So, our next big adventure is an upcoming trip to Joshua Tree National Park with a bunch of our climbing friends. We’re gearing up for what is sure to be an adventure — Joshua Tree camping is reportedly rustic (think, we’re brining in our own water), the climbing reportedly tends toward the epic (at least, for modern sport climbers who don’t know how to place gear or build anchors). I’ve been reading up on the John Long books to try to get myself mentally prepared and to increase my skills, and have also tried to practice and at least learn in theory some self-rescue techniques just in case. But really, the things I’m thinking about are logistics. Without water, is it possible to find some kind of big coffee pod to help keep my camp percolator clean and necessitate less washing? My law partner suggested a power adapter and taking my Senseo coffee pot with me to use in the car. I really dig the way that guy thinks.
Most of all, I just can’t wait to hit the road. Chris and I went years without using our vacation time, when a long weekend was about all we could do, and a week off happened about once every two years. I think now we’re catching up for lost time. We live vacation to vacation, and while that may sound pitiful, I think it actually keeps life and our stressful jobs on a bit more even keel. The next two weeks are going to be hectic, getting all the ducks in a row at home, at work, and for the trip, but it will all be worth it when we hti the road.
Now, indulge me one cheezy graphic I couldn’t help but put up on myspace…
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