OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER OF THE SUPERPIPE!!
As you may or may not know, I love to snowboard, and am a huge fan of the Superpipe. And anyone that knows the Superpipe, knows Shaun White. We happened to be on vacation in Utah, snowboarding, during the Olympics, last week. So watching it there, in the snowy 5 degree weather was even more fun! I was so stoked to see Shaun obliterate the competition -- yet again!!
Watching Shaun soar over our heads at the
World Superpipe Championships
in Park City, 2007
While on a snowboarding trip a few years ago, I actually was lucky enough to get to meet Shaun White at the World Superpipe Championships in Park City. He was walking past the stand getting ready to head back up the pipe for his final run. I just happened to yell out "Shaun... we came all the way from Hawaii to meet you!!!"
"HAWAII" must have been the magic word, because he stopped and came over to me and said "I went to Hawaii once!" We talked for a while, and Dean snapped a quick photo of us, while everyone around was giving me the "Why is SHE so special" look. I actually felt a little embarrassed, but I didn't care. I was talking to Shaun White! My Snowboard Idol. Dean even gave me my snowboarding nickname, "SHAUNA White", years ago!!
Unfortunately, the visit was short, as he had to go back up the pipe for his third and final run, which was basically just a "victory lap" because he had already easily won the contest with his second run!! (Just like he did in the Olympics last week!)
Shaun launches into orbit in Park City, 2007
He is amazing, and TOTALLY MIND~BLOWING to watch in the pipe. I can't wait to see what awesome tricks he will think up next.
He inspires me to get out there and try the halfpipe and terrain parks.
(Things a 40 year old woman should probably not be doing.)
But hey.... life is short. Live it up!!!
A very stoked LISABONGZEE
after getting to meet
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SECOND GOLD METAL OLYMPIC WIN, SHAUN!!
Check back next month for my "Two Year Anniversary" story of the event that got me back into painting.
HINT: It has to do with a ton of snow, a tree, and a couple of screws!
MAHALO for taking the time to read my blog.
ALOHA FROM HAWAII
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