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Old 10-13-2009, 10:10 PM   #239
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They're not too shabby, either! But we keep on finding ourselves back at Twin Bluffs. (I think it's the Navajo Tacos. We're both addicts.)

Lemme see now. If you're heading south to hit Hwy 160 through Kayenta, keep on going west. You'll do some mild climbing, and pretty much at the top you'll see the Tsegi Inn. Their little restaurant makes some tasty Indian bread. Their tacos sounded pretty sharp, too, but we were too early for those when we were there.

If you make Tuba City for lunch, turn up on Main Street. Go a few blocks. You'll see the Tuba City Trading Post on your left. To the right of the trading post is a pretty good restaurant. Last we were there, there was a large, empty lot across the street that had plenty of room for the Airstream. Eat!

But if you up really early and make it beyond Tuba City and turn south on Hwy 89, stop at the Cameron Trading Post. Room for RVs to park. Good trading post, lots to peruse. Good restaurant. Big Navajo tacos!


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PS: You'd think I'm really addicted to Navajo tacos. Not really. I'm really addicted to Sonic burgers. But there are no Sonics in Arizona along Hwy 160 or on Hwy 89 south of Page. There is, however, a new Sonic place in Page, just in case you're a fellow addict.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #240
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The trip is almost over. Are we the only ones who have not returned home from the Balloon Fiesta? We are in Flagstaff and a little over 2 hours from the end of our journey.

Some pictures from along todays drive. We found this little guy on our roof when we got set up this afternoon.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #241
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Posting photos on forum

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I have some photos from the Balloon Fiesta to post. How do I manage this?
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Charlie,
You must be home in Las Vegas. We should arrive in Phoenix later today. We are enjoying the cool (mid 30's) weather in Flagstaff this morning.

To post pictures, take a look at post #7 in this thread.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ics-44928.html

BTW, it was great traveling with you and we look forward to doing it again.

We are at the KOA in Flagstaff. The sites are a little tight, but the park is very nice and very well taken care of. The view from our trailer is spectacular.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #243
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Balloon Fiesta 2009 Photos

Here's a couple photos from the Fiesta, (I hope). This is first time
trying to add photo to the post.

We had a great time and look forward to next year's Fiesta!
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Balloon Fiesta 2009

Dawn patrol. The pilots have special lights, go up before dawn and other pilots can see the wind pattern.
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Balloon Fiesta 2009

(1) Mass ascension

(2) Balloons making their return trip to the field, crossing the Sun.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:47 AM   #247
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Big Change of Weather

(1) Our truck and trailer, (2) AZFlycaster's vintage trailer
We went from 70 deg. temps in Albuquerque to the teens at Ft Collins CO
Region 11 Rally where we had a fantastic time and met many great Airstreamers.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:54 PM   #248
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We made it home safe and sound early this afternoon. 15 days on the road and a little over 2 thousand miles. It was a great trip. So many friends, some old and many new.

The following items did not do so well:
1 bent vent cover (wired shut)
1 tire (replaced in Fort Collins)
1 broken cooler (lowered the trailer on it)

I'll post some pictures later tonight...
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Richard and to all of you, thanks for posting some great photos and tales of your travels.
We made one day of the Fiesta and are now in the Santa Fe area. We head back west Saturday, lots of Airstreams on the road, saw a few in Placitas, Lake Cochiti and in town.
Stream Safe, I hope to get my time off in sync with a 4CU rally soon.
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Pictures from Balloon Fiesta

Pictures from Tuesday, October 6, 2009. We really had a good time.
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We are home from our marathon Balloon Fiesta trek now, too... we left home on 30 Sept and met up with Steve & Faith, Ken & Linda and Frank & Carol in Show Low, AZ to continue the next day on to Grants, NM where we met 15 or so other rigs for the night...then we all headed on to the Camping World in ABQ to form two 23-rig caravans into the Balloon Grounds... That feat in itself was a site and very exciting, especially when we hit the I-25 city traffic...we were all spread out by that point, but we all made it to the destination using walkie-talkies and craning necks to keep track of the aluminum ahead in the traffic... And what great sites we had at the Fiesta...we were about a block from the nearest lift off area...rows 2, 3 and 4 of the VIP RV section (next year we have rows 1, 2 & 3 tied down Ken J told us!)... The fiesta was worth every penny, despite the windy weather and the cancellation of several events...but we had a great time ... seeing the balloon launch up close & personal and float gracefully over our trailers was a sight to behold. There will be pictures posted later once we have a chance to go thorugh the hundreds of photos and pic the winners. Promise.

After the rally we and Sandy from UT said our goodbyes and headed south on I-25 to Socorro then west to visit the Very Large Array radio telescopes in central-west NM...an interesting place and totally alien-esque. From there we stayed over night at a wonderful small BLM campground, Datil Wells at 7300 feet, then the next day we headed west to Show Low, AZ at Fool Hollow Lake State Park where we stayed for another 5 nights...

We and Sandy were met by Louis & Sergio from Phx, Mark & Ron from Tucson, and Bob & Lou from CO (who are on thier way to Quartzsite for the winter)...and had a wonderful mini-rally and Oktoberfest weekend celebration complete with brats, sauerkraut and polka music courtesy of Mark & Ron... We all went our various ways from there departing at differnent times, but we'll regroup again for Thanksgiving in Quartzsite... In the meantime it's get some rest and catch up on sleep after all this great rallying for us! What a great bunch of folks...saw many old 4CU friends and made some good new ones, too...the more the merrier. We increased our 4CU numbers either in new members or Associate Members...who could resist??

Again, pics will be forthcoming when we have sorted them out...there are many.

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Does anyone have a good photo of THE PIG, somehow we messed that one up. Doing a CD, videos and Pictures of the event. Between 3 of us we got about 500 shots...(pictures that is)
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