 106 registered special shape balloons. Special shape balloons came on the scene in the 1880’s when one of the first shaped balloons followed the design of a perfume bottle, “Cherry Blossom” to advertise the company’s soaps and perfumes. Some of the special shapes we’ve seen aloft this year:

Angry Bird

Tri-birds

Kermie the Frog

Lottie Dottie Chicken

Piranha

Photo of pink, flowered balloon against a blue, blue sky.

The photos here were shot by EncinoMom’s own roving reporter, Kathy Kuzniar. Her unique point of view gives us a glimpse into the vast beauty that earns New Mexico it’s slogan – the Land of Enchantment. Check back as we share more of the many wonders awaiting you in New Mexico!

Update See our article: Falling For Santa Fe

View of the inside of a hot air balloon ascending over Alburquerque by Kathy Kuzniar for EncinoMom.

Black & White photo of a hot air balloon in the sky by photographer, Kathy Kuzniar for EncinoMom.

 

Photos by: Kathy Kuzniar 

 

 

 

 

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