We just finished our second week of school, and already we've gone on two field trips. I think this year is shaping up to be quite fun! This week we went rock climbing. Well, I say we. I supervised, my monkey climbed. Did you know I had a monkey?! I was completely surprised!
Yeah, it was pretty high up there! Here he is climbing in action:
I had a Groupon for this place. It's called First Avenue Rocks. It's on First Avenue South right off 25th Street South. If you know anything about downtown, it turns out that that's not exactly the safest place in town. The door to the place was completely covered in graffiti stickers and it looked like those alleys on TV that people go to buy drugs.
The inside was completely different than the outside! It was also so much bigger inside than it looked like it could be from the outside. We stayed for about an hour and a half. We went with some friends, and they did NOT have nearly as much fun as we did. I don't think they made it to the top once. My little monkey, however, went to the top and walked around on the ceiling three or four times. I have to say, every time he would get up there and start walking around, my heart kinda stiffened up, preparing for him to fall and break his neck. The floor was extremely cushy, though, and he did jump from pretty high up a couple of times, and he was fine. I think he would enjoy going back sometime, maybe with his daddy and they can race. Maybe his daddy can encourage him to try to go higher on the more difficult paths, as well. :-)
That is as high as he would go on the pink/brown tape path. His favorite path, hands down, was the blue/green path. This is where he climbed 7 or 8 times, the last 3 or 4 climbing all the way over the top:
Baby, please be careful! There were some teen boys who (tried) climbing this path--several didn't make it to the top. Proud moment for Mama, even if my heart was in my throat. Next time, we're definitely bringing Daddy!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.