Forums Trip Reports California Summer: A TR (warning 100+ pics) Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)Author Posts August 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm #573343 bcrider 4150 PostsCalifornia summers come in many different varieties….here’s our version. 🙂After a 3hour drive south through the central valley and 2hrs west… we reach the section of California coast where I grew up, met my wife, and got married. Not NorCal not SoCal but the Central Coast. Just in time for Farmers Market and some nose wheelies The next day Haley goes straight to boogietown and the to the pool Surf check, local grom gets a nice right off the pier and floats back on a left Sunset Sky takes a quick break for skating Storming the castle, Hearst Castle that is Nice pool Light the wick Too bad you can’t actually sit in one of the many sitting rooms or take a nap or nooner in Hearst’s 17th century bed The indoor pool complete with diving balcony Moonstone Beach, Cambria Beach shelter My girls Sky nose blunt on the Cayucus Elks Club ramp in progress Calamari, chowder, and a hefe….mmm Pong in the game room, Sky is finally old and coordinated enough to pose a challange Haley returns to boogietown Doubles Mini barrel Haley loving life Splitboard.com saving the world one (or two) bottle caps at a time Beach bonfire time Dad makes jiffypop, Sky watches in amazement Dig in Melted sugar on stick time Family Friends Dudes with guitars (or ukuleles) always get the chicks Our neighbors, my wife and I kissed for the first time 23 years ago at a party like this on the very same beach More skate Sky puts his nose to the grindstone Flowers Eats, Giuseppes Pismo Beach Sky preps some new wood And puts it to good use, kick flip 4 stair Ollie north Planter box gap 7 stair The beautiful mrs Freebird sunset Purple haze The Central Coast Night The Pier Baby Back to the surf Sky has been playing in the surf since he could walk but this was his first legit session, he simply killed it and made me so proud His wave of the day, Dad is freaking out at this point that everything came together (right spot, no locals claiming rank, made the drop) So excited in fact that he forgot to pay attention to the frame and cut the open face of the wave out. Oh well, we’ll both remember the wave forever even if we didnt get the money shot. Now he’s showing off Only a father knows the feeling. Out of all of our skating/snowboarding/hiking sessions this was right up there with the best ever. Dad even caught some great lefts and remembered how fun surfing can be. I even felt a little guilt for living so far away from the coast and not surfing more. Now that Sky is in I think we’ll be doing more of it! A friend from back in the day and his amazing family Start ’em early Smith grind Sky getting some tips Can’t wait to see these kids in a few years After 9 days from home everyone is ready to get back but Dad insists on taking the long way home up the coast through Big Sur They stop complaining when they see the view Christmas card Julia Phifer beach So pretty Ragged Point State flower Santa Cruz The locals hanging out Mmm carne asada Lighthouse SC skate park, Sky nose slide Bowl City Local airs out The beach A few weeks later the location changes but the goal is the same, Wrights Lake Mom’s camp tacos Night Day hike, 6.6 miles rt Wilderness boundary Sky at the same sign 9 years ago And crossing the marsh near Twin Lakes the same trip Same spot but he’s much bigger now Haley water crossing Twin Lakes Time for a swin Out to the island they go Time to head back to camp Wildflower Meadow Back at the lake Sky and Coda cool off Haley goes for the rock jump Doubles Same rock in winter Same result Back at camp Girls and there People mags…. Back for more water fun Coda goes BIG!!! Scoping his landing for another Coda Swimmin’ Me and Sky It’s been a great summer so far….looking forward to a little more before winter. 🙂 August 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm #628821 spruce cabin 263 PostsWhat a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories and stellar photos. August 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm #628822 Tim Ryan 24 PostsThat is awesome! You are doing it right. You and your family will have so many fond memories in the years ahead. August 19, 2010 at 4:52 am #628823 fullers2oh 525 Postsso great to see you spending quality time with the family. looks like you are having an excellent summer. also good to see you getting out there and catching a few waves with the boy…had some fun summer days of surf there eh? August 19, 2010 at 5:31 am #628824 Ecobrad 2068 PostsSweet dude!!! I can’t believe how quickly Sky’s advanced sk8ing. Now surfing too. Not to mention his first season in the backcountry this year. Man, got yourself a built in partner now.Great photos. August 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm #628825 HikeforTurns 1114 PostsGood stuff. Gotta love the family photos at the wilderness signs. So many good memories when I was a kid. I hear ya on the People mags.I wish I was closer to the coast. August 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm #628826 sdmarkus 407 PostsRad dude, beautiful family you got there. You are doing it right man… August 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm #628827 jcocci 699 PostsGreat shots. Looks like a great summer. Sky sure does seem to becoming quite the skater. September 5, 2010 at 4:16 am #628828 renoenvy 105 Postsstoke if I’ve ever seen it September 7, 2010 at 5:18 am #628829 rughty 620 PostsAwesome and Inspiring!!! Keep up the good work Chris… Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.