I took a picture this morning of one of the views on our morning dog walk, which follows the perimeter of the UNM North Golf Course, but I’m not happy with it. I may try again later. What I wanted you to see was the vista from the western edge of the course, looking out over the city of Albuquerque, with the balloons in the background.
Because every morning there are hot air balloons in the sky.
The first morning I was here I went out to sit in the courtyard and drink my tea, and there were hot air balloons flying overhead. Now, when we walk the dogs, we see them at the beginning of the walk — that’s about 7:00 AM — but by 8:00 AM, when we’re done, they are gone.
So, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held in the fall, when the temperatures are cooler and the high winds of the spring, and the summer monsoons, are over, but the snow hasn’t started.
It’s a good time to visit, though the hotels fill up. It will be quite a sight, though, and since I live here, I get a seat. In the courtyard.