119. Man Flies 200 Miles in Lawn Chair (2)
A few days later, Duke and Bo drove
few miles out of town where there were
electrical wires. They used fishing line to secure
balloons to the lawn chair. The chair was
to the truck. They filled up all the
. The balloons were actually lifting the truck off
ground a little. Bo put on his jacket,
hands with Duke, and sat in the chair.
tied a rope to his belt and the
, in case he fell out of the chair.
he had was a knife, an altimeter, his
phone, a BB pistol, and a pair of
. At 8 a.m., Duke took a picture of
sitting in the lawn chair. Duke then cut
rope holding the chair to the truck. The
lifted Bo so fast he almost fell out
Bo got up to 15,000 feet,
the air is thin. His heavy coat kept
warm. The wind carried him eastward at an
speed of 22 mph. He flew over the
Range. When he got near the Ochoco Mountains,
started shooting the balloons. He made a soft
near Paulina, about 200 miles east of Roseburg.
was waiting for him. When Bo got home
that night, he tried to tell his wife
about his journey. Still angry, she refused to
to his story. She couldn’t believe that her
could be so stupid. She told Bo to
on the sofa. The next day, he told
son about his interesting adventure. His son went
school and bragged about his dad to all
his schoolmates. Nobody believed him.