Preparing for Waxahachie's Summer Balloon Classic

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Ballooning couldn�t be more of a fair weather sport. One person�s invigorating morning breeze is a balloonist�s nightmare. Despite a few clouds and one hell of a hot sun, wind gusts kept 90,000 cubic feet of hot air on the ground at the Summer Balloon Classic at Mid-Way Airport on Hwy. 287, between Waxahachie and Midlothian early Friday morning. Luckily, the balloon festival runs all weekend long -- and even if the crews don�t make it into the air, there�s still Saturday's Lite the Nite balloon glow, aviation show, helicopter rides, glider plane rides, skydivers, gift booths and all kinds of food. -- Melissa Crowe and Anastasia Jakse