Wednesday, February 23, 2005


buhl skate park

This summer I will have to make a pilgrimage out to Buhl Idaho, my hometown, the trout capital of america, now home to the largest "cradle" in the world. The cradle is a half-sphere of smooth concrete formed inside a marvelous skate park built with support from the city by the guys at dreamlandskateparks.
We would have worshiped at this temple morning and night if it was around when we were kids in Buhl. Instead we were chased from the bank steps, skated the gravelly sidewalks, snuck into the metal grate banks of the simplot wheat bins, surfed the tennis court banks, and took polyurethane to anything we could find.

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