Enjoying a break from the van, Steve and I passed the last two weeks in Denver with climber pals and Denver locals, Ethan and Jane. Once upon a time Ethan & Jane lived in Lexington and for a time the four of us spent nearly every weekend climbing together with a Sunday night tradition of Papa John’s and X-files.
Most of the time they were a mature presence in my crazy undergrad world but not always, Ethan had a way of turning every adventure into an epic. Over the years outings with Ethan have used at least half of my nine lives due to heat sickness, lightening storms and altitude sickness.
Anyway Ethan has mellowed a bit and both have discovered other interests. They are now mad for snorkeling. While part of me wants to rib them for not climbing so much, I’m really just thankful to be avoiding epics. For future reunions I would love to meet them in a tropical destination but I know better than to take up this new snorkeling passion with them…with my history there would be sharks!