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Reviews, photos and videos for program: Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque's History, New Mexico Cuisine and Wines
Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 235
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
Is the Balloon Fiesta on your bucket list? It was on mine for years, and thanks to Road Scholar I was able to fulfill my dream. What an exciting event! No words -- not even pictures -- can describe the thrill of standing in the midst of over 500 colorful and unusually shaped balloons and watching them soar into the sky. The whole program was well run and full of activity, and Karen Long is an outstanding leader. I have nothing but praise for our accommodations, food, lectures, and excursions. Visiting Acoma Pueblo, possibly the oldest continuously inhabited village in America, was very interesting, and so was the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. I also enjoyed looking for petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument. And the Museum of Natural History is not to be missed! I can not recommend this program highly enough.

Barbara from Springfield, VA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
It was a wonderful week and we saw the balloons go up and come back. We learned a lot about the Indian culture. It was jam packed with activities. The food was good.

Nancy from Davis, WV Number of programs attended: 49
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
Great way to see the balloon fiesta without having to worry about logistics. Great program with interesting lectures and visits to nearby attractions. A bucket list must!

Barbara from Clermont, FL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
Wonderful way to experience the Balloon Fiesta!

Brenda from Coronado, CA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
The Balloon Fiesta should be on everyone's bucket list.

Rose from Fredericksburg, VA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
Rose Wesson, Fredericksburg, VA Of all the Road Scholar trips I have taken, this, The Balloon Festival, was the most colorful, most interesting with topics relating to the area of the festival, and which included the substitute trip covering another culture which contributed to the history of Albuequerqe. Thanks to Karen and the speakers, there were interesting activities and educational lectures about the Indigenous people, the Spanish, and Mexican people of the area.

Phyllis from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
Wonderful experience - TV just doesn't come close to the feeling of 500 balloons in the air at one time


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