Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Recently I have been doing a lot of exploring. Schroon Lake is a very historical place, with lots of history in it. I have been researching old buildings and about the original settlers of Schroon Lake. It is a very interesting place.

Abandoned Boat

The Colonial Boat, is a boat that can be seen from Route 9. It is abandoned and seems to be not owned by anyone. I don't know how the boat got there or anything about it.

Inside the Boat

Owen, thinking hard about what this boat is doing here, or maybe he is confused, or imaging a little to much.

Abandoned Drive-In Theatre

Inside the Wall of the Movie Screen

The Scaffolding in the wall. I wanted to climb it but it seemed a little dangerous. I tried and I decided it was.

Front of the Movie Screen

Abandoned Building

This building was in the middle of a very muddy weedy field. My feet got very wet and muddy getting to it. There was a newspaper from 1965 laying in the rubbish.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Past Week

This past week we were taught from the Epistle of 1 John by Mike Layman, who grew up in Jackson, MI. at the end of his last class today he played his guitar. He is an amazingly talented guitarist.
We are now learning how to diagram in Bible Study Methods, it is very confusing, I wish I would have payed more attention in high school.
Today was Harvest Jamboree, I was running the skatepark, but we got rained out today. However last week went great, and this next weekend Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 I will be going to Jersey for SFNJ.
Campus Life
Tomorrow morning at 10:20 am, I will be performing for try outs for the school talent show. I got a bunch of guys together to do music, and a little drama. We planned the whole thing in about 30 minutes, with very last minute planning and finding people joining in the fun. The talent show will be on the night of Nov. 1.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Harvest Jamboree

At the Word of Life Ranch
WOL Skate Park Open 6:00pm-10:30pm Oct 16 & 23
·        FREE Entry
·        All Ages
·         Helmets and Waiver needed
·        Limited supply of Helmets

Other Events
·        Pony Rides
·        Kids Hay Maze
·         40ft Climbing Tower
·         Paintball Shooting Range
·         Miniature golf     
·          Burgers & Hot Dogs (additional Cost) 
·          Hot Drinks – Free
·          Jeremy the Illusionist
·          Face Painting
·          Inflatables                         
For More Information Call 800-331-9673

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Brooklyn Banks Skate Park Closing...

The popular and famous skate spot known around the world will be closing. The Brooklyn Banks will be closed due to construction on the Brooklyn Bridge. The city plans to use the Brooklyn Banks as a staging area during the reconstruction which will be starting later this year and lasting until 2014! According the Parks Department and Department of Transportation said "the city would definitely need the space".

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Burnside Mayhem!

Burnside has added a new feature to the park courtesy of drunk drivers.

Posted: October 15, 2009

Photo's from Thrasher.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I don't know how I do it, but I keep winning stuff. It all started the end of summer at the "Back to School Bash" at Nixon skatepark in Jackson. I broke my board skating that day, and I ended up getting drawn for a free skateboard deck. Then the the next school year fall, I was shopping online for Destructo skateboard trucks, I needed a new pair but they cost $45. I didn't really want to have to spend that much. I didn't end up buying them, however a week later I got a email saying I won a prize package from Destructo receiving any pair of trucks that I choose. And then last summer I got a email from vans saying I won a pair of Vans AVE Skate-Lows shoes. And now today I just recieved an email from Bones Bearings, saying I won a free bearing cleaner, not as much money as the other objects but some how I keep winning and I enjoy it, and thank God for it. I just bought a set of bearings 3 days ago. I don't sign up for contest, just someone I keep winning.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


Solid Foundation New Jersey
Friday (Trip to Jersey)

Setting up this whole trip has been so crazy and everything didn't look like it was going to work out. However last minute everything fell together, lots of thanks to Josh Whittemore for driving us to Albany, NY to make it possible for us. I left School right after class at 1 pm, picking up Kenny Hopkins, in Glens Falls, to go on the trip with me.

We took the Grey Hound from Ablany at 3:30 headed for Ridgewood, NY, about 15 minuets away from Steve Wolfe's house, (The founder of SFNJ Skateboard Ministry). We spent the night friday and saturday at his house. The weather didn't look so good for the saturday skate jam.

We arrived in Jersey around 5:45. Neither me nor Kenny had a cell phone with us this whole trip. We tried to call Steve to pick us up at the bus station, but the pay phone wasn't working. Thankfully there was a nice girl who let us borrow her cell phone.

We got to Steve's house, going out that night to skate the SFNJ barn. Steve is very creative with his skateboarding equipment. In the photo to the left he uses old truck parts and coat hangers.

Saturday (Jersey)

It rained Saturday morning, so Steve had to cancel the whole event, that Kenny and I went down to see/help with. Steve left to some things that day. Corey (Steve's Intern) came over to show us around Jersey. Kenny's shoes were completely blown out, so we left for the 2nd biggest mall in america.

When shopping for shoes on sale, someone told us the Habitat skate team was at the CCS skate store signing autographs. We headed down, and lone behold the legendary Kerry Getz was there along with Tim O'Conner and the rest of the team.

<-Tim O'Conner and Corey

After skating all day already we headed to the SFNJ barn to skate when it got dark outside.

Kenny Hopkins 50-50 the Jersey Barrier

Upstairs in the barn is one of the nicest mini ramps I've skated. It was given to SFNJ by a family who also gave Steve his outdoor mini ramp. Helping him out a lot with his ministry. SFNJ probably has the one of the nicest mini ramps in Jersey.

Kenny did a blunt kickflip to fakie that night.

Sunday (NYC)
The next morning we took the train into NYC at 11:00 with Jake (photo to the left) and Andrew.

We headed straight for the famous Brooklyn Banks. There was many skaters there, along with some bikers and kids on scooters.

The Banks were pretty steep, Kenny and I managed to pull off a 360 flip on the banks with the little energy we had left.

Steve Williams did a fs flip into this bank from the top.

Then we headed down to the China Town Mani pads, which also had a group of skaters already there, and more came while we skated it.
Kenny got a Nose Manuel Nollie flip out.

 After that we got some pizza and went over to L.E.S.

I didn't know much about L.E.S except for the fact that Dustin Dullin gapped to 50-50 these stairs right onto that chunky ledge.

By this point Kenny and I were getting really tired because of all the skating we have been doing. We haven't skated this much in years. We skated a combination of about 8 or more hours before this, and by the end of the trip will have skated for about 13-18 hours in 3 days!

It was great just being able to see all these places you have seen in the videos and all the skaters around. While skating we saw the whole 5boro team going spot to spot.

After a long day of skating, we departed from our friends, and headed on a 2.5 mile skate to the Grey hound bus station. Not having a map on us, I tried to remember how to get there. With a little help from civilians we got to the Grey Hound Station.

It was a very tiring few days but it was a great time and would love to go down again when it doesn't rain the Saturday session out. Getting back was a little more confusing but everything seemed to work out some how.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Flushing Meadows

Flushing Meadows, a very famous and great place to skate, is no longr skateable, as of last Monday. They fenced in the fountain and are going to make the fountain unskateable. After all the years of skating there, and great atmosphere for skateboarders and families, they have decided to change that, and put skaters bank on the front steps of businesses that won't want them there. I am privilaged to have gotten to skate it one time in summer of 08. R.I.P. Flushing Meadows.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

SFNJ Ministry

I will be leaving Friday right after classes to be going to New Jersey, to be involved and help out with the Solid Foundation Skateboard ministry  reaching the skaters of that area. Then on Sunday I plan to got o NYC to skate with some kids and share the gospel with them. Please be praying for my ministry this weekend.