Hot Air Ballooning after 4 hours sleep
Matthew, my son and I arrived in Albequerque after a 5 hour delay from Philadelphia
and a missed connection in Phoenix for another 4 1/2 hours. We checked into our hotel after 1 AM and were met at 5:15AM by the friendliest representative from Rainbow Ryder's . As we stood in a field with the moon in descent and the first peeks of sunrise 5 Rainbow Balloons started to inflate and all the hours of delay fell out of our memory. We rose over the awakening city of Albequerque and it was magic. Being part of this rainbow flotilla added to our delight. We fell and rose over homes, rivers, parks and NM landscape. We never wanted it to end. After landing the same friendly and informative representative drove us back to our hotel and we were so invigorated we just hopped into a rental car and spent a whirlwind day exploring Albequerque .