"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
My dad and youngest brother left yesterday after enjoying a most lovely weekend with me. I’m missing them already. And, I’m returning to feel woefully behind on blogging! I hope to get caught up soon, it feels like a bit of my social life has fallen away. So I’ll be responding to comments this week, I promise.
With that, I wanted to share one of the fun adventures from the weekend. My “little” brother, DJ, arrived before my dad so J and I decided to take him down to Seattle for a day of bouldering at one of my favorite spots – Seattle Bouldering Project.
DJ got to experience a taste of rock climbing when he came to visit me last summer. But SBP opened up a new world for him. And J hasn’t done any rock climbing as of yet. They both loved it! I had such a great time teaching them the ropes (no pun intended because hey, we don’t use ropes for bouldering).
I’ve talked about SBP in a previous post. It’s a great spot to start out as a beginning or get a good training session in if you’re a veteran climber. All ages and all skill levels welcome! I showed the guys how to spot route, proper technique for climbing, where to start on the wall. It was a blast!
A few short hours later forearms were pumped out all around, sweat was dripping down our backs, and skin had been scraped off of hands. It was a good day! J and I have plans to go back next weekend and bring some of his friends along for their introduction to bouldering!