“Dad, do we have to go climbing today? I want to stay home and play with Mittens all day.” Cody asked while roaming around naked because somehow I lost his clothes last night.
Thankfully my cousin had put our clothes in the dryer, so we woke up to clean clothes. Clean clothes and freshly showered from last night! Woohoo! Add to that fantastic company. Life is good.
Scott cooked up some French Toast, I finished throwing some lunch snacks into my Camelback, and we were off. We were a little earlier this morning. We left my cousin’s at 6:45.
The GPS happily announced, ‘’You have arrived.” This is what we arrived to at 8:33.
We were a little spoiled after our climb yesterday. There were no signs or markers to indicate if we were on the right route or not. Scott struggled with this route for close to an hour. Brooke decided to try the route and she was able to get up to where Scott got to no problem, but then she was stuck too.
Scott decided to try to look around to find another route that might be the perfect 5.6 we were looking for.
Scott happily announced two minutes later that he found it. It may have taken us a little while, but we finally found it. Eureka! Eureka was the perfect 5.6 climb it was promised to be. I had Scott pose for his Take 2.
Scott was very excited to have found the actual Eureka. We were told it would be vertical jug climbing. The holds were very nice. There were times where I couldn’t see where to put my foot once I pulled myself up and I would have multiple options to choose from, or I would feel above my head and find several large places to grip. It was worth the wait. Speaking of waiting, the kids worked on playing with rocks while Scott and I climbed.
Scott was pretty spent from the first attempt to find Eureka, so the tree provided a little assistance while Scott belayed Brooke.
Cody made an attempt at Eureka, but he just wanted to bounce off the rock. Scott was a little bummed. We all tried to help encourage him up, but to no avail.
Some butterflies enjoyed resting on Scott’s stinky socks. I am sure they were intoxicated with the alluring aroma. It was time for the hike back.
Today we went back to my cousins to spend some time with him and his wife. They took us to see the sights in the area and then we watched Minions. Afterwards we stopped for pizza. Then as if the day wasn’t fantastic enough, we stopped for ice cream on the way home.