The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta starts tomorrow.
When we lived there, our house was about a mile or so from Balloon Fiesta Park. We’d get up on the flat roof of our house and watch the whole thing for hours. My favorite was the Dawn Patrol, when the air was cool and still and the balloons rose like miniature suns in the growing light. Then again, the evening event when everyone would light their burners and the glow from hundreds of balloons was like a convention of lightning bugs of every color imaginable.