A few weekends ago Pinky and I went with some friends out to the Obed River in East Tennessee. They are experienced rock climbers and helped me with my first outdoor climbing trip. We camped on Saturday night and hiked, climbed, and swam on Sunday in the beautiful valley of the Obed. It was gorgeous and super fun. Mattie got to go too and really enjoyed hiking and swimming.
It was a little scary climbing on a rock in the middle of the woods, but I'm determined to build up my climbing strength and get better at it. We went to the climbing gym here in Nashville last week and had a blast. It's such a great sport and a much more interesting way to build strength than by going to a regular gym to lift weights. I'm pretty sure my avid knitting comes in handy as I'm gripping onto tiny crevices in the rocks!