"You can hear a dog bark at 15,000 feet" – CNN.com

Um, I’ll stick with coffee on my front porch, thankyouverymuch…

Couch took off Saturday morning, riding a green lawn chair supported by a rainbow array of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons. He kissed his wife and kids goodbye, and patted their shivering Chihuahua, Isabella, before his ground crew gave him a push so he could clear surrounding light poles and a coffee cart. Then, clutching a big mug of coffee, Couch rose out of the parking lot of his gas station into the bright blue morning sky, cheered by a crowd of spectators.

Lawn-chair balloonist drifts from Oregon to Idaho – CNN.com


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