This weekend kinda sucked. I also really don’t like scooters.
On saturday I was having a pretty good day. I woke up and had a nice breakfast, walked my dog and hung out for a while. The weather was nice and it was also Earth Day. So overall a great morning.
I packed up my filming stuff and got ready to go to the skatepark to film some videos. Last year I made a skate video on Earth day with all my friends. It’s on youtube so you can go check it out if you want. Comment below if you liked it.
Anyways I get a ride to the skatepark and meet up with my friends Kai and Ben. I saw a poster outside the skatepark. I was curious on what it was so I walked over and read it and saw that there was going to be a signing and demo next week on Tuesday. I looked at who was going to the signing, and saw that it was mostly all of my favorite skaters. Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, AVE, Guy Mariano, etc. Those guys are at the top of skateboarding and are technically legends in the skateboarding community. I can’t believe they are coming to Santa Barbara.
Anyways that made my day better, and I started skating with my friends. I landed a new trick called a Varial Flip Sex Change which took a couple tries but it was cool. It was pretty hot so we sat in the shade and enjoyed our Saturday afternoon.
So far I’m having a great day. But this is when everything goes down hill.
I was just riding my skateboard around when out of nowhere, a scooter kid flies out of the bowl and spins his scooter around over his head. And then he smashed my shoulder with his scooter. I turned around and was like Wata heck but he didn’t seem to care much.
I was pretty annoyed but also my shoulder was hurting pretty bad. Scooters are so annoying. They are always cutting skaters off and cause chaos in the skateparks.
Anyways, I went home and saw that my shoulder was pretty swollen and I couldn’t fully rotate it anymore. I put on an arm sling to make it feel better and sat on the couch and watched some tv. I was pretty angry and annoyed that I got injured from something that was not my fault.
This was pretty much the end of my weekend and I just spent the rest drawing and icing my shoulder.
I woke up at 6:30, ate a banana, got in the car, and drove to school.
We got into the bus at 7:20ish and left the school around 8:00.
It was a pretty long drive and we stopped to get some lunch around noon.
We got to Kings Canyon around 2.
We all hung out in the parking lot for a while and then went to get out rooms. I roomed with Cody, Matt and Josh. We all settled in and then went for a little walk around the lake. During this walk, we all had a small snowball fight halfway through the walk.
I got nailed in the face 2 times by Cody.
The first day was pretty mellow. After the walk we all had a little bit of freetime so my friends and I went to inner tube at a hill nearby.
We had fun and came back and drank some hot chocolate and played ping pong. Around 7:00 I got a super bad headache so I took a little nap in my room while everyone else was in the jacuzzi. Around 8 we all met up on the first floor to do some team building activities.
At this point, my head was a little bit better but still hurt.
We all went upstairs to sleep around 9:30. Surprisingly it was’t cold at all.
Overall the first day was a really good day.
Day 2 of Kings Canyon!
I woke up at around 7:00 and took a shower. It looked sunny outside and I was excited for my day.
I walked down stairs around 8:00 and saw that everyone was already eating breakfast. So I got some eggs and pancakes and sat down next to Lamont, Jack, Nico and Bram. Later, Josh, Cody and Matt joined us.
Dan had a little talk in the beginning and told us that we were going for another walk.
This walk was a little longer than yesterday’s but was more fun. Everyone started sliding on their stomachs down hills like penguins.
Most of us all went off the trail and explored a little bit around the trail. We found a spot to do some jumps off of and my friend Carter did a front flip off of it.
We all stopped walking after about a mile and decided to hangout there for a while. We had another snow ball fight but this time more serious. It was all fun and games until my friend Charlie threw a huge clump of ice on my back. It hurt pretty bad so I just sat down and talked with other people.
We all walked back and had some lunch. After lunch, everybody decided to go snowboarding so I went with them. I’ve never been snowboarding.
We all borrowed some gear and walked around to find some cool spots. Charlie, Christian, Sharp, Kai and I found a pretty decent hill. Charlie started building a ramp while we all strapped our feet in.
I first went down the hill and fell many times. It was a lot harder than I expected and I thought that it would be similar tp skateboarding and surfing. Guess not.
After about an hour I was kinda over it so decided to go change my socks and grab my GoPro.
On the first day, I did’nt get many cool videos.
My friend Solomon fell pretty hard.
We finsihed snowboarding around 4:30 and decided to put our feet in the jacuzzi.
We hungout in there until dinner. I got out a little early so that I can shower and change before dinner.
For dinner we had pasta and I hangout with some of my friends. After dinner everyone went to the jacuzzi but I decided to stay inside and hangout with Lamont, Brianna and Walker. Walker and Lamont taught me a little bit about guitar.
Later around 8:30 we all gathered up and had another group activity. But this time a lot more serious that last nights.
I learned a lot about my classmates through these activities and I thought that it was a good experience.
We all got cereal after and went to bed.
Another good day
I woke up extremely sore. ugh
I took a ghetto shower and brushed my teeth and got into warm clothes. For those of you who are not familiar with “ghetto showers”, it means to dunk your head under the sink and get your hair wet. Comment below if you have ever taken a ghetto shower.
I went downstairs and had some breakfast. There was green eggs and I was really confused for a while but later realized that it was St. Patricks day. Dan had a little talk and told us that we had free time until 11 so my friends and I decided to go snowboarding again. I decided not to snowboard today and instead just bring a sled up and film.
I hit the jump a couple times on the sled but it started hurting more and more so I decided to stop. The jump from yesterday was a lot icier today so we decided not to use it today. So we all walked a little bit up hill to another nice area and built another jump there. This new jump was a little more scarier because there was a tree right next to the landing.
Everyone was very encouraging and supportive of each other, and it was a good time.
We all finished snowboarding around 10:30 and headed back to the lodge to pack up. I put my feet under the heater for about 10 minutes.
Around 12 we made sandwiches and got into the bus.
It was sad to leave and the trip felt really short, but I was also looking forward to the warmer weather.
The bus ride back was a lot more quiet than the bus ride up since everyone was either asleep or too tired to talk.
We got back to SB around 6 and I got picked up.
It was a really nice trip and gave me some time to set my mind off school work and other things. I got to bond closer with friends and also got to meet many new ones. Overall I thought it was a really good trip and I’m glad that I got the opportunity to go on it.
I woke up and couldn’t feel my legs.
I went to the skatepark later and just hangout with my friends and talked about the trip.
I didn’t skate much and instead just took some pictures on my phone.
I slept over at Tanner’s house with Jorge.
We didn’t do much, just played some video games and talked about conspiracy theories.
Pretty normal sleepover.
Woke up around 7 and rode our bikes down to Eller’s donuts to get some breakfast. Eller’s is my favorite donut shop in Santa Barbara.
I went home and didn’t do anything for the rest of the day.
I just read some books and watched some netflix.
Overall was a pretty mellow day.
I posted a video with the footage I got in Kings Canyon on my instagram @ryo_nish
If you want, you can go check out. Leave a comment below if you liked it. Thanks