IMG_3909

Our kids have left to return to their lives in Seattle. Dennis and I were surprised at just how much we miss them 😦 Of course, we expected to feel a little sad when they left, but it has hit us harder than we thought it would. Perhaps that is because we know, as parents, that the window to have them available to us is closing. They are strong, independent young adults with dreams and bright futures ahead of them, which is what all parents strive toward for their children. But now, when they are fun and capable we want more time with them, not less!

We all got to have one last climb in Mt. Lemmon. We climbed “feed the sweed” on Barnum Rock. This is an easy three pitch ascent that we all enjoyed!

IMG_3456

We climbed to the top of this guy!

It was a gorgeous day, really perfect for climbing! We drove to this spot in the picture above, crossed the street and started the hike up to the base.

IMG_3400

This is the base looking up to the top

IMG_3402

The view from the base looking over the valley. We started at the 6000 ft. level

Ryan led, of course, and Dennis followed. Alex and I were next.

IMG_3409

IMG_3408

IMG_3419IMG_3413

IMG_1426

With four people and just as many iPhones, we had plenty of photos of everybody.

IMG_1437

IMG_2180

Alex is making her way onto the top of the first pitch

IMG_2164

Alex is belaying me as I climb, while Ryan supervises.

IMG_2173

spoiler alert, I made it!

The view from the top of pitches 1 and 2

IMG_3424

IMG_2184

Some pictures of us climbing pitch 3

IMG_2189

 

 

IMG_3419

IMG_3845

IMG_3429

Ryan at the top!

Eventually, we all made our way up to Ryan. What a view!

IMG_2198

IMG_3451

Dennis at the top

IMG_3856

Alex enjoying the view

IMG_3861

Ryan and I packing some gear, getting ready for the decent

IMG_3866

The obligatory summit selfie!

We had such an amazing time. The kids are really patient with us and chose a fun and simple climb. No one fell (I usually fall at least once!) and the rock conditions were perfect.

As I said before, Alex and Ryan are back in Seattle working and getting ready for classes. Dennis and I will be coping by heading to Manzanillo Mexico for a yoga retreat. We leave tomorrow, so don’t feel too sorry for us as we miss the kids!

35651ECF-FFCD-41AE-84BC-F433E7C74315

38 thoughts on “The Final Family Climb in Tucson

  1. Dtills in the picture the scenery of the mountains are so spectacular and beautiful to watch.

    Dtills check out my new blog. Pls follow and share this blog.

    Why electric vehicles is preferred over the diesel and petrol vehicles?
    Does it benefit India a lot to use the electric vehicles?
    Is India really prepared for this challenge?
    Is the Indian Government trying to convert the country to electric vehicle nation?
    Can India be fully become a electric vehicle nation by 2030?

    To know more, Click on the link below:
    https://krishnac003.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/india-aiming-to-become-an-electric-vehicle-nation/

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s