Sunday, June 24, 2007

76 Trombones

Whew - what a weekend!

Like other expectant parents, we've been spending a lot of time nurturing our baby to be... the new skate plaza that is. Taking care of a new plaza fetus requires a lot of work - feeding it fundraisers, providing it proper media nutrition - and this weekend, showing the public the sonogram plans.

Since this weekend was Granite City Days, we first set up a booth down at Lake George (near the future site of the plaza) while boarders held demos and played a tournament of s.k.a.t.e., which is the skateboarding equivalent of h.o.r.s.e.


Before that however, Charli and a team of kids spent two days putting this float together in our garage for the big parade on Saturday night. I had no idea you could be so creative with chicken wire and tissue paper!

An awesome time was had by all and nearly 3000 cards and pieces of candy were distributed to parents and kids. But there's still a lot of work to be done and a lot of edumacatin to be had - especially to our own men in blue. At one point, two skaters came up from behind our float and started doing tricks in front of the truck I was driving. As they worked their magic in front of the crowd, a cop standing on the side of the road actually walked out to one of the skaters and told him to get off the road and out of the way and "...you can't be skating out here. This is a parade." When the skater told him he was in the parade and pointed out the float that was following him, the cop said, "Well, stay close to your float."

Whatever.

So that's what we did. How was your weekend?

5 comments:

Diesel said...

A skate park? Do you skate? Aren't you, like, old?

Harmonica Man said...

diesel - Me old? Aren't YOU the one who is retired? ;-)

Anyway, if you click the "Skatepark" label you can read the entire history of our little skate plaza journey. And what a journey it's been!

Dad said...

"Austin Wanted a Skate Park"---Book, Movie, Retirement!

Emma Sometimes said...

"led the big parade...."

(I couldn't help it.)

Gee, people in a parade. Say it isn't so!! This weekend was fun, lazy and my house was clean so NO CHORES! WEEEEEEE!

Heather said...

I hate it when the cops bust up the people in the parade.