One of our most favorite places to visit is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in the first Saturday in October. We always have a great time at the Balloon Fiesta and this was our 6th time attending the event.
Our grand daughter ( The Princess ) got married on 10/10/10 so we made sure we attended the wedding, however that ruled out the Balloon Fiesta. It was worth giving up to see her get married and how happy Stephanie & Shawn looked that day.
2011 was a bust for us since we left the cabin so late and were delayed by 14 inches of snow. A side benefit to leaving late was that we got to enjoy the fall colors in the mountains around the cabin.
There are a number of fall festivals in the area and we try to make it to the Apple Harvest Festival, but didn't make it last year. The festival is held on the Adams County fairgrounds each year during the first two weekends and is very well attended. They have the usual bands, crafts, pony rides, apple cider pressing, old cars, animal petting area and my favorite; the old steam engines.
The steam engine above was attached via a belt to a saw without any protective cover and was used to cut wood shingles. I can't imagine OHSA allowing this to happen with all the rules and regulations the government places on us.
We are leaving the Albuquerque area tomorrow morning and heading further west. Who knows where we will stop for the night. Whatever the moods strikes us will dictate that.
See you all on the road.