We saw a lot of hot air balloons this Fourth of July! On Friday we went to the Balloon Glow in Ridgeland. Thanks to Alderman Hamlin we got VIP passes and got to eat some good bar-b-q and see Diamond Rio up close!! On Saturday we ate at Nana's and went to Balloon Fest in Canton. The character balloons were HUGE! Unfortunately we didn't see any fireworks this year. Somebody got pretty nasty around 8 both nights. Also, rumor has it that the Ridgeland fireworks are the BRIGHTEST and LOUDEST in Mississippi. I didn't think we were ready for this yet!