Rock Climbing (western mass edition)

tommy @ Chapel Epic outdoor routes at Chapel in Ashfield, MA. Tommy ripping it up! 

brandi5.8centralrock Brandi powering up her first 5.8 at Central Rock Gym in Hadley, MAbrandi@farley Brandi on a 5.7 route at Farley, in MA. 

tommy 5 7 centralrockhadleyTommy working his way up the same 5.8 at Central Rock Hadley. 

The East has some epic climbs… Loving getting to know the rocks in Western MA.  #Climbon friends! 

Life Surfing 101 (rock climbing)

 

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Well,  if you want to live life to the fullest then you want to play it safe when it comes to rock climbing! And for one thing that means not climbing in a shady area after a pounding night of rain. So we explored the Green Mountain National Forest a bit then headed down to Western Mass. for a secret spot in the deep woods… For our first solo top roping climb!

 

We played around for a bit, with different equipment and knots… No matter how confident we felt,  before we went too high we tested and observed the anchors, the rope, and the elements.  The slab was a little wet still so we took it easy. Feeling good about putting up a safe top roping climb for ourselves. Doing some more research on the climb, then off to bed. More to come tomorrow 🙂

 

 

 

Rock Climbing

rock climbing Jamica VTRock climbing adventure tomorrow in Jamaica, VT.  Top roping will be our focus.  We have had our lessons, and read our books…Now it’s time to get out there and do it on our own!! We are excited and hope the rain holds out. Still looking for a spot to park the bus for the night and taking in the beautiful Green Mountain forests. Stopped at a cute little cafe in Townshend, their General Store, who serves free wifi,  yummy breakfast all day (7 AM – 7PM),  fresh deli and bakery snacks.

Pictures of the adventure coming soon!!! 🙂

 

 

Sedona, oh how we love you!

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Sedona, where to start?

Sedona is one of the most amazing places we have found while traveling the US. Natural beauty abounds, adventures around every corner, great food and spectacular lodging. We were lucky enough to try our hand at off-road “jeeping” on the rocks, and horseback riding. We spent our spare time hiking, hanging out at our amazing A-frame cabin, and exploring the local shops and eateries.

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Zip awayyyyy!

Zip Away Action

This was one of the most fun adventures so far… Sailing 600 ft. in the air on a very thin wire, well at least it felt thin. 😉

This was taken at Hunter Mt. in New York. The guys here are really professional, and would recommend them any day! I have to say this was the second time we did this adventure and it was just as thrilling and epic the second time around.

What adventures are on your bucket list?

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We have launched our new site and blog… Come check us out

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.

Live Life 🙂

 

Summer Daze

 

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!

 

 

Vegetable oil from food to fuel

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?

 

 

Firefly

Firefly

Lighting bugs, light bugs, ground stars at night, whatever you want to call them…they are summer; they are the light we ponder as adults and the magical light we want to capture as children. Sitting here thankful we are home, back in New England…Playing bocce ball and watching the world cup in Amherst, then dinner on a farm in Vermont. Seeing our loved ones and breathing in the fresh air moment by moment. What a wonderful weekend.

Thursday to Tuesday …the new weekend! This gypsy life is something to think about indeed. The deeper threads of conversation dipped into the rat race, the state of society, wealth distribution and the never-ending saga of bills that come along with all of that. These topics will be raised again, but for now the bottom line is so many of our friends have had enough!!