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  1. I suspect there are more people that won't crate their dogs than will so there will be less incentive for the dog to wait the return of their owners.
  2. We've talked about getting a border collie if we ever decide to get a dog. They are high activity but we have the space for one to run around and to be honest the extra exercise wouldn't hurt me at all. I'm not sure what it was with Lucy. They could be outside playing with her and she would just drop everything to come over and hangout even if we weren't playing with her. It was also very common to come home to her sleeping under our covered patio table waiting for us to get back. Our neighbor George couldn't figure it out either. It all start when she was a puppy and kept up through her life. Maybe something to do with my animal magnetism. Ha.
  3. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    I think management needs to have more foresight. How are they going to keep the Haunted Mansion stocked if they take everyone away?
  4. It's obvious the person who wrote the article knows nothing of the sanctity of the Man Cave. I agree with you Mo. I much rather sit in the spa on a deck surrounded by water.
  5. Ugh cost cutting sux!

    I rather they just up the price. Seems to me they are insulting their customer's intelligence by trying to hide a price increase via a product reduction.
  6. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    You would think over all of the years it's been open there would half to have been a few.
  7. This is why Rene and I have decided against a dog. We had dogs and other pets when the girls were younger but the planning for pet care fit right in with having to plan everything else due to the kids. Now that the kids are adults we like the freedom of not having to worry about what we need to do if we want to stay out late or decide to turn the day trip into an overnight. We also have children and neighbors with dogs if we feel the need for animal contact. In fact when she was still alive one neighbor's border collie actually seemed to like us better than them. All of the Frisbee tosses in the world wouldn't stop her from coming over to our house for hours if she heard us outside. Even their current chocolate lab will stop over to say hello. However much like grandkids we can send them home and let the owners/parents deal with the dirty stuff.
  8. Basically you cannot ask for proof. Straight from the US Gov. ADA website: "Therefore, such documentation generally may not be required as a condition for providing service to an individual accompanied by a service animal. Although a number of states have programs to certify service animals, you may not insist on proof of state certification before permitting the service animal to accompany the person with a disability. " Edit: I don't know of any government entity that doesn't require dogs to be license and to display their tags. I don't see why a special tag couldn't be issued for animals that qualify for special treatment under the ADA. It would clear up the whole question and stop the many lying owners who make it bad for people with legitimate needs. We do it for handicapped parking without complaint and this isn't really any different.
  9. When we've owned dogs we've always arranged for their care at home or a kennel. What I can't see coming out of this is the long term or short term for that matter desirability of rooms. Let's forgo the replaceable stuff like furniture that a dog might damage while the owners are gone. Instead how many dogs will have accidents of various types. No matter how you clean the carpets not all of it comes out and the smells will build up. The floors underneath are concrete and will absorb fluids as well. Even if they use a flooring like Pergo the fluids will work into the cracks. Unless they use something like linoleum or epoxy painted floors I can't see how the rooms won't begin to stink after a while. Even if I owned a pet I don't think I would put up with that. Another concern is how will the dog react to being in a room that has belonged to so many others? I could see this bringing out poor behavior as the dog tries to figure out where they are all coming from. Some dogs I have known would become really hyperactive trying to figure out where all of those other dogs have come from. I also suspect it would make one of my oldest daughter's dog become aggressive as she becomes very protective around other dogs. Lastly, how do you handle barkers? Not all owners care that their dogs bark. What if it yaps for hours while the owner is at the parks? Does Disney go in to remove them? Will FP's really compensate the neighboring room that has to put up with it? I just don't think it is a good idea as the negatives just don't outweigh the positives from my perspective.
  10. 3000 Loop Update

    I always figured they'd wait until Thanksgiving and hunting season gets closer knowing the Fort no longer has full size ovens in the cabins.
  11. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    This thread was going along pretty well but seems to have gone down the drain.
  12. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    I'm cheap and would let the tanks fill up for the $25 pump out but I also don't have Grandma with me to worry about what happens if they are a day late.
  13. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    Hatch are a variety of New Mexico Chile pepper and can vary in the amount of heat. You would likely consider them hot if you are sensitive to heat. Most that I have used are in the range between a Poblano and Jalapeno favoring the hotter end of the spectrum. Some can be as hot as a Serrano pepper. To me they are on the mild side but then again I pickle Serrano Chiles for use on Hot Dogs and in Giardiniera or use Jalapenos as a condiment.
  14. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    Been following along. It looks like the festival has grown quite a bit since we were there 35 years ago. In fact it wasn't even planned. We were on our way back home from our honeymoon and Rene wanted to stop by and see a relative. The festival just happened to be going on at the same time. The volunteer thing looks like it could be fun. We will have to keep it in mind for a future trip. Yep world famous Hatch Green Chile's. While they weren't from Hatch County, NM during early fall in Colorado I would stop by the roadside green Chile stands where they fire roasted them while you waited. They usually had a 5 lb minimum but not only were the peppers good for chile but also Chile Rellenos and salsas. Your comment about having to wait for the next bus. All of your visits to the Fort and WDW should have had you well prepared for that eventuality.
  15. $5 delivery charge

    With the increase in airline baggage fees it can actually be cheaper to ship your stuff and only bring a carry on. Add in the all of the other hassles and TSA checks and it is also more convenient to just drop a box off at your local USPS or UPS Store.