I always thought this would be fun...for someone else (because I don't like heights). I could just see some redneck pulling this off. I guess Jeff Foxworthy is right, You can always find a redneck somewhere.
It seems that Kent Couch, a local gas station owner, decided to strap a bunch of helium filled balloons to his lawn chair. His destination was Idaho!
He didn't make it to Idaho, though he did float 193 miles!
Even funnier is that he had a Chihuahua named Isabella. I would have strapped the dog to the underside of that chair and took her with me. Once I got up about 1,000 feet...well, nevermind.
When he landed, the wind caught the chair and took it and his video camera back into the air. He "hopes to get it back some day."
Check it out.