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Old 04-06-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Watching the ballons over Abq. is pure joy!
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Watching the ballons over Abq. is pure joy!
A long time friend (+40 years) use to fly a balloon from ABQ. I was on his crew briefly... He retired and now he has a boat. I've gotten to chasing balloons, watch them landing, then rush to a nearby restaurant to eat before the crews fill the restaurants... Some of my related videos on YouTube: Balloons ABQ Area
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Chocolate Flower, Berlandiera Lyrate. They smell like chocolate. Taken at the Albuquerque
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Dodge City, KS
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I take it they're not edible though, eh Poncho?
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Soldiers and Sailors Park at 14th and Central.

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I take it they're not edible though, eh Poncho?
Nope, I did not try to eat any, but I did ask. Amazingly, they really smell like chocolate!
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Soldiers and Sailors Park at 14th and Central.
Thanks for posting. It's a small park on a busy street. A lot of people never notice it.

Recent Article With Video:

Community rallies to fix veterans memorial in ruins
Created: 03/12/2014 11:14 PM By: Caleb James, KOB Eyewitness News 4

When an Albuquerque neighborhood saw a park meant to honor veterans falling into ruin, they banded together and tried to fix it.
Community rallies to fix veterans memorial in ruins | KOB.com



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Old 04-16-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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First time I've come across a forces' memorial in the US that's been vandalised (not that uncommon in the UK), the plaque was still missing when I was there a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Albuquerque International Sunport. I can't recall being at another US airport where the POW/MIA flag is on display inside the airport buildings. Is there a particular reason for ABQ having it or is it NM being a step ahead of everyone else?

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