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Frederick in Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 29, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik “A bayoon! A Bayoon! A Bayoon!” I shouted to my mom excitedly as we drove down the road in Anchorage, AK one late spring afternoon when I was only a few years old. In fact, there were several hot air balloons launched from an open field, and my mom pulled the car into a parking lot nearby so we could watch them floating above the trees. They had bright, colorful patterns, and seeing so many of them at once made it seem like something magical was happening, as if my every day world had mixed with some dream …