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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Phyllis Dye Sep 22, 2013 at 09:39 PM

Flying in Southwest from Denver on Sunday/6 Watching weather in order to be properly dressed - especially at 5 a.m.

Alberta Martin Sep 20, 2013 at 05:06 PM

Thought I entered a comment yesterday, but miss it now. I'm a Las Vegan, recently (somewhat) widowed and making this a memory trip. Have enjoyed it a couple of times (Many, many) years ago...looking 4-ward to changes and growth. Will, also, arrive on Saturday about 11:30 am. Looking 4-ward 2 new friends of like interests

Phyllis Dye Aug 28, 2013 at 04:35 PM

I'm excited about attending this program! Have been through Albuquerque many times - just never for the Festival
Alberta Martin Sep 27, 2013 at 10:47 AM

looking 4-ward 2 week's activities. will look 4 UR familiar face. mistakenly said I was arriving Sat...not so arriving sunday approx. noon

Barbara Collins Sep 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM

This "Fiesta" has been on my 'bucket list' for a long time; sounds like a great experience. I live in the Seattle area, but am coming directly from an Elderhostel hike in Zion, Bryce and N. Grand canyons. Eager to meet up with everyone. Bobbie Collins

Janet Tan Aug 30, 2012 at 08:27 PM

Hi Peggy - my husband and I will be attending this program, this will be our first balloon fiesta. We are really excited and looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing your experience from last year's program.
Peggy Craig Aug 30, 2012 at 09:02 PM

Hi Jan. Where are you coming from? You'll love the program. Albuquerque is very unique. Looking forward to meeting you.
Janet Tan Sep 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM

We will be coming from Houston, TX. Plan to be in Albq on Sat. to visit our nephew and his family, then join the program on Sun. afternoon. Can't wait!

Peggy Craig Aug 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM

I am a balloon enthusiast/participant for many years and my spouse and I attended the 2011 Fiesta for the first time. Even though rain hampered some of the activities, the leaders did their very best to make sure we experienced all that we could. This year I'm taking 4 other family members on this program with us and hope it doesn't rain. Unfortunately, weather is out of everyone's control. It is a wonderful program and the hotel is outstanding. I've been on over 20 Road Scholar programs and they get better and better. I even met my spouse on an earlier one over 12 years ago.

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