July 30, 2006

Climbing Little Si

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 7:45 pm

Kim and I went climbing with Brian and Jay at exit 32, AKA Little Si, on Saturday. We spent all our time at Blackstone wall. I felt surprisingly good about my climbing considering I haven’t done much recently. My main complaint is that I have no forearm stamina. I did quite a few sport leads with Kim, while Brian worked harder routes and trained Jay for some trad climbing.

July 29, 2006

The Bad Things and Baby Gramps

Filed under: Culture — mmrobins @ 7:49 pm

Friday night Kim and I went with Brian, Bridgid, Jay and his girlfriend to see The Bad Things and Baby Gramps at the Can Can. The two groups took turns, alternating sets. Kim and I danced a lot for the Bad Things music despite not having much room. I really don’t know how you can dance to Baby Gramps with his stomping, improvisational rhythms. I bought a Baby Gramps CD as it’s really starting to grow on me. All in all it was a lot of fun. My only complaint is how expensive the drinks and food are. I guess it’s like that most places downtown Seattle on a Friday though, especially with live entertainment.

Jack and Jill Party

July 16th, 2006
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July 9, 2006

Rafting the Wenatchee

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:50 pm

Saturday Kim and I took Kim’s parents, met up with Jesse and Deborah, and did some rafting on the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth. We went with Osprey Rafting. Our guide’s name was Billy, a semi-crazy sounding, 22 year old. He had some cool tatoos and mentioned he had already had 2 brain surgeries, I think he said he had also had cancer, and he seemed to like extreme sports. We went over the basics since it was everyone’s first time rafting except for Jesse and me, then we went through our first rapid and dumped a lady who was in our raft.

We stopped right after that for lunch, ported the rafts around a dam, and got back to it. Jesse and I paddled in front, and Kim and Deborah took turns riding in the front of the raft as our figureheads. All the rapids except the first were after lunch. There were some fun class III’s, but even Kim said she didn’t think it was as scary as she thought it was going to be. Probably good I didn’t freak her out too much on her first trip so that I can get her to go on bigger rapids with me later. Of course, we’re a little late in the season for big rapids, but I think it was a good level for Kim’s parents who had a good time but were pretty exhausted by the end. I was too, but had enough left in me to do the three hour drive home after we had some Italian food in Leavenworth.