PHOTOS: A beautiful morning for Monday’s double ascension

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A beautiful morning for Monday’s double ascension at the International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Rainbow Ryders inflating. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Double ascension begins with balloons lifting into the sky. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta continues to be the most photographed event as many pulled out their cameras to capture the balloons. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon crew setting up for their flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Birthdays being celebrated at the Balloon Fiesta. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Smurf Balloon preparing to take flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
More balloon crews preparing for flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Zebra helping balloon prepare for lift off. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
The popular Yoda balloon making its appearance this morning. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters hanging out with crowds while the Yoda balloon takes flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
The Albuquerque sky is filled with balloons. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Vendors ready to sell various merchandise to the crowds. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
APD taking their photos with the balloons. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
APD’s pink car in support of breast cancer awareness. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons surrounding the ‘One Albuquerque’ sign. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
KRQE’s film crew capturing the balloons in the sky during the live show. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Giant ‘Hot Air’ license plate greets people entering the park. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon flying competition begins after the double ascension. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon flying competition begins after the double ascension. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon flying competition begins after the double ascension. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Groot greets people that went to check out the AIBF Chainsaw carving demonstration. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Chainsaw carvers showing live demonstrations to the crowds. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
‘Blue’ is an entry up for auction during the AIBF Chainsaw carving demonstration. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

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