We returned to Albuquerque on the Turquise Trail (Route 14) after a tip from Paul and Cristy. It is a scenic drive named after the precious stone. Along the road we stopped to look at local art work in the town of Madrid and funky scenery along the road.
The reasons why we returned to Albuquerque are:
1. The Balloon Fiesta
2. We are heading South
The Balloon Fiesta is a big, annual event atttracting people from all over the world. Hundreds of hot air ballons dot the sky over Albuquerque for a week. We went to the grounds on Saturday night for the evening glow show. It was brilliant.
On Sunday we woke up early and saw all the balloons on their morning journey, it was an exciting and unusual sight!