Balloon Race 2013

Each year, in Forest Park, there is a huge event involving hot air balloons (I mean you can’t get any cooler than that, right?!?!)
My family usually goes to the balloon glow on Friday night (this was last year) But this year, the rain was just not having it, so instead we went to the race. We drove and then my mom, nephew, Andrew, and I rode our bikes into the park

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It was a bit windy, so the energizer bunny didn’t take off, but alot of balloons did race!

So here is how it goes. The first balloon (usually the bunny. but this year was the red balloon) takes off about ten minutes before the others.

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He floats away gracefully…..
(of course there is WAY more that goes into it than that)

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But anywho, after floating, the man actually “driving” the balloon drops a bag to the ground. The other balloons follow suit and try and get as close as they can to the first dropped bag.
I believe the whole race is for bragging rights, and its more about luck than skill (so someone told me, but I’m sure there is a TON of skill involved. I won’t be “driving” a balloon anytime soon. haha)

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We had a blast! And if you are in St Louis for next years race and balloon glow. you should head to Forest Park!

Question for you:
Have you ever been in a a hot air balloon