The boys love being outside and romping around building forts and playing games. The weather was most days and we hardly saw these two when climbing.
|Lucas breaking ice they found in a small creek. It provided hours of entertainment.|
|Kentucky rock hidden in the hollers.|
|Yep it snowed...twice or maybe three times. We sure didn't mind.|
|This is the usual set up with a blanket, snacks, reading book and blank note book for drawing. All other toys and tools are found at the crag and aka rocks and sticks.|
|These boys still have hiking muscles despite being current residents in flatland Florida.|
|Check out those tree roots!|
|Axel on the bridge!|
|Standing on the bridge. See the rock cliff in the distance? That's where the next photos are taken from.|
|Axel pondering how we just walked across that very same bridge he now sees across the valley.|
|Another view...it is pretty darn cool!|
Climbing again. This is a crag called DRIVE BY where we spent many days climbing really fun routes. Daddy had a project and came oh so close to sending. Good job Daddy!
|More Kentucky rock!|
Rest Day hike to another more obscure arch.
Climbing day at Funk Rock City.
When I was pregnant with Axel, we hiked out to climb at Funk Rock City. There is a beautiful, classic climb called Orange Juice a 5.12c that Daddy climbed. It looked amazing and Mommy decided that one day she would come back to do it. It's a long hike and faces the sun so clouds were a must. With a cool, cloudy day we thought we would give it a try.
River crossing. No one fell in. :)
It has three distinct difficult areas and the first one about wiped me right off. I held on tight and with the excitement and fear of possibility having to do those sharp moves again, I decided then and there that I would send this route...AND I DID!! I flashed it! No falls, no panic. I was just pure fun and I loved every bit of it. What a sweet reward to all the hard work I put into training. Thanks Daddy for your encouragement and advice!! Looks like the family gets chocolate cake!!!
We did not get photos but here is one to give you an idea of why it's called OJ.
|photo courtesy of GOOGLE Images|
After that, the boys got their climb on! Great work both of you!
It was an awesome Spring Break!!!! We will miss the Red River Gorge but know that we can always come back and visit.