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Old 09-19-2007, 03:57 PM   #821
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using the same packing list as Deadhorse??

Suggestions for pack list are;

camera
binoculars
2way radio
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

Balloon Fiesta Balloon Rides
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the fun, embark upon a journey of uniqueness.
Call and reserve your seat to an unknown destination, fun and excitement with
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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, 04:08 PM   #822
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Rally Mode...

look what i found!

a properly aged bottle of Patron,

covered w/ MAGIC DUST...

i'm bringing it.

just sayin.

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #823
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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
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:32 PM   #824
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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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Old 09-19-2007, 10:25 PM   #825
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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.

dorkster
Mr dorkster,
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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Old 09-20-2007, 05:55 PM   #826
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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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Where is the goat?

Drank too much beer and passed out in the tub?

Perhaps s/he ran away at the mention of the word "barbeque"?

Run goat, run!
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:21 PM   #828
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mischief the goat is fine

and

peddles the llama is fine

where o where is that beer tub?

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i get it...

there really isn't a Gas Fiesta Rally after all. this is an elaborate hoax, to lull us to sleep.

you've got california going to ABQ NM, so ya'all can goto disneyland un fetered w/o all the fruits 'n nuts.

i knew it!

*rustling maps, tour books, guides about furiously

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i get it...

there really isn't a Gas Fiesta Rally after all. this is an elaborate hoax, to lull us to sleep.

you've got california going to ABQ NM, so ya'all can goto disneyland un fetered w/o all the fruits 'n nuts.

i knew it!

*rustling maps, tour books, guides about furiously

k.
Bob,

I think you are on to something, I have heard that those dang AZ boys are always jerking us CA boys around while the NM boys just keep laughing at the insanity.......it is all a bunch of hot air.....but we am still going.....cause its what we do.....go...just go.

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Air head?

You guys are all full of hot air...
or at least full of gas.
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I have PM'd everyone who sent me a cell phone number with the list. If I have made any typos, I am sorry. If you need to correct something, just post it here. You can do that without giving out all of your information. Just say something like, change the 1243 to 1234 and we can all make changes to out lists.

We are 2 weeks from the start of this event and I am very excited about it.
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Thanks for doing that Richard.

I got my list.

It's nice to know that someone has your number in case you end up driving around in circles in the desert somewhere and don't show up for the rally...

or in case you need to call someone for Airstream parts or bail money.
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or in case you need to call someone for Airstream parts or bail money.
That would fall under the title of:
"Highly Paid Professional Rally Greeter"
I think you have his number.....
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:46 AM   #835
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GREAT NEWS!!!!!

I just got a call from the Balloon folks and I had 5 spaces on standby - 1 I know is taken for sure - I'm going to notify those on my waiting list - they will have first choice - but if anyone wants to attend this fine event with us please PM and let me know the cost is still on only $260, will need to get money to the balloon folks right away and remember this is a boondocking event.

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That would fall under the title of:

"Highly Paid Professional Rally Greeter"

I think you have his number.....
mr caster,

i'm a little short this month. can you ask ken j., to hold that rally check i sent till next month?

and i'm clean cut, so bail is usually set low. so if you guys just kept, say 2000 clams on hand, i should be fine.

thanks,

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mr caster,

i'm a little short this month.

<<SNIP>>

thanks,

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Travel plans...

Fun things to see on your way to the Fest...

(those Californians really know how to do it right)
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We could stop here:


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