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Looking for any info on the ballon festival in october in new mexico . have reservation and need info and any things that we would like to see in and around new mexico . we made reservations in vip . is this good area ?

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While in Albuquerque...
Visit Sandia Peak
The Turquoise Trial has some interesting towns to see
Old Town is a must
The Petroglyph's worth the time
The Botanical Garden and the Museum of natural history
Don't forget the Kimo Theater
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History


Las Alamos lab and Museum

Sante Fe

Many Pueblos but two not to miss is the Taos Pueblo and the Acoma Sky City Pueblo

Carlsbad Caverns is worth a dedicated trip while in that area
Alamogordo has a great Space Museum then there is White Sands

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Agree with above but also need to visit - and hike - Tent Rock up towards Santa Fe. Amazing formations.


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If over by Alamogordo (if you do Carlsbad, a nice route from there is to Artesia to Cloudcroft to Alamo) this is a nice state park: Oliver Lee State Park Lee
Space Museum
White Sands

North of Alamo this is a neat area: Valley of Fires Recreation Area & BLM Campground. I believe I like it better than Oliver Lee SP. It has been revamped recently, it seemed when we stopped their last year. Very neat area with the Lava Field, nice sites, new shower building. AAA had it under rated in last years Camping Guide. Fires
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The Three Rivers Petroglyph Site is between Alamo & Valley of Fires. Petroglyphs

There are several campgounds by Cloudcroft. Silver

Not sure of how much time you have to spend in New Mexico, but here are a few more places.
Blue Water Lake State Park, by Grants, west of Albu'que on I-40. Bluewater

El Morro National Monument is neat to see & has a small campground (no showers or water in Dec but free then); there is a private campgound near by as well. Near Grants.
El Morro
Small Campground

Bandelier National Monument would be a nice place to visit near Los Alamos and not far from Santa Fe. It was a pleasant campground when we stayed there.
Bandelier

Santa Fe has a lot to see, many museums...the ones listed from A to F are really good. List
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Taos is neat with much to see around and in the town. Art

New Mexico Visitor info: Visit
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Albuquerque STUFF
NM Museum of Natural History (next door to Old Town)Natural History
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is also in the same area, walking distance. Might find parking over in that area as well. Art/History
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Just minutes north of Albuquerque (off of I-25, exit 242) in Bernalillo, is Coronado State Monument where Francisco Vásquez de Coronado—with 300 soldiers and 800 Indian allies from New Spain—entered the valley while looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. Coronado

Never when to the Ballon Rally there, tooo many people.[emoticon] But it must be a neat thing to see. Smaller rallies here in Cruces are quite a site but much smaller. Annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Festival Festival

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We went last October...it was great!
We stayed in the VIP area. Keep in mind they usually jam the Motor Homes close together, and of course there are no hook-ups.
The good thing about the VIP area that we were in is that we could walk right to the launching field. AND, the balloons on more than one occassion glided right over head!
The one morning we decided not to go to the launching field to see the "Dawn Patrol", which starts very early, about 6am, I was awoken to a "PSSHHH" sound over and over again. When I looked out our window..there were the balloons all passing overhead! Quite a site!
Enjoy, and you can e-mail if you like.
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On the north side of the city there is a resturant on top of the mountain called high finance. You have to take a tram to get to it but go up there for dinner late unough so its dark when you com back down. Its the most breath taking view of the city lights you will ever see.

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We have a train now that goes to Santa Fe and back. Great day trip without driving.

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Was there last year with a RV club perched on top of the cliff looking out over the field. Get up early and get down to the field by 5:30. Always carry your camera. Feel free to approach the balloonists and ask if you can help while deploying. The evening fireworks are outstanding. Be prepared to walk .... there are picnic benches to sit on ..... the field is hu-mongus!!! They don't allow bicycles on the walkways or field. Lots of food vendors. I would go again.

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Had a GREAT authentic meal at the Church St Cafe (if my recall of the name is right) , behind the catholic church in Old Town. The Sandia Crest tramway is the longest in the world, by the way.

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We will be there this year with the Monaco group. Our stay is the second half of the week, arriving on Wednesday. I've been told to expect a great time.

By the way, we will be leaving Saturday for a week in your city (NOLA), staying again at the FQRV Resort. Good food, good times. Try to keep the humidity down, will you? [emoticon]

Cheers!


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