Some Napa County skateboarders found the silver lining in the worst earthquake Northern California has experienced in over 10 years by turning a buckled street into an impromptu skate park.
“My first thought was ‘oh no, earthquake. My second? Cool skate park,'” one teen said, according to local CBS affiliate in San Francisco. The impromptu skate park is reportedly on Meadowbrook Drive.
An image tweeted by an NBC Bay Area investigative reporter captures the act below:
— vicky nguyen (@vickydnguyen) August 24, 2014
One snowboarder responded to her tweet by throwing out a common skating phrase:
— John Chapman (@Droopy1943) August 24, 2014
In a testament to the age-old idiom “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” for Napa skateboarders making the best of nature’s wrath, one person’s quake-ravaged street is another’s impromptu skate park.
Twitter user Troy G says he is less than surprised to see such a response in the Golden State:
@vickydnguyen wouldn’t expect anything less from California! :)
— Troy G (@troyglidden) August 24, 2014