10/3 The day has finally come, we have been waiting a year for this event. The Albuquerque balloon festival is an event that is on our bucket list. We are so happy to be here.
We left Santa Rosa early this morning about 8:15 am.
After we got settled in we had lunch and put our feet up. Ok we took an hour nap….lol. Next we went over to the Hospitality tent for Orientation at 2:30pm. They had some hors d’oeuvres for all of to snack on while they went through all the dos and don’ts. It was great, we got to meet different people on this tour.
After Orientation we went back to our RV until 4:45 pm then back to the tent for a speaker. A husband and wife gas balloon pilots. It was really exciting and interesting!! There was also 2 other pilots there from Germany. There are 650 balloons that will be going up. They go in waves or groups. There are the regular balloons and hydrogen gas balloons. They talked for about an hour.
Dinner was served after the pilots talked. We had some new friends to shared dinner with and had a nice time. After dinner we needed to go refill our prescriptions and do food shopping since we were down to practically nothing. Walmart here we come…. we were lucky it was only 5 miles away. Trying to go to bed early since we have to be up at 6 am. Not happening. I think we are just too excited. Oh well…..