Southern California Trip

May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009 Nick Engvall

Southern California Trip

Thanks to Matt and Allison, I was lucky enough to make a trip to Southern California recently to attend a Nike Training Event. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of Nike Training, and the latest Trainer 1, I met some great people as well. It was an incredible experience, and one I will never forget.

After the event concluded on Friday, I had some free time. Hoping to meet up with friends and family, my stay was extended to Monday morning. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to connect with anyone, so I decided to take in as much as possible of those things I miss so much about California. After picking up my blingin’ gold Focus rental car, I started by hitting up Coffee Bean, you know I can’t ever get enough of those Cafe Vanilla’s.

Friday night I hit up Undefeated’s Silver Lake location for the release of their latest release with Converse. Met some hella cool people, who knew from my lingo that I wasn’t quite a SoCal native. Shout out to Jimmy for the kindness, I’ll be hitting you up my next time in town. I miss these kind of events, cool people, drinks, music and a chill time for everyone.

Undefeated Silver Lake
Undefeated Silver Lake

Undefeated Silver Lake
Undefeated Silver Lake

Of course after that, (following another quick stop at Coffee Bean on Sunset) I had to go pretty much straight to the late night spot, and get some Fat Burger! Fat Deal with Skinny Fries is how I do it… It was a good day.

Fat Burger- Fat Deal with Skinny Fries
Fatburger…Fat Deal, Skinny Fries Please!

Full and ready for rest I ended up near here…

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

The next morning, I was able to hit up the Hella Flush meet in Santa Monica/Venice, so with Cafe Vanilla in hand, I snapped a few pictures. You can see them here. The meet was nice, a good turn out, and definitely a variety of cars to keep everybody interested, and nearly all of them Hella Flush!

Phaze2 Scion XB at the Hella Flush Venice Beach Meet
Phaze2 Scion Hella Flush

All this talk of food has got me hungry so this will have to be continued…

Nick Engvall

Student of Life.

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