And sooooo it begins..
Mario the TM was trying to convince me he was in Seattle when I was waiting for them in Portland; trying to put me in a fluster. Although I was kinda lookin forward to it seein I could go back in the airport for some TGIFridays Happy Hour and Cinnabon, oh well..
Thats one way to do it..
Gunna be seein a lot of this for the next week or so..
Not before swoopin Gravette up at his Portland pad..
Looks like LeeDawg is gonna be my bench buddy for the trip..
One last stop before we hit the road..
Got ma’ Per Diem just in time to buy some nerd ropes and soda at the SkateBarn demo..
Gravette, 50/50 Stall
Don’t get it twisted, everybody was killing the demo.. I was maybe payin a lil too much attention to Gravette since this was one of his ole’ hometown parks..
I was hyped to see Skatebarn was rocking the old locker bathroom that I remember from Elementary School in the 80’s..
Gravette, 360 Mute
From the looks of it, I think the kids were pretty hyped!
“Hey you guys kno theres a bar attached to the skatepark right??” OH WORD!
There was a pool tournament going on and they kept asking us to quiet down.. in a bar?! We got a lil’ pool tournament of are own goin on..
Get vibed by the locals..
Place was a little expensive but the free donuts totally made up for it..
Can’t hang like I use to; couple shots of 151 had me in a blur..
Thought we would sneak into Gravette’s parents backyard and setup camp..
Thats until the family dog Teeka spotted us!
Keep it Extreme n’ Sleep on a Trampoline..
Not before Mario learns backflips first..
The Gravette household has a chicken coop; this was the only white chicky; so he gets picked on by the others …but at least he gets to chill inside at night..
When visiting the family household checking out old photos is a must..
Please come and check out the second trip recap later this week..seeya then!