Cafe, Albuquerque, New Mexico © 2002 Ken Rockwell.com. All rights reserved.
We passed this sign walking back to the Fiesta grounds for the night races. The night races were boring. It was a bunch of rich dudes who took three hours to get ready for a distance race. This means you watch them do nothing for three hours and then they just fly away into the dark. The winner is the one who goes the farthest. These men were manly men; they didn't even take windbreakers or sandwiches with them in their gondolas and their (boring) helium balloons rise to about 15,000 feet where it's freezing for about three days of nonstop travel! At least one dude was smart enough to bring his girlfriend who must have been crazy, too.