I just broke the news to Sk8terdude that our school district has decided to cancel the February vacation due to all the snow days we've had this year. He was NOT happy (and that's an understatement). Sk8terdad and I discussed the options and decided that Sk8terdude needs the long-promised road trip to the indoor skatepark more than one additional day in school, so we're going to cut our road trip down to one park over a long weekend and let him miss one of the make-up days. Looks like Rhode Island is our destination...which means he'll be enjoying the morning skate clinic at Greenside Skatepark one day and competing in the Elemental Awareness Make It Count contest the next. He's looking forward to meeting pros Levi Brown (the skater, not the football player!) and Donny Barley. And now that I've looked more carefully at the website, I guess we're both looking forward to Mexican food for dinner the night before (since pre-registration apparently takes place at the nearest Chipotle Mexican Grill).
In happier news, the 2011 opening weekend of Graham Dickinson S.P.I.R.I.T. Skate Park in Ridgefield, CT is scheduled for March 12-13, with free skating planned for all. Of course, if the crazy weather continues, we may be watching snowboarding on the ramps instead of skating...only time will tell! Sk8terdude pointed out today that if the skate park was opening in four weeks then he was only a month away from getting a phone (I told you once he gets an idea in his head, he can't let it go). But he graciously conceded that perhaps the phone wouldn't actually arrive on opening day, since he couldn't be at the skate park AND shopping for the phone at the same time.
No...I haven't yet broken the news to OlderBrother...
Meanwhile, Sk8terdude is angling for a return trip to Drop In this weekend. I need a convincing argument to get Sk8terdad to agree that it's HIS turn to sit in the parent lounge. Any ideas?