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Man visits Balloon Fiesta in tour of all 50 states

Colton Shone
October 10, 2018 06:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man on a mission to go to 50 states in 50 days stopped In Albuquerque.

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Daniel Seddiqui's goal is to have authentic experiences that embody each state.

In New Mexico, that meant working with a balloon crew at Balloon Fiesta.

"The pilot said, 'Are you going to come into the basket, and I was like no. He convinced me to come on, it's once in a lifetime," Seddiqui said.

From working on a magic show in Las Vegas, Nevada; living ranch life in Montana; to taking part in Oktoberfest in Wisconsin, Seddiqui's big idea behind this endeavor is to show how differences make America beautiful.

"At this point in America, we're really divided and not understanding each other. A lot of tension and division, so I thought I'd do something where I'd be an example of someone who's open-minded, willing to learn about people and their differences," he said.
Seddiqui is reaching the last leg of his tour. He still needs to visit Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska and Hawaii.

Eventually, his stories will air on The Weather Channel.

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