Back on line at the Balloon Fiesta

Back on Millenicom

I was a BAD BOY and got my hand slapped by Millenicom for going over my allotted limit.  My friend Ken Fears of These are the Voyages fame told me about an app for my Mac called Net Monitor which I have installed.  It will help me stay out of hot water with Millenicom.

Abiquiu Lake

Many of us met up at Abiquiu Lake and got in the Happy Hour routine.  Roger even cooked ribs for our evening meal on his Traeger oven.  They cooked all day and were they ever yummy.

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Sandia Casino Parking

Then it was off to the Sandia Casino just north of the Balloon Fiesta.  We stayed there two nights .  We were all able to park close to each other.

Off to the Balloon Fiesta grounds

Then on the 1st we headed to the Balloon Fiesta grounds.  John and Linda went ahead along with Terry and Karen and Roger to get our assigned spots and set up.  Then we all followed.  It is nice being set up for 13 days without having to move.  There are no hookups, but many of us have solar panels to provide our electricity.  The honey wagon will also come by and for a measly $25 (HA!) you can have your black and grey tanks emptied.  You can also spend the same getting water, but several of us have 6 gallon water containers that we can haul back and forth.

Only a few balloons have gone up and the official starting date is Sat the 5th.  It is always an exciting time when all the balloons go up.  In the meantime here are a few pics of our group at Happy Hour.

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Cookie took advantage of the great sunlight and Melinda’s sun oven to make a dump cake.  It was uuum good.

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More people are coming in everyday and are group is growing.  Stay tuned for the balloon pics.

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6 thoughts on “Back on line at the Balloon Fiesta

  1. Yeah balloon festival!! Fun times for you- but I am looking for a pic of your baby chica pup! She is the star always!!!! Miss you here at the LW RESORT- having a good time – golf and r & r- but only one more day and back home!

  2. Good to see so many familiar faces.
    Wish we could be there—–hello to all!
    See you in Quartzsite.
    Jan and Bruce

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