Encinitas

by The Good Life on August 11, 2014

in Uncategorized

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Last week we snuck a couple of days in Encinitas on our travels.  Without doubt Encinitas has to be one of the nicest areas in California, if not the states.  Good waves, great food, and a nice easy going atmosphere.

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On this trip the waves were kind of small, and so I borrowed what turned out to be one of the most fun boards ever, the Baked Potato from Fire Wire.  I haven’t used one before but for 1-2 ft weak waves, it was amazing fun.  Also being built of a kind of epoxy it makes a perfect travel board.

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There was a good few foamies out on display too, as you can see on these waves, kinda the best idea.

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Wifey is always happy in the sun, and on the beach.  Simple Pleasures.

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Strangely enough though, when we were there, it rained one day.  Kinda strange and people were panicking… but we used that downtime to get some nice breakfast of Acai Bowl and Coffee.  Amazing.  This place was Swamis, and funnily enough, I took a good few pictures of our trip there, and I shot this one, and I think it contains a love heart written by a good friend at work.  Pretty small world at times.IMG_9636

Anyways, another nice weekend, and always worth a visit.
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You know what she thinks…
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Union Station – Los Angeles

by The Good Life on August 10, 2014

in America, The Good Stuff

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On a recent trip, I decided to ditch getting a cab as normal, and took the train, a form of public transport which in Los Angeles sometimes seems a little uncommon.    IMG_9523

Despite taking the train not being a very common way of traveling in California for most who are addicted to their cars, it is one of the best ways to see the state, and the station especially in LA must be one of the most ornate stations I have ever seen.

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Beautifully built, laid out fantastically but quite under used by the public from what I could see.  Thursday morning in London would have been rammed, but here it was pretty relaxing.

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As I say, not too much in the way of a line for the train.

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One guy just checking it out.

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Come up to the light….

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Like I say, as you see, its pretty interesting how it looks.

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On the way, you definitely get to see a lot of sites including this baseball stadium.

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Take the train.
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From Portland with Love.

by The Good Life on August 6, 2014

in Football, Portland

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Hello.
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Floating Football.

IMG_9708Winner Stays on the Willamette.

 

Los Angeles

by The Good Life on August 6, 2014

in The Good Stuff

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Last week we ended up down in LA, for the yearly offsite.  This was the view from my room.  Pretty insane.IMG_9519

Broadway in downtown LA, was quite the place to take pictures.  Everything seems to be either an old or disused theatre.

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Few arcades too…

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Its funny this Broadway reminds me in parts of that in Portland.

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Even the Urban Outfitters has its own look here.

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Some pretty amazing shops too.  This was one….IMG_9299

This was in the back of Brooklyn Projects skate shop, and it was about 110 that day.

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Well at least we found Hollywood.

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On our team we are pretty lucky to have a insane bunch of skateboarders and snowboarders including the one and only John Ratray.
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Mellow shifty in stoner park.

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Marty Carrol, getting at it in The Berrics.  That place is unreal.

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If I could skate a bit better I’m sure this place would have been insane.  It was pretty next level for shooting anyways.
IMG_9452Ratray on a mellow on the QP.

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The Nike SB crew in NA also worked with local officials to open up the West LA Courthouse.  A pretty huge thing for the skaters of LA.  Bobby here just filming Ratray.IMG_9361#skateeverydamnday

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