Monday, September 24, 2018

9/21-23/18 Adirondack Balloon Festival

Spent the days in a field just north of
Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury NY
to watch 2018 Adirondack Balloon Festival ...
Fri eve & Sat AM was too windy for balloons to fly,
but Sat eve & Sun morning were great flights of 80-100 balloons.

The field was hosted by Northeast Hot Air RV'ers . [$45 membership]
 no hookups & generators need to have vent pipe above rigs due to close parking
If you want to park together with friends, register same area & meet prior & go in together.
 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GATES OPEN AT 2PM FRI [ no early entrees] ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
and you pull vehicle had to be parked outside of field area if you were to use it

plus had option for pre-pay meals, they had Fri eve pizza, & Sat eve chix dinner
on-site Ice Cream available in day & eves..  Great time, will do again.. and bring friends too
also had 2 bus shuttles down to airport for balloons, food & crafts
Can never predict the weather, glad i got to see them fly''

I drove central MA to event & home.. drove 350mi, at 16mpg, cost $70 fuel, +$45 membership
Ate all my own meals in Kampah.  Met others from MA, CT, SC, NY

Look at Flag on RV, that's how strong wind was Friday & Sat am

 Sat am 60*
 Sat eve

 There were 2 sponsor balloons that flew out of RV area

 Sunday AM..  40* with a layer of ground fog

Heading Home

Local "Party in the street" next week, 
then next w/e is a winnie B rally at cape, 
then southwest i go

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