Archive for November, 2009

Day Hike – Calico Tanks, Red Rocks, NV

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Calico Tanks Hike

Rachel & Clare Calico Basin, Red Rocks

Clare, Emma, Dennis at Calico Tanks

For day 2 of the weekend in Vegas, we did the Calico Tanks hike in Red Rocks Park. The hike is fairly mellow, ascending a few hundred feet to a pretty overlook and the very empty Calico Tanks. The cavernous rock pits generally store water through-out the year, but there was just a puddle at the bottom. How odd! (more…)

Rock Climbing – Red Rocks – Pantywall

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Red Rocks from Panty Wall
On Saturday, Emma, Rachel, Dennis & I climbed at the Pantywall. There were crowds (Thanksgiving Weekend), but we all had fun regardless.

Clare High Stepping Boxer Rebellion (5.7)
Climbergirl & Emma at Panty Wall, Red Rocks

The weather was great, a bit chilly in the morning, but warming up perfectly for the afternoon. We did all the moderate bolted climbs worth doing (more…)


Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Emma, Grandma, Clare, and Dennis
We visited my Grandma, in Valencia, on Thanksgiving. Then, went out for a very salty and unsatisfying meal at Marie Calendars. It was a nice visit, and I was happy to see the family. However, the food left much to be desired.
Thanksgiving at Marie Calendar's

Visit With Uncle Chet & Aunt Shirley

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

A Nice Visit with Aunt Shirley & Uncle Chet

The day before Thanksgiving, we stopped off at Uncle Chet & Aunt Shirley’s house in La Mirada, SoCal. In the seven years we’ve been married, I’ve never met them and so I was excited to have the opportunity.

We stopped by for lunch and stayed for the remaining part of the day. Chet & Shirley told us funny family stories and filled us in on some family history. It was a beautiful day, so we sat out on the veranda.