Rock 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.
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 have tried our hand at a number of different climbing adventures this season: Giant jungle gyms to indoor bouldering rooms. It was time to put our developing skills to the test. We called our friends at Northeast Mountaineering (NEM) and asked if they knew of a good place for our first climb. Not only did they know of a place, but they graciously outfitted us with all the necessary gear and a top notch guide named Noah. Noah was not only a great instructor, but he has a ton of world class experience, including a climb in Patagonia that entailed getting dropped off by a plane, then hiking 20 hours a day for a week straight just get to the climbing spot! Talk about determined.
Our introduction to rock climbing couldn’t have come from a better place than Indoor Ascent. Indoor Ascent is a 9000 square foot indoor climbing gym located at 47 Broadway in Dover, New Hampshire about 20 minutes from Portsmouth. Indoor climbing is a great way to stay active in the winter. It’s a fun and exhilarating way to stay in shape by getting an extreme core body workout. Oh to have a good climbing gym near us! Not only that but it’s a great place to bring the kids for a few hours.