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Old 09-25-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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2018 RMRR Montana Rally

As 2018 RMRR wagon masters (Gene and Pam Hammerel, Dan Tolar assisting), we are in the very early stages of trying to secure RV sites at the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park. With this being such a large special event, drawing people from all around the world, and 2018 site registration starting the morning of October 24, 2017, it is necessary that we gather the list of those interested parties before October 23, 2017. We are waiting to hear from the Balloon Fiesta RV Manager for clarification on the group registration process but our current understanding is that we can register for the group on the 24th.


We will be dry camping in the South RV Park directly across the street from the balloon field. We will arrive on Thursday, Oct 4 (half price night 17.50) and depart on Tuesday, Oct 9. For 2017 the cost of dry camping is $35/night. There could be a price increase for 2018, but we don't know as of this writing. Refer to the original message below for further information and links on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.


As of now, we are not sure if we will just need to pay deposits or the full amount for our sites. We will let you know, once we hear from the Balloon Fiesta RV Manager. (This year, at $17.50 for Thursday night and $35/night for Friday through Monday the total amount due would be $157.50. Again, we are not sure if there will be a price increase for 2018, but if there is it should be minimal.


Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 - $17.50/night (2017 prices)
Fri, Oct 5 - Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - $35/night (2017 prices)
Once we register, we will expect reimbursement via PayPal or by check/money order.


Balloon Fiesta RV Park Cancellation Policy:
Up until July 14th refunds will be processed with a $10.00 fee for the Standard, Premium, and VIP sites. President’s Compound is a fee of $12.50. July 15th through August 31st a 50% refund will be given. After August 31st, no refunds will be given. We do not rollover paid reservations to the following year.



The people that are interested in attending the 2018 Rocky Mountain Regional Rally at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta thus far are listed below:


1. Don and Wendy Stockman
2. Dan and Cindy Tolar
3. Ron and Terrie Ames
4. Bill and Mary Van Nuys
5. Jerry and Penny Parker
6. Dennis and Linda Ward
7. Gene and Pam Hammerel
8. Chris and Marlene Carty
9. & 10. (Chris and Marlene may have another 2 rigs that may be interested.)


We are limiting the number of rigs to 20 for 2018 RMRR Rally.


We will update this list as people contact us with their interest and we will keep you updated as we learn more.


Gene and Pam Hammerel

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Original Message sent to attendees of 2017 RMRR rally in South Dakota:


Hello All,


We are putting out feelers for next year's rally very, very early! We would like to know if the group would be interested in attending Balloon Fiesta 2018 and time is of the essence. The balloon park will be taking RV reservations for next year starting on October 24, 2017 and spots at the Balloon Fiesta RV Park go very, very quickly. The information we have provided below is for 2017 so there could be a price hike for next year but we don't know yet. Balloon Fiesta next year (2018), runs from October 6 - October 14. We were thinking about holding the 2018 Rocky Mountain Region Rally from October 4th through October 8th (Arrive on Thursday the 4th, depart on Tuesday the 9th). The Thursday arrival is to avoid the heavy RV traffic on Friday before the fiesta starts on Saturday. If people would like to stay longer we are checking on extending reservations for those that are interested. We have sent an email to the RV manager, Jennifer Garcia, asking about getting us all parked together and group reservations.

We (Gene and Pam) stopped by the balloon park yesterday morning and we were told that if we want to be parked together, we will have to make reservations as a group so we will need to know the number of RV's that plan to attend by October 22, 2017. We were also told that we would probably have to put down half of the total amount due for our stay as a deposit. We are willing to do that (for standard $35/night sites), and you can reimburse us the $$ that we have to put down to hold a group site by November 1 (Pam has a PayPal account).


Balloon Fiesta RV Park Cancellation Policy:
Up until July 14th refunds will be processed with a $10.00 fee for the Standard, Premium, and VIP sites. President’s Compound is a fee of $12.50. July 15th through August 31st a 50% refund will be given. After August 31st, no refunds will be given. We do not rollover paid reservations to the following year.



Standard: $35 per night (dry camping)
Box View: $45 per night (dry camping)
Premium: $75 per night (30Amp and water connection)
VIP West/East $90 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the launch Field with 2 entry passes included valid during your stay)
Presidents Compound: $175 per night (Yikes!)


This is very primitive camping. It is basically a dirt parking lot directly across the street from the balloon park you will get to see balloons fly and fireworks even if you don't go to the park. They provide a free shuttle service to and from the park for us all to come and go as we please and attend the various events (refer to web site schedule, 2018 morning and evening sessions should remain basically the same). The RV park also provides a pumping service and water fill for a fee of $25 each. Generators are allowed from 5 am to 10 pm but they must be 2 feet above the ground. Fires are not permitted at the RV park but we are checking into propane fire pits (we have one).


This email has been sent to the list of attendees of the South Dakota Rally only, just to see who would be interested in attending the 2018 Balloon Fiesta. If there is interest, then we will place an announcement on the MOC forum with details. We would also like your feedback on the dates you would prefer for the Rally. Again, the Balloon Fiesta runs from Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 14. Please understand that this is a weather permitting event. Sometimes the balloons will not be able to fly due to weather conditions.


If Balloon Fiesta is not something the group would like to attend, Gene and Dan will come up with something else.



RV Information for 2017:
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/



http://www.balloonfiesta.com/guest-g...rfriendly=true



http://www.balloonfiesta.com/uploads...tions%20RV.pdf



http://www.balloonfiesta.com/uploads...p%202017.2.pdf



http://www.balloonfiesta.com/guest-g...mation/RV-FAQs





Gene and Pam Hammerel

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Old 09-26-2017, 11:34 AM   #2
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If you are interested in attending the 2018 RMRR Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, leave your name here or message Hammer51 or pammer and your name will be added to the list of those interested in attending.


We are limiting the number of rigs to 20 for 2018 RMRR Rally.

1. Don and Wendy Stockman
2. Dan and Cindy Tolar
3. Ron and Terrie Ames
4. Bill and Mary Van Nuys
5. Jerry and Penny Parker
6. Dennis and Linda Ward
7. Gene and Pam Hammerel
8. Chris and Marlene Carty
9. Scott Wiest


We will update this list as people contact us with their interest and we will keep you updated as we learn more.

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If you are interested in attending the 2018 RMRR Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, leave your name here or message Hammer51 or pammer and your name will be added to the list of those interested in attending.


We are limiting the number of rigs to 20 for 2018 RMRR Rally.

1. Don and Wendy Stockman
2. Dan and Cindy Tolar
3. Ron and Terrie Ames
4. Bill and Mary Van Nuys
5. Jerry and Penny Parker
6. Dennis and Linda Ward
7. Gene and Pam Hammerel
8. Chris and Marlene Carty
9. Scott Wiest




We will update this list as people contact us with their interest and we will keep you updated as we learn more.

Gene (Hammer51) and Pam (pammer) Hammerel
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2018 RMRR Rally - Albuquerque, NM - Update 9/27/17

If you are interested in attending the 2018 RMRR Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, leave your name here or message Hammer51 or pammer and your name will be added to the list of those interested in attending.

We are limiting the number of rigs to 20 for 2018 RMRR Rally.

1. Don and Wendy Stockman
2. Dan and Cindy Tolar
3. Ron and Terrie Ames
4. Bill and Mary Van Nuys
5. Jerry and Penny Parker
6. Dennis and Linda Ward
7. Gene and Pam Hammerel
8. Chris and Marlene Carty
9. Scott Wiest
10. Brent and Barbara Fonner
11. Don and Renee Hoyt
12. George and Mary Schrank
13. Bobby and June Venters

We will update this list as people contact us with their interest and we will keep you updated as we learn more.

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