Tag: New Mexico

New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

Hot Air Balloon

In total I went to three sessions of the International Ballon Fiesta: one where I rode in a balloon, an attempted night glow, and a morning mass ascension. If you want to read about my hot air balloon flight you can see it here. I didn’t do a separate post about the night glow because

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New Mexico: Sandia Crest

One of the neat things to do in Albuquerque is to take the tram up to Sandia Crest. Since we were in Albuquerque during the balloon fiesta the traffic at the tram was worse than usual. We got to the gate at 10am and were told that the wait time for the tram was an

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New Mexico: Petroglyph National Monument

After our Hot Air Balloon ride Keltin and I knew that if we went back to where we were staying to take a nap that we would not do anything else that day. Despite weariness we had lunch and then headed to see the petroglyphs. This National Monument is interesting because you go to the

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Flight

During October the International Balloon Fiesta took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you ever get the chance go. There were 550 registered balloon pilots. Our first morning at the fiesta was the morning that we were scheduled to go up in a balloon. I’d had this planned for months, done and paid for the

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Road Tripping Fly Over States

On our recent trip to Kansas and on our various little day trips we did a lot of driving. More driving than I would have been comfortable with at one time. That has slowly  changed over time but I’m still not the biggest fan. One of the things that makes long drives enjoyable is the

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New Mexico: Capulin Volcano National Monument

The truth is there is not much around Johnson, Kansas, thus while visiting for nearly a week we planned some day trip adventures. One was to Capulin Volcano. Capulin is a recently extinct example of a cone volcano. By recently I mean in the past 60,000 years. It is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. 

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