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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Mesquite Balloon Festival

25 January 2019

We went with 4 other couples from the Campground to the Mesquite Balloon Fest in Mesquite,NV just 70 miles north on IH15.

We stayed at Virgin River Casino and hotel,enjoyed the buffet and then the "nightglow" at the Casablanca Casino and Hotel.

Tomorrow is the launch of some 30 Balloons at 700AM. The Festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Took lots of photos as seen below. Balloons were from the USA and Canada. All in all had a good time and glad we went. Hotel not so good. Would not stay here again. Price is inflated for the event at $99/nt..no amenities such as coffee maker in room, beds uncomfortable. Think the reason the group chose this hotel is that they are dog friendly; otherwise the Casablanca or Holiday inn on the hill might have been nicer. Both events are held across from the Casablanca and the now defunct Oasis hotel.

We were able to park across from the launch site on Saturday.On Friday night rode with Kevin and Joy to the Nightglow.

Jumpty Dumpty-Louisville,KY

Lofty Ideas-Simi Valley,CA

Redee & Willing-Condor,CAN

Lofty Ideas-Simi Valley,CA

Redee & Willing-Condor,CAN


Pat and Darwin and Bill & Lorraine have attended in past several years. Had breakfast at Mc Donald's 600AM with Deb and Dick and met Joy and Kevin in the parking lot across from the launch. Pat, Darwin,Bill & Lorraine preferred viewing from across the street in the area where they are launched.

Instagraham-Alta Loma,CA & Purple Haze,Oliver CAN



Instagraham Alta Loma,CA

Blue Moon Murray UT

Rainbow Trails Salt Lake City & Purple Haze Oliver CAN

Distraction Redland, CA

Humpty Dumpty Louisville,KY





Purple Haze 3 New Harmony UT

Humpty Dumpty Lo & Czech it Out Salina UT




Got back to Campground around 900AM Saturday.



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