Great Pumpkin Sails in Backyard Pool: Oceanside
Pumpkin weighed 500-plus pounds
Norma Bachert tries floating in the hollowed out 505-pound pumpkin, that she and her husband, Nick Bachert, grew in their yard, for a second time at her neighbor's pool in Oceanside on Friday. The couple named the pumpkin Leon and then the USS Leon for it's debut in the water.
Updated at 11:29 AM PST on Saturday, Oct 29, 2011
With squeals of joy and amid cheers from onlookers, an Oceanside woman climbed into a hollowed-out giant pumpkin Friday and made a successful launch in her next-door neighbors' swimming pool, reports the North County Times.
"It's working," yelled a delighted Norma Bachert as she paddled her pumpkin around the pool in the Grace Street yard of Rocky and Kathy Magerkurth.
"I'm not taking on any water and I thought it would tip over," she hollered.
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