Solvang Skatepark Directions and address. View Larger Map http://maps.google.com/maps?q=633+Chalk+Hill+Rd,+Solvang,+CA+93463,+USA&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr 633 Chalk Hill Rd Solvang, CA 93463 Forums: General Skate Talk Add new comment55553 reads That sounds cool to me. That sounds cool to me. Toby's face is one of the first images that comes to my mind when I think of Skatopia, so it is only fitting that we have a reunion up in his neck of the woods. Plus, I've been meening to go up there and now, well I just have to. Plus from what I understand, there is a cool park and the whole vibe is good right? reply I've been trying to go for 2 I've been trying to go for 2 years now. I vote for solvang. reply Solvang Rocks !!! Check my Solvang Rocks !!! Check my pics from our last skate of '07. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply Solvang would be perfect for Solvang would be perfect for a cozier (maybe) reunion after the big milestone, 30 year one. The picnic area kicks ass all over Chino. There is shopping and wine for all the significant others...Sideways. The bowl is awesome...but you better get a pre-session in before the day because the amount of lines will boggle. I'll even be skating by then. Even a better chance of getting Clark and Alfredo. reply The only problem with The only problem with Solvang is it's not too crowd friendly. Alot of terain packed into a small area. There's an upper and lower section with lines going everywhere from top to bottom. When there's alot of skaters there the collisin factor goes way up. Don't get me wrong, it's one of my favorite parks no doubt, but if your talking the kind of turn out you've had in the past there's no way that bitchen' little park could handle that many skaters. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply colin wrote:...but if your [quote=colin]...but if your talking the kind of turn out you've had in the past there's no way that bitchen' little park could handle that many skaters.[/quote] Who needs big. We need skatopia and friends. A lot of those people were only showing up because of the location. 40+ year olds can't handle a little snake session? reply Sorry, I thought you were Sorry, I thought you were talking the "Big Bash" deal again. I'm there regardless. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply No need to be sorry Colin. No need to be sorry Colin. For myself, I was never into the big skateboard world bash. It was ALL about skatopia and friends. That is why no Raffles or Sponsors. Just a good day skating with some documentation to show Beckett's kids one day. reply Thats a good point Colin. I Thats a good point Colin. I am wondering if the location will keep the numbers down a bit? Or maybe it will be everybodys excuse to go skate Solvang? [quote=colin]Sorry, I thought you were talking the "Big Bash" deal again. I'm there regardless.[/quote] reply It could go either way I It could go either way I guess but I would tend to think not as many people will want to make the trec. It's never stopped me though. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply It looks like Solvang will It looks like Solvang will be the location for this thing. Now we need to find a good date. We had last years reunion the weekend before the Pool Party - Cinco De Mayo wasnt it? reply You guys oughta plan a pre You guys oughta plan a pre reunion session up there. Learn some lines, I'll man the Q, get it dialed in.(my way of getting some of you people up there sooner, I love the 'Vang) It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply I know - Dale and I were I know - Dale and I were talking about lodging today. reply Ken Hada wrote:I know - Dale [quote=Ken Hada]I know - Dale and I were talking about lodging today.[/quote] There is a Marriott right near there.Maybe just post about the thing on this website only, then you will most likely only get the real Skatopia locals showing up. You're the man Ken. you'll figure it out. reply Rollinagain wrote: Ken Hada [quote=Rollinagain] [quote=Ken Hada]I know - Dale and I were talking about lodging today.[/quote] There is a Marriott right near there.Maybe just post about the thing on this website only, then you will most likely only get the real Skatopia locals showing up. You're the man Ken. you'll figure it out.That's exactly what Ken and I talked about!!!!!!!! [/quote] reply My $0.02. I'm all for d-vang My $0.02. I'm all for d-vang as well for the same reasons as most. I have tons of fun with the Skatopia crew and it is about time to tone it down a bit. Plenty of the other sk8 websites have the bigger events and we did our bit as well for the big 30.I'm getting tired of the bigger events if I'm there to skate and then get snaked all day long (from 12yr olds being pushed by their daddys).Ken, you have a decent invite list that is put together and plenty of work into this nice site. Just post it up on this site and then to any of the peeps on your invite list. We could PM or email any other folks that you might want to have attend and keep it on the invite only and special guests. Kinda figure out the number in advance for what would be a cool head count for the park (Colin/Toby = chime in on local vang knowledge). The Jungleland crew skates up there all the time and they always rave about the good scene!Is there any camping close by up there other then the hotel option?Â I wouldn't mind driving up a day early and hit another park on the way an/or a get aquainted sesh with the Vang crete and then reunion and bbq the next day... Mogs~ ????? The MOGs Project ?????mogulmanskates.com (soon my friends). reply Â Do you have a DATE picked Â Do you have a DATE picked out yet??? Whether in Solvang or any other location??? Trying to start looking into flights, and need to get some info. Â Did a cool 50/50 in my wife's Mercedes yesterday on the cable divider in the center median of highway 26 on my way back from North Carolina. Only took out about 75 feet worth of metal posts. Will have to try for more the next time a tractor trailer runs me off the road. Except for a really nice black and blue mark and some abrasions on my left side from where the side air bag hit me, I was VERY lucky to not get hurt. Those damn air bags hurt like a son of a bitch!!! The guy at the repair shop told me his guys occasionally take them out of totalled cars, and shoot them off in the back, and have had "items" fly as high as 75 feet up in the air after deploying them. I was afraid to ask just what these items may be... Cats maybe??? lol Â So you guys figure out when and where the next reunion is so I can book my flights. I am "assuming" it will most likely be the week before the Vans contest... Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Any non rainy day would be Any non rainy day would be good in my book. reply There's also an Indian There's also an Indian Casino there,Â the Cumash CasinoÂ is in Santa Ynez, just three miles down the road. Now there's some lodging for ya. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply can I go? can I go? Almost there! reply This year I'll be 36. I'm This year I'll be 36. I'm almost 40 Almost there! reply Dave, they let me go. (the Dave, they let me go. (the skatopia locals) reply Of course. RBSkater72 Of course. [quote=RBSkater72]can I go?[/quote] reply Â hey ken, you gonna let me Â hey ken, you gonna let me in on the fun? would love to skate/bbq/party with everyone! please keep me posted reply You are on the list Jeff. You are on the list Jeff. reply Ken, could you send me the Ken, could you send me the dates...I will be a father again, the first week of April and this is going to be birthday trip, seeing as I will be on lock down. Almost there! reply I say Saturday the 3rd. I say Saturday the 3rd. reply Saturday the 3rd... Works Saturday the 3rd... Works for me. reply Is the Vans Protec Bash on Is the Vans Protec Bash on the 10th? Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply So we are looking at May 3? So we are looking at May 3? reply Anyone have a Vans Anyone have a Vans connection here? I tried calling corporate but just got voice mail. [quote=Brian Martin]Is the Vans Protec Bash on the 10th?[/quote] reply May 3rd is four days after May 3rd is four days after my 50th. gulp It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply colin wrote: May 3rd is four [quote=colin] May 3rd is four days after my 50th. gulp[/quote] Another reason to celebrate!!!!!!!! I'm 42 and don't get around as well as you. Â reply How about May 10th? I went How about May 10th? I went to the WCS site, and according to their schedule http://www.wcsk8.com/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=59&extmode=cat&cat_id=3The Vans Protec Pool Party is May 17th. Since I am flying in from the East Coast (not that I have a ticket yet) I would like to hit the reuionon and the Bash. Â Any thoughts to this date?Thanks, ~B~ Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply go to the reunion. shine the go to the reunion. shine the bash, brian. we love you more. reply Sark wrote:go to the [quote=Sark]go to the reunion. shine the bash, brian. we love you more.[/quote] Yeah, besides, skate with old friends, or watch skaters, skate? easy decision. reply how far is that from guam? how far is that from guam? reply Very far from Guam. Very far from Guam. reply 10th is OK with me 10th is OK with me too...whenever. reply 10th is better for me...one 10th is better for me...one of my girls turns 11 on May 3rd. Almost there! reply Â It isn't that I don't want Â It isn't that I don't want to skate and BS with you guys, but since my trips to So Cal are like GOLD these days (or is that DAZE?), I have to make the most of them. If the reunion is on the 10th, then I can hang with the locals and still be able to see my other skate buddies at the Bash. Besides, most of the guys I skated with at Topia were "AT" the bash, right Kelly??? lolÂ Besides, I may be a spectator this year, as IÂ have toÂ see the Doctor tomorrow to get released to skateÂ again after totalling my wife's car 3 weeks ago. She seems to think I have internal injuries. Heck, I was born with those... lolÂ Â You guys don't realize what it is like living in a friggin desolate area with only one place to skate within 100 mile radius. Although Hank's ramps are cool, they still don't compare to skating all the cool parks in So Cal with all my friends (both topia and from other parks of the era).Â Even though it was hotter then hell plus 3, I had a great time with Dale in PS. Okay, checking out the female lifeguards in the pool over the wall during heat stroke breaks did add to the experience... '-)Â Yeah, it "IS" great to skate with my "Old Bro's", and the memories from then and now are what keeps me going.Â But whatever day you guys decide on, I will try and make it out. Just decide soon so I can start making flight arrangements. ~Peace~~B~ Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply 10 10 reply Â Hey Toby, how is Â Hey Toby, how is Fatherhood treating you? Almost time to put Beckett on a board! My wife didn't think it was too funny though when Johnathan tried putting his skateboard under Kayleigh a few weeks ago while in the house to give her a ride. Heck, she was already 7 weeks old, so I am not sure what my wife was worried about... '-}~~~ Â Amazing how fast time flies when you have a baby, huh Toby? Next thing you know, he will be asking you for the car keys... Â H Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Arden, Belmar, Bill, Jeff, Arden, Belmar, Bill, Jeff, Clark, Chris "and the rest" ...10? reply Brian Martin wrote: [quote=Brian Martin] Â Â Amazing how fast time flies when you have a baby, huh Toby? Next thing you know, he will be asking you for the car keys... [/quote] It is amazing. Seems like yesterday when Joey was just a tyke, now at 18 years old and standing 6' 2", graduating from High School in June, damn, where did all the time go ?I'll join you guys any day at Solvang. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply I don't care 10th sounds I don't care 10th sounds good reply Arden and Cook are at BB Arden and Cook are at BB today I will call them. reply I'm ok with either day, so I'm ok with either day, so pick one and plan away! ????? The MOGs Project ?????mogulmanskates.com (soon my friends). reply 10's good 10's good reply The 10th it is. I'm going The 10th it is. I'm going to make a flyer to humor myself. I'll just be posting it here...oh, and maybe here. Branding ya know. reply thetenthisfinefinefine thetenthisfinefinefine reply Is anyone planning on Is anyone planning on driving up on the 10th? I will most likely be flying in the night/morning of the 9th/10th, and will be staying right off the 101 in Thousand Oaks, and wanted to know if someone could pick me up and drop me off on their way. I will throw in for gas and food. If not, I will throw everything into the green monster and drive up by braille... '-}~~Â Toby, what are the rules for food and beverages at the park? Can we do a BBQ or something, and are beverages of "ALL" types cool to drink there, or do we need to cup everything? Can we get Trader Joes to sponsor the event??? lol Â Can't wait to see and skate with everyone again. ~B~ Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Brian Martin wrote: [quote=Brian Martin] Â Toby, what are the rules for food and beverages at the park? Can we do a BBQ or something, and are beverages of "ALL" types cool to drink there[/quote]Does this answer your question ?Â [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/P2024109-1.jpg[/IMG]Â [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/P2024114.jpg[/IMG]I'm up there once or twice a month and we always party it up after skating, and we PARTY ! Never been a problem. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply colin wrote:Brian Martin [quote=colin][quote=Brian Martin] Â Toby, what are the rules for food and beverages at the park? Can we do a BBQ or something, and are beverages of "ALL" types cool to drink there[/quote]Does this answer your question ?Â [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/P2024109-1.jpg[/IMG]Â [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/P2024114.jpg[/IMG]I'm up there once or twice a month and we always party it up after skating, and we PARTY ! Never been a problem.[/quote] Â Â COLIN KNOWS HOW TO PARTY!!!! reply Damn!!!!Â Now I'm friggin Damn!!!!Â Now I'm friggin hungry!!!! Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply I know - that is the hell I know - that is the hell BBQ! reply Ken! Jimmy Hawkins here... Ken! Jimmy Hawkins here... it's been a while - the reunion of 2005 @ Etnies? I'd very much like to make this reunion, if invited. As for the Protec bash at Vans, I've been there the last 2 years thanks to Terence "Yosh" - Lester's cousin. I haven't spoke to Kasai much over the last year. Last time I took a peek, he was killing it - again. Anyway, I look forward to whatever may come..... Take care. reply Hey Jimmy! Clear your Hey Jimmy! Clear your calendr on May 10 this year. Is Terence still working at Fender? reply Okay found my way here Okay found my way here again!!!Pretty stoked that I may not have to drive down to "the Pit" as we affectionately refer to LA in my house!Solvang!?If it is there there is no doubt that i will be able to make it!Plus it might be nice for some of you guys to breathe some clean air and snag a danish!Looking forward to seeing some of the Skatopia old timers there if they can make it!!Be nice to see Chick Lantz, Ray bones, Scotty bunnell, Perry Petersen, Joe WoodÂ etc. . .As well as the regulars on this site like Toby, Darden, Billings Ken Etc. . .CLARK!!Please keep me in the loop.Thanks to all you guys for keeping the stoke up for Skatopia.Fredo Z Fredo Z reply Spread the word Alfredo. Spread the word Alfredo. reply Hi KenI'm out of touch with Hi KenI'm out of touch with just about everybody.I'll try Scotty and Clark.See you soon!Fredo z Fredo Z reply No problem Alfredo. I am No problem Alfredo. I am looking forward to seeing you. Bring the whole family. reply Yeah, Alfredo!I haven't seen Yeah, Alfredo!I haven't seen you since we bumped into each other at Terri's cafe down here. You've got to be there.And, I agree we need to get Perry Peterson there. I'll get Joe to work on that.Bill. reply Maybe we can even arrange a Maybe we can even arrange a surf for those so inclined the day before or after??Anyone have Ranch priveleges out there?Or come up to my neck of the woods. . . Fredo Z reply Thats a great idea! Thats a great idea! reply Yeah, I'm liking that idea! Yeah, I'm liking that idea! The Ranch would be sweet, or even just Jalama. reply Jalama is a good call for Jalama is a good call for that time of year.Not too far from Solvang. Fredo Z reply Yeah, I love that place! Yeah, I love that place! reply Heard from Clark!Looks like Heard from Clark!Looks like he's gonna make it! Fredo Z reply Cool! Skatopia session with Cool! Skatopia session with Clark, Toby, Kelly, Dale, Alfredo, Bill, Brian, Colin, Chris, Jeff...what about Amy, Joe, Perry, Scott...who have I missed? reply Hey Ken,AreÂ you only going Hey Ken,AreÂ you only going to post the reunion on this site? I think it's best to keep it small.Â I can't wait to hit SolvangÂ with all the Old Bro'sÂ reply There are a few Skatopia There are a few Skatopia riders who do not come to this site. Plus the distance of this venue should thin the crowd out to some degree. reply Does everyone know that this Does everyone know that this is mothers day weekend? Are the hotels in Solvang all booked up already? reply I just checked on the I just checked on the Marriott and yes, it is booked up. reply Should we get a campsite - Should we get a campsite - change the date - Stay in Lompog - just make it a day trip? reply I am just going up for the I am just going up for the day, as long as it is still the 10th. Not flying in to LAX until late Friday night, the 9th. Look for the tired ass looking old man there if it is still on for the 10th. Â Still looking for a ride if someone is driving up Saturday morning and coming back Saturday night. Hate driving the green machine by myself after a long flight in. Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply I was plannining on making a I was plannining on making a weekend trip... Didn't know it was Mom's day. reply Lompoc has about 10 hotels Lompoc has about 10 hotels from $ to $$$. It is 25 miles away from Solvang though. Straight shot out 246. Lompoc is also only a few miles from the road (14 miles long) to Jalama (Camping). A day trip wouldn't be too difficult, I hope, I've done it down there a few times... reply Maybe it was a mistake to Maybe it was a mistake to plan this for the 10th with Mothers Day and all? reply The Marriott in San Luis The Marriott in San Luis Obisbo has vacancy's but is not offering my associate discount. the rate is $149.00.But, I'll see what I can do. How many people would be interested if I could get rooms for like $79.00 ?And Toby, how far is:Â Â 1605 Calle Joaquin Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 from the park?It doesn't look too far from Jalama. reply San Luis is about another San Luis is about another hour north. Not very practical. Hell, Los Osos is 15 minutes forn San Luis Obispo. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply Oh, ok. Oh, ok. reply Bill what about the weekend Bill what about the weekend before the 10th? reply I just searched for May 3rd I just searched for May 3rd and it didn't make a difference. reply Thanks for doing that Bill. Thanks for doing that Bill. Well any suggestions anyone? I was worried that Mothers Day would bum some of the Skatopians out (you know having to get back to a Sunday brunch). reply this is hilarious, we first this is hilarious, we first talked about the 3rd, then,brian brought up the need for the date to be closer to the pro tech pool party, so we all said it was cool for the 10th, now we realize that mom's day is the 11th and now we come around full circle back to the 3rd. maybe we should have itÂ in april? reply That might be a good idea. That might be a good idea. This could really be a fun trip. I know that more than a few people were turning this into a mini vacation. One needs a hotel when one vacations. reply I really don't care one way I really don't care one way or the other. We should put it to a vote. Someone pick a date and we'll vote on it. reply Bill can you tell if there Bill can you tell if there are any open weekends in April? I'll ask Janice to check it out too. reply Â I vote for May 10th, but Â I vote for May 10th, but then again, my plane tickets can't be changed, so if you make it ealrier, I will just see everyone as I can while I am out there from the 10th till the 26th. Still looking for a PPP Golden Ticket for my B-Day present... lol Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply It looks like Solvang is It looks like Solvang is booked all weekends except April 18. All these quotes are for King bed 2 adult and 2 kids- Lompoc has 2 room suites at the Embassy Suites for $149 on the 10th of May. Janice, Kate and I stayed at this Double Tree in Santa Barbara (when Janice owned a travel Agency) it is going for $785 a night. It is right on the ocean you can walk to the Santa Barbara Skatepark. Best Western Pepper Tree Inn $159 located on State Street 3 out of 5 stars reply I thought you were going to I thought you were going to skate the Pool Party this year Brian? reply Stick with what's planned Stick with what's planned and will have a killer one day skate trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply Thats true its only 2 hours Thats true its only 2 hours away. reply Sorry to hear that that Sorry to hear that that weekend is all booked up and may cause some problems.It would be cool to make it a weekend getaway with your ladies/families.Solvang is kind of a tourist trap.The Los Osos park is pretty awesome and thereÂ are areas to BBQ Etc... ButÂ that is another hour or so north and close to the beach /good waves.Morro bay,Pismo, San Luis all have hotels and campgrounds.Another 45 minutes north you're whereÂ I live and it is Primo wine country. Like Napa 30 years ago. Gorgeous country!Something to think about. Mothers day will probably cause some occupancy issues with the hotels though. Fredo Z reply Â I wanted to skate in it Â I wanted to skate in it this year, but unfortunately between banging my knee up atÂ the Halloween Bash, Kayleigh being born, just about totaling my wifes car, and not being able to get on the "invite" list to skate, things just didnt' quite work out the way I had planned. Last wednesday was my first time back on my board since October, and it was a VERY sad sight indeed... lol Â So all I can do now is pray for a Golden Ticket to the PPP, and practice for next years event. Hopefully I can get an invite to at least skate in the "media" event, if I can get Michael to start publishing some "East Coast" articles, and I can figure out how to get on that damn invite list!!! lolÂ Right now I am just happy to skate a little and learn how to use my new camera. I am still trying to buy a wide alge or fisheye, but nothing good has come up on Caraigs List or Ebay yet. Â Right now I just want to get back to So Cal and skate with the "Old Bro's"!!! Nothing else really matters. Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Yeah, stick to the plan. Yeah, stick to the plan. Drive up, have a killer day and drive back for Mom's day the next day.No big deal. reply Sounds good to me - we are Sounds good to me - we are back on! reply Gonna be a blast !!! Gonna be a blast !!! It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply YEAH MAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH MAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply Righteous!! Righteous!! Fredo Z reply The baby should be a month The baby should be a month old, do you think my wife would let me go? I hope so...just in case, I know Dale is driving up, I am calling shotgun. Almost there! reply Newness Â Rollinagain Newness [quote=Rollinagain]...No big deal.[/quote] Right [quote=Ken Hada]...we are back on!.[/quote] Good reply RBSkater72 wrote:The baby [quote=RBSkater72]The baby should be a month old, do you think my wife would let me go? I hope so...just in case, I know Dale is driving up, I am calling shotgun.[/quote]Dave I can give you a doctors note if needed!!!!!!!Â reply I will accept that doctors I will accept that doctors note. I think since its a day trip, she will let me go. Almost there! reply Dale, can you (or anyone Dale, can you (or anyone else) pick me up and drop me off in Thousand Oaks right off the 101 on the way? I can even meet you right on the off/on ramp!!! lol Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Oh, just as an FYI, Lester Oh, just as an FYI, Lester wnated to know who the *@$@@! picked Solvang this year!!! lol Not sure if he is going to make it or not, since he will be practicing for the PPP the following weekend. Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Lucero said he will be there. Lucero said he will be there. reply Ray Zimmerman is going to to Ray Zimmerman is going to to come as well. reply Brian Martin wrote: Dale, [quote=Brian Martin] Dale, can you (or anyone else) pick me up and drop me off in Thousand Oaks right off the 101 on the way? I can even meet you right on the off/on ramp!!! lol[/quote] Sorry Brian I already have a full car. I didn't even tell the wife since it's a day trip. Anyone else's wive's coming? reply What happened to your truck What happened to your truck in California? reply Â The green beast is still Â The green beast is still in So Cal. The only major problem isÂ we don't arrive into LAX until around 11pm Friday night.Â By the time we get luggage,Â drive thru for something to eat,Â get to Thousand Oaks and settled in for the night, it is usually around 1-2am (4-5am for my body clock). I will also have Kayleigh in my lap for both flights, and I am sure Johnathan will be terrorizing the cabin the entire flight... lol Â I am guessing from Thousand Oaks, it is probably a good 1 1/2 to 2Â hour drive up to Solvang. I figured if I could hitch a ride up and back, it would save me a little wear and tear on my body, as the past 5months have NOT been good to it. I would hate to ruin my trip by falling asleep at the wheel going up or coming back, but if I can't hitch a ride, I will "Nike" it!!!Â I figured since just about everyone had to come up the 101, a quick stop off and on the freeway wouldn't be a big deal. Heck, I would even sit on the freeway if I wasn't afraid of getting arrested for looking like a homeless person... Â As a side note, what are we doing for food/beverages this year? I can send someone a check to pitch in for food. Just let me know what you guys want to do. Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply I always cruise up PCH thru I always cruise up PCH thru Malibu and OxnardÂ from my place on the west side. Way better for me, I avoid the 405 and the 101 like the plague. My friend Layback Mike out of Santa Barbara has had great luck with his cardboard sign as of late though. It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply darden wrote:Â I didn't even [quote=darden]Â I didn't even tell the wife since it's a day trip. Anyone else's wive's coming?[/quote] I think I'm dragging Pat along, I've been prepping her for a while now. I'll have to fund a shopping trip but that's cool.And I think I'm bringing Mariya and a friend so I'll have a full car too Brian. reply I will not be attending the I will not be attending the Reunion on May 10th in Solvang.Family and $ need to come first.My nephew, Zenin, is having his 1st Communion that morning.My work is having its once-a-year formal, suit and tie, party for management that evening. I missed last year because of my ankle. Gotta schmooz.Enjoy if you do come up to Solvang.The planets did not align for me this year.Toby reply We will miss you Toby. And We will miss you Toby. And we are still having the reunion in Solvang. reply Solvang Skatepark Directions Solvang Skatepark Directions and address. View Larger Map http://maps.google.com/maps?q=633+Chalk+Hill+Rd,+Solvang,+CA+93463,+USA&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr 633 Chalk Hill Rd Solvang, CA 93463 reply Â Awwww... Can't you just Â Awwww... Can't you just skip out for a few kickturns and a few hello's, then go smooze???Â You will be missed Tobymeister!!! Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Toby will probably be down Toby will probably be down here on that day? reply Ken Hada wrote:Toby will [quote=Ken Hada]Toby will probably be down here on that day?[/quote]Â I'll be somewhere near Van Nuys in the morning and then in Westlake Village all evening. reply Hey Toby, swing by Solvang Hey Toby, swing by Solvang Saturday the 26th of this month, we're having a party ! It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply Â Westlake Village??? Â Westlake Village??? Hmmm...Â I have heard of that place... roflmao That is where I am staying Bro!!! Are you spending the night there? Maybe a Simi or Reseda session on Sunday?Â I will be runnimg on fumes for the reunion. Just got notice Delta pushed us to a later flight, so I might be getting in just about the time to load the green monster and head up to Solvang Saturday morning. Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Toby, I'm pretty bummed to Toby, I'm pretty bummed to hear you won't be able to make the reunion.Â I was all for doing the reunion up in Solvang since the main group has been trying to get a session up that way for two years and running.Â I enjoy skating with you (and visiting) and figured it was a fair to balance the travel out from south to north.I would like to offer up we move the reunion location to a different park and save Solvang for another day when Toby can be around to visit with the group.Â The price of gas and lodging makes doing extra trips to the same location kinda pricy now a days (still would like to hit solvang AND visit with Toby).Â It is pretty obvious that we need to keep the same day or at least the same weekend scheduled for the event but maybe we could move it south a few miles.I suggest we move the event back down to either Pedlow or Glendale.Â I really think Pala would be a super choice as well.Well I'm putting this one out there, so shout me down or lets make a new plan!Mogs~ ????? The MOGs Project ?????mogulmanskates.com (soon my friends). reply Â I skated Pedlow once, and Â I skated Pedlow once, and it was pretty fun. Also an easier drive for me since I am not arriving until early in the morning the 10th from SC, but I will go where ever you guys decide. I think the 10th is still the best, since Mom's Day is the 11th. Â It has rained here every friggin day for the past 10 daysÂ and is getting VERY old!!! At this rate, I won't get back on my board again until I am back in So Cal. I can skimboard and "almost" wakeboard in my backyard now!!! lol Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply So Toby, did you change your So Toby, did you change your login/member name.Â I still see Toby Waller as a member in the previous posts and now this new one called Sleepers Awake.Â Just want to make sure we aren't being trolled or punked. Once again, I was one of the main guys to suggest going to Solvang in the first place but one of my main reasons was to visit and skate with Toby.Â None of us have hotel reservations for up in the area since it is now a one day session.Pedlow could be a fun day.Â Little flow area is decent and the snakerun is ok.Â Pool is on the mellow side which would be fun for our crew! ????? The MOGs Project ?????mogulmanskates.com (soon my friends). reply Hello World.Hi Mogs! Solvang Hello World.Hi Mogs! Solvang should still happen...It has the cool bowls and better picnic area but I'm going to be bummed not being there.I would be able to put in an appearance if it was at Pedlow.I'm planning on going to the Sunday Sermon for Colin's Birthday. I hope many of you can make it to that.Toby reply I want to see Clark, Alfredo I want to see Clark, Alfredo and Solvang skatepark I vote to keep it Solvang. reply Â When you are all done, Â When you are all done, just tell me which direction to point the green machine in...Â Â Â Oh, and it is now 11 friggin straight days of rain here in BFE SC, with a projected 3 more!!! Why doesn't someone invent a water board for skateboarding ramps in the rain? Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply That's right, if Alfredo is That's right, if Alfredo is from up in NorCali along with Clark from up that way and they are still going to come.Â Then it still makes sense to do the reunion in that direction.Â Thanks for mentioning that Ken....And that was one of the main reasons for going north to help some of the northern guys (like Toby) to make it down to an event.Â So I'm back to being ok with the Solvang sessionÂ to help out those bro's to make it down for the fun.Â I can have fun most anywhere. AndÂ some good news for a change.Â I found out today that I'm going to survive the huge layoff at work.Â I may be working in a little bit different location (TBD) but I'm not looking for a job!Â Texas my ass! ????? The MOGs Project ?????mogulmanskates.com (soon my friends). reply Wonderful news Jeff! Wonderful news Jeff! reply Yeah Jeff we are all Yeah Jeff we are all relieved to hear that.I have to admit that having the reunion somewhere closer to home would be a lot easier for most of us since Mothers day is the next day, but I will go where ever it is. I guess if guys like Clark and Alfredo were not going to make it, then bringing it down south would make more sense. I am also bummed that Toby will not be able to be there.Pala is pretty damned fun, it has a picnic area, a snake run with a Skatopia type clover thingy at the end and a casino for the wives to lose our money in.I'm just sayin. reply Jeff that's great news. Bill Jeff that's great news. Bill you make Pala sound great and they do have a killer clover / mini snake runÂ weÂ should do a Casino / Skate thing their one weekend. Does the casino have a hotel / drinks? BUT my vote is to stick with Solvang. I want to see Clark and his son also Alfredo and all the rest of the Skatopians.Â Toby look at the confusion you are causing!!!!!!!! Hope to see you soon. Wheres your brother John been hiding?Â Â Â Â reply darden wrote:...Toby look at [quote=darden]...Toby look at the confusion you are causing!!!!!!!! Hope to see you soon. [/quote]No confusion. Go to Solvang. I'll see most of you, hopefully, before then at Colin's 50th @ Glendale.I think John works too much. Like me. I'm doing over 50 a week. reply reply Thats so cool! I know and Thats so cool! I know and agree that you have to put family first. Just want you to know it is not The-Perfect-Skatopia-Flashback-Time-Machine-moment without Tony Woller. reply Hey Guys!!I haven't checked Hey Guys!!I haven't checked in for awhile.Listen, I really wouldn't be bummed if y'all chose to have the reunion down south.Â The reality is that this Skatopia thing is really more than just us old Skatopians. It seems to be about the community at Skatopia .net which is totally relevent!ObviouslyÂ one of the main honchos is Toby. His not being able to make it REALLY obviously changes the whole idea of having it up here. I really feel kinda bad that many of you guys are willing to have it up here still just for me and Clark!!Kinda touching really. . .I'm verklempt(sic)So I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is always next year. Maybe we could plan it out aheadÂ NOT on mothers day weekend and with hotel reservations etc. . .I am feeling you guys' pain.And TOBY COULD BE THERE!!It just don't seem right without him there.Is the following weekend out of the picture?I don't know.Big picture: It won't hurt my feelings if for some reason it can't work out up here for this year.As far as i'm concerned you guys are all just freakin' GREAT!!My 2 cents.Peace Fredo Z reply Ken Hada wrote: Just want [quote=Ken Hada] Just want you to know it is not The-Perfect-Skatopia-Flashback-Time-Machine-moment without Tony Woller.[/quote] Yeah Tony reply I meant John...no Toby! I meant John...no Toby! reply Is "Tony" Woller a realtive Is "Tony" Woller a realtive of Tony Hawk's and Toby Woller's???Â '-}~~~~ Don't worry Alfredo, just as long as you and Clark make it, the trip is worthwhile for me. I will "hopefully" see Toby during the 2 weeks I am out here, and I am sure I will see just about everyone else from here during that time. Just have to check with my good buddy John Woller to see if he still has that really good contact for the You-know-what!!! Shhhhhhhh!!!!!! Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply So, what time are you guys So, what time are you guys getting there?Toby, did you get that first comunion or circumsision or what ever it was, rescheduled yet?Who is riding with who?I doubt that Pat is going to go now so, Jeff, arewe carpooling? My back should be healed up by then, I'm starting to get stoked about this. reply I'm gonna be there at 9:00 I'm gonna be there at 9:00 when they are now opening the gates. None of the locals seem to wake up 'till close to noon. I'm thinking somebody should call the City Parks and Rec to reserve this.[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/PC313786.jpg[/IMG]The BBQ, not Jeff. They've got about a half a dozen of the small pits but thisÂ one can be reserved.Â It's only puffy when it's swollen. reply 9AM 9AM reply Here is the form. Colin do Here is the form. Colin do you know the differnces between the ABCD zones of the park? http://www.cityofsolvang.com/docs/Parks/hcaapplication2-withmap.pdf [quote=colin]I'm gonna be there at 9:00 when they are now opening the gates. None of the locals seem to wake up 'till close to noon. I'm thinking somebody should call the City Parks and Rec to reserve this.[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/skaterat/Album%20III/PC313786.jpg[/IMG]The BBQ, not Jeff. They've got about a half a dozen of the small pits but this one can be reserved. [/quote] reply Â BIll, if you and Jeff come Â BIll, if you and Jeff come up the 101 (or anyone else), can you pick me up in Westlake right off the freeway exit? I am still trying to avoid driving after arriving in Westlake Village sometime that morning from SC. Delta has NOT been good to me this trip, withÂ weekly flight changes!!! Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Well, Now Pat is saying that Well, Now Pat is saying that she is going. Is anyone else's wife going to this shindig? reply Â Mine isn't. She will be Â Mine isn't. She will be sleeping in VERY late that day, after a fewÂ VERY long flights and VERY long lay overs with one baby and one Demon Child. I am seriously thinking about changing my son's name to DAMIEN!!! lolÂ Skate tough, skate hard, skate till you drop! reply Janice will be there. Janice will be there. reply Too bad Johnsthon won't be Too bad Johnsthon won't be there - Kate and Apollo will miss him. reply All the BBQ areas are All the BBQ areas are already reserved. I guess A and B are for 80 people and D is for 120 people. Are there any first come first serve BBQ rings at this park? Or maybe we should look into Pizza or something? reply All the small pits are first All the small pits are first come. We always just grab one in the morning upon arrival. 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