Monuments and memorials, waterfront views, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. There’s an endless amount of things to see and do in the District, such as exploring the free and interactive museums across the city. Also, don’t forget to save time to take in the sights along the National Mall in all its splendor.
I have always wanted to go to New Mexico to see the hot air balloons fill the sky. My wish came true on October 10, 2017. Coca-Cola happen to be sponsoring this day during the fiesta. The thing is though, in order to see the morning glow of the balloons, you have to wake up extremely early. Therefore, my day began at 2:45am which allowed me plenty of time to arrive to the fiesta parking lot by their opening time of 4:30am. With coffee in hand, I walked down to the balloon grounds, found a good spot, and awaited the 5:45am Laser Light Show. Next up was the 6am Dawn Patrol followed by the 7am Balloon Launch. It was all so magically beautiful and cold. The temperature was around 34°F.
Ever since I set foot in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and viewed the beautiful glass sculpture masterpiece in the registration lobby ceiling, I have fallen in love with the hand blown glass artistry of Dale Chihuly.