This whole trip was Crazy! Huge thanks to American Parkour and the Tribe for allowing me to be apart of they’re fun and flying me out to L.A. I Met a lot of really awesome people.. Plenty of “goods” and some “bads” but everything was worth it.
I’m going to start with the 1st flight out of Gainesville International Airport to Atlanta (Thursday) which was delayed due to “a piece missing from the plane that deters static from the plane” but the best part is this next line. “We’re going to call Atlanta to see if this piece is important or if we can just fly out”. Ummm… I’m pretty sure I would like to have that on there since there’s a storm rolling in. lol Since we took off late, once I landed in ATL. I literally had 8 minutes to get to my gate across the airport before the planes door closed. As I’m sprinting through the airport I’m thinking to myself this is already training for ANW 6 lol.. If you have ever tried racing through a full airport with a suitcase above you head you know what I mean. Just take a second and try to picture that. =p I did make it by the way, just barley. Mission accomplished. Now I’m sweaty; still breathing really heavy and I now have the middle seat between two girls who are sure to think I’m crazy lol.
They we’re both pretty cool, but the girl to my right (Aston Prior) was a singer on “The Voice” She was really nice and let me listen to some of her songs. I thought they were great so I’m going to share them with you as well
After a very long day and over 7 hours on a plane I land at LAX and meet up with Mark Toorock with nothing to do but relax for the night. The poor girls at the front desk of the Marriott must have thought Mark and I were pretty weird since I flip everywhere trying to get discounts on things lol. But Carly and Heidi were good sports about it. (Thanks for the Drinks Carly!)
Friday Morning we meet up with Jimmy Davidson in downtown Los Angles for a full day of training on an awesome rooftop we got a permit for. (Pictures will be released later) Amazing spot, can’t wait to share.
From there we went to check out Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Pier. OMG I love this Giant rings! So much fun! Later that night we go out for Dinner, say bye to Jimmy and walk to the beach for a nap. lol Wake up, race down amazing curvy roads through the mountains back to the hotel and call it a night.
Saturday Toorock and I head to Tempest Freerunning Academy and run into APK sponsored athlete Hugo Frias. Video is being edited from this whole trip as we speak. I went crazy at Tempest fro 2 hours jumping on everything at least once. Sadly no Tempest friends were there this time. I’ll just have to go back again. oh well From Tempest we Kidnap Hugo and take a trip to Temecula so jump on things again with Jimmy and meet the Temecula crew. Dinner and Hot tub where a very long and interesting conversation about “given Infinity”, zombies, super humans, and telekinesis took place for hours… it was epic… apparently the next step was drive into the desert and fall asleep in the car. We put Hugo in the trunk and decided to wake him up by driving crazy lol. I couldn’t fall asleep to I set up my hammock on the only two things that resembled tree (they were just medium sized bushes). they immediately broke and I just slept on the ground in my cocoon.
Last Day before flying home. We head to “Get Air Trampoline park” where Jimmy works and it was much better then my previous experiences with these trampoline places. After that We drove to Huntington Beach to hang out and drop off Hugo. For several hours I did free back flips and put on a show. My attention ended up flagging down Andrew Hoskins out of nowhere. Such a crazy coincidence He immediately joined in the acrobatic fun. I get to the airport with plenty of time, but for no reason at all my flight was delayed.
Atlanta airport is horrible for finding outlets to plug in your phone. I had to go into a McDonalds for one lol. I shared my outlet with the awesome girl to the right and her friends who were having the same problem. It seems everywhere I go outside of Florida people seem much nicer. I Missed my connecting flight. Instead of waiting for the next flight to Gainesville (the next day!), I just took a flight to Tampa to get picked up and drove home from there. Man, my body still aches from all this excitement But I can’t wait to do it again. Living life at 200 MPH. Until next time Thanks for reading!
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