We are about to embark on a road trip vacation to the west. I was really excited when I saw our school calendar for this year back in March and noticed that our fall break was a week earlier than normal. This is the week that the huge hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, NM happens each year. I mapped it and it saw it was about a 16 hour drive and I-40 all the way, we could do that I thought. So we are leaving Monday and making several stops. We will add three new states to our list of states we have visited.