Tuesday, April 26, 2016

throwback San Diego

I was rushed to get on the road and was consumed with planning for my current magazine tour. 
These photos represent many of the good times I had in San Diego in the early part of 2016.
in the few months I was home, I was able to grow a few things including broccoli

the house was a wreck for a few month, but once the floors were finished, lots of folks came to skate
 including Dave B.

I thought this was gonna be a dream ditch, but it was brushed super heavy.
  but we had a great crew ! E-Mag, Tyler, Ult Phil, Beardo, burnout

Gabe helped out with the library SO MUCH - had a great time feeding him.

the library came together quickly once the floors were completed

Rosa attached my favorite tee design to a collared shirt. now it fits. thanks again Clare

i was so tickled when the Boogie Boys finally came to town
I spent a lot of time at Pokez - Nik, Alex, Gabe & I

Eric B was in town and we were blown away to see Bobby Purdue

had lunch the day Mike was taking Phil to the airport

one of my last times at POKEZ....until December......

sending Rob G off to central America

a serious shirt for a serious cat lover. thanks Klich.

I made loads of tacos  - nearly every day.....

Ten FOOT Ted and Rob Kirk skated the ramp - then Rob crashed & went to the ER.
Jeffrey and I both adore this photo of Danny Way at the House of Vista

Jeffrey did all the filming work on the Jenkem clip that came out on the Library

every Tuesday I was home, I was on the golf course with John

Keith, Kim, & I had a bonfire with a bunch of scrap wood from around Edgemont

Keith and Paul Schmitt

Klich flew in for a day and we skated and ate!
then I saw him at Peck Park in Pedro
went to a photo show with Ji

moto doggie in LA

Sergej and Bruce

BurgerLord in China Town
nap time for Serg before the Hamburger Eyes art show

Todd at SkateLab with his new copy of the Tracker book

Detroit Trent blew through SD for a day.
the March Really Really Free Market went smooth.

these two long time buds were instrumental in getting the van reworked for the road.


In May 2015 I initiated #kevsTEXASswimmingholetour (view here). I put a few weeks of planning into that adventure.  This year #brotherboarderpowerslap tour is my main objective, but as I rolled into Florida, I decided to see how many Florida cold springs I could swim in on my days off. 

spot # 1 - Wakulla Springs

I jumped off that large platform in the back there....

then I got on a boat and took a tour down the river.

this film was filmed on the property
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beautiful trees
saw several alligators on the river bank... this guy was the only swimmer
got skunked at Peacock.... it was flooded out from a nearby river

Ichetucknee Springs - the head waters -  borrowed goggles here and it was amazing

the main swimming area at Ichetucknee - spot #2b
7 springs on the property at Ginnie Springs - this is where I got in
 and swam out to the river and floated down to this other spring area. as I was swimming the back stoke, my back struck a scuba diver's tank. he didn't stop to say sorry....punk just kept on going....
spot #3 - Ginnie Springs

Manatee Springs  - spot #4 - had high hopes for seeing a manatee here... no luck

saw water snakes

gorgeous river settings....

and even an adolescent raccoon, but no manatee

Rainbow Springs - spot #5 - early morning swim
took a kayak down a 5.5 mile stretch of the Weeki Wachi river - no manatees.  #6 great swimming
Warm Mineral Springs - spot #7 - coulda skipped it
Alexander Springs - spot #8

Juniper Springs - spot #9
De Leon Springs - refreshing early morning swim -
after my swim, I looked at the menu at the grill house restaurant.
glad i did - they have all you can eat vegan pancakes.. the only catch is you have to make them yourself

Blue Springs - last stop #11

didn't get a pic - but I saw a mama manatee and her baby

looking down into the head waters of Blue Spring - lots of goggle wearing
eleven springs, inside of one week. one hell of a ride.