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Hot Air Ballooning
Taos, NM

I had the opportunity to go for my first hot air balloon ride last weekend in Taos, New Mexico. New Mexico is famous for its hot air ballooning, so it was a perfect place to try it out. I will be posting a few images from our trip in the comming days.

Two balloons took off together near the Rio Grande Gorge. Here, the other balloon is being filled with air prior to take off. The man holding out the balloon is one of the riders. They first used a fan to pump in air to fill the balloon, and will fire up the burners soon to raise it. Unfortunately, at 6 am the sun was quite harsh as you can see from the image.

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