Thursday, July 29I just got back from a couple weeks of vacation. Last week I was in Vegas just hanging out. I didn't lose too much money, it was mostly just having a good time. I was thinking I might check out a couple of the parks in the area, but 110 degrees is a little too hot for my blood. It was usually still running around 85 at 2:00 in the morning too. It was my first time there and I've decided that I will be back every year. It was easy to party until early in the morning and still feel like you're going home early.
This week I was in Spokane, actually a bit north at a place called Loon Lake. I was there with family just hanging. About halfway between Loon Lake and Spokane is a town called Deer Park. They have a small pre-fab park that isn't worth the time to stop, so I went into Spokane to ride the Hillyard park that was built by Grindline (photos coming soon). I usually like Grindline parks, but Hillyard wasn't one of their best, in my opinion. The park had a great flow to it, but the surface was super slick, it was like skating on masonite. The park has a snake run that wraps around the park and the two big square bowls in the center. The problem I had with the big bowls was that they were over-vert. I don't have a problem with over-vert if that is what was intended, but I don't think that is what they were going for here. It was still a fun ride though. Definatly worth stopping for a couple of hours if your in the area. Just watch out for all of the little kids on their bikes, roller blades, and scooters.
That's it. Go skate!