What happens when you take a bunch of colorful balloons and add a bunch of colorful characters? We found out, when we volunteered to work for a Brazilian team at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

On the first day, we had our ups and downs (so to speak).

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The Albuquerque Journal captured the spectacle of all those balloons taking off in a cool time lapse video– look closely for our friend Tic Toc.

And a big olá to our Brazilian friends, who will hopefully enjoy these videos while wearing snazzy new clothes purchased in the USA. Obrigado, amigos!