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Dappling Albuquerque skies,balloons put hot air to use

Gliding over the dry New Mexico landscape, ochre-colored desert melding with ochrecolored houses, I envision the first hot-air balloon flight more than two centuries ago. It must have been an otherworldly sight - a rooster, duck and sheep lifting off in front of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and soaring over the streets of Paris.

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  • Headline: Dappling Albuquerque skies,balloons put hot air to use
  • Publication: Travel, Pages 95 on 09/28/2008
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