He says he doesn’t like Jeeping, until we are out Jeeping.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
― Peter F. Drucker

Slept in today.

Normally that phrase would mean I woke up around 7. Or maybe 7:30. Today: 9:30. It was like my body finally realized it had robbed me of several hours of sleep over the last week and was trying to make it up to me. Not sure that it did, but I appreciate the attempt.

When Dennis asked “What do you want to do today?” I said, “Go Jeeping” He said, “That’s the right answer.” So we did. After a huge breakfast. And working on Tim for a bit. Poor boy- can’t seem to remember that he loves the trail experiences I take him on! Whenever I say, “Okay, we’re going for a hike!” or “Go get in the Jeep! We’re hitting the trail!” he still complains. I think it must be a memory issue, because as soon as we it the dirt he’s happy as a clam. I hope it will get better when we’re out on bikes more.

Since Connor and I had such a great time out at Rabbit Valley, we decided to take everyone else out there to experience it, too. We did almost exactly the same route as before, only Dennis drove, and things were more frozen, and more wet in the washes. So there was a lot more drifting going on, as well as what most of you would call “reckless driving”. But he’s very talented and we were never in any real danger- other than the danger of me getting car sick enough to vomit all over. Ha ha ha!

Connor had fun playing “host”. We decided we definitely need to camp out there this summer. And we want to take multi-family groups out for cook-outs and bouldering. Too much fun will be had! We taught the kids to yell “berm!”. We let them out to climb all over. We experienced frozen sand- which is weird. We named the big monolith “The Perch of Kairos”. We had a great time.

My cute Connor. Host of the day's ride.
My cute Connor. Host of the day’s ride.
Dennis practicing some climbing moves.
Dennis practicing some climbing moves.
Selfie.
Selfie.
Selfie for realzies.
Selfie for realzies.

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Trinity.
Trinity.
Apparently Casey is a badass...
Apparently Casey is a badass…
Trinity climbing.
Trinity climbing.
Tim climbing.
Tim climbing.
Connor not climbing because he was freezing.
Connor not climbing because he was freezing.
Cool rocks.
Cool rocks.
No, seriously. Really weirdo rocks.
No, seriously. Really weirdo rocks.
Climbing with Dennis.
Climbing with Dennis.