Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fiesta Sightseers Get a Lift From Park-and-Ride.

Byline: Jenna Naranjo Journal Staff Writer

Thousands of people loaded onto school buses early Saturday morning but they weren't going to school.

They were headed to the Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta using the park-and-ride program from one of four locations in Albuquerque.

This year, the park-and-ride used school buses, and fiesta officials say it went smoothly and successfully.

While most people hurried out of the cold and into the yellow buses that lined the perimeter of Winrock Center, Bill Keller, a Ritz Camera employee, spent his morning selling film in the parking lot.

"We're all nuts being out here this early," he said. …

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