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Balloon Fiesta is Underway in New Mexico

BY CELIA RANEY / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Photo Cred: Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journa

October 5, 2019 – Thousands of people woke up early, hopped in cars and buses, and on bikes to pack into Balloon Fiesta Park for the first mass ascension of the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Even before the first rays of sunlight could peek over the Sandia Mountains, crowds were shuffling onto the field and flocking to the numerous food and coffee tents set up along Main Street. Roasting coffee beans, cinnamon rolls, and piping hot green chile breakfast burritos filled the air with enticing smells, and the first few hot air balloons began to inflate, drawing “oohs” and “aahs” from onlookers.

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