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Old 09-23-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Anybody planning to attend the Albuquerque Balloon Festival this year??
We're planning on the weekend of 10-4-2014.
Looking for any other FROGs who might be planning to go.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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If you live in the SE...the hot air ballon festival at Calloway Gardens, North of Columbus, GA is a great event around Labor Day each year

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Bucket list. Not this year though.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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If you live in the SE...the hot air ballon festival at Calloway Gardens, North of Columbus, GA is a great event around Labor Day each year

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May have to take you up on that one. We were married in a hot air balloon. Now celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary by going to the festival
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May have to take you up on that one. We were married in a hot air balloon. Now celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary by going to the festival
That sounds like a great marriage experience...unique!
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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that is the MOTHER of all balloon festivals. I wish I could go Work keeps getting in the way
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W'd love to go. it's on the bucket list. Canonman, how far in advance did you get campground reservations? I heard they sell out early.
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that is the MOTHER of all balloon festivals. I wish I could go Work keeps getting in the way
I'm just starting to get my priorities straightened out. Hopefully work will be less of an issue with the biggest problem being "Where do we want to go next"
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:13 PM   #9
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W'd love to go. it's on the bucket list. Canonman, how far in advance did you get campground reservations? I heard they sell out early.
Reservations for the RV sites at the balloon park need to be made about 3 months in advance for the dry camp area. There were plenty available when I called last July.They do have sites with hook ups and I don't know how far in advance you need to reserve those. There are a number of private RV parks around town with access to shuttle bus service. We were looking at a park at the one of the Indian Casinos, Isleta Lakes & RV Park. These guys didn't take reservations and told me you probably wouldn't need one for their park. They rated pretty high on the Good Sam site. Heres their link Albuquerque Casino & Resort - Hotel, Spa, Golf | Isleta
I say pack up just DO IT! Spontaneity is the spice of life
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:29 PM   #10
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Going for the third time for the first weekend. I've never seen the mass Ascension and I want to photograph that. First year someone was killed before I got there so the balloons didn't go up much. Second year got there late. This year I plan to shoot everything I've missed in previous years. Especially more of the GLOW. Going to boondock across the street at Sandia Casino then hit the road south. For you photographers - if you go up Tramway to the top and look down on the balloon park, you can get some fantastic shots if you have a zoom lens. You are above and even with them for quite a while!
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