Sunday, August 24, 2008

one of the best wekeends EVER

This weekend goes on my list for one of the best, EVER.

I went on a climbing trip to Chattanooga on Saturday. There were about 15 people from Nashville who ended up going. (THATS A HUGE CREW FOR A CLIMBING TRIP!)

It was FANTASTIC. Everyone in the group had some greaaaaaat vibes flowing. Everyone was having a blast, and you could almost FEEL IT.

My coach Steve and team member Sean were there and I climbed with them for most of the day. I ended up working and SENDING this amazing bouldering problem called Diesel Power. I have never been able to do it, even in the prime season. (Prime bouldering season is winter because the friction is so good on the rock. Worst time is July and August - go figure - because of the humidity)

Then I worked and sent this other really cool climb called Dumb Luck. My fingers bled all over it... my fingertips are TOTALLY raw! literally!

I will post a few pics later.

Anyways, keep reading, it only gets better.

After we left the boulderfield, we decided as a crew to go get pizza. WELL, there was 2 vegans in the crew (me and someone else) so we asked to go to greenlife, the local health food store, and pick up something - so we did. Then we went to the pizza place to meet up with everyone else.

After pizza, we were getting ready to leave and we were all standing in a HUGE circle in the parking lot. We decided to do a group hug -- we all put our arms around eachother in this huge circle, and then we all ran into the center trying to hug everyone at the same time. It was hilarious. Next we started playing little games like slap jack, the slapping game, finger fighting games, and others. Then we put all of our hands in the center, like a team at a baseball game, and lifted them up at the same time (like when teams go 1-2-3- GO TIGERS!) or whatever.

ANYWAYS, we found ourselves having more energy so we went to a parking lot next to the pizza place. We started playing tag, freeze tag, whip tag, and all sorts of things. Might I add that 11 of the 15 people are ADULTS. Also, the people who were eating outside at the pizza place got some great enertainment including awesome falls on concrete!

Next we decided to walk to a park. Then we found ourselves playing freakin LEAP FROG all across the field. IT WAS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER. People were looking at us like we were a crazy church group or something.... but nah, we were just climbers having a blast.

Then we played red rover, and a stranger saw how much fun we were having so HE JOINED US! it was great!

FINALLY we walked back to our cars, said our goodbyes, took group pics in the middle of the street, and went back home. I didn't get home until a little past midnight. Usually I get home from climbing trips at 7pm. We were having too much fun!!!



sarabethxvx said...

I can just picture it ash... sounds like fun!

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

That's a hoot! Glad everyone had a good time.
Pixy Lisa

Cora said...

That's awesome! Hope you get to go to the Obed this next weekend with us!

HiHoRosie said...

Oh my gosh! How stinkin fun!!! Funny pics.

Sarah said...

WOW! It's so neat when you get that crazy high from life. I love it! Good clean, crazy fun. I loved the pictures!

Omegachuck said...

RAW fingers!! How fitting. Ash, be sure to post up the bloody mess at YC too, under 'injuries'. Yer' overdue to visit that site again/;-)