After looking at the photos took over Thanksgiving, I realized that it's really hard to see that it was Thanksgiving! I was on climbing/cabin mode and barely even documented the fact that we were doing something exciting for the holiday.
I guess it does give you a few snapshots of what we do when climbing season is on. Our "climbing season" varies dramatically depending on trips planned, the weather and having to work around the school schedule. On average, we have 4 climbing windows during the year and plan our workouts accordingly. We train for each so we can be super strong at the right time for our climbing windows. It makes climbing so fun and really is worth all the hard work.
Not having real rock within 4 hours or even a local climbing gym has made it quite a challenge to climb as Florida residents. If anyone knows Daddy, when there is a will there is a way!!! He has equipped our house with a treadwall, hangboard, campus board, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. We've made it work, although, not ideal. To work with Lucas' school schedule, this past climbing window collided with the holidays. It was stressful at times but also magical!
Anyways, this Thanksgiving we headed to our cabin in Kentucky. We were super excited to get out of Florida, climb on real rock and cozy up in our awesome cabin. Our cabin really feels more like "home" than our house in Florida does. It's the lack of hills and rock here, something about that wears on this mountain family. We need to get back to the mountains soon!
Here is a little taste of what our Thanksgiving trip looked like. Yes, we did have an awesome turkey dinner and numerous pumpkin pies were consumed...just no photos!
|Daddy remembering what real rock feels like!|
|Cozy hot chocolate morning.|
|This is what most rest days or after climbing evenings look like. Harry Potter has taken over!|
|Axel and Ed enjoying each others company.|