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The Original Lawn Chair Baloonist July 10, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Cool photos, Humor, In The News, Sports.

Lawn Chair Man

With Kent Couch in the news, for balooning193 miles in a lawn chair; here was his inspiration:
“Larry Walters was your average blue collar worker – he drove a big truck, 5 ½ days a week. On Saturday afternoons (he lived in Los Angeles), he would get home around lunch time, walk into his house, open his refrigerator, take out his 6-pack (of Pepsi), then make his peanut butter sandwiches. He would take them outside and sit in his chaise lounge chair. As he would sit there (he had a large 6-8 foot fence all around his little yard) in his little piece of green grass, he wondered what his neighbors were doing – what they were thinking about, what they looked like. In the suburbs of Los Angeles, the climate was so close, and yet, despite the closeness, there was no knowing of each other. After doing this for about 6 months – every Saturday afternoon – he said he wanted to meet his neighbours, and he came up with an ingenious idea:


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