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New Mexico: One day until the Balloon Fiesta!

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is almost here! In just 24 hours, the Balloon Fiesta starts with a Dawn Patrol at 6 a.m., followed by a Morning Glow at 6:30 a.m., and a Mass Ascension at 7:00 a.m.

Getting our credentials

We picked our media credentials at the Media Center today: a name badge with a personalized barcode for each of us, media guides, and a parking pass.

My cool name badge for event entry.
My cool name badge for event entry.

We did wander around a bit, trying the find the Media Center. Apparently, everyone assumes that you “just know” where certain buildings are.  🙂

Balloon Fiesta getting ready

Once we got our credentials, we wandered around the Launch Field and the Main Street Village checking out the preparations for this year’s event.

The colorful signage pointing to several important areas.
The colorful signage pointing to several important areas.

Too bad they didn’t have that Media Center sign on the outside of the main event area.  🙂

Some of the crew putting out the picnic tables at the edge of the Launch Field, close to many of the food vendors.
Some of the crew putting out the picnic tables at the edge of the Launch Field, close to many of the food vendors.
One of the Dos Equis pavilions on the Main Street Village thoroughfare.
One of the Dos Equis pavilions on the Main Street Village thoroughfare.

We’ll likely post more than once a day on the days with both morning and evening sessions. Watch for photos and videos!

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