Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2017, 06:37 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
 
Charlie M's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Las Vegas , Nevada
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 345
Balloon Fiesta 2016 - Fun Fun

First morning:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6953.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	236.1 KB
ID:	283287  
__________________

__________________
Charlie M - WBCCI 4045
Charlie M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #16
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,158
We went the other year. We were with the WBCCI southwest caravan and 4 days at the balloon festival was apart of the agenda. We were dry camped as a group in the parking lot directly adjacent to the museum with a overview of the launching field a short walk away. Admission was apart of the caravan cost so tix were provided. Weather was good with some overcast but temps were comfortable. Most of us had generators but I don't recall ever wanting to turn AC on. Fresh water and dump service is available at some cost but we never needed it so don't know what that $$ was. Easy access in and out in your vehicle as needed. A great experience. The local airstream group was there at the same time and parked in the same location.
__________________

__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
Actually the group is not local - they come from all over the us Canada and foreign countries :-)
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 04:53 PM   #18
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,379
Images: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken J View Post
Some mis information here - we arrive on Friday morning and leave on Tues morning - gens are allowed on the ground -....

Ken J
Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
We attended the Rally a couple of years ago and it was a blast and well worth trip, thanks Ken for all your work and effort.
The use of generators is ruled by unknown Decimal standards and the permission to use them is complaint driven enforced.
I was forced to shut down my generator that I was running out of the back of my van in the middle of the afternoon, just to charge up my batteries, because someone did complain to the organizers. Remember Ken, you were summoned as well.
We had to leave early because I just barely had enough power for my jack left.
Clarification for the use of generators may make it a less frustrating experience for others.
It appeared that no one ever complained about the big rigs in the same lot running their stinky and noisy diesel generators all day...
__________________
1990 29' Excella Trailer
1996 Airstream B190
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 12:25 AM   #19
rvb
4 Rivet Member
 
rvb's Avatar
 
1977 Argosy 28
Euless , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 289
I didn't know we could complain about generators. We were in the last row of Airstreams right in front of the Big Motorhome Club at the back of the lot. We had diesel generator noise and exhaust fumes into the wee hours of the night even though it was in the 60's. We had to close our windows and turn off our roof fans. Made me think about raw potatoes and a hammer about 2am.
__________________
President, Vintage Airstream Club, WBCCI # 7291
1977 Argosy 28 Center Bath, 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0
2013 Toyota Tundra

rvb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 08:13 AM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
No generators are allowed between the hours of 10pm and 5 am - that motorhome group is not back this year
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 10:06 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
DFlores's Avatar
 
1968 22' Safari
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 571
Images: 3
Etiquette requires the use of a low decibel level generator such as the Honda 2000, or Yamaha of equal size. We had no complaints using ours.
__________________
DFlores
David & Diana
DFlores is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 09:42 PM   #22
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,025
Any other appropriate etiquette issues to observe at this event? Pat
__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2017, 10:02 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
DFlores's Avatar
 
1968 22' Safari
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 571
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
Any other appropriate etiquette issues to observe at this event? Pat


Yes, leave grumpy self at home, fun loving, sing out loud types only.

Tough one for me
__________________
DFlores
David & Diana
DFlores is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2017, 09:43 PM   #24
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by DFlores View Post
Yes, leave grumpy self at home, fun loving, sing out loud types only.

Tough one for me
Those bright colors and interesting hot air shapes have got to help drive the grump away. And fun loving should be easy for all of us, otherwise, why go. However the "sing out loud" thing could be an assault on that decibel limit that seems to draw undue attention. But a good belly laugh should pass review.

Keep the smiles coming. Pat
__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 11:06 AM   #25
rvb
4 Rivet Member
 
rvb's Avatar
 
1977 Argosy 28
Euless , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 289
music

If Nanci from CA is there, music will be happening somewhere. We played several evenings at various trailers. Some excellent local musicians came out to play as well but we quit before 10:00.
__________________
President, Vintage Airstream Club, WBCCI # 7291
1977 Argosy 28 Center Bath, 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0
2013 Toyota Tundra

rvb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 08:34 PM   #26
1 Rivet Member
 
2014 25' FB International
Vienna , Virginia
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 8
Anyone going from the East Coast?

Hi, Just checking to see if anyone will be traveling from the East Coast to attend the balloon festival?
__________________
larrysun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 10:21 PM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 30' Classic
Locust grove , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 60
Send a message via Yahoo to Kyet
Got no tix but might be in for the ride
__________________
Kyet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 10:18 PM   #28
1 Rivet Member
 
2010 30' Flying Cloud
fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 18
Smile Balloon fest 2017

Has anyone gotten a schedule for this year or any info in last two weeks. I have not received email. Not complaining just simple can not wait. Ken and the airstream do a Great job:
__________________

__________________
fbgairstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Balloon festival Albuquerque 2016 Gleverett Airstream Lifestyle 4 09-26-2016 10:46 AM
Albuquerque balloon festival flobees Airstream Lifestyle 16 03-11-2014 03:06 PM
4CU 004 : 2009 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Ken J WBCCI Rallies & Events 291 02-21-2010 08:57 AM
4CU 004 : 2008 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally Ken J WBCCI Rallies & Events 448 03-07-2009 09:23 AM
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally... InsideOut WBCCI Rallies & Events 28 12-08-2006 06:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.