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#4532365 - 10/02/17 08:01 PM Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest
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Registered: 09/27/14
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Hi all, has anybody gone to this? First time for us. Flying in Friday night.
We plan on riding the tram to Sandia Tram and visit the nuclear museum.
I wanted to drive to Roswell and see aliens but that's a long drive and we leave Monday.

We also have a balloon ride scheduled for Sunday morning.
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#4532393 - 10/02/17 08:24 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Sounds like your schedule is full so you should have a blast. I took my wife to this place which is northeast of Albuquerque. Great time of the year to visit and check out. Have FUN !! smile

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#4532396 - 10/02/17 08:27 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Always wanted to go, but never made it. Post some photos!
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#4532400 - 10/02/17 08:34 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Do the park and ride, it's much better than trying to park at the festival.

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#4532411 - 10/02/17 08:42 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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My house overlooks Albuquerque, nice views! Buy tickets early for the tram. Traffic is horrendous in the early morning for the fiesta. Note: Auto thefts are off the charts in Alb. PM if you have questions. Enjoy!


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#4532418 - 10/02/17 08:50 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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IMO NM is one of the prettiest states. Enjoy!

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#4532448 - 10/02/17 09:26 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Originally Posted By: chiefsfan1
Hi all, has anybody gone to this? First time for us. Flying in Friday night.
We plan on riding the tram to Sandia Tram and visit the nuclear museum.
I wanted to drive to Roswell and see aliens but that's a long drive and we leave Monday.

We also have a balloon ride scheduled for Sunday morning.


I'm flying out this Wed AM. BIL and SIL live in Santa Fe. I've seen most of the sights in the area but never the Balloon Fest. We will drive down Saturday AM.
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#4532463 - 10/02/17 09:49 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: New Mexico, USA
It's probably slightly faster to come in from Santa Fe rather than deal with the Albuquerque traffic. Might still be some Aspen leaves on the Sangre de Cristos

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#4532464 - 10/02/17 09:49 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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It's probably slightly faster to come in from Santa Fe rather than deal with the Albuquerque traffic. Might still be some Aspen leaves on the Sangre de Cristos


Edited by jimbrewer (10/02/17 09:50 PM)

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#4532488 - 10/02/17 10:18 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Make sure you grab some New Mexican food. It's different than texmex and very good!

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#4532527 - 10/02/17 11:27 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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#4532532 - 10/02/17 11:46 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: chiefsfan1
Hi all, has anybody gone to this? First time for us. Flying in Friday night.
We plan on riding the tram to Sandia Tram and visit the nuclear museum.
I wanted to drive to Roswell and see aliens but that's a long drive and we leave Monday.

We also have a balloon ride scheduled for Sunday morning.


Don't feel too bad about not making Roswell, it's hyped a bit more than it delivers (we stayed over there in 2014, had some great food, bought some trinitite...then Albequerque for a night.

http://www.unserracingmuseum.com/ Had great cars, but the staff were plain rude...

I went for a walk one afternnon, and stepped off the path onto some cleared land (next to a huge drainage canal), only to find that they've got these weed seeds that are literally caltrops (turns out it's called Caltrop Weed)...
Walk about six feet off the path, and dozens of tehse penetrated my flip-flops...had to stand on one foot holding down the pain to pull the things out of my other...then swap as I inched back to the path.

A very courteous gentleman of colour approached me and said "excuse me sir, but you're not from around here are you ?", we had belly laughs, but the pain was unreal...

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#4532534 - 10/02/17 11:51 PM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: chiefsfan1]
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Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
The mass ascensions and the balloon glows are the best. Everything is contingent on the wind. Watch out for power lines, while ballooning.


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#4532597 - 10/03/17 05:48 AM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: Pajero]
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Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 1152
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Pajero
My house overlooks Albuquerque, nice views! Buy tickets early for the tram. Traffic is horrendous in the early morning for the fiesta. Note: Auto thefts are off the charts in Alb. PM if you have questions. Enjoy!


Respectfully,

Pajero!


Thanks for the heads up! I told my wife. Can we buy tickets today for Sunday?
The hotel has a shuttle to the fest.
This will be fun.
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#4532598 - 10/03/17 05:49 AM Re: Going to Albuquerque Balloon Fest [Re: Reddy45]
chiefsfan1 Offline


Registered: 09/27/14
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Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Make sure you grab some New Mexican food. It's different than texmex and very good!


Oh yes! she already has picked out some! I plan on bring back blue corn tortilla wraps.
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