I had the opportunity to go for a ride on the pink elephant Princess Nelly hot air balloon at the 2018 Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta! Princess Nelly is a balloon from Belgium and I was fortunate to meet her crew from Belgium and some other volunteers from the Albuquerque area who helped make this ride a once in a lifetime experience! This was from day 1 of my week-long visit to the 2018 balloon fiesta. What a great event!!