In 2001, we went rock climbing. Jon now lives in Atlanta, so he met us in
the parking lot on Day 1. The first day's climb was a route called "The Daddy".
We drove down and slept in the parking lot of Linville Gorge, North Carolina.
In the morning we hiked down to the bottom of "The Daddy".
Pictures - Day 1
At the end of the first day Jon had to bail on us. So for the second day we
did a slab climb at Stone Mountain National Park, also in North Carolina.
Stone Mountain looks like a giant softball that someone jammed about halfway
into the ground. Only it's actually an onion, because there are layers of rock
that create cracks to help you climb it. It was very cool.
Pictures - Day 2
An amusing side note to Day 2
In the parking lot of Stone Mountain National Park,
we found a soda machine. We then attempted to get the soda of our choice
from the machine. The machine had other ideas. It seemed to produce random
sodas, regardless of what button you pressed. A Diet Coke, Mello Yellow,
Cherry Coke, Grape Soda and an Iced Tea came out of the machine before I
finally realized that getting a regular Coke just wasn't in the cards.
I drank the Mello Yellow.