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Archive for November, 2007
The Balloon Rally in Albuquerque was a HUGE success. We managed to get 21 Airstream trailers and motorhomes from Camping World outside of town to the Fiesta park – and didn’t loose anyone! It was an incredible sight to see all these trailers parade down Interstate 40 onto Interstate 25 and into the park – a long band of silver I would say. We had lead and caboose rigs and my wife in a vehicle (without anything attached) keep track of where everyone was and made sure we kept together – not to mention a lot of radio contact. It was really cool.
Once into the Fiesta grounds we all settled in quickly – we had a GREAT location and the balloons literally were landing all around us – some of us jumped in the help the balloonists get their balloons settled down. This is a great event and the only event in the world that I’m aware of where you have about 750+ balloons going up at once and you can walk right up to them as they are taking off – there were a number of “special shapes” balloons too – Bees, monsters, turtles, all kinds of bottles, cans, a big milk cow and even Smokey bear.
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November 10 2007 | Rallies | Comments Off