Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019

This will probably be more about the pictures than the story.

This a down and dirty trip for the team. Long quick turn and a lot of balloons to see.

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Trip Details

We left DFW at 4:30am to Albuquerque, NM. That’s a solid 9.5–10hr drive on a good day. Thankfully, we had that luck. It had been a while since we traveled through West Texas and into New Mexico.

The views are wonderful and the people are even better.


We HAD to make a stop at The Big Texan and Cadillac Ranch. These were two pivotal places that anyone should stop to get a taste of Texas.

The Big Texan: It was a little too early in the day to try and tackle the 72oz steak. But we did get to peruse the gift shop.

Cadillac Ranch: Unfortunately, there was about 8inches of water that surrounded the Cadillac’s and we weren’t able to make our approach and appropriate mark. 

Balloon Festival

Getting to the festival is a feat in itself. We traveled 10hrs to get on a bus. Yes, a bus. We purchased tickets in advance so that we could travel by bus to the event and avoid the hassle of parking for both the morning and evening events. This was very effective getting to and from the event. I would definitely recommend this if you attend next year.

Evening Pictures

Morning Pictures