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Old 10-08-2008, 08:29 AM   #393
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We too had a great time. To think that we witnessed the beginning of a tradition (TTQ) that may sweep all of WBCCI and change the way America looks at Airstreamers....well it certainly changed the way we look at Mike now. Perhaps it would be more fitting if he changed his A/S handle to "Her Majesty".

We're still smiling over all the things that happened at the Festival and around the common table. Thanks to Ken and others who set all this in motion. Send me a PM if you'd like some pix of the group stuff. I gave Ken a disk that has emailable pictures that he can share as well.

Many thanks again,
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:50 AM   #394
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Jan and I pulled into our driveway in Phoenix at 6PM last night. As I look back at the event all I can say is WOW! Thanks to everyone who attended who made this such a great event.

The last morning was nothing short of spectacular. With most of the camping area open the balloons were landing all around us.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:50 AM   #395
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Richard, how terrific!!..we will have to try to make it someday soon!
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:06 AM   #396
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Someone is driving down the road without glasses, and if it was I, you'd pull off the road to let me(hopefully) drive by...
We have a pair of glasses left on the table at the food court...claim them by sending me a PM, and I will gladly mail them to you...
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:11 AM   #397
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A Big Thank You!!!

We really enjoyed the Balloon Rally. It ended with a bang as numerous balloons landed right in the lot where we were parked.

Thank you to all the folks who made this event a super success, especially Ken J and his wife, Ellyn, who spear headed the effort.

Here are a few parting shots as we broke camp.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #398
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Great Rally

Lots of thanks to all who made this rally such a success. Some special thanks to the following:

Ken and Ellyn for all of your efforts, making this the best rally we have attended.

Richard and Jan for organizing the fun caravan from Arizona and for all of the laughs.

Rod and Jim for the Lemoncello and lending us the use of your incredible home for a nice Hollywood Shower.

Mike for winning the TTQ contest, that is a huge responsibility which we know you will make us proud.

John and Marilyn for the one vote we received in the contest.

And finally to Jan for your superior negotiation skills as our resident Generator Control Officer (I am sure Honda appreciates you as well)

Here are a few of our photos.
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Frenchman nearly lands on Airstream.

The picture of the low flying Parisian should be attached. He landed about 50 feet beyond the unit. Happily I had just lowered the antenna. I may have made the photo too small as the quality seems to have suffered.
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Great Rally!

As the old saying goes "A great time was had by all!" This was our first time to attend the Balloon Fiesta and what can we say? Definitely will be on our agenda in the future. A few photos attached.

A special thanks to Ken for all the work putting the rally together and to Mike for the two mingers. Also thanks to whoever left the AS patches for us while we were ballooning.

Currently chilling in Phoenix with a cold silver bullet.

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Great pictures, everyone...what a wonderful sight balloons and aluminum make! Thanks or posting!
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:00 PM   #402
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Balloon Fiesta

First off, WOW! This is an event that everyone should make at least once in their lifetime. You are not just a spectator in the bleachers, but you're right on the field where all the action is taking place. Kudos to Ken Johansen for securing some fabulous sites! We were less than a block's walk to all the activities and a stone's throw from the Balloon Museum! How wonderful it was to wake up, put on a pot of java, and enjoy the festivities.

The chili cook off was outstanding and the coronation, well, the creativity in this group just leaves me....speechless! Congrats to all participants and a big bow down to Her Highness, "Michaela"! Thank you to everyone who made this rally a success. Jim and I along with Tucker & Tyler enjoyed meeting you all!

- Jim & Lynda Polk

Below are photos from the Balloon Glow, an event which happens in the evening; and Tyler & Tucker ready for their Albuquerque experience.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #403
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More Rally Photos

Here are some more random photos.
All lined up in Winslow
The cow jumped over the Airstreams
If you are not the lead dog, the view never changes
Kissing Cousins
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Great pictures, one correction. The first photo is in Winslow, AZ in front of La Posada Hotel. Did anyone find the sneakers I lost there? BTW, you might have been the second dog, but the view was great!
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:30 PM   #405
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Some excellent photo by all. You can never have too much polished aluminum. Guess the cow got a good view of us all. Guess we are due for some COLD weather here so we get to start winterizing the trailer this evening. Will probably just blow the lines out with an air tank for tonight and finish it up later this weekend.
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Great pictures, one correction. The first photo is in Winslow, AZ in front of La Posada Hotel. Did anyone find the sneakers I lost there? BTW, you might have been the second dog, but the view was great!
I corrected my mistake.... Williams, Winslow in a month... got confused. Maybe it is still Margarita fog.
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