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It’s Getting Crowded — It Must Be Balloon Fest

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The 4th Annual Lake Havasu City Balloon Festival kinda creeped up on us.

Jan returned last Thursday from visiting her relatives in Florida and then Balloon Fest arrived on Friday. It’s interesting because there is far more traffic and congestion than balloons in Lake Havasu.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (their words, not mine) has over 700 balloons while Lake Havasu’s is under 100, but it doesn’t take much to congest this city. Even the mail was late today.

Balloons Over Havasu

Balloons Over Havasu

Anyway, a lot of folks rolled into our campground this weekend — especially from nearby California — causing a brownout (low voltage) Saturday morning which forced our RV electrical system to disconnect from campground power and to start up our coach’s generator.

But that’s the worst of it. The balloons were fun to watch and the couple who camped next to us turned out to be a teacher and elementary school principal who were just starting to RV.

Both Ellie and Flirt went swimming today. Flirt chases stones and Ellie just wades. They loved it.

Here are some photos of a Jeepin’ trip to nearby Parker Dam I took last week . . .

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  1. Mary Konopka #

    Yes, your “city” looks pretty crowded. Glad you have some nice neighbors. The jeepin’ looks cool. It’s always nice to go “off” road and see the sights.

    January 19, 2014
  2. #

    The balloon fest was a nice surprise. Any chance those folks offer balloon rides? That is on my bucket list. I gather it’s still nice and warm there. We are getting a weather pattern that is snow followed by cold, snow followed by… well, you get it. The skiers and skaters are happy with this stuff. Planning anything special for your upcoming birthday, Tom? Kath

    January 19, 2014
    • Yep, they offer rides that are a lot cheaper than the ones at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Birthday plans? Dinner out maybe.

      January 19, 2014

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