Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I climbed a rock

Although seeing my mom and my sister and watching my children bond with their cousins is pretty spectacular, the highlight of my vacation thus far has definitely been the 2 hour rock climbing lesson that Josh, Eleanor, Simon and I took at Chimney Rock Park on Monday.

After getting suited up in harnesses and climbing shoes and learning how to tie knots and support a climber from below, we got to scale two different 30 foot rock faces and one 90 foot rock face.

It was incredible. A complete adrenaline rush that had me sweating like a fiend and working muscles I didn't know I had (although I didn't discover that until the following morning).

And yes, this photo is of me, nearing the top of my final climb.