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Old 08-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

So, are you going? Where are you staying? Private parks, balloon fiesta grounds, which lot?

We will be in the Standard RV parking, no hook-ups.

Look us up. FMCA 409608 on the ladder.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Stay as close as you can. Dry camp at the grounds, it is a great 2 weeks. We were there in 2007 and had a blast. Get up early and see the baloons fly and the at dusk they have the "glowdeo" where they fire up the burners and light them up.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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We will be in the standard parking. Look for us at the Chase Tower. We can always use chase crew.

When you get parked, send a PM with your row and spot. You could spend all day looking for a FMCA Oval. lol
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We're with the NKK group, wherever that is.

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FlyingDiver you should be in the lot on the left side of the museum facing the launch field was there with the NKK 2 years ago and had a great time.
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What do they charge for dry camping?
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We aren't anywhere even close to the event but wish we were. Been there and it's great. Quite a site to see. All have fun.
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What do they charge for dry camping?
We are paying $30/night for the Standard RV parking which is down the road a bit from the launch field, but we hear there is a shuttle service.

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We are paying $30/night for the Standard RV parking which is down the road a bit from the launch field, but we hear there is a shuttle service.

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Looks like it is closed: RV Information :(
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What things did you learn on past trips there?

We head to Albuquerque tomorrow (from Denver) and have never been to the Balloon Fiesta before

What things did you learn in past trips there? I'm in the standard
parking area, is there a request on check-in that they would honor
and what would that be?

Is there decent access to groceries (city bus?) or had I better make
sure I pack well?

Looks like lots of down time mid-day, what do you do during those hours?
(other than nap due to getting up too early for first event)

I've never camped "ralley style" before (dry camp in secluded areas yes,
never packed into a parking lot before) how does one keep their sanity
in such a setting?

What other things might you have learned in past trips that you wished
you knew before?

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Looks like it is closed: RV Information :(

You can still camp at the Balloon Festival they stopped taking reservation because it is so close to the start. Accordng the the link you can drive in and they will accept you without reservations.
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