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Old 04-11-2019, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by pikabike View Post
Nothing contrarian about avoiding the worst crowds. I went to Alburquerque’s balloon fest more than 30 years ago. It was worth doing but very crowded. I can’t imagine what torture it would be these days.

I did not find the Balloon Fest to be all that bad. I booked a cheap hotel 11.5 months in advance. Each morning, I would drop my wife off to catch the bus over to the balloon grounds and I would go out and do the things that I wanted to do.

She had the joy of spending hours working on her photography and i spent hours pursuing my culinary interests. A real "WIN-WIN" situation.

By the way, we stayed at a Super 8 that was about three miles from the shuttle bus or about seven miles from the Balloon Festival grounds. Since we plan vacations ELEVEN months in advance, we usually get the first dibs at accommodations at the best prices available. I didn't think that $42/ night was bad for ABQ.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Canada in winter. Life goes right on, there.
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