Why Hot Air Ballooning Should Be The New Official Sport Of New Mexico

There are a few things that New Mexicans will defend to the death: chile, the Zia symbol, and ballooning. We’re talking about hot air ballooning here. Not only is the Land of Enchantment home to the largest hot air balloon festival in the world but we’re also obsessed with the high-flying pastime. In fact, hot air ballooning might as well be our new official state sport, and here’s why.

Do you think hot air ballooning should be New Mexico’s new official sport? What other reasons would you add to the list? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments!

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