The first day was pretty mellow, just settled into the hotel. Had a late dinner around 11pm. Then just went back to the hotel because we all had to be up super early the next day.
After waking up at 6am to do some stuff for the news, we all went to the Cracker Barrel and grubbed down on some breakfast. After that some of the Sole Tech workers and myself went and checked out some of the skate shops around the area. Then around 4 we headed over to one of the local parks where we bbq'd, skated, and I even announced a kickflip contest. Then we ended the night by going to a nice dinner with some of the Journeys people.
After sleeping in till 11 we headed over to the Back Yard BBQ, which was in the mall parking lot. There were bands playing, guys doing backflips on their motorcycles and Sheckler, Fletcher, Leeper and I skating the mini ramp. I’ve never seen so many girls yelling for Ryan in my whole life... kind of insane. We did 3 demos and 3 autograph singings that day. We were out of there by 4. The heat was super draining so I went back to the hotel and napped for a few hours. Then we went to dinner and packed and got ready for our flights the next day.
The trip ended up going really good and I had a lot of fun. Now I’m on an airplane going to spend mothers day with my family.