In early July, Tony Hawk and Catherine Goodman, rounded up their six children, Riley Hawk, 28, Spencer Hawk, 21, Miles Goodman, 21, Keegan Hawk, 19, Calvin Goodman, 18, and Kadence Hawk, 12, for a road trip across the western United States in an R.V.
“In the beginning of the pandemic, it became pretty clear that the kids were so desperate to get out,” Ms. Goodman said. The two-week road trip consisted of stops in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Colorado — all states that the family had never explored.
Mr. Hawk and Ms. Goodman, who married in 2015, are no strangers to travel. Prepandemic, Mr. Hawk, the professional skateboarder, would spend half of the year traveling for work, which included attending skate competitions, fund-raising events, and shooting commercials, and Ms. Goodman, a theater and film producer, would often join.
Quarantine offered the family, who is usually dispersed across different states, the opportunity to be under one roof at their home in Encinitas, Calif. “The pandemic has granted us more time and pushed a much more consistent schedule for us,” said Mr. Hawk, noting that his previous extensive schedule meant always being on-call and flying to different places at the drop of a hat. “It was all a little too hectic and it was really hard to carve out quality time with the kids.”