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Old 07-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #201
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Yes, that's over where they put all the white-sided rigs, as I understand it.

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Methane? That's reassuring.

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:13 AM   #202
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Generators can be on the ground where we are - Richard is correct - the RV area across the street is on a landfill and so there are concerns that things can (and have) go boom - we are far away from that area and is just one of the reasons we are in the premium area. In addtion, that parking is in a dust bowl - yuk - this is one time you get what you pay for.

You can park your vehicle in front or back of your trailer - depending on where you park your trailer in the space - though for view's sake - back of trailer is better. It would be tight to park on the side of your rig.

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #203
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Not only do the balloons go up, but so do the white boxes. Quite a spectacle! I can't wait.

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #204
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I just leave my generator on the tailgate while it is charging. When I'm done, it goes inside the truck bed, you know, "Out of sight, out of mind."

I have seen others who leave them on the ground outside throughout the rally. I have not heard of any problems.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #205
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In 2008 we had a lot of rain one night. This is the result in that "other" area. We had no problems at our location...

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We are hoping to survive with only battery power, one in the AS and a fully charged spare. We'll see how we do - we won't invest in a generator as most of our normal trips will be with some type of hookup - this will be the longest we've ever boondocked though. Not so much worried about battery juice as I am being cold and not running the furnace, especially with wet hair after a super-quick shower ... Wendy
ps .. bummer about the Trailer Trash Queen - but thanks for all the great info on this thread, I think we'll be better prepared than without it.
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You should not need your furnace, but if you need to charge there are plenty of folks you can borrow a generator from. I have a Honda EU1000 that we bring.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:20 AM   #208
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Yup - there on tons of generators around - so we will have lots of "juice"

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:42 PM   #209
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The Balloon Fiesta is a little over 2 months away and I thought I would post a few pictures from the past 4 years. The pictures are some of my favorites, but do not come close to the thrill of being there.
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Ok, Richard, I see the pics, and now I'm ready to leave for Albuquerque! Two whole months of waiting?!? Agh!!

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Awesome photos! Can't wait to take my own ... bringing extra batteries for the camera too.
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October average temps in Albuquerque are 71 and 44, but in early October it should be warmer. Sept. is 82 and 56 so right between them is about right. Of course, anything is possible in the west.

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I want the space over the helium leak. I like talking funnier than a regularly do.

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Hello, 2 questions:
Do you have to be a wbcci member to attend?
Are there any spots still available?

We've never been to a rally, and this looks like a great experience to try.
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Hello, 2 questions:
Do you have to be a wbcci member to attend?
Are there any spots still available?

We've never been to a rally, and this looks like a great experience to try.
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The Balloon Fiesta Rally is a 4CUnit/WBCCI rally, but it is a "buddy rally" so you do not have be a member of WBCCI to attend.

As to availability, you need to contact Ken J via PM (Personal Message), the host. He'll know if you can still get a spot. (The last I heard there were some spaces left, but don't hold me to that.)
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Well it is Wednesday am and we are all packed for the trip across country. We have 6 weeks to get there. Can hardly wait to meet all of you. Just looking for courtesy parking along the way too.Leaving Penna. to the Canadian Rockies..Wash./Oregon coast, then to Arizonia, then New Mexico to see all the balloons!! Follow us on our blog below for weekly information. AirstreamHobo & Carol
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #217
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epperp - yes we do still have a few spots left - this time of year it kind of ebbs and flows - we have folks adding and folks dropping - so a bit hit and miss, but at this time we do have a few spots


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Have you RSVP'd on Forums? Yes, we've all submitted our $$ to Ken, but now go to the Home Page on Forums, scroll down to the Airstream Rally Calendar/Upcoming Rallies, and RSVP YES! to this event! Looking forward to seeing you on September 30!
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Only 30 have rsvp'ed, but close to a 100 have signed up.

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