Albuquerque, New Mexico

Day 480

     We will be here at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for 14 days. The first thing that happened, we were interviewed by the local newspaper: 

Albuquerque Journal 10/3/2017

     Steven and Barbara Scheinin of Maryland were setting up their site and preparing to erect a tall pole with a brightly colored flag “so we’ll be able to find our RV in the crowd,” Steven Scheinin said.

     The couple retired about 18 months ago. He was a lawyer and college professor, and she was a certified public accountant. “Our son and his adult daughter now live in our home, and we now live in our RV,” he said. “We’re traveling around the country for the next five years.”

     And they’re doing it in style. Their 40-foot long Cedar Creek RV has three slide-outs and a full-size refrigerator, a full-size shower, a king-size bed, large closets and a big-screen television.

     This will be their first time at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins Saturday morning with a mass ascension. “We tried to come last year, but we didn’t register in time and couldn’t get a space for our RV, so we made sure to do it right away for this year,” he said.

Technical Stuff:

Laguna Pueblo Indian Reservation, NM to Albuquerque, NM: 60.1 miles

1 hour 29 minutes

10.6 MPG

Diesel: $2.62

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