December 18, 2009

Seasons' Greetings

No Grinch here.

This year has been good. I got on several new (to me) whitewater runs:

French Broad
Lower Yough
Ohiopyle Falls

and back on an old friend, with a new teacher- the Middle Ocoee with Jeff West.

AND the new (to me) flat water runs:
Cahaba Grants mill to Overton
Cahaba Helena to Alabama Small Boats
Buffalo River in Arkansas

I worked hard on my roll and will continue to do so.

On the vertical side of things, I participted in another Bridge Day,
Did Valhalla and Moses' Tomb for the first time,
and ascended Whitesides Mtn. for the first time too.

I finally bought a mandolin and I can play it pretty damn well.

A couple of 5k's, a new cat Tessa that I have nicknamed Lord Voldermort, and a lot more gray hair.

AND if I manage two more weeks I can also mark off a year Without A Major Accident, and a year without A Trip To The Hospital.