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Old 08-05-2011, 10:04 AM   #239
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I see I forgot an "a" in La Posada, got it right this time. If we get there early we will try the breakfast. I'll take your advice and stop at USA RV, Gallup, NM.

Going to Albuquerque two days early this year. In the past two years after the morning balloon launch too much partying up at the camp and we never did get to do any sightseeing.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #240
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Pat - yes I did - I'm going to sit down and send out confirmations this weekend and see where we are........

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Old 08-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #241
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I am suggesting the USA RV Park in Gallup...
Whoops! But USA RV didn't get enthusiastic reviews either, just better than KOA.

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Old 08-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #242
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Most of those reveiws were before the current owners - the new owners have done a really nice job with the place...

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Old 08-05-2011, 02:02 PM   #243
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I am suggesting the USA RV Park in Gallup...
Richard:

Saw all of this about Grant"s just in time as I was about to make reservations today. Marge and I will join you and all east bound festival 'streamers at Gallop. Let us know when it firms up.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #244
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For the past 4 years many of us traveling from California and Arizona have spent the night before the Fiesta at the KOA in Grants, NM. Jan and I would stop in Flagstaff and join up with others traveling across I40 and head for Grants with a stop in Winslow for lunch at the La Posada Hotel.

Would others like to join us again this year? We have been giving thought to spending the night in Gallup at the USA RV park this year. The KOA is nice, but the rate is now $48+. The USA RV rate is $32 and it is a much nicer facility and if enough people are interested, we should be able to get our rate discounted by a couple of $$s.

If we stay in Gallup, the morning ride will be 2 hours as opposed to the 1 hour drive from Grants.

If you are interested, please post your preference for the overnight stay and we can start working on the details. We need to arrive at CW which is a little West of Albuquerque around 9am.
We made reservations for the KOA in Gallup and were notified that it had closed. They refunded our money so we changed to the KOA in Grants because we have no experience with the area. I liked the idea of the shorter drive into the festival. When I looked at the Grants KOA on Google Earth I was less than impressed. It will be just a nights stay so I am OK with all of it. I am sure we will bump into more than just a few Airstreamers in Grants.

See all of you soon.

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Nothing fancy about the Grants KOA, but the people are great. They also served a pretty good dinner. You will be in the middle of an ancient lava flow - try to save an afternoon to visit El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments while you are there.

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We are coming down from Denver on Thursday and planning to stay at the KOA in Las Vegas NM - anyone have any comments about that campground - good, bad or ugly? Our experiences in most KOA's have been pleasant ...
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We are on the way.. 2,000 miles so far..headed for Glacier,Montana...see you in September .. see blog below .. AirstreamHobo
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Since my birthday is 10/4, I am asking for a Porsche 911, but I have asked for it for decades without any result.................

My 60th was last year and guess what my wife surprised me with?
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jd, I have asked for a 911 Carrera S for years too and my birthday is also 10/4. I haven't gotten a Cayenne or a 911. We can celebrate our birthday at the Balloon Fiesta.

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Update - we are now full all 100 spots are taken and we have a waiting list - I still have a few who have not paid there 2nd installment - I've sent them notices so they know who they are - if we do not receive by 9/1, they will lose their spot as well as their deposit.

As I understand it the whole park is pretty much full for this special year - we are by far the largest group they have - so it should be pretty cool.

There is a chance you could get in at this late date if any of those spots open up.

Other than that the planning committee is busy - - ah planning - we are expecting a great time and the weather is looking great! We will be in touch with everyone during the month of Sept.

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jd, I have asked for a 911 Carrera S for years too and my birthday is also 10/4. I haven't gotten a Cayenne or a 911. We can celebrate our birthday at the Balloon Fiesta.

Gene

Love the picture, looks like we have similar interest. I too have been asking for one for my B-Day which was in July. My wife finally listened up and went out and bought me one, a convertable no less. Then she politely ask me to stop asking for one. I'll join you in celebrating you B-Day's, and try not to "cry in my beer", LOL. Moral of this story, be careful for what you ask for.

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Other than that the planning committee is busy - - ah planning - we are expecting a great time and the weather is looking great! We will be in touch with everyone during the month of Sept.

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