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Old 10-11-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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2015 ABQ Balloon Fiesta

This was our 2nd trip to the ABQ Balloon Fiesta. A friend of ours from Austin has been an active hot air balloon pilot for years and has flown at ABQ since 1990. This year he invited us to work on his ground crew during our stay. What a thrill. We got a balloon ride on Saturday morning. Nothing can describe the enjoyment we received. We also got rides for two other member of our unit. Working on the ground crew made us realize just how much work goes into launching and recovering those balloons.

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Old 10-12-2015, 12:00 AM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . .hope you were there with the Airstream crowd, Ken J's deal is the ONLY way to go. No traffic jams, no hassles, Pat's 'Bar', big fun. . . our second, but not last !. . .glad you enjoyed. . . Craig
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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gaylejoe, did you see me waiving to you? Just kidding, I was there Saturday morning and I did wave--but there were a lot of people. We are anxiously awaiting delivery of our 2016 28 FC and would like to try for an RV spot at the 2016 Balloon Fiesta. Any preference of the VIP West site as opposed to the Premium/Standard RV parking site? From the Balloon Fiesta midway we saw the line of Airstreamers we guessed at the VIP West park, but didn't have a chance to hike there to check out the camping situations. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Yes, we were with the Airstream group and its the place on the grounds.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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Lift off. What a view.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #6
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More fantastic views and looking at our landing spot.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:08 PM   #7
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Ever flight must come to an end. Takes a lot of help setting up and packing it in at the end of the flight. What a ground crew. We got to be a part of it and enjoyed it very much and look forward to 2016.
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Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos!
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How fun was that!? Wish we were there too, maybe next year
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Thanks for sharing. Just too many people for me.

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Was there in 1998 and really enjoyed everything. Stayed at American RV Park there in Albuquerque and took the bus down to the Balloon Fiesta. Would like to go again. Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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The balloon event is one of the todos on our trip plan bucket list. We saw it many years ago as we passed through by happenstance. We really would like to see the event in total, and will someday. Thank you for sharing your pictures. They are wonderful.
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We went Oct 2013, with Good Sams. stayed just across from the stadium, 7 days.
HAD A great time. Different things everyday. Stayed 3days at the Airforce base.
Went on several side trips; Old downtown ABQ, Acama village on the plateau, etc.

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