We planned to go up the mountain last night with Niece, but thanks to incredibly long lines (2.5 hrs +), we turned back in favor of waking up early for…1.5 hr + lines this morning. We stuck it out this time and got to the top of the mountain!
City view, just from the tramway parking lot.
Personally, I find the balloon fiesta a pain more than enjoyable. Except for the thought of going up in a balloon (anyone else want to pay to tempt death??), the increased crowds and traffic only ruined things… but other people go all-out for it. We took the tramway in hopes of avoiding the crowds, but then they didn’t even put up balloons! I feel cheated.