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Big Bend Balloon Bash

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Offline SA Bill

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Big Bend Balloon Bash
« on: January 21, 2008, 06:58:08 PM »
Anyone been to the Ballon Bash in Alpine? Seems like it is a fairly small event.

Happens around Labor Day so it's kinda warm for my tastes. Still, I like hot air balloons....
  Bill
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SHANEA

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Re: Big Bend Balloon Bash
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 10:14:37 AM »
SA Bill,

It's on my ever growing list of things to see out that way.  I almost made it last year.  Perhaps when I get the vacation retreat house in Alpine (or if Terlingua Ranch ever gets ultra HS bandwidth internet) I'll be able to spend more time there.  Let's put it on the calendar for this year and maybe we can make it.  Labor Day Weekend 2008 - Aug 30 - Sept 1st

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Big Bend Balloon Bash
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 12:50:46 PM »
I'm thinking about it....still pretty warm that time of year...maybe not too bad in Alpine?
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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Re: Big Bend Balloon Bash
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 01:01:32 PM »
I'm thinking about it....still pretty warm that time of year...maybe not too bad in Alpine?
   Bill


Not many places in Texas that aren't that warm over Labor Day weekend.   :icon_lol:

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Big Bend Balloon Bash
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 02:00:27 PM »
That's why I usually go west in October or November! Cooler temps are better for ballooning too...more lift.

Weather fronts starting to come through in October & November may be why they do it in August/September...high winds are bad for ballooning!   :nailbitting:
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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