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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Southwest Bacon Fest Albuquerque, Bacon, Beer and Blues at the sunny Balloon Fiesta Park

Where are we today ?

       Up early again and very cold outside 19f glad we disconnected our water hose. When I went to go on our Verizon internet MIFI I found it was not working! So waited for Suzie to get up  and she called Verizon. Apparently they have made some changes so we will be down for a day or so. Not a big problem, just an inconvenience, we have free wifi here in the park but just cannot get it from our coach anymore there is a few more rv's between us and the clubhouse. So down there I went check out a few things and back home.
          About 8 am made a quick trip to Walmart in Edgewood to pic up a few things and spotted these very interesting Rv's in the parking lot Wood carvers on the move, looks like they spent the night here.
these are interesting to say the least
       Shortly after 10am we getting ready to head into the Southwest Bacon Fest but had a knock on our door. How about that, a fulltime rv friend of ours from Ontario passing through the area had stopped here for a couple nights Larry and his wife Shirley. So we invited him in and we got caught up on each others travels. What a nice surprise.
smiling Larry
        We eventually left for the Bacon fest at 11:30 to the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. We left here the temperature was 34f and at the Balloon Fiesta park (much lower elevation) only 20 minutes away sun shining, much less wind and about 54f wow! Perfect weather for this event.
would love to be here for the Ballon festival
         This Bacon Fest is all about Bacon, Beer and Blues. With over 100 bacon dishes 15 Craft Breweries and 4 bands. Only goes from 10 am till 5 pm  today only and we were here in the area and just had to go. Just to name a few bacon dishes Bacon Fudge, Bacon Toffee, Bacon Bloody Mary, Beer battered bacon, bacon flavored shaved ice, bacon flavored donuts, chocolate dipped marshmallow wrapped in bacon, bacon cheese curds, bacon chocolate chip cookies and muffins, and the list goes on and on. The entrance pass is  $7.00 per person but while standing in line for tickets a guy sold us one pass for $2.00 now thats a good deal.
          Most of the smaller food portions we sampled were about $3.00 so we shared a few and a 12 oz beer from any of the 15 craft breweries was $5.00  so we sampled s few things filled our tummies and enjoyed the fresh air sunshine and excellent live music. Surprisingly with all the people there it was not crowded lots of tables to sit at, interesting people to chat with and relatively quick service from all the vendors.

a tasty taco we shared
another band 
Kids rides etc
neat pencil sharpeners
love the clouds over the mountain all day
Donut burger! Not
we shared these below
very tasty light snack
Bacon Eating contest, could not get close enough to watch
Bacon Cheese Nachos, tasty 
Now here they have an Apple Riesling, Suzie's favorite
so tried a sample and she just had to have a bottle
         Now back home from the warm Festival grounds about 2:30 was only 35f here, and no sunshine. Hmm,,,  at least we got out and enjoyed a new fun experience sunshine, tasty food. and some exercise. Tomorrow supposed to be sunny and warmer here then Monday a bit further south to Truth or Consequences for a couple days. Alway wanted to stop there for years but never worked out that way. Lower elevation so will be warmer there.
         Got a bit of reading and blogging done for the rest of the afternoon then a couple Tilapia fillets in the oven, with our new Tuscan Olive Oil. Not very nice out there to be standing by our Weber Q. Added that to a salad as well as dipped a bit of fresh bun in the Tuscan Olive oil, we enjoyed another fun day and tasty supper.
right out of the oven
wonderful
         Before we know it time to settle down for a but, watch a movie and call it a night.
         Hope y'all had a wonderful day doing what you love to do, enjoy life! Every minute is a blessing. And make everyone count.
         Thanks for stopping in.

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24 comments:

  1. WOW... bacon, beer and blues. Now that's livin'.

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  2. Now that's a different type of celebration. Glad to see you are Enjoying yourselves.
    Be safe!

    It's about time.

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    1. We enjoy ourselves everyday! Thats why were are doing this.

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  3. Now that is a lot of bacon! Sounds like a fun time.
    On Monday you two will drive right by the park we are staying at in Bernardo, NM. We plan on moving down to Truth or Consequences on Friday. Travel safe!

    Celebrating the Dance

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    1. We plan on staying at Elephant Butte state park fir a couple nights.

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    2. We will be looking forward to hearing what you think about it. We are staying at a Passport America near by but planning on staying at the State Parks on our way back through in the spring.

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    3. I have heard it is very nice and quite reasonable too. Will post about it for sure.

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  4. I've never heard of the Bacon Fest but am sure there's a festival for just about everything. It would have been fun to do a little taste testing. I loved those "RVs". They are definitely small houses and nothing we've seen.

    Looks like you are really enjoying yourselves!

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    1. Festivals can be done for anything, another excuse for a party, why not !

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  5. Now that is some title!
    Bacon on a sundae or shaved ice? Not sure I would like that one.

    We stayed at Elephant Butte State Park just about 11 miles from Truth or Consequence. It is an awesome. The 30 amp sites overlook the water. If you have time, look up the Spaceport America. They had just started to build it when we were there. It is the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

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    1. Thats where we plan on staying. No reservations like we normally do.
      We checked out Spaceport, very expensive to take a tour and that is the only way you can go, hmmmm....

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  6. Really? That cold out there? Then that's a good time to enjoy bacon. Bacon fest wuld be right for me. LOVE bacon.

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    1. Our elevation is 6,300 ft so is expected ABQ is about 5,000 much nicer.
      Bacon is good, just not good for you , moderation us the way to do it.

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  7. WoooHooo... bacon fest! Never heard of it but sounds like my kinda thing... of course the beer sounds pretty darned good too!

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    1. Bacon, beer and blues just way too much fun , glad its only for 7 hours a year!

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  8. bacon, beer and blues... that is three "B" I can'tlive without... We would have definitely attended that festival!

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    1. It was all good, glad that we came across it.

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  9. I generally avoid festivals, but I believe Baconfest is one I could not pass up.

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    1. This one was fun and lotsa room to move around.

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  10. What? No bacon flavored beer? Now there's a way for someone to brew a new winner of a beer! :cD

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    1. Now that would be interesting for sure!

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  11. Wow - never knew there was so many things to do with bacon! - Interesting! - Glad to hear your enjoying yourselves, as usual! - Take-care now, Emile & Monique

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    1. Very interesting and was a fun day too.
      We having a ball!

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