Albuquerque, NM High 90 Low 56
The kids wore us out yesterday. I had a whole list of things I wanted to see and do. Figured it would take at least two days, if not longer but about 95% of them got done today.
I’m going to have to make several blog posts out of this day or this one would be miles long.
We picked up Steve and Jen and headed over to the Balloon Museum. I loved having tour guides who really know the town. We didn’t have to use the GPS at all.
A wine festival was being held in the launch area and the museum was free today. We had so much fun.
Did you know that sheep were sent up in the first hot air balloon to make sure it would be safe for people. Can you see the sheep in the basket?
Up, Up and Away we go.
Buns over Albuquerque
This must be what the skies over Albuquerque look like in October.
The balloon museum is named after two Albuquerque pilots who were pioneers in long-distance helium balloon flight. Ben Abruzzo and Maxie Anderson were part of the crews who first successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon in 1978 and the Pacific Ocean in 1981.
This really was a fun museum to visit. They have an interactive area which definitely entertained the “children”. Their challenge was to land a hot air balloon on a target using a simulator. Not sure I would ever want to go up in a balloon with them running it or not. lol
Saw these beautiful flowers at the entrance.
This fellow was serenading us when we stepped out on the balcony.
I would highly recommend this stop while in Albuquerque.