Warning – the following post contains graphic photos of retired people working at Balloon Fiesta. These photos may not be suitable for viewing by retirees over the age of 60.
Labor Day heralds the arrival of most of the RV Workkamper volunteers at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Once we temporarily set up camp in the Presidential lot, we begin our labor to turn an old landfill into a thriving Fiesta RV park. With lots of new friends and Fiesta preparations to make, the 2017 team hits the ground running.
Let the stuffing begin
Volunteers man (mostly WO-man) the goodie bag production line and begin the process of filling 8000 bags for navigators, pilots, kids and RVers. This skilled, finely tuned group blasts through the mountainous stack of empty sacks in no time. Hundreds of neatly stacked boxes of swag filled bags attest to their hard work. The guys even pitch in for a day to keep this stuffing train on track and on schedule.
Raking in the weeds
So nice of them to do that considering they are tasked with clearing the campground of all weeds and those obnoxious, burry goat heads.
I can happily report that great progress has already been made preparing the field. In no time at all, I expect the guys will begin liming the parking lines. Like magicians, these hard working fellows will make a huge RV park appear where once a dusty, desolate desert landfill sat silently decomposing.