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Old 09-16-2007, 08:26 PM   #813
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Scrap - yes there is a fence - but if its a ball (I've not seen this thing yet) - can't we just play catch with it and...... oooooops it went over the fence?

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Old 09-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #814
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\\ Secret Snip, Gate Snip, Fence Snip, Lock Snip, Car Door Snip, Bris SNIP (ACK!!!) //

IS THERE A GATE TO HAVE TO WALK TO BECAUSE THE LIFT-OFF GROUNDS ARE FENCED? Can the fence be scaled? Should I bring wirecutters, or just throw myself on the wire so all of you can walk across my back?(you can leave the margiball with me)...............mike
mr irony,

sorry for the belated reply to your very wise observations...

no need to risk body n limb... it would seem we were trained at the same camp at different Times... Str8 to the point, don't wanna be Bamming around in the dark when were Goin Camping, i just looked in the barn and i have the 4 foot universal "KEY" in stock. see picture below. i threw in a goat 'n llama in the pic to throw off the feds. it's the four foot red handled type w/ titanium head... the corp donanted it to me upon retirement... it comes in handy when one doesn't know where the gate is AND must have a margi ball (for religious purposes) in attendance...

just sayin...

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:33 PM   #816
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where we're camping

Brad,
The Balloon Museum is the building at the bottom edge of your picture. I stood in front of the Balloon Museum and took this picture in 2005 looking North over the RVs and the launch field in the background.

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I'm still not clear on just where exactly where we're camping. I've attached a couple of overhead shots from Google Earth and MSN maps and in both of these shots it looks like a barren dirt lot. At least we're not camping in the cemetary.

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The Balloon Museum is the building at the bottom edge of your picture. I stood in front of the Balloon Museum and took this picture in 2005 looking North over the RVs and the launch field in the background.
are those porta potties for our, or everyones use, or do we get our own?

what time do the bars close in new mexico?

where is the closet dive cowboy bar, sans tourists? (death could be a reality is nice)

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Old 09-17-2007, 11:55 PM   #818
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Packing List...

i'm using the same packing list as Deadhorse...

do we need the wood?

i'm afraid i'll cloud someone's view w/ my plant fumes...

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Richard, you have mine so make sure you include it in the list. Thanks.

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using the same packing list as Deadhorse??

Suggestions for pack list are;

camera
binoculars
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GPS - if you want to chase balloons with your vehicle
boots - if you want to chase balloons on foot
gloves - if you want to help any of the pilots handle their balloon
card tables - for the pot luck

need wood - no

money - for a balloon ride

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i'm using the same packing list as Deadhorse...

do we need the wood?

i'm afraid i'll cloud someone's view w/ my plant fumes...

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #822
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look what i found!

a properly aged bottle of Patron,

covered w/ MAGIC DUST...

i'm bringing it.

just sayin.

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Differences Between Gas Balloons and Hot Air Balloons

Most of your attention has been focused on the 700+ hot air balloons that are the major event.

However, the annual America's Challenge helium/hyrogen Gas Balloon Race is also scheduled for 6pm Sat. Oct. 6 weather permitting. They will launch sequentially from the balloon field accompanied by the national anthems of the country that the balloons are from.

Where as a hot air balloon may fly for one or two hours, a gas balloon may fly for 2 or 3 days and fly from ABQ to the east coast! At high altitudes they may reach speeds of 50+ miles an hour. Not bad for a big bag of gas and no motor!

Their live progress can be tracked on a map via your PC by visiting
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This page currently shows last year's results but should be updated when this year's race starts. (Bring your laptop)

This web site explains the differences between the two types of balloons.
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Question...

i have a question...

driving 809 miles to boondock at the Gas Fiesta.

hate to drag 44 gallons of water all that way.

what's the water quality in Grants, NM?

or

shall i just fill the fresh water tank w/ say beer or something...

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i have a question...

driving 809 miles to boondock at the Gas Fiesta.

hate to drag 44 gallons of water all that way.

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That figures out to about 18.4 miles per gallon, which ain't too bad if yer towing...I was looking at your packing list and didn't see a plastic tub...please(oh, please) tell me you haven't forgotten the keg kooler thingie, or, if you have, let me know so I can make alternate arrangements...like, maybe, drink the keg before it warms up...may be late to camping world, if so...
Don't let them launch the balloons without us
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Mr dorkster,
please(oh, please) tell me you haven't forgotten the keg kooler thingie,
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mr. irony,

must be the plant fumes, and trying to take short cuts, by not creating a correct Gas Fiesta Packing Liast.

find picture below.

i have a blue beer tub, however my goat ate the rope handles.

a) the tub will work w/o handles

or

b) i could install new rope as handles

or

c) purchase a new tub

or

d) i bring a beer tub w/ or w/o handles, and we BBQ the goat, whilst drinking beer together, but not together...

your choice...

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