Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Freebird

Want to know what that colorful little bundle in the sky is in the picture above? It's an Oregon man, Ken Couch, in a lawn chair, with 105 large heIium balloons strapped to it. Want to know the best part of the story?

His destination: Idaho.

Sad to say, poor Ken didn't make it all the way to the promised land. He landed in a farmer's field, short of Idaho, but almost 200 miles from his home. He also had to pay a $1,500 fine for violating air traffic regulations. (You can read the whole story here.)

So take this lesson to heart, kids... Follow your dreams! Reach for the sky! Throw off the shackles of convention and common sense and concern for personal safety... and set a course for Idaho! You'll be a hero to some, a legend to many, and an inspiration to all.

1 comment:

Chet said...

you can condone breaking air traffic safety regulations?

or is that sarcasm?