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Outdoor fun - 1st Albuquerque, New Mexico Couch Crash (Oct 4-7) - 8 weeks away
Posted August 12th, 2012 - 5:08 pm by from Park City, United States (Permalink)
SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD – October 4-7th

**Please ‘private message’ me with any questions**

Come one, come all to the 1st Ever Ever Ever Albuquerque Couch Crash during Columbus Day Weekend. We’re holding this premiere event during the largest international hot air balloon festival in the heart of the Land of Enchantment, so don’t forget your camera!

Free hugs at sunrise hot air balloon mass ascension. Kayaking. Route 66. Hash running. Painting excursions. Private CS-only trolley ride at sunset. Red and green chiles. Greek Festival. Bike and brew tour. Practice your Spanish. Native American culture. Breaking Bad. Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Photographing the unique New Mexico high desert landscape. Special interest items to plan your own adventure. And there’s much, much more! Try something new, enjoy yourself, and make new friends.

This event is open to CSers of all ages and backgrounds. Families and kids are welcome. Pets are on a host by host basis. We don’t discriminate. We just ask that you’re respectful and open-minded.

Airports
* ABQ - Albuquerque (in town) -- Southwest Airline friendly
* ELP - El Paso (4 hour drive/rideshare)
* PHX - Phoenix (6.5 hour drive/rideshare) -- Southwest Airline friendly
* DEN - Denver (6.5 hour drive/rideshare)

For flights, it MAY be cheaper to fly from:
* Large Canadian cities to ELP (instead of ABQ) then rideshare to Albuquerque
* US Border cities (Seattle, Spokane, Great Falls, Fargo, Buffalo, Albany, Plattsburgh, Portland, Maine)

Other modes
* Rideshare (CS site, Craigslist, Other attendees, Zimride)
* Carpool/caravan
* Train (Amtrak – Southwest Chief comes to ABQ daily east and west bound)
* Greyhound (No Megabus)
* Hitch hike (at your own risk)

ABQ Couch Crash Activity Page (check for updates)
http://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/AOE9HK/1st-ever-ever-ever-albuquerque-couch-crash

Share this awesome event with non-CS friends and family via Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/390457277676605/

Volunteer for the opportunity for a free ride while being part of a balloon chase crew (usually start around 4am)
https://registration.balloonfiesta.com/crew

ABQ International Balloon Fiesta
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/

The ABQ Couch Crash external website will be posted on August 20th to check out events and sign up with hosts.

**HELP US KEEP IT QUIRKY IN ALBUQUERQUE AND SPREAD THE WORD**


Posted September 8th, 2012 - 2:48 am by from Park City, United States (Permalink)
1st Ever Ever Ever Albuquerque Couch Crash: October 4-7th (Thu-Sun)

The 1st Ever Ever Ever Albuquerque Couch Crash is just around the corner and just a month away on Columbus Day Weekend. We've got kayaks booked, a trolley reserved, several festivals going on, the world's largest hot air balloon festival, and much more planned.

If you like hugs, "Breaking Bad", Native American culture, volunteering, photography, arts, the outdoors, or anything in between, you should definitely come and bring a friend or two for our awesomely planned 4-days of fun.

This event is open to CSers of all ages and backgrounds. Families and kids are welcome. Pets are on a host by host basis. We don’t discriminate. We just ask that you’re respectful and open-minded.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Start: October 4th (Thursday), 1st event at 10am
End: October 7th (Sunday), last event at 10:30pm


Website: http://abqcouchcrash.com/

ABQ Couch Crash Rideshare group page:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=56360

Event RSVP & Host/Surfer Connections:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=172513


We're still cleaning up some pages on the website, but you can REGISTER ($20) via PayPal, sign up for EVENTS, search for RIDESHARES, locate HOSTS, and DONATE to worthy causes.

Some events like kayaking and the trolley have a max limit, so its first come first served.


Registration = $20pp for t-shirt, wristbands, Saturday breakfast, PeacePal charity donation, and setup expenses


See you in a few weeks!

Email: info@abqcouchcrash.com

ABQ Couch Crash Planning Committee