Bright and early this morning, a few friends and I decided to brave the traffic (and the cold) to see one of the most beautiful traditions in New Mexico, Balloon Fiesta!

The fiesta is one of my favorite things about living in Albuquerque. Not only does it create some great pictures by providing hundreds of hot air balloons floating around, but it brings people of all nationalities and ages together. For me, fall has not begun until I see the balloons on my morning run, or while driving to school.

Here are some of my picture from this morning! I hope you enjoy them: