RSVP'S CLOSED: Balloon Festival - Lake George, NY September 20th, 2013

  • September 20, 2013 · 7:00 AM

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW RSVP'S:

THERE IS NO WAIT LIST ON THIS TRIP

IF YOUR INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL THE

ORGANIZER OF THIS EVENT, SUE COLLINS

 

ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL

LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

 

PLEASE NOTE $100 IS DEPOSIT ONLY AND NOT COST OF ENTIRE TRIP. FOR FULL COST OF EVENT PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING, THANK YOU!

THIS EVENT IS ALSO BEING POSTED UNDER ON THE ROAD BUS TRIPS, WHICH IS A MIXED GROUP, WE HAVE ONE LADY BRINGING HER MALE FRIEND, SO FAR THE REMAINDER GOING ARE FEMALE.  IF MY OTHER MEETUPS DON'T FILL BUS THEN BUS MAY BE FILLED AT THE DISCREATION OF THE TOUR OPERATOR (MALE/FEMALE, WHOMEVER).

 

ON THE ROAD BUS TRIPS

PRESENTS:

Adirondack BALLOON FESTIVAL

LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

FRIDAY-SUNDAY~ SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2013

(FRIDAY DEPARTURE: 7AM, RETURN ON SUNDAY 8PM)

Times above are approximate, closer to date firm times will be announced.

PICK-UP/RETURN: TBA Woburn/Wilmington, MA area,  we will also be adding a south shore pickup location if we hit 15 interested (we are close at 10 already)

Adirondack Balloon Festival - Balloon Launch

One of the American Bus Associations top 100 destinations is the Balloon Festival in Lake George. The festival is 41 years old this year. Early morning and late afternoon lift offs! You will be amazed by the number of hot air balloons that will fill the sky. Last year over 125 balloons went up. Did you ever see a birthday cake as a balloon? See Mickey Mouse as he fills up and searches the sky over your head. You’ll enjoy a visit to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, a local tour of Lake George and Saratoga. A fun filled weekend.

YOUR TWO-NIGHT GET-A-WAY INCLUDES:

· ROUND TRIP MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION

· 2 nights accommodations - Tiki Hut Hotel, LAKE GEORGE, MA

· 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners - BREAKFAST AT HOTEL, DINNERS: HOTEL/RACETRACK

Racecino/Sarasota

· Lake Geoge lunch cruise - Le Sacrement Steamboat/buffet lunch

Ride to Prospect Mountain, enjoy a fantastic view of mountain region and Lake George,

and beautiful views right up into Canada!

· Local touring - Walk on guide, tour through Saratoga Springs, visit a natural water

spring, local mansion/with tour of rose garden and more!

· Raceway casino & track visit - harnessed racing, last year they saved front row for the

group! Includes a buffet dinner, try your luck at the Racecino - full casino with slots &

tables.

Saturday morning we will board the bus at 4AM to travel over to the airport to the balloon festival, last year over 125 balloons were observed. If you want to take a balloon ride we can arrange that for you, at an additional charge (TBD), either Friday night or Saturday/Sunday morning, weather permitting. Morning rides are better chances weather wise. They do offer rides from one side of the airport to the other, which is very short. We will try to get our members that are interested the longer ride (1-1.5 hours) at an off site location. This is all arranged on trip not prior too, which for hot air ballooning is the way to do it, so much is riding on the weather, wind speeds or lack of.

*$369.00 pp/double *$349.00/triple

*$499.00/single

If you need a roommate, we will assist you in finding one, those that RSVP first will be paired up first. Snorers, please note your area a snorer so we can find you another snorer. If we do not have a roommate to match you with you may be subject to the higher single rate.

What's not included: Gambling is own your own, Balloon ride is extra, Tips and gratuities for driver and escort - $2.50/each, per day, housekeeping gratuity, Lunch on way up and lunch in town on Saturday.

An Insurance waiver is available MUST BE PAID WITH DEPOSIT ONLY!!! $39.00 MEDICAL REASONS ONLY - 48 HOUR NOTICE - MUST BE VERIFYABLE WITH A NOTE FROM PHYSICIAN.

INSURANCE CANNOT BE ADDED AFTER DEPOSIT IS MADE.

Space is VERY limited for this event, first come first serve:

The first 44 members to RSVP with a secured deposit payment of $104.00, (which includes Paypal Fees), will be eligible to attend. You can also pay via check, contact me for info.

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE ON July 30, 2013

DUE TO VARYING ROOMING OCCUPANY CHOICES THE FINAL PAYMENT WILL BE DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE. I WILL EMAIL MY PAYPAL ADDRESS IN EARLY AUGUST FOR FINAL PAYMENTS.

Cancellation Policy: NON REFUNDABLE, unless you have purchased the insurance, 48 hours notice and it is a medical reason, verified by a doctor.

IF we do not get a total of 44 members, we may be sharing the remainder of the open seats with another group.   Unless we fill up an entire bus of 44 people. Sharing the bus has worked well in the past.

All bus trips are subject to itinerary change due to unforseeable conditions (weather, other).

 

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  • Mary J.

    great group of women, I haven't laughed that much in years! I want a redo on the tomato olympics. LOL Good job Sue

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Sue

      So glad you could join us! Our long weekend trips are as fun as our week long vacations....great friends and laughs! Couldn't have those tomatoes go to waste now could we? Hope we see you again soon!

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Linda

    Absolutely tons of laughing........with all my friends I've met at other events - plus I met so many more new friends! Love you all............Great time being with you ladies and I look forward to our next time - huge 'thank you' to my very special friend SUE - another fantastic trip you've created that as always is so successful, love ya! Linda

    September 24, 2013

    • Sue

      So glad you could make it Linda, you are so much fun and the ladies love you! What a fantastic time we all had from the very beginning .....balloon festival Friday night to the final ceremony ....tomato olympics lol! Can't wait to do it again!

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Sue

    Thank you everyone who attended! The balloons may not have flown but that didn't stop us from having the best bus trip ever! I met so many wonderful new friends as well as having the opportunity to share more fun times with some old friends! I can't believe how much fun we had, how many laughs we all shared! We really got a good feel for the Lake George area and are already starting to plan another visit! STAY TUNED.....

    September 22, 2013

  • Sue

    Friday, September 20, 2013:
    7:00 AM- Raynham Dog Track- Route 138, Raynham, MA (this was chosen over W. Bridgewater because it is a secured lot).
    9:00 AM- Shrine Auditorium, Wilmington, MA, MA (Exit 39, off Rte. 93)
    9:30 AM- Millbury Park N’ Ride (Exit 10A, off Mass Pike on Rte. 20)

    September 18, 2013

  • Pat

    Hi Sue, I sent you an e-mail today regarding the balloon ride. I had a problem with my e-mail and I'm not sure if you received it . I mailed you the check for the ride. Please put my name on the list. Thanks

    August 13, 2013

    • Sue

      your all set:)

      September 4, 2013

  • Sue

    Part 1:

    Hi Ladies: I have a balloon company that came highly recommended. They are dedicating both of there balloons to us exclusively while we are there (Fri. night/Sat. a.m./Sun. a.m.) and can accommodate 7 total in both balloons. She also has another vendor that has a few seats available on Friday night and Sunday a.m. I know we have numerous ladies interested in the ride and as you know it is weather & conditions pending.
    TOTALLY REFUNDABLE 100% if we can't take the ride.
    What you need to do if you want to take a ride with them:
    Send me a check payable to the vendor: Becky Jones $185.00 CHECK ONLY NO PAYPAL
    SHE ASKED THAT I COMPILE THE CHECKS FOR HER SO PLEASE BE SURE THEY ARE PAYABLE TO BECKY JONES BUT MAILED TO ME: SUE COLLINS, 25 SHADY AVE., WAKEFIELD, MA 01880
    (she is giving us a good deal, prices range from $225 - $275)

    July 30, 2013

    • Sue

      part 2

      July 30, 2013

    • Sue

      part 2

      You also need to fill out a waiver form and include it with our check.

      In the event that we have bad weather can't get all flights in, I will keep a list of when payment and forms are received and it will be on a first come first serve basis.

      PLEASE MAIL PAYMENT AND WAIVER IMMEDIATELY TO GET IN ON THE RIDE:)

      HERE IS VENDORS WEBSITE AND INFORMATION (THE BALLOONS ARE THE TWO ON THE LEFT IN PHOTO TAB BALLOONS:)

      BELOW IS THE LINK TO WAIVER AND HER WEBSITE:)

      http://www.balloonpa....­

      THIS BALLOON COMPANY AND RIDE IS A RECOMMENDATION ONLY, YOUR CHECK IS YOUR CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND VENDOR, THIS IS 100% BETWEEN YOU AND THE VENDOR,. THE TOUR/BUS COMPANY, MEETUP ETC. IS IN NO WAY OR MEANS, LIABLE FOR ANY CHOICES DECISIONS ON WHETHER YOU CHOSE TO FLY ETC. YOU ARE ALSO ALWAYS WELCOME TO HIRE YOUR OWN BALLOON AND OR MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS.

      July 30, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi Sue, sent my balance yesterday, absolutely can't wait for this trip!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies: Final payment is due on 7/30/13
    Here is the amount due via Paypal, taking into consideration a $100 initial deposit
    Single $411.25
    Double $277.50
    Triple $256.75
    Remember you have to make the payment direct through your paypal account because there are three different amounts due. My paypal account address is [masked]
    If your mailing a check here is the amount due, taking into consideration a $100 initial deposit
    Single $399.00
    Double $269.00
    Triple: $249.00

    PLEASE NOTE AS STATED IN THE ORIGINAL POSTING, THIS EVENT IS NON REFUNDABLE.

    July 10, 2013

  • Linda

    I am signed up on your other group for this exciting event but I am not going in the balloon (chicken me!).....I will wave to all of you from the ground!

    June 13, 2013

  • Jackie

    I'm still looking for a roommate.

    April 16, 2013

    • Sue

      I also posted that I have a wonderful lady looking for a roommate:) on all travel sites:)

      April 16, 2013

    • Sue

      Heard you and Carolyn spoke and are going to room.

      April 19, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies:
    Here is the amount due via Paypal, taking into consideration a $100 initial deposit
    Single $411.25
    Double $277.50
    Triple $256.75
    Remember you have to make the payment direct through your paypal account because there are three different amounts due. My paypal account address is [masked]
    If your mailing a check here is the amount due, taking into consideration a $100 initial deposit
    Single $399.00
    Double $269.00
    Triple: $249.00

    April 16, 2013

    • Sue

      Deposit is not due until 7/1/13, tour company just advised yesterday and that is why I posted:)

      April 17, 2013

  • Sue

    Final payments due 7/30/13

    April 16, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies: I have a wonderful lady looking for a roommate on this trip, email me if you are interested:)

    April 16, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies:
    Final Payment for the BALLOON FESTIVAL trip is due on 7/30/13. Please send payment via paypal to the following address:
    [masked]
    If you rather send a check that is fine, email me for my address.
    Thank you.
    Sue

    April 16, 2013

  • Danielle J.

    This sounds awesome! I'm so excited to try this!

    February 18, 2013

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