I originally grew up in the suburbs, 6 years ago I moved to the country and I don't think I could ever go back. Last night I ventured into the city, Philadelphia to be exact. Marc, Di, Bob, Liz and myself went to climb with Sam and Elk at Go Vertical. Unfortunately there is a foal due any day now so Rachael couldn't make it, she was missed.
The gym was easy enough to find and there was plenty of parking, I even saw a car fire on my way there. The climbing is definitely different that I am used to, not in a bad way. The routes are harder, but lots of fun. We actually climbed quite a bit.
After climbing we were headed out to dinner. We were going to follow Elk and Sam to the bar. I was waiting behind Marc and Di when Marc starts following this guy out of the lot. I called to tell him I didn't think it was Elk, but he said it was so I followed along. Turns out it was not Elk, and we had gone the wrong way all together. A few phone calls back and forth and Elk had us going the right way once again. Finding the bar was easy, finding parking was a whole other adventure. I drove around for a while before I saw a spot where some cars were parked a bit of side walk, there was room for one more car so I parked there, knowing that my car would probably be towed by the time I got back there.
Everybody found parking and we went to eat. The food was good and the place had some nice beer s to choose from. I want to thank Sam and Elk for taking us out on the town, even if we were like a bunch of tourists.
I didn't get home until late, normally no big deal, but I had to be at Matt's house at 7:30 so we could meet up with Todd and the other Matt to go ride in the pine barrens of south Jersey. I made it to Matt's despite being a bit tired, and right after we loaded his toaster I got a text from Elk letting me know it was going to be way too wet to ride. I was bummed, but I was glad we didn't drive all the way out there and find out for ourselves.
So, I went back home and Rachael and I took the dogs for a nice walk. I then spent the next couple of hours bottling my second batch of Home Brew. I have to say it tasted much better than the first batch, fingers crossed it turns out good.