we had a whirlwind of a holiday season.. adventure called with grandma's beautiful blessing and offer to watch our kiddos..so the mister and i skipped town for a few days before Christmas, to the wild west.. we flew into Las Vegas, saw my mother for a bit, then drove down to Joshua Tree, California.. and stayed in this sweet rustic cabin we found on Airbnb.com . then hiked and climbed in Joshua Tree National Park. it was splendid fun and such a need to escape the busyness of life and responsibilities.. just to exhale wild air and adventure together. then we returned to Las Vegas for a quick hike and climb in Red Rocks and time with my mother before heading back to our littles just in time for Christmas morning.
“And this, our life exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in running
brooks, sermons in stones, and good
“One touch of nature
makes the whole world kin.”
- William Shakespeare
..because that was easier than climbing down.. ..us discovering the easier route back to the climber's trail after our single 100 ft wall climb and our earlier 2 hour approach where we got lost in the boulder field..with 3rd and 4th class climbing.. @joshuatreenps #climbers #rockclimbers #climbing #rockclimbing #rokrokchalkbags #letsclimbchicago #getoutside #lovemadly (4 days ago)..
no matter where we go, they are our greatest adventure..