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Old 09-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #351
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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

You will be drawn outside like a moth to the flame.
There is so much going on from dawn to well after dark,
You'll find yourself outside all the time.
Though you can see the field from our parking area, you really can't see much from inside the trailer, front or rear.
Balloons float upward and out of sight of those trying to watch from inside.

Have a safe trip down from Crawford.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #352
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Yup - we will be amazed at the way we get everyone and parked and settle quickly - with over a hundred units coming in at once, we can't have everyone saying they want to park this way or that way - the parking folks have been very strict on this policy - you will see only one trailer turned around, and the only one we allow, but we are doing that as a central place for packet pickup etc for the convenience of the organizing committee.

No scorpions, black widows, bugs or coyotes - the rest I'm not sure about....

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Old 09-21-2011, 11:18 PM   #353
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No scorpions, black widows, bugs or coyotes - the rest I'm not sure about....

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But we will have some other creatures...
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #354
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Hope the weather in the evening cooperates a little more this year. We didn't get to see any ballon glows last year, except for one night, for about 15 minutes. Lots of lightning, though, for a different kind of fireworks.

By the way, special thanks to Richard and the 4CU for last year. This was the first Airstream group we had camped with, and the whole event was well-organized. You will have the closest location to the balloon field, easy access and lots of vintage models to tour.

Sorry, we had other commitments this year; but we can't wait to do this again. What a great event -- Enjoy!
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I feel next to our fantastic organizer, KEN, the Parking Staff is the hardest working group on the Field! You will be amazed at how well they handle our shiny sea of silver...which is why we like to thank them every year with the potluck.

Every seat in the house is a good seat, especially when the winds bring the balloons directly over our heads. Be prepared for a great time. Looking forward to seeing some familiar mugs, and meeting some new ones! Safe travels everyone!

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #356
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Though you can see the field from our parking area, you really can't see much from inside the trailer, front or rear.
Balloons float upward and out of sight of those trying to watch from inside.
Well, duh, why didn't I think of this? You are absolutely right!

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1. Generator Jan & My Mrs 2. Morning Activity 3. Look who dropped in for morning coffee.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:13 AM   #358
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Now I'll have to lie in bed all day looking up through the fan instead of slumped over the dinette table with a mirror to see through that fan. I thought it would be nice to look out the front window and see when it is time to go outside, but I like the stay-in-bed all day option.

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Thanks for the kind words.

Jan and I do what we can to help out, but the real thanks go to Ken and his group that put this together every year.

Ken has raised the bar this year with 100 trailers. We stated this in 2007 with a couple of dozen and we were parked behind the Balloon Museum. It just gets better every year. This was our group in 2007.


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Hope the weather in the evening cooperates a little more this year. We didn't get to see any ballon glows last year, except for one night, for about 15 minutes. Lots of lightning, though, for a different kind of fireworks.

By the way, special thanks to Richard and the 4CU for last year. This was the first Airstream group we had camped with, and the whole event was well-organized. You will have the closest location to the balloon field, easy access and lots of vintage models to tour.

Sorry, we had other commitments this year; but we can't wait to do this again. What a great event -- Enjoy!
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Two days later and 500 miles to the north, Ft Collins, CO - 15 deg & snow
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Thanks for the kind words.

Jan and I do what we can to help out, but the real thanks go to Ken and his group that put this together every year.

Ken has raised the bar this year with 100 trailers. We stated this in 2007 with a couple of dozen and we were parked behind the Balloon Museum. It just gets better every year. This was our group in 2007.
Please cut-and-paste that good lookin' red rig into this year's photo. I will be there in spirit.

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You will be drawn outside like a moth to the flame.
There is so much going on from dawn to well after dark,
You'll find yourself outside all the time.
Though you can see the field from our parking area, you really can't see much from inside the trailer, front or rear.
Balloons float upward and out of sight of those trying to watch from inside.

Have a safe trip down from Crawford.
[QUOTE=Zeppelinium;1049475]Well, duh, why didn't I think of this? You are absolutely right!

Well, when I take my afternoon nap, I will have every window open, AND THE "VISTA VIEW" windows open, so I won't miss too much.

If your handy, like CrawfordGene, you still have time to install some vista view windows, then, like me, you can lay on your couch and still see the balloons.
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...If you're handy, like CrawfordGene, you still have time to install some vista view windows, then, like me, you can lay on your couch and still see the balloons.
You obviously don't know my history. You will understand when you see the window modifications on my Sovereign... Zep
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I'll see if I can get a carbide tipped chain for my chain saw and create convertible Airstreams. I do have Vista Views (aren't they the oval windows up at the curve between side wall and roof?), but I plan to do surgery just above the beltline. Instead of a cloth top, I'll put a big hinge at the front and a hydraulic lifts to open and close the top half.

The reason I wanted a window view from my dinette is so I can what is going on and decide what I want to go outside to see better (thereby risking my life because of previously stated reasons such as black widows and crazies). My biggest problem is being dragged out of bed at the hour of 5 am regardless of low flying planes and rowdies. I have bear spray for the latter.

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