The boys plotting some kind of adventure I am sure
You could see some of the jagged peeks on the side of the canyon through the trees and the fog that was sitting over the area all day
Dillon climbing in his Samba's - it did not last long - I think Dillon has adjusted to the island weather more then he knows. For those not fimilar with climbing, we mostly boulder - a type of rock climbing without ropes (it is not that bad), we only go about 15-20ft high on large boulders and we place crash pads on the ground to protect from any falls.
Our friend Addie keeping warm while eating lunch in the sunshine
Love that smile
Turtling - jumping on someones crashpad while they are walking - the result - they are on the ground looking like a turtle stuck on their back - Dillon has discovered this is kinda hard to do when you don't weigh the same or more than the victim.
some perspective - Dillon's coach, Lucas topping out on a boulder while Alex spots him. We are on one side of the canyon and in the background are some cliff faces on the otherside in the sun.
Bouldering is all about the grip strength (not completely, but alot of it) - can you tell he is hanging on to nothing!!!
See, he has shoes on - although he did not want to in the am - by the end of the day he said "mom, I have socks and shoes on and my feet are STILL cold" hard to believe they have only been away from the mountains 2.5 months
Warmth in numbers
Cold rosy cheeks
Addie, Dill and Ro at the top of the scree field above our bouldering spot
So happy to be back - even in the cold
The cliff faces where we watched some roped climbers going up the faces - they were only little dots on the rock.
All in all it was a cold yet very fun day. Thank you to our friends for coming out and playing - we are looking forward to as many of these days as we can get in before we head back to the island.
As I make this post it is Thanksgiving - I am in Albuquerque and there was snow on the ground when we woke up this morning. Dillon, Ronan, Sophia, Anna and I will pick Carith up this afternoon at the airport and we will have a thanksgiving feast of our own. I wish all our friends and family in the states and on the island a Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy your time with your families.