Saturday, June 30, 2012

My road trip has come to an end.

      My road trip with my parents and sixto is coming to an end.  We made it to Colorado Springs safely after a 7 hour drive straight from Mt. Rushmore.  I will be leaving this coming Monday for Oahu and getting ready for the USBA Sandy's comp which will be next weekend.
      We left Yellowstone early yesterday morning for Mt. Rushmore.  The drive was about 6 hours or so long.  It was a beautiful drive and so much places to see.  We stopped on the side of the road to take photos about 11 times somehow.  I was like a little kid in a candy store.  haha.  Huge mountain ranges and Sturgis City was just a few places we stopped on our way to Mt. Rushmore.  Mt. Rushmore was always a place I wanted to see and it was nothing, but breathtaking.  It was insane!  After Mt. Rushmore we decided as a group to just keep driving for 7 hours to Colorado Springs where my aunty and uncle live.  We started driving around 6 or 7pm and didn't arrive till 3 am the next morning.  We will be hanging out with them for the weekend. 
     This road trip was an awesome experience and I enjoyed ever single moment for sure!  I would def do this again, but would love to travel across the whole country zones somehow.  Life is good :)  aloha and mahalo everyone!

Life is good all the way here in Wyoming
Some insane mountain ranges

My dad, mom, and Sixto wanted to stop at this bike town which ended up pretty cool.

Beer time for hags.
Mt. Rushmore presidents
Crazy zone
My mom all excited in her rock garden
My mom loves her rocks 

Mexican dinner zones

Fire in South Dakota
Beautiful sunset to end an awesome day
Family in Colorado Springs.  mom, aunty mina, Sixto, Bronson, Jordan, pops, and uncle Joe

Couple new Vid Clips

Here are a couple new cool clips.  Not much big waves, but some small fun waves around home this past winter and Sandy Beach about 2 weeks ago.  The first clip was filmed and edited by Per Gutierrez and the 2nd clip was filmed and edited by Mike Kini.  Enjoy.  aloha

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicago and Road Tripping

       Wow so it's been awhile since I last updated my blogg, but a lot has been going on.  Last week I left Hawaii to attend Robins graduation in Chicago.  She graduated boot camp and now has officially became a Navy Seaman.  I am very proud of her!  My brother Josh, sister in-law Mary, and my niece Alyza made the drive from Virginia Beach to cruise Chicago as well and watch Robin.  Sarah and Robins dad Sixto, made the trip too.  So did my mom and dad.
       Chicago was awesome.  I have never cruised in Chicago before and it was nice seeing the city.  We cruised the city all day Saturday and Sunday.  It was tiring, but worth it for sure.  I got to hang out with Robin for the first time in 2 months.  It was an amazing feeling, but sad at the same time for some reason.  I guess it's because I only had those 2 days to be with her and I won't see her for another 2 or 3 or 4 months.  Who knows.  I'm really missing her a lot already and it's been a very difficult time in my life dealing with being away from her.  She means the world to me and I know I will be back to see her again.  I love her very much.  I now just need to focus on what I need to do and that is take care allkines in Bodyboarding.  I am pumped and ready for sure.  
       After Chicago, my mom, dad, and Sixto planned a road trip in the US zones.  We took a train from Chicago-Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was a 30 hour train ride, but it was nice sharing that experience with my family.  We arrived into Utah on Tuesday night around 1130pm and drove straight to Grand Teton in Yellowstone National Park which was a 6 hour car drive into Wyoming.  We've been site seeing all over Yellowstone and I must say that it is one of the places that has blown my mind.  The scenery is beautiful and breath taking.  The wild life is just crazy.  I love this place and would love to come back for sure.  
     We are now in a small town called Cody in Wyoming just outside of Yellowstone.  We are going to take a 7 hour drive to Mount Rushmore tomorrow morning.  I amped excited and stoked!
     This past week has been a lot of ups and downs.  I am trying to deal with being away from Robin for awhile and trying to accept it.  It's just hard, but I know we will get through it and I'll be with her in no time.  My parents have been amazing and so has Sixto during this road trip.  I love traveling with them and this road trip has been one of the best.  "Enjoy every moment life has to offer because you never know if you'll ever experience that moment again."  Life is good :)  aloha and mahalo for all of the support!

Robin and I at her graduation.  

Robins first meal outside of bootcamp
On our way to the city of Chicago via train
Family.  Sixto, hags, Robin, Sarah, Adam Duggan, pops, Josh, Mary, mom, and Alyza at lunch
Saying goodbye to Josh, Mary, and Alyza after eating breakfast at Wildberry
Willis Tower formerly known as Sears Tower
That's how much floors it has
Amtrak train times
Sixto and I on the train
Finally made it to Salt Lake City, Utah
Yellowstone zones
My mom and Sixto on the rocks

You can find more photos of my trip and my bodyboarding on instagram.  Just follow me at jacobromero1