The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is a breathtaking adventure. Go out on the field where balloons are being inflated and launching - get up front and personal. Chat with the balloon crews when they aren't working. See 500 or so most amazingly colorful hot air balloons pretty much launching at the same time, which fills the air with color and exciting special shapes. After and before the launches, enjoy a breakfast burrito, hot chocolate, spending time with many interesting booths and exhibits. You'll never forget the experience. And, if you get a chance to buy a ride in one of the balloons, you'll add to your personal repertoire of things you can talk about forever to those who have not experienced that. Ride the winds ... wow.