Once Upon a Vacation

As you know by now, Tim and I went on our annual fall climbing trip to the south three weeks ago. I thought that waiting to write about my vacation would make it easier for two reasons:

  1. I assumed that if I waited a little while, working on this post wouldn’t make me sad and want to quit life and just be a climbing bum
  2. I hoped that giving myself some extra time to reflect on the trip would result in me realizing that I had learned something valuable while I was away and would have something worth writing about

I was wrong on both counts. (And ended up waiting so long that this is hardly even relevant anymore. Ugh.)

I’m not saying I hate my normal life…I guess in the grand scheme of things, I have a pretty good thing going on here. But I’m a much better/happier/nicer person on vacation and as I sit here sifting through photos trying to decide which ones to share, I can’t help but be a little bitter about real life not being as awesome as climbing trip life.

I also don’t feel like I learned any good lessons while I was away. Part of the reason why I post so infrequently is that I never feel like I have anything inspiring to say and I don’t want to post something just for the sake of posting something.

So instead of trying to make something out of nothing and rambling on forever (like I usually do), you can just look at some of my favorite photos from the trip and get jealous instead…

One of many pictures from day one where I'm no more than two feet off the ground. (I blame it on thinking that climbing right after sitting in a car for 20 hours was an okay idea.)
In most of the pictures from day one, I’m no more than three feet off the ground. I blame it on thinking that climbing right after sitting in a car for 20 hours was an okay idea.
Three trips to Horse Pens and this is *still* as far as I manage to get on Bum Boy. Ugh...I swear I'll send it some day!
Three trips to Horse Pens and this is *still* as far as I manage to get on Bum Boy (V3ish).
Ugh…I swear I’ll send it some day!
Tim Peck's sloper face...
Tim Peck’s sloper face…
...and Tim Peck's breakfast face.
…aaand Tim Peck’s breakfast face.
Somewhere around day three, you get sick of sucking at every problem you try and resign yourself to only climbing V0s for the rest of the day. At least this one made for some good photos, too.
Somewhere around day three, you get sick of sucking at/falling off of every problem you try and resign yourself to only climbing V0s for the rest of the day for a little ego boost.
At least this particular V0 (Lob, HP40) made for some good photos, too!
Few things in this world make Tim Peck smile as much as climbing vacations do
Few things in this world make Tim Peck smile as much as climbing vacations do.
(This just might be my most favorite picture from this trip.)
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Sandstone tips!
Attempt #45684 (approximately) on my nemesis, Black Carpet (V4, Stone Fort)
Attempt #45,684 (approximately) on Black Carpet. (V4, Stone Fort)
New England always gets all the fall foliage credit, but it's just as beautiful in the southeast! Exhibit A.
New England always gets all the fall foliage credit, but look! It’s just as beautiful in the southeast!
Exhibit A.

I apologize for this post being so incredibly lame. And I apologize for not having anything more to say…here are a few more pictures from the trip, if you’re interested: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.766410894476.1073741830.21502407&type=1&l=57d8246cbd

 

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