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Big News About Balloon Rides in Albuquerque – Phoenix – Scottsdale
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The city of Colorado Springs says it is in final negotiations with a company to put on a new hot air ballooning event to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic.
The company that the city is negotiating with is called Hot Apple Productions. The company’s owner, Scott Appleman, served on the board of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for six years. His hot air balloon ride company, Rainbow Ryders, is the largest balloon company in the United States.
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While much of the country is battling sleet, snow and freezing temperatures, Scottsdale’s winter thermostat is set at a balmy 72 degrees, on average. Add in clear blue skies, a stunning Sonoran Desert setting and a plethora of outdoor adventures and activities and you’ve got the perfect place to get reacquainted with the sunnier side of the season!
Rainbow Ryders is proud to announce that we’ve been voted Best of the City by the reader’s of Albuquerque The Magazine!
From We Blog the World’s article entitled, “Albuquerque New Mexico for Ballooning, Tequila, Corn + Sustainable Farms”
If you’ve heard of Albuquerque in New Mexico or know anything about ballooning, you’re aware of the infamous balloon rides and festival here. I rode with the Rainbow Ryders, and it was everything I had hoped it would be and (so much) more.
Despite the fact that I was woefully unprepared for the frigid morning air (wear sweaters and coats and closed-toe shoes and scarves if you’re lucky enough to go on a ride!), the weather warmed up pretty quickly, especially since we were standing right under blasting fire for an hour once we started on our way…
Read more and check out their awesome balloon flight pictures at We Blog the World