Gas station owner Kent Couch made a 235-mile (378km) trip in a green lawn chair held aloft by 150 giant 5' helium party balloons.
Using jugs of cherry Kool-Aid for ballast and a BB gun to pop the odd balloon to control his altitude, Mr. Couch soared from Bend, Oregon to Idaho in nine hours.
"Things just look different from up there. You've moving so slowly. The best thing is the peace, the serenity."