We have absolutely become one with climbing! Central Rock Gym in Hadley, Ma is one of our favorite spots to strength train and practice our moves. It’s going to be such a blast to get back out West and try our new skills after so much Western Ma climbing this summer and fall. We will still be doing other adventures, including hot air ballooning, learning to surf, indoor skydiving, rafting, and many more extreme family adventures !!
When it comes to rock climbing, Western Massachusetts has some very nice crags. Farley, Mormon Hollow, Rose Ledges, and Chapel Ledges to name a few. We spent the summer introducing ourselves to these and other top spots in the area. We met some great fellow rock lovers and fell in love with ease of accessibility and the variety of routes available. But what is a climbing junkie to do when it rains? Or when you can’t make it out to one of the local ledges? Central Rock Gym in Hadley Ma has the answer.
Exciting times here… Starting to plan our trip back out into the wild blue yonder. It has been wonderful being back home, friends, family, sun and fun. But as the middle of July is upon us, and the first leaves are changing we are gearing up to head west again.
We will have a map of the journey soon. We learned from our last trip that life on the road brings many surprises and unknown turns in the road… So, we are open to shifts in our plans. However mapping out our route and adventures along the way is a must.
Do you have a suggestion of a place we should go, or an adventure we shouldn’t miss? Please let us know. We would love to know the coolest place in your neck of the woods or a place you would love to travel to.
We have so much more to share beyond our extreme activities.. So we added a Gemini Life Surfers blog and a Gemini Life Surfers website to the world wide web. We will talk about other aspects of our life and adventures such as tiny house living, bus life, the simple life, homeschooling, family life, going green, sustainability, the rat race (and leaving it), inspirational quotes, original thoughts, and much more.
Yesterday was another perfect summer day in the North East. Hot and humid followed by a severe thunderstorm to cool us down before the moon graced the sky. We are in a small town close to Saratoga, NY… It is complete with rolling hills and greenery as far as the eye can see.
We settled in, relaxed, showered and prepared to have dinner with our good friend. After enjoying our leisurely dinner of local chicken, sautéed vegetables and fresh salad we took to the outdoors. The rain brought refreshment to the air and a softness in the yard. The soaked grass didn’t stop the kids from go karting their hearts out, lap after lap. From ages 6 to 13 they all loved it!
Today is the 4th of July and we will see what that has in store for us. Will we head North or stay around this area for one more day? For sure we will be planning our next adventures… Daydreaming about rock climbing, skydiving and race car driving!
We desire to add a veggie oil system to our customized school bus. It is important for us that the process is completed with the utmost of professionalism…. We don’t want to risk mucking up our fuel system. Research and lots of question asking will lead us to the right set-up, but I wonder who will be our magic maker. What a wonderful idea to use a waste product for fuel. Ideally we could come up with something even more sustainable. Any ideas?
On our way to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum… We ran into this super cool mailbox. The day was a bit cloudy with rain drops every so often, but that didn’t stop us! On to see the animals and rocks. 🙂