Captain Obvious takes flight at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


ALBUQUERQUE, NN – Early today, Captain Obvious took to the skies at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The 45th annual event featured hundreds of hot air balloons, including the first hot air balloon.

“It’s been an exciting experience presenting at the Balloon Fiesta,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for “Albuquerque is a beautiful city with so much to see and do. Events like the Balloon Fiesta will keep Albuquerque as a top destination for people searching for new and unique travel experiences.”

Balloonist Randy Oates piloted the balloon “Glory” for The hot air balloon featured Captain Obvious artwork and a quote “My head’s in the clouds.” Captain Obvious and Taylor Cole embarked on the first balloon ride on opening day of the Balloon Fiesta.
Upon returning to the ground, Captain Obvious posed for a custom chainsaw carving of his bust with carver Steven Higgins.

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