There's still 2 days left as Hot Air Balloons Rise Over Baton Rouge Louisiana in the Annual Pennington Balloon Championships! You don't want to miss them this year!
THOSE MAGNIFICANT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES!! That title from a famous slapstick movie reminds me to what links man goes to conquer space and the skies. One of my favorite parts of the balloon festival is the guest appearance of the Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Parachute out from helpcopters and planes so high up we can't even see them on the ground and then they land on a little target a foot wide on the field? Well its' high tech, folks. My son served in infantry airboren in the Army and it's amazing what they do. They make it look so easy. Here is a video clip of what it's like up there as a team lands inside a football stadium:
And the festival is for all ages. My grandsons love the Children's Village each year:
There are lots of inflatables. Also there are farm animals for the children to see and pet. And lots of games that vary each year like water balloons. Between balloon flights the kids don't have to just stand around waiting!
And the highlight about 9:30pm is the Fireworks display. So come join the fun at the Annual Pennington Balloon Championship 2011
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