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Old 09-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #99
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We look forward to meeting everyone!

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...there will be a bunch of us at Balloon Fiesta - if anyone is in the area, come and visit us!

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Hi Ken,

My husband and I are excited to meet everyone! We don't yet own an Airstream but thought we would attend a big rally to see what Airstream rally's are all about.

We've spent some time on Airforums reading all about people's experiences with their Airstreams and we can't wait to meet some of the friendly folks who own these lovely shiny trailers.

We'll be staying at a local hotel in town and will bring our own chairs, food and beverages to the rally.

We look forward to meeting everyone

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:33 AM   #100
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My family and I lived in ABQ for 5 years and have attended at least 7 Balloon Fiestas over the years. It is an absolutely stellar event--advertised as "the most photographed event in the world". My first fiesta was in the days before digital cameras were widely available, and I burned through FIVE rolls of film on my old Canon AE-1 in just the first weekend!

Be prepared to wake up EARLY and enjoy a green chile breakfast burrito or churro (or both) with your coffee right on the field. The atmosphere of walking around watching all the crews set up their balloons while munching on these New Mexican delicacies cannot be beat!

We'll be picking up our 1960 Safari 22' in CO and traveling back to AZ on 6-7th so will be passing right by Fiesta Park. We plan to overnight in ABQ on the 6th, but do not have reservations. Like the hotels, every site is fully booked at this late date. We currently plan to park the AS at the airbase overnight. If anyone is a no show for the fiesta rally or if you can squeeze in an extra trailer for just one night, please contact me. It would be awesome to share our first overnight experience with our new (to us) trailer with a bunch of fellow forum members at such a special location.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #101
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Call Vickie at Enchanted Trails and see if she can fit you in - tell her I suggest you to call her - we have a four night minimum - you are welcome to come by and visit with us - lots of us around - and we always welcome visits !
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #102
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Thanks, Ken! Vickie was gone for the day when I called, but I spoke to Virginia who was able to squeeze us in for one night at the group rate. should be a lot of fun!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #103
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Very good - they are always soooo accomodating to us.....

Sooo - I drove the field today - we may - and that is a HUGE may, have room for some more attendees - so if you have a for sure can join us interest, please let me know via PM - the cost is $341 and would need to be paid prior to next week -

Please understand, we are trying to figure some more spots, so its a big maybe at this point

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #104
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So....have you heard about Saturday night's Fiesta-famous potluck....with over 200 people!! Last year's event was over the top with so many great dishes...entrees, salads, desserts. Mark your calendar to join in the fun on Saturday evening as we thank the parking staff that gets us onto the Fiesta Field, incident-free. Put on your thinking caps and come up with something from your corner of the world. Casserole? Salad? Special dessert? Appetizers? More information coming soon!

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Hi from GA. . . I'll be leaving ATL on Monday,via I-40, hope for Tucumcari on Wed night, Enchanted Trails Thurs. If any one else is on or near that schedule, sing out ! See all in ABQ, ......regards, Craig
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Wifi

I was wondering if wifi is available on the Fiesta grounds?
We are leaving S W Indiana Sunday after church. Hope to be in Albuq by Wednesday. Never been to a rally or a meet up before. Really loking forward to the event.
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I was wondering if wifi is available on the Fiesta grounds?
We are leaving S W Indiana Sunday after church. Hope to be in Albuq by Wednesday. Never been to a rally or a meet up before. Really loking forward to the event.
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Hic', do you have reservations for Wed. and Thurs. nights? If not, call Enchanted Trails and tell them you are with the Airstream group. If you're lucky, they may have a space.

I believe wifi is available at the Fiesta if you are willing to pay for it. Of course, I could remember people using a data plan on a phone. Maybe someone has a better memory than me. I was looking on the Fiesta website, but couldn't find anything about wifi.

You can get fresh water and have your tanks pumped out for a lot of money: maybe $20 or $25 per each.

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How about grey water on the ground?
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No. Check the Fiesta website for RV info with a FAQ sheet.

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No. Check the Fiesta website for RV info with a FAQ sheet.

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But, but, but....I have a friend in our club, a very experienced RV'er who told me, "when boondocking, it's allways acceptable to drain the grey water on the ground...........................................i n the middle of the night".
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Steve, well, it is best not to admit to that in public. You could dump after about 8 pm when all other RV'ers are sleeping since most of us are very old. After you dump 30 or 40 gallons on the hard packed ground, use a hair dryer to dry out the spot (one in each hand to speed the process), or use a sewer hose to direct the water under the next Airstream. This is a good option if you really don't like the next guy, or want more room for chairs so you can party (once the puddle under the other guy's trailer is discovered, he will probably be asked to leave). This is my preferred option, especially if the license plate of the guy next door is from a state associated with substandard sanitation. I won't name those states, but we all know which ones they are.

If you use a puny 12 v. hairdryer, prepare to spend most of the night drying the ground (and bring extra batteries), or use a 120 v. one, but you'll have to run a generator which may cause you to be noticed. When you get thrown out, you can open the black tank too so you leave reminders behind you. This will all make you famous and be talked about at future rallies for years.

There is a solution to every problem.

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