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... the library and my trusty notebook which I've been recording important spots to hit during my time abroad. Let me just say, it was quite the circus act carrying these books home. At least the travel books have kept me sane. I know this will be one of the greatest experiences of my life, I just have to step outside my comfort zone and do it!
I feel as though I will never be ready to leave, I just have to do it. Everyone gets ...
... and twist/bang the **** out of my foot. It swelled so big I couldn't even fit my climbing shoe back on... so after this I became what is knows as "Belay *****." Lee had a great climb sesh though. He onsighted some 11's and we giggle at a pompous guide hanging around the crag trying to be big and bad.
I will return and conquer the other routes without incident!
... into Pisgah Forest for dinner at Hawg Wild BBQ and then returned to camp. Although the weather was pretty nice down below, it was extremely windy up on the mountain and there were even some snow flurries. It was too windy for a fire so we got in our tent and tried to go to sleep. The strong winds made for a restless night as the side of the tent kept bumping us throughout the night. I think sheer exhaustion was the only reason we managed to sleep much at all.
After not seeing each other for 3 months, we decided it would be a good idea for our first activity to be a 2.5 hour road trip (each way) up to Asheville, NC. Two people. One Acura (Japanese Princess). No air conditioning. Roll out.
We tried to go to the Biltmore Estate, but it was CRAZY expensive, so we just went to the city and wandered around in the awful ...
... seems they were having days similar to mine, and you know what they say about misery... it loves company. So riding with them made it a little better and a little easier. We made it to host and had to paint the van. Basically, we tried to paint it a week who ago and it turned out horribly. So we had to do it today; we leave North Carolina and the leaders wouldn't let us leave the state with ...