Thursday, August 03, 2006

Blowing Hot Air

The National Hot Air Ballooneum (NHAB), a national competition for professional Hot Air Balloonists, is back in town this week. If you're looking for something to do this weekend that is fun yet different, then bring your family and maybe a stranger to the fields around the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. I did the "Fat Challenge 2" at Pennington, but that's a whole different blog post. Did I mention that admission is free?

My wife and I have been several times over the past two or three years. It's a lot of fun!

And not only is it fun to visit this event, but it's our duty as patriotic Baton Rougians to weigh down balloonists from other states. As you can see from this "History of National Hot Air Balloon Championship" list, someone from Baton Rouge has only won three times, and we haven't regained the title since our three-year stint that ended in '91. It's time to rise up! (Pun intended.)

I'm not asking you to sabotage a hot air balloon. I'm just asking you to pray for some Premature Brennschluss or maybe for a tentacled minion to appear from the sky and devour some of the favorites to win this year's competition.

Hope to see you there!

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