You have to give a nod to Rick Swenson, 35, of Fergus Falls, who found inspiration watching a giant pumpkin dropped onto a car in Lancaster, Minn., some time ago.
And who can blame him? Who wouldn’t be inspired by this?
“We’ve always been good friends, but we go back and forth a bit,” Swenson tells the Grand Forks Herald. “I sat down last spring and thought, ‘How am I going to one-up him?’ ”
So he grew a big pumpkin, starting as seeds last March, and culminating with a 13 1/2-hour paddling expedition on Saturday from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn.
In the pumpkin.
“I’m glad we did it,” he said. “It’s something goofy to do and have a fun time.”
— Robert Fronning (@AgCRob) October 17, 2016