Brunt and I went out to Cali for a week. It was epic.
First we had to stop by Charlotte to see Eric and Bishop and of course Izzy.
We dropped in at Saturday Skateboards’ headquarters to see Dave. His mustache is a miracle of modern science.
Basically I’m using Izzy’s cuteness to get more hits on my page. I need to pass Chloe in the rankings.
Izzy runs the tables.
She wins even when she loses.
In flight movie: Mission Impossible 3… Long flight.
But we made it to sweet California.
Rep the Bay tigas.
This is Ben. He just moved out from NC. He drove us around for a few days and gave me a board when mine broke, so he is good people in my book.
NC hills are pretty wuss compared to the ones over yonder in Frisco.
First night we stayed in the city with Ty. This is his plant garden. There were lots of slugs there.
My long lost friend Matt Mercer. We stayed with Matt a couple nights.
I lost my board on the Bart, but Matt gave me another one and I filmed him do tricks.
Ted and Galen drove a UHAUL across the country from Asheville. We ate Burritos every day.
Ty did every trick at this spot first try.
Once every trick had been done he had to find a new game.
Brunt joins in on the fun.
Golden gate park has a lot to offer.
I liked the shadow so I had to get a liiiiitle bit arty…
…Maybe a bit tooo arty…
…Okay we need to leave now.
Speaking of art, I scraped up my hand (it’s a long story), so Bryan arted it.
Dylan celebrated his 19th birthday with a Mexican Gangster themed party. It took us hours to find the spot, but I’m glad me went.
Kyle Lee also lives there and was in full effect.
Authentic Mexican tats for all provided by Kyle Lee.
Time to go esse’
I was really hoping to not see this place for a week.
This is what Brunt would look like if you were a fish.
When Brunt gets lucky I lose six bucks.
When Matt gets lucky I have to move to the living room.
If you’re going to San Francisco… you know the words.
Brunt can wallride very high.
It does not work to his advantage when he slices his back on fences however.
I like to try to blend with my surroundings
so does Matt.
The Hella Guns movement goes west.
Light art is a California tradition for us.
Bryan and I rode bikes to Indian Rock. It was awesome except that his bike seat was too high and it caused some serious damage to the taint area.
I concurred the rock as I do most things.
On the way back we found a plum tree.
Plums make vegans happy.
Bryan trying to out blog me. He is looking a bit scruffy these days. Lets take a closer look.
Yep, pretty impressive stubbs.
Brunt doesn’t count cause he got a head start.
Somewhere under this jungle of beastly scruff is my face.
Every once in a while I like to take a stab at nature photography.
I think I’m getting pretty good at it!
This kid reminds me of home.
The last couple days of the trip Brunt slept a lot.
Bryan got a call in the middle of the night from someone he though was his ex girlfriend Chelea saying “I can’t live without you” etc. But it turns out it wasn’t her. She wrote this message above his bed.
We spent our final moments of the trip giving heartfelt goodbyes… To Whitney Houston.
The trip back was kind of a blur. So long San Fran.