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El Monte RV Monthly Newsletter  October 2010
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RV Rental Idea: Albuquerque Int'l Balloon Festival

RV Vacation Idea:
Albuquerque Int'l Balloon Festival 

Albuquerque, NM
October 2 - 10, 2010

It's not too late to experience the wonder of this international balloon enthusiast's favorite event!  For more than 30 years, pilots from all over the world have come to this event to be a part of the hundreds of giant balloons that fill the New Mexico sky.
Imagine the roar of hundreds of balloon burners as they take off over 78 acres of festival grounds.  Events and entertainment like chainsaw carving, balloon artists, mariachi bands are just some of the things to enjoy.  Rainbow Ryders will be providing hot air balloon rides as well!
El Monte RV makes attending this event easy with a rental location right in Albuquerque.  Check out the festival's camping page for information on where to stay.

There's still time to take advantage of this special offer! 
Taking this trip is easy because we've included your bedding, towels and dishes!  From our location, just drive the motorhome to the KOA San Francisco North/Petaluma
 campground which is not only close to San Francisco but also to the world famous Wine Country - Sonoma and Napa Valley. 
Pick up a CS25 motorhome any day starting September 8 through October 29, 2011 at our Dublin, CA office.  A convenient way to get there is to take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to the Dublin/Pleasanton Station, which is just 5 minutes from the Dublin office.
The "Fall Wine Country Special" includes:
  • a 3 night motorhome rental in a CS25
  • including 500 miles, 2 Personal Convenience Kits, 1 kitchen kit, insurance
  • a 3 night stay at the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA which includes all amenities (Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Arcade, Jumping Pillow, Rock Climbing Wall, Petting Zoo)  
  • SonomaValleyWine Tour   
  • any day of the week, full hook-ups available (excluding Labor Day Weekend)
  • Special Package rate only $847

More Reasons to Tailgate! 

Throw yourself and your friends a party at your favorite team's football game. Here are some of the upcoming games in October:

  • Washington at USC - Saturday October 2
  • Notre Dame at Boston College - Saturday October 2
  • Connecticut at Rutgers - Friday October 8
  • USC at Stanford - Saturday October 9
  • Illinois at Penn State - Saturday October 9
  • Mississippi State at Florida - Saturday October 16
  • San Diego State at New Mexico - Saturday October 23
  • Arizona at UCLA - Saturday October 30 

Pro Games: 

  • Indianapolis at Jacksonville - Sunday October 3
  • Tennessee at Dallas - Sunday October 10
  • Oakland at San Francisco - Sunday October 17
  • New England at San Diego - Sunday October 24
  • Tampa Bay at Arizona - Sunday October 31
These are but a sampling of upcoming games.  Click on College Games or Pro Games above to see a more comprehensive list, or visit for even more games.

Reserve now! 

NASCAR RV Rental Idea: Calling all NASCAR fans!

Continue the 2010 NASCAR Racing Season with a Tailgating Party in an
El Monte RV motorhome at these exciting October races:

The Pepsi Max 400 race at the Auto Club Speedway on October 9 - 10!

The NASCAR Banking 500 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15 - 16!
The Tums Fast Relief 500 race at the Martinsville Speedway on October 23 - 24!

The Amp Energy 500 race at the Talladega SuperSpeedway on October 30 - 31!

Lone Star Nationals Car ShowRV Vacation Ideas:  
Notable October road-worthy trips  
  • Lone Star Nationals Car Show - Ft. Worth, TX - Oct 1 - 3
  • Thunderbirds Air Show - Salinas, CA - Oct 2 - 3
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 8 - 10
  • Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 15 - Nov 7
  • Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival - Millwood, VA - Oct 15 - 17
  • Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX through Oct 17
  • Greater Gulf State Fair - Mobile, AL - Oct 22 - 31
  • Taos Mountain Balloon Rally - Taos, NM - Oct 29 - 31
  • Blue Angels Air Show - Ft. Worth Alliance, TX - Oct 30 - 31
These are just a sampling of the types of events that a motorhome vacation makes really enjoyable.  All the comforts of home go with you, no packing and unpacking, and no lines for security!  Check these out or find one on your own, but don't miss out!
And, don't forget... the Columbus Day holiday is coming up on October 11!
For a map of rv rental locations, check out our locations map.

   Petrified Forest, Arizona

RV Vacation Idea:  Petrified Forest National Park


Everyone knows of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, but Arizona is also home to a lesser known but equally intriguing national park called the Petrified Forest. 

The Petrified Forest holds one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood.  For science buffs, it holds some amazing treasures - an incredible Down Payment of petrified logs, fossils of over 200 types of plants, and fossils from a wide range of animals.  Don't be surprised if you find a dinosaur track along your hike.  Keep your eyes open for the large variety of living animals too!
If you're interested in geology, you'll be in awe of the Painted Desert. Carved out over millions of years, it has a fascinating display of colors.  Much of the Painted Desert is located in the Navajo Nation, whose people have lived in the area for at least 500 years.

Although there is no camping in the park, there are a number of campgrounds within easy driving distances.  Check out this page to get information on campsites and other useful information. 
RV Recipe of the Month
Corn Casserole
1 large egg
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn
1 can (15 oz) creamed corn
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margerine
Skillet cooking instructions:
~ Pre-heat electric skillet to 300 degrees.
~ Beat egg in large mixing bowl.
~ Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine.
~ Pour into skillet, cover and cook until edges pull away from the side of the pan and are slightly brown - 20 to 30 minutes.
Oven cooking instructions:
~ Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
~ Grease a 9 x 13 pan (preferably glass)
~ Prepare as noted above.
~ Bake for one hour.
~ Enjoy! 
Near new RV Manager's Special

2005 Fleetwood 22B


Stock #: C5101

Price: $18,999

This 2005 is one of the best selling Class C motorhomes and comes with dinette, generator, microwave, hitch and more. It's size makes it easy to store.  Looks like new!  Comes with a one year warranty.  

El Monte RV Sales: 1-888-337-2206 or visit our Sales website.
El Monte RV Cares! Terra Pass Carbon Offset Option
El Monte RV offers customers a way to offset the carbon emissions from their motorhome vacation by selecting this option when booking by the website, requesing it via the call center, or when picking up at the rental counter. 
This option is completely voluntary and is a very nominal fee.  We encourage you to consider this when booking your trip!
Every cent of this nominal fee goes straight to Terra Pass to fund various carbon-offsetting programs.
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