Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Michigan Trip

After a few weeks on Hatteras it was time to head home for a little break.  Time home is always nice, and this trip was especially great.  My best friend Derrin got hitched and I was part of the wedding.  Besides the wedding Michigan was full of fun times.  I skated a lot of new parks, spent some time with old friends, and even strapped on some skates for some nostalgic fun.

The first spot we hit was Grand Haven, since I left they put in a very nice concrete park.  It was fun to go to the beach that I spent so much time on as a youth.  Not to mention the sick park.

I also spent a fair amount of time skating the Modern Skate Park in GR.  It has to be one of the best parks I've ever skated.  They have everything, from a mini ramp with a spine, to a giant concrete bowl.  

After a few days relaxing and touring Grand Rapids, we headed off to Fredrick Meijer Gardens.  It's a large botanical garden/sculpture park.  It has been awhile since I have visited the gardens, and it was nice to see all kinds of new sights.

Da Vinci Horse.

The last thing on my Grand Rapids check list was to hit the infamous "Fish Ladder" Rail.  I know, I know, rollerblading is lame, but can you hit a 80ft rail?  I went from barely skating to hitting the rail in a matter of minutes.  It felt so good to get the whole rail again, after all its been five years.

Now I'm headed back to Cape Hatteras to get back to the grind.  Looks like an epic forecast for the weekend and I look forward to getting back out kiting, surfing and skating!


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