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Hot Air Balloons Rise Over Baton Rouge Louisiana in the Annual Pennington Balloon Championships

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!

Balloon Glow at the Pennington Hot Air Balloon Festival Baton Rouge Louisiana 2011

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:

Children's Village Scenes at Pennington Hot Air Balloon Festival Baton Rouge Lousiana

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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Comment balloon 5 commentsAnn Dail • August 06 2011 11:47AM

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Hi, Ann -- looks like a lot of fun and enjoyed your photos.  A nice local angle, too.  Have a great weekend!

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

Great pics/vid! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Posted by John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M (Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee) over 8 years ago

A great event, for sure...like sailing, but above the earth.   Nice!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 8 years ago

So beautiful! Something that I have always wanted to do! It is really hard to find a place that offers this. Enjoy! Thank you for sahring, I may have to visit your town one day to do this!!

Posted by Diane Grady (Endless Summer Realty) over 8 years ago

What a beautiful sight.  When we lived in Napa, we would constantly see balloons flying, and one Sunday one landed in our field.  It was amazing how they handled getting people off and folding that ballon up for repair.  Happy Saturday. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

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