8.20.2003

Let's see, what's been going on lately... I took a trip up to the lake for the weekend and went out sailing a few times, bummed around, and read a mediocre book. I also indulged in my newfound habit of eating frozen raspberries. Yum.

Then on Monday and Tuesday Craft and I headed down to Blue Mounds State Park for a little climbing. It's about a 4 hour drive from Annandale, so we got there in the afternoon, set up camp, then went climbing. Rain threatened after a little while, so we hid under a boulder. It poured. We stayed dry for the most part, until water started running down the underside of the overhang. Then we made a break for the truck. Back at camp most of our stuff was reasonably dry, so we went over to the shelter pavilion and hung out inside. Then a woman came over and asked us if we wanted to play Uno with her and her kid. So we did. Later, when the rain let up we had wonderful foil dinners, but then the rain started coming down again. The pavilion was empty, and it was basically a little cabin, so instead of staying semi-soggy in the tent we went to the pavilion. I strung my hammock in between a couple of the rafters and was all set. Then on Tuesday we sent some sweet bouldering problems, all of which were on really nice rock. Then we went to a nice little Chinese place that was deserted when we got there, had a good meal, then found out they didn't take credit cards, which was all either of us had. Dinner was followed up by a quick jog to the nearest ATM.

Now I'm just waiting for tomorrow to come and Courtney to get here. In the meantime, I'm running some errands and packing, and I'll probably do some cooking tonight. 26 hours. sigh.