San Diego Day Five: ASR & Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here!
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by Rob
Photos and Captions by Rob Meronek
Now that I’m back at home, sitting at my computer desk downstairs in between the kitchen and the living room, I can reflect on the last five days in the comfort of my personal dwelling. The last 15 hours are a bit of a blur. We left the Trade Show in late afternoon, got cleaned up, and headed to Hooters. Imagine that. It’s pretty much a tradition now…one that cannot be broken.
The trip to the airport was quite and somber. After more alcohol, it was time to board the plane to Chicago. Yes, Chicago. Why we had to fly to Chicago before Tampa is beyond me. Seems like a bit out of the way to say the least. I don’t remember that flight at all, with the exception of the drunken Bears fans being a bit loud.
We arrived at the airport in Chicago (don’t know the name) a little before 5am and crashed on the floor in front of the gate. I woke up to a nice woman putting a blanket on me. Her kindness and thoughtfulness are characteristics of a dying breed. I need to remember that. The thin carpet was not much insulation from the cold cement floor. Seems like it’s already fall in Chicago.
We awoke to the boarding of the second plane and no such luck on getting a window seat on this trip. I crashed right out again and woke up to landing in Tampa. It’s amazing how much I miss the heat and humidity after only five short days. Makes me want to skate our bowl right now thinking about it.
Sunday at ASR was equally mellow. Sometimes I wonder why they even have a third day at trade shows. Schaefer kept it lively with some great tunes on the iPod during the Mini-Ramp Demos though.
And speaking of the Demos, I don’t think that Rob shot a single photo of the Mini-Ramp the entire weekend. We’ll have to straighten him out on that one next time around. The final two Demos pretty much went off. We had my favorite lil’ guy, Curren Caples (Flip’s newest), putting a hurting on the entire ramp. Brian Patch came by to put down fs inverts on the vert extensions, and Austen Seaholm made an appearance to put together combos that have never been seen before.
Thanks to ASR for making us feel so much at home while we were in beautiful San Diego…and thanks to everyone in the Industry that supports what we do. It doesn’t go unnoticed. See you fools at Expo.