We got up at dawn to go see the balloons lift off. We were on our way to the Sandia Casino to park in their lot to watch but stopped to get coffee at a gas station on the way and found that behind the station was a really good place to park and watch the goings on. Clear view across the open field to the launch area.
This is just one little area, picture this repeated about a dozen times to the left and right.
View of launch area from about a mile away.
We hadn't intended to go see the balloons, our plan was to sit outside our rv, 10 miles away from the launch area and wait for them to float towards us. But last night I drove into the casino to have dinner with some friends and the energy and excitement there was so strong that I decided that today we should go on down.
Here's Camp Annie, in the Sandia Casino rv parking area(free).
That's Lisa bbqing chicken and potatoes.
Annette sitting on the left Annie in the middle and Connie on right.
View of casino parking lot area D13. I think there are about 100 rvs parked in here.
The casino has a shuttle service running down to the launch area
and security driving around too.
Note storm raging in the background.
And Annette checking the salmon and rice by her rv.
Even the big boys come out to play during the fiesta.
Be back soon.
Evie and Joy