|Mark in Big Bend|
|Drive to Indian Creek|
Unfortunately I woke up to a knock on the bus by the volunteer camp troll. After a respectful explanation of our reasoning for not having a valid pay stub, I was told that he was not going to listen to my bull S*@#. I was shocked at the attitude he was giving me, but kept my cool until he demanded that I come out of the bus and pay him the $8 for the site before he called the rangers on us. I put a pile of change and a few dollar bills in the envelope and sufficiently slobbered it shut before handing it off to the troll, and was told that because of the attitude I gave him he was going to do something very "special" for us and put our license plate on the permanent list of violators...OH NO!!!!! I was not worried considering I knew we would be staying in either Indian Creek or the luxurious condo that I am sitting in right now, BUT after meeting some friends at the climbing area right across the street from camp we agreed to stay one more night. We paid in advance and expected a peaceful night free of the camp site nazi. WRONG! He showed up after noticing our van and proceeded to tell our entire group that because of the attitude he received from the young man in the bus, if we made a peep that night we would all end up in hand cuffs, for a little bit at least. Luckily we were not bothered again...
|Mike on his first crack climb|
|Thanks for the belay Siebe|
|First crack climb lead|
|View from my camera perch|
Last night after gorging on buffet wood stove pizza and salad, Siebe played the "dumb-European" card on an unsuspecting little child who let us into the hot tub of an unnamed hotel since we "forgot our key." Thanks little child, you made our night! Anyways, it feels great to have a shower, TV, fridge and a warm place to stay while all the men go bike riding. Then it is back to the bus until they leave the next morning for another ride. I am looking forward to enjoying some good food and company in the next few days and it is really nice to see my dad, uncle and their group of hardcore biker friends. Enjoy the pictures. I am still waiting for my video to upload, and I am hoping to have it up after today as long as the internet connection allows. Sorry for the delay.
|Siebe on "Air Sweden" 5.13R|
|"Air Sweden" 5.13R|
|Siebe off the wall, and me on the wall|