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Old 12-06-2016, 03:13 AM   #1
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Albuquerque Balloon Festa

We just signed up for 5 days at the Balloon Festa in October. Is there anybody from this group going?
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:19 AM   #2
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I wish !!!

trying to fit in a trip to Quartsite though...

We went 20 years ago (at least) and enjoyed the area very much !!!
We still talk about the hang gliders that went up Sandia peak with us and then stepped off a MOUNTAIN !!!

Stunning !
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:54 AM   #3
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Being in the lodging industry, 5 hours north of Albuquerque, we have had a ton of guests from there over the years. Almost everyone of them has said it is a spectacular event that is not to be missed. Have never made it ourselves, but based on local knowledge passed to us, go, have fun !!
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:14 AM   #4
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I've heard about this event several times over the years and it was on my list of things I wanted to do. Today there was a limited opportunity of only room for 30 coaches and this evening it was down to 4 so I took one spot. 5 days of watching balloons and taking pictures and videos.

2017 will be a better year for us and we're planing on putting some miles on the rig. This Friday we're going to Branson to trailer back a collector car for my son. It's only a 7 hour trip one way but I'm looking forward to the drive. I think I'm more excited than a 14 year old boy anticipating his first kiss.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
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I does sound like fun Dave. I'm usually there for business so I get up early in the morning and watch from the Marriott!

The Winnebago group had some cancellation openings this last October, but they wanted over $1,600 so we didn't do it.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:01 AM   #6
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I does sound like fun Dave. I'm usually there for business so I get up early in the morning and watch from the Marriott!

The Winnebago group had some cancellation openings this last October, but they wanted over $1,600 so we didn't do it.

Wow $1600.....they must provide something else too. I think ours was $680 for 5 days.
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We went to the Adirondack balloon festival in lake George NY this past September it was spectacular and they said it wasn't anywhere as spectacular as Albuquerque NM.


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We were there two years ago with the Fantasy RV Group. Had 30 amp electric, water, and one free pump-out. Took approx 1300 pictures (sure glad for Digital Cameras).
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We're sure looking forward to it. I bought a professional grade video camera last year that I've never taken the time to learn so I guess I better get reading the direction and perfecting my skills
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Wow $1600.....they must provide something else too. I think ours was $680 for 5 days.
Ya I think it was packed with other daily activities that I wasn't necessarily interested in.
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