Sunday, July 06, 2008

No Couch Potato

Lawn-chair Balloonist Drifts From Oregon To Idaho

Kent Couch flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.

That's an exciting way to spend your Fourth of July weekend. I'm glad he didn't kill his fool self.


At July 06, 2008 10:47 AM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

I particularly like his landing plan of carrying a Daisy Red Rider bb-gun to shoot the balloons with.

At July 06, 2008 12:09 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i'm no longer curious as to how you can fit a couch into a chair!


At July 06, 2008 1:18 PM, Blogger cube said...

papa frank: If he's not careful, he could put his eye out with that thing ;-)

nanc: At least he's not a couch potato.

At July 07, 2008 5:43 AM, Anonymous Rav`N said...

This story made the news over here too. *lol* the man is just a little loony. Brave and imaginative, but still loony

At July 07, 2008 1:07 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

That looks like so much frickin' fun! :)

Just imagine how quiet it must be up there.

At July 07, 2008 4:31 PM, Blogger cube said...

rav'n: I agree. Not something I'd do, but I can admire it from afar.

brooke: Utterly quiet. I had a boss once who used to keep bees for peace & quiet from his family. No one would bother him while he tended the bees. I don't know which hobby I'd be more afraid of...


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