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Old 09-23-2007, 10:07 AM   #911
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Everyone will be walking around looking straight up and thereby bashing into each other.

It's a great way to make new friends.
It' also a great way to get your pocket picked! (sorry, just the old New Yorker coming out!) Be careful out there!!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:24 AM   #912
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The basic rules for New York (I grew up there)
  • Don't display your good jewelry on the subway.
  • Don't make eye contact with people.
  • Carry your purse in front of you with the the clasp side against your body.
  • Don't carry your wallet in your back pocket or in a way that causes it to bulge.
  • Don't let strangers carry packages for you and never leave your bags unattended if even for a moment.
  • If you see trouble coming, avoid it.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:47 AM   #913
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Richard,

I see we'll have a lot to talk about . Remind me to tell you the 'elevator story' while passing around the M-Ball one night!
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:59 AM   #914
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The brighter side

A little vigilance is of course prudent. Don't bring a purse. Most women carry their things in a fanny pack worn in front. Everyone could benefit from a day pack as a convenient place to stuff your extra clothes as the sun rises and the day warms up.

However, to be fair, I have attended Balloon Fiesta for about 20 years and the biggest problem I have encountered other than the traffic was to find a place to sit and eat my breakfast burrito. Oh, I should mention that the heavily used porto-lets are less than pleasant.

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Gosh I've never even given it a second thought at the balloon rally - just a bunch of folks enjoying balloons.

Jerry mentions the burito - yes we have not talked much about that - but they are incredible - a balloon fista classic - plan on getting one or two - its a full meal.

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:53 AM   #916
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\\ SNIP //

I have attended Balloon Fiesta for about 20 years and the biggest problem I have encountered other than the traffic was to find a place to sit and eat my breakfast burrito.
my obersvatations: Southwest people are so POLITE, that as i lay palms up (partially) passed out gazing at all the colors, sights, sounds, folks will just carefully walk around me, so as not to block my view... and come to think of it, if you're palms up, you can't have anything picked (ever tried to get a can of chew out of a smile pocket? or for that matter anything at all outa a pair of wranglers that have been spray painted on?)

WOW LOOK AT ALL THE COLORS and PRETTY BALLOOOOONS!!!

just sayin...

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Kev,

The people are polite out west. What you have to worry about are their dogs. In a big flat field a guy laid out is something a pup will want to "mark."

I'm just sayin.
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Hey I thought I would mention that anyone coming in early may be able to stay at the fiesta site - I think they charge 1/2 price and I don't know how it will work when we all arrive - so if that is a interest to anyone, please let me know and I'll call the balloon folks.

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Old 09-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #919
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Kev,

The people are polite out west. What you have to worry about are their dogs. In a big flat field a guy laid out is something a pup will want to "mark."

I'm just sayin.
rudy,

marked; like on boot hill?

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brave soul that he was,

we loved him so...

marked like that ya mean?

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marked; like on boot hill?

Kevbo lies here,

brave soul that he was,

we loved him so...

marked like that ya mean?

k.
Actually I was thinking of the way a dog on three legs marks his territory.
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Actually I was thinking of the way a dog on three legs marks his territory.
rudy,

i have an edge

which means

risk taking

any D.O.G. that pee's on me...

well,

think korean.

oh and please stop by saturday evening for the pot luck,

i'm serving BBQ.

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Bob or whatever,
I perfer my BBQ without the flea collar....
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Bob or whatever,
I perfer my BBQ without the flea collar....
Richard, You don't eat the flea collar. It's just for flavoring. Sheesh.
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Given all the different subthreads being discussed here Gail and I want a reminder on the important items on the schedule, Margarita Hour and pot lucks. I assume that Margarita Hour will be every afternoon once were at Albuquerque but what about the pot lucks? Are we planning them every night or are we looking to sample some of the local restaurants? My "Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A." guide list two Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque that we might try.
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