Friday, October 10, 2008

Balloon Fest then moving on

Tuesday, Wednesday:

Each morning there was a Mass Ascension. On Tuesday , we went to town and did laundry. Frank & Cookie Kebelmen let us use their car. So much easier then taking the Lazy Daze. On Wednesday we walked to the balloon field about 7:30 to watch the preparation for the launch. John Leach had two 6 gallon water containers and he helped me add some water to the holding tank so we could both take long overdue showers. Later in the day, we drove to Costco’s with Cookie Kebelman and Linda Leach. Costco’s has a snack bar and sold churros. That’s fried dough about 1” thick and 12” long, then rolled in sugar and cinnamon. We first had a churro at the NM State Fair. Bought some frozen blueberries, pesto, endame and batteries at Costco’s. That evening we had another Pot Luck supper. We brought iced brownies and pepperoni bread. The food, as always, was excellent. After dinner we took a walk to the balloon field.

Thursday, Friday:

On Thursday, they had the Special Shapes launch in the morning. These are the balloons that are not your standard round ones. There must have be 50 very different & unique shaped balloons. Two friends of ours from the Northeast LD group were camping with the Escapee group. Ken & Bev Schultz.
In the evening we went to the Glowdeo. This is where the balloons are tethered and the propane burner ignited. Beautiful. The downside was the place was a mob scene of people. Stayed for a while then headed back to the campground. Watched the fireworks with our friends.
On Friday morning Mike Sylvester installed a surge protector in the LD. Shortly after noon, we picked up our mail at the PO, went grocery shopping and then drove to the Cochiti Lake Park; a COE facility. Our friends Frank & Cookie and John & Linda were there. For dinner I made jambalaya & corn bread. Linda made a salad.

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