700 Hot Air Balloons. One Mind Blowing Time Lapse Video.

If we had to guess, we'd suspect watching 700 hot air balloons float into the sunrise would be quite a sight to behold. But our wildest imagination couldn't prepare us for the spectacle that is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. The nine day event features hundreds of inflatable vehicles going up, up and away for all to drool at. We didn't go, but we experienced the next best thing: this time lapse.

This jealousy-inducing video was uploaded by the folks at, who provided an adrenaline-rush-inducing explanation of the festival's events.

"When the field finally starts to empty, your heart starts to beat and you jump in your vehicle to chase after the still flying balloons. The balloons land anywhere they can in Albuquerque. From school yards, to back yards to the middle of the street, the whole community unites to pull the balloons from the sky and celebrate those rides of a lifetime."

Watch it. Watch it again. Then rent the "Wizard of Oz" and "Up." We don't judge.