Hey Little Filly…..Can I Buy You A Drink??

If you have ever visited Nashville and wandered into the Wildhorse Saloon on 2nd Street, you no doubt remember the iconic 'horse people' that were situated in multiple locations on all 3 floors AND the ceiling. Well, there are still a few of the horse people around to...

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A Stamp of Approval for Elliston Place Soda Shop

This week the U.S. Postal Service will release a set of new Soda Fountain Favorites stamps. The booklet of 20 stamps will feature five different illustrations: a double-scoop ice cream cone, an egg creme, a banana split, a root beer float and a hot fudge sundae. The...

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What Time Is It?……Beep ! Beep!……

It's the weekend of course!  And if you're a Wyle E. Coyote, you know that the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta includes the first two weekends in October. So you have TWO weekends in which you can attend this fun-tastic event. This year's Fiesta dates are October...

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Trivia Answer: A New Dimension!

Yesterday's Trivia Question was: What hit song about hot air balloons went to #7 on the Billboard charts in 1967? And for special recognition, what group sang it? "Up, Up and Away" is a 1967 song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by The 5th Dimension that became a...

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A High-Stepping Time at Fiesta

The Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta includes numerous entertainment activities, including cultural dancing. Dressed in colorful outfits, adults and children dance to spectator delight.   Guide: Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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Balloons = ‘Random Acts of Kindness…’

During the 10 day Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, the Albuquerque firefighters hold events to raise funds for their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Random Acts of Kindness charity was created by Albuquerque firefighters who truly believe that...

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Trivia Answer: “I got this Dad…..”

Yesterday's trivia question was: Can you name any other activity other than special shape balloon watching that's designed for kids? Well, if you guessed any of the following : Simulated Balloon flights - As the picture shows, kids can use simulated propane burns to...

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Trivia: “I’m sticking my neck out here……”

Special shape balloons come in all shapes, sizes and colors. And while the balloons are a favorite of kids in particular, this is not the only activity for kids at the Fiesta. Can you name any other activities targeted for kids?   Guide: Albuquerque Hot Air...

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Look! Up in the sky…….

Is it Bacon?  Is it an Insect?  Nooo!   It's SpyderPig, of course!! Special shape balloons come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, in last year's Fiesta, there were 106 special shape balloons out the nearly 550 balloon entries. New special shape entries in 2015...

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Glowing Fun…..

Nightly Balloon Glows are a popular part of the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Just before dusk, the balloons are tethered to the ground but inflated as if they are being prepared for flight. The balloonmeister and his crew will inflate the nylon 'envelope' with...

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Trivia Answers

Yesterday's trivia questions were...... What is New Hampshire’s nickname? A. the Mother of Rivers B. the Granite State C. the White Mountain State D. the Switzerland of America E. All of the above The correct answer is 'E, All of the above'.  Here's why: the Mother of...

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Thursday Trivia: New Hampshire

Today's Trivia is a 2-parter..... What is New Hampshire's nickname? A. the Mother of Rivers B. the Granite State C. the White Mountain State D. the Switzerland of America E. All of the above 2. What is the NH State Motto? A. Live Free or Cry B. Live Free or Die C....

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“Oh Say Can You Sophie C ?”

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH also has the distinction of hosting the oldest, and one of only two currently operating, floating United States Postal Service vessels in the U.S.-- the Motor Vessel (M/V) Sophie C. Floating post office service was started in 1892 and the Sophie...

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