Believe it or not, our vacation was not only about Austin being on the news. We saw and did quite a few other things too.
In addition to the skate park we filmed at in Chicago, we also stopped here at the country's nicest skate plaza in Kettering, OH - the very park we are hoping to model our plaza after.
Notice how, with its beautiful green spaces and landscaping, it is so much more than just a skate park. It is, in the words of the designers, "a park to skate in."
After Kettering, we attended my nephew's wedding in Lexington, KY. We had a fantastic family reunion with people from all over the states. Austin had some fun of his own at the reception. Here he is with a girl who bravely approached him at our table and asked him to dance (who looks remarkably like Ashley's daughter Eleanor to me).
Of course she was waaay too young for him. Apparently, his newfound celebrity has given him the courage to set his sites on older targets - such as this college woman he walked right up to and asked to dance.
I'm so proud my eyes are beginning to well up.
On the way home we stopped in Louisville, KY to skate at this behemoth skate park.
These guys were bustin some pretty tight moves off the rad h'pipe there too. Word up.
I knew I should've gotten a job with Sports Illustrated!
Dude on blades is doing a one-armed handstand. Sweet.
Catchin big air off the 12' half-pipe.
Finally, here are a couple of humorous signs I caught along the way. Remember, these are perfectly legitimate signs. They're only naughty if your mind is in the gutter.
No kidding. It's in Kentucky. Check it out if you don't believe me.
Whoa, "Lumbo" man. I always wondered where you got the good stuff!
Is this really the best name they could kum up with?