Gut it and lets go!

Titus at the Falls.

Titus at the Falls.

It’s been a minute since the last update. So, the next couple will come out pretty close to one another.  Since the awesome ski/climbing adventure we have gutted the van, had a finger heal, got the van stuck in the backwoods and the van has been driven to Vegas and back.  But for now, I’ll run you through our last advanture to Smith Rock…

I should be getting ready to climb, but instead I was relaxing on the bed...what a view!

I should be getting ready to climb, but instead I was relaxing on the bed…what a view!

Avoiding rust is the name of the game.  Titus was wet after our ski trip. So wet, we had to gut it, seal it up better, and put more insulation in.  Specifically, the Pink Panther type.  Hopefully this fixed our moisture problem.  Also, we have had to have the door painted twice because the door hits the body when it opens and closes (They couldn’t get it right. And still haven’t).  Update November 6th, 2015: Ford has been completely unhelpful, dishonest, and disgusting to work with.

So…now we are not sure what to do with the van.  Add different storage? Add the water tank? Replace the cabinets?  Decisions, decisions…but it hasn’t stopped us from partying on.

At the top of a short Multi-pitch at Smith Rock. I think it was Rodney's Frosted Chocolate Love Donut.

At the top of a short Multi-pitch at Smith Rock. I think it was Rodney’s Frosted Chocolate something…

So on the way to Smith, Paps was so sweet to allow us to go to Bridal Veil falls.  This was awesome and allowed me to play with the camera and he was my model.  It’s a beautiful spot in the Gorge.

Paps at the Falls

Paps at the falls

Strangers on the Bridge.

Strangers on the bridge.

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Paps on the Bridge.

Paps on the bridge.

We went to Smith for the weekend.  Beautiful weather!  And met up with some of our friends who took wonderful pictures for us.

Paps leading Helium Woman

Paps leading Helium Woman

Paps following me up Chalk Wave

Paps following me up Chalk Wave

Hanging out in Holes.

Hanging out in holes.

Me on Helium Woman

Me on Helium Woman.

Looking for Climbs

Looking for climbs

That is about all.  After we arrived home, we went on a quick weekend to Portland to climb and then started getting the van ready for Vegas!

Jason on Kathleen Finds an Edge.

Jason on Kathleen Finds an Edge.

Paps vs geese.

Paps vs geese.

Until next time,

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I really want to say thank you to Heather for taking pictures of us.  I really appreciate her.  She takes some awesome pictures.  If you want to see the PNW and all it’s beauty follow her on Instagram at Heather_Anne_87.

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