Hot Air Balloon Festival – Calloway Gardens – Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009   1 comment

We were up at the crack of dawn for the morning Hot Air Balloon launch.  It was a little windy and cool, but the launch was on.  After watching all the balloons launch we walked up to the beach pavillion for a pancake breakfast, then walked down to the end of the lake to watch the radio-controlled boat and plane races.  Next we decided to explore the gardens for awhile, driving to Mr. Cason’s vegetable garden.  This is a very pretty area with lots of plants and flowers.  Next we visited the butterfly house.  This is a very popular attraction and we didn’t get very many photos here.  We decided to head back to our hotel and rest up for a while before heading out again for the 6 PM Hot Air Balloon launch.  We ended the evening with dinner at the Calloway Gardens Country Kitchen Restaurant ( think Cracker Barrel).  The difference being diners had spectacular views of Pine Mountain and the surrounding area.

Posted September 19, 2009 by clm30030 in Uncategorized

One response to “Hot Air Balloon Festival – Calloway Gardens – Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009

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  1. I used to put on a balloon festival here in Tampa until they closed off the local airspace and could no longer get permits after 9/11. It is wonderful to see them all launching!

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