Bosque del Apache

You do not have to be a birder to enjoy Bosque del Apache Refuge.  When the natural flooding of the Rio Grande was contained, this land was set aside to protect the migrating birds. It is one of the largest refuges in the country. Using a system of canals that can be diverted to flood [...]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta RV Parking

As other bloggers have written, parking your RV at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta “standard” lot is the way to go when you attend. It is “dry camping” but the shuttle bus alone is worth the location.  The shuttle has dedicated travel lanes that make getting to the launch field a breeze. There are also [...]

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – The Gas Balloon Competition and Balloon Glow

The first evening of the Fiesta, weather permitting, is the launch of the gas balloons. These balloon teams compete for the longest distance traveled non-stop. This too is an international event, named America’s Challenge, with teams from Poland, Switzerland, Germany, France, and the United States. Teams can also be comprised of members from other countries. [...]