Well it's been quite a while since we posted. It's now January 1st 2013 and our last post was at the end of November 2012 from New Zealand. After leaving New Zealand we had 2 great weeks of travel in Thailand where we relaxed on the beach and went on a 3 day snorkeling trip. It was a much needed rest and the only thing we wanted to do more was sit at Owl Creek Farm and relax. So, when December 18th arrived and we flew back to New York City we were more than happy to be on our way home. We stayed at Cassie's brother's house for a day or two, then caught a flight back to Columbus, Ohio and spent a few days spending time with my sister Elyse. After that we headed to the Farm (Howard, OH) and began our trip recuperation. We've done almost nothing except eat good food and watch the fire, or soak in the hottub.
If you had told me before the trip started that we would be happy to be done with our international travels I probably wouldn't have believed you, but there's no place like home and I guess traveling really shows you that. Christmas was the best this year, and is the first time in 6 years I've been back to Ohio for it. On top of that everyone else was around which made it extra special. Much joy was had and shared.
As I write this blog my mom is making us eggs and bacon with muffins and that's about the best thing in the whole wide world as far as I'm concerned. Pretty sad to be leaving the comfort of home again, but new boulders await and our month off has renewed our energy for climbing. Today we head to Dayton to visit some friends of mine and then tomorrow we do the real push to Rocktown Georgia (La Fayette, GA). We stay there for about 3 weeks or so, then head to Arkansas to visit Don (my step-dad) and then off to Hueco Tanks (El Paso, TX) for about 3 weeks.
After that things are kind of up in the air. Sorry can't be much more specific than that, but there are job possibilities that may, or may not come through and I don't want to say anything until they do. Hopefully we'll know by the end of the week, (but we were pretty sure we'd know in early-November about this same job and you can see how well that's worked out :)
So, expect some more posts fairly soon about the excellent sandstone bouldering in Georgia, and hopefully our strength will return in time for some hard climbing in Hueco.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends and family out there. I hope we see you all again soon!