|Last move of "Checkerboard"|
|Cleaning the holds|
Finding new problems that you are unable to get one year, and going back another time to do them. I know I will return to Bishop one day. Our buddy TJ from Hueco arrived in Flagstaff the day before we did with his friend Jesus. Jesus is from Mexico and is going to be traveling the US (with us the majority of the time) for the next few months. The first thing I noticed about Jesus was the stellar single braid he has in his hair. It is awesome and Tj, myself and Mike all want one now.
Flagstaff is really similar to Boulder with a smaller town vibe. It is home of Northern Arizona University which is a smaller school than CU, but in a similar town (mountains and city mix). There are tons of mountaineering shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Unfortunately the last few days have been full of bad weather and we have only been able to climb one day. Aside from climbing we have been eating, shooting pool, touring Wal-mart, and sitting at coffee shops. Wal-mart has one of those machines that measures blood pressure and the four of us have an ongoing competition to see who is in the best shape. Our poor friend TJ might want to consider some meds, but thats besides the point. TJ, if you are reading this...I am there for you man.
|Its ok man...we are here for you.|
|The winner. I think his arm is too skinny to get an accurate reading.|
|Jesus (notice the awesomeness of his hat)|
Soooooo, yesterday we went to the YMCA and played a few hours of basketball. We started off by me giving the boys a lesson on how to shoot. I destroyed them in a game of HORSE.
|Me showing the perfect shot|
After basketball I watched Jesus land about every trick in the book on a skateboard even though he hasn't skated in years. Cam, hopefully you can meet Jesus this summer and he can teach us some stuff...
Last night we bought a bunch of cheap sugary food and watched MacGruber. I fell asleep but everyone seemed to enjoy it.
This morning I found out that this is the first time Jesus has ever seen snow. I can only imagine how strange it must have been for him to open up the back doors to the completely windowless cab of his awesome Volkswagon "Van," and have snow fall on him. Needless to say he made the most of it by making a snow-angel and a snowman on the hood of his car.
Tomorrow will most likely be another forced rest day. It will be TJ's birthday eve, and he wants to go see the Talib Kweli concert...He has very expensive taste and I am having an extremely difficult time saving money with his influence.