Rumple’s bed at home is trashed, so it was time to get him a new one. As always, I did all the research and found the best one – also known as NOT cheap. But the Rump is worth it. It showed up at work, and he instantly made himself comfortable. No surprise. Upon further inspection I realized I had ordered one that seemed a bit too big for 63lb Rumple – so I sent it back and ordered a replacement – actually, TWO. Yes, one for home and one for work. That boy is spoiled!
We’ve been friends with Michael and Julie Kennedy, and their son Hayden since 1999. But it’s still rad to hang out, talk about radical first ascents by MK back in the day, and now by Hayden – and even get out and climb a few pitches together. The guy is a legend.
After the swap, a crew of us hit LCC for some perfect fall conditions climbing. It was THE day of the year – unreal. Then it was to the parking lot for a bit of a celebration. Tommy’s wife, Shannon brought burritos, beer, cake & ice cream. Awesome
When Ellen and I were in Chamonix, we met some friends of friends – Luke and Tenee (sp?) (like Renee, but with a T). They showed us pictures of their two little girls – but I didn’t believe it until I saw it in person. They were in SLC for the day and stopped by.
twice a year at the BD parking lot, there is a huge gear swap. People come to buy and sell outdoor gear at ridiculously low prices. Salt Lake City is so super saturated with gear, it’s ridiculous. But every year I go to try and clean out a bit of the basement, and to catch up with friends I don’t see that much. It always proves to be a fun time and put some money back in my pocket.