Sunday, June 22, 2008

Camping & Climbing

We went camping with Doug's Family this last weekend.  It was a lot of fun!  We went to Heise and camped by the river.  It was a different kind of camping than we are used to because it was all grass and the spots were pretty close.  There were a lot of trailers and we joked about all of the old folks eatin dinner and turnning in at 5:00.  But we had a blast. It was actually great to have the grass under our tent and it was a really beautiful night.  I loved sitting around the camp fire and sing songs.  I got to learn some new songs I had never heard before and Mom Hansen was great entertainment :  ).  
We got up early to go rock climbing with Brad, Traci, and Bryant.  It was a hot day against the rock but still fun.  This was only my second time really climbing and boy am I sore.  My forearms have been the worst but it is a good sore (you know the kind that reminds you that you actually did something that made you feel so alive? Yeah that kind of good sore).  I got halfway up the first face and then completely up the second.  Doug did great he got a little further than me on the first and did the second much quicker than I ever could.  Brad, Traci, and Bryant did great.  I'm always amazed when I watch other people climb.  Brad always makes it look so simple and Bryant is so tall it takes him about half the moves it would take me to climb.  Traci really inspires me!  Here she is the one with the baby but climbing (and doing great by the way). It was a lot of fun and I want to do it some more.  
We were so hot when we were done we got down and dipped our feet in the river.  Brrr it was cold water but felt great.  It was a great way to end the camping trip! 


Traci said...

It was a fun getaway! I've got to tell you, I'm very impressed with how well you climb having only gone a couple of times. Believe me, we've gone with people that don't catch on nearly as quickly as you have! We'll have to keep at it so we get better!

Brittany & Gary said...

Wow you have a super busy summer! I mean I have a busy summer too, but I'm mainly busy at home. You and Doug are all over the place. I guess when your husband's work operates with a summer vacation it would make it easier to get away. Sounds like you're doing a lot of climbing. I'm jealous. I've always wanted to get into that. That's neat that you have a bunch of pros to teach you. I'm excited for you guys to come down to the valley.