Archive for October, 2006


Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Ridgecrest Kids on Halloween

Dennis put the decorations up this year, and he even dressed in his fat Elvis costume for the Great Candy Giveaway. While he was busy with the kids, I was busy making dinner. My strategy is to feed myself first, and then the kids! Even though we were eating real food, it didn’t stop us from forraging on the candy we were handing out.

Last year, we handed out over 7 pounds of really good chocolate. It disappeared in approximately 2 hours. So, this year, we bought 8 pounds and it was gone by 9:30pm. We saw lots of good costumes. Dennis took this picture; these boys scored double handfuls on account of their good spirit and costumes!

Guess The Dish

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Guess The Dish
What did Climbergirl make for a recent social event? To find out… (more…)

Alabama Hills – Trip Report

Monday, October 16th, 2006

This weekend, the weather on Saturday was atypical. It rained, and for the desert, it was chilly. I was feeling under the weather, until Sunday mid-afternoon. It cleared up, and the perfect weather was a huge motivation. I went on a 20 mile bike ride with Evan, Rebecca, Charles, and Mary. After the ride, I was feeling much better. Energy levels were back up to normal, but my throat was still a bit scratchy.

SO, on Monday, I decided to go climbing with Walter. He needed a partner since he had already planned on taking the day off, and I thought why not. The day was a gift from the heavens, it would have been a sin to spend the whole day in the office. And not just because of the weather…because Walter was about to exceed all our expectations! (more…)

Alabama Hills-Trip Report

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Vanessa Matt Walter Belaying at Pillar of Thoth
Dennis Belaying Clare on 44D Happy after "Onsight" of 44D The View-Priceless!!!

The Players: Vanessa, Matt, Walter, Dennis, and I
The Crags: DXM Wall & Pillar of Thoth
The Weather: Couldn’t ask for better
The Crowds: None
The Hours: ~7:30am to 6pm
The Eatery: Mt. Whitney Restaurant!!! (more…)

Guess the Dish!

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Raw Ingredients
For fun, I’m starting a new entry type. The picture above shows the main ingredients for a tasty dish, and you have to guess what it is before you read on… (more…)