Day 1: High Point State Park to Newton!

Posted by Edwin Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hello all! Sorry I hadn't been able to make a post last night, I didn't have access to wi-fi at the place we stayed in Newton.

We started off our day bright and early with a radio interview with WRNJ, and we left for High Point State Park right after. The drive was a little confusing and we did get a bit lost, but we eventually found our way to the monument! While we were there we did a little preliminary skating and met up with a group of other people who happened to also want to skate the length of NJ, except for fun and on their own terms. We stuck around met up with them a couple times along our own path. Best of luck to them!

Our skate started off easily as the beginning was mostly downhill coming down from High Point State Park, but was a bit sketchy considering the traffic and the need to control speed. Everything was well though, despite some ominous looking clouds that seemed to head our way. Highlights would definitely include me losing one of my slide gloves, and us being yelled at by cars. Some very vulgar language was used.

At about 2pm, we arrived at the Newton Square, and set up shop in the gazebo there. The first hour or so was a bit slow considering the very little amount of activity there, but things began to get kicked into gear when Original Skateboards had some of their employees come out and help promote our cause with the traffic there.

Day 1's Stand total was about $250!

That's about as much as I can think of right now, keep checking back for more updates!
- Edwin


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Skate Cape May is a 200+ mile skateboarding journey from the top of New Jersey (High Point) to the bottom (Cape May) with the intent to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Last year, we received an award as a Top 100 Fundraiser for 2010 for ALSF!

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