Recent Tourist Mission Photos Posted

We travel a lot and when we're not skating, sometimes we go on full tourist mission.

Brown Starfish Species

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

I wonder if "brown starfish" is an actual species created by an immature biologist.
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The Goonies Beach in Oregon

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

There must be a clinical term for the burning desire to trample and destroy any sand castles you come across on a public beach. Brittany and I are diagnosed with this condition, but we held back and let this one live on. What a wide variety of experiences to be had all with pretty short driving distances from Portland. We'll be back soon for sure.
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the beach where they filmed The Goonies

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

I believe that's the rock that Chester Copperpot built into his legend key thing. I stayed an extra day to go to the beach where they filmed The Goonies. I love watching moms take iPad vacation photos. I've seen it go on around the world.
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A random sample of the street attire

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

A random sample of the street attire.
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Six foot tree branch cane and skullet double pony

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

This dude's in the bookstore with six foot tree branch cane and skullet double pony tail. Wow. That beats Austin, Texas for weridness any day.
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I'm not sure what the allure of food trucks is

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm not sure what the allure of food trucks is, but when they're around, you have to go for it. Tit's Burritos is looking on point.
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Chinese food is a popular one in the trucks

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Chinese food is a popular one in the trucks. This lady's over it, though.
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You should chase waterfalls like this

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

You should chase waterfalls like this.
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This was in the middle of the woods

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

This was in the middle of the woods. Was this staged? Crazy how this fell so perfect to make this scary bridge. I skipped it and saved a nuttin'.
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I have accepted camo into my life. It works well

By Brittany Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

We left the city to see some Oregon green. I have accepted camo into my life. It works well here.
Skater Profile: Rob Meronek
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The views are worth the climbing in Oregon

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

The views are worth the climbing here.
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The Jupiter hotel is a known for being a party

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

The Jupiter hotel is a known for being a party spot. When you check in, you get earplugs and a condom. Quiet hours are from 2am to 9am. I recommend this place.
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It seems like every local business is packed here

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

It seems like every local business is packed here.
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Cal's Pharmacy was closed when I walked by

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Cal's Pharmacy was closed when I walked by, but I got a good gander with hands cupped over the eyes and nose against the glass.
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It seems tulips are in every front yard

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

It seems tulips are in every front yard.
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Wandering through neighborhoods now

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Wandering through neighborhoods now. I hope they found Mickey.
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This is where you put your band flyer

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

More Portland street lurking. This is where you put your band flyer.
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There's always a light rain here

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

There's always a light rain here.
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Our friends from See See Motorcycles

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Our friends from See See Motorcycles that did the COFFEESPoT at Tampa Pro have a shop here in Portland where the build custom bikes and serve up bangin' bean brew. I think they might be rolling 12 sided dice in their spare time.
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Thanks for having us and representing SPoT!

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Thanks for having us and representing SPoT! See you guys back in Tampa in December.
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Now for a few blocks of Portland street lurking

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Now for a few blocks of Portland street lurking on the way to the next bar.
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A View of Portland

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

When the view and the company is this good, you sit there for a couple hours.
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A View of Portland

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Scott from Dakine and his wife took us to a high-rise bar for a nice view of the city while we talk mad doodoo about skateboarding.
Skater Profile: Scott Koerner
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Chris is contemplating the view and the soy sauce

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Chris is contemplating the view and the soy sauce.
Skater Profile: Chris Kelly
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Now it's time for sauce by the fire

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Now it's time for sauce by the fire.
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My wife Brittany is out here to support

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

My wife Brittany is out here to support my newfound camo habit.
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Brooke Durgin, who now lives in Portland

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

I ran into former Florida resident, Brooke Durgin, who now lives in Portland.
Skater Profile: Brooke Durgin
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Of course you have to stop by Burnside

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Of course you have to stop by Burnside when in Portland.
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At our hotel, the doors are chalkboards: Jupiter

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

At our hotel, the doors are chalkboards. Of course, I have to go straight to drawing dicks. Papa Smurf is pretty random.
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Nike SB Offices in Portland

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

I wish I could go through every person's desk and give you an item by item tour of all the things they have just like the rummage through Schaefer's office in 2005. We'll just have to settle for this arm's length view.
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Nike SB Offices in Portland

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

Pretty tight bid'niss lobby.
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The SPoT Wing of the Nike SB Offices

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

And there's another typo in the part of their offices they named after us. Lower case "o" on that SPoT. Thank you Nike for the support and working with us to make Tampa Am and Pro so much better over the last few years and next few to come.
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To me, this says 'Support tax evasion'

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013

To me, this says "Support tax evasion" rather than "Support local." This is on the cab driver's back seat.
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Agenda Trade Show in NYC: Flying at Night

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

It was a nice night flying right back home the following day. Thanks for the memories yet again, NYC. I'll be back in May for pleasure instead of bid'niss.
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Agenda Trade Show in NYC: View

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Your standard New York City view.
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Agenda Trade Show in NYC: Newport

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

When you run into homies on the street, you can't stop and talk too long for fear of freezing to death. After this fast snap with John Newport aka Lower Management, we jumped into a warm cab as fast as possible.
Skater Profile: Jon Newport
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Breakfast in New York City

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

I wonder if that man has the same food psychology disorders I have.
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Hail a Cab in New York City

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Schaefer's got the NYC taxi cab flagging skills like a southerner roping in cattle.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
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Flying into New York City

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Flying into NYC is pretty amazing if you're on the right side of the plane. Follow SPoTTampa on Instagram for stuff like this.
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Zumiez 100k 2012: Rob Meronek

By Ryan Clements, Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Earlier that day, Clements and I went extreme on the snow sliders. Picture a two story high jump on the right and a drop off as big as those mountains on the left with me meron grabbing for days over the gap.
Skater Profile: Rob Meronek

Zumiez 100k 2012: Ice Skating

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

The lodge has the largest ice skating area I've ever seen.

Zumiez 100k 2012: People swim outside here

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

People swim outside here.

Zumiez 100k 2012: Underground tunnels take you

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Underground tunnels take you to the party spot.

Zumiez 100k 2012: The sunset here is amazing

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

The sunset here is amazing. That's Josh Friedburg on yet another Insta. Thanks for letting us crash your room teenager style on the floor, Josh. Thanks Zumiez for the invite to this bangin' party. Yep, I'll be back next year.
Skater Profile: Josh Friedberg

Puffin' Pat

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Puffin' Pat.
Skater Profile: Pat Stiener
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The Kimberley Club pool tables

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

The bridge is common in pool games.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
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The Kimberley Club pool tables

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is this golf or pool?
Skater Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
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We all lit up baby local cigars

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

We all lit up baby local cigars.
Skater Profile: Ryan Clements
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The Kimberley Club is an old school boys club

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Kimberley Club is an old school "boys club" with some amazing history to it. We retired into this place for a beer right after the Contest ended.
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The Kimberley Club pool tables

By Rob Meronek, Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012

They have king sized pool tables here.
Skater Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
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