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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tenaya Shoe Demo and Family Craggin’ Program

Tenaya Shoe Demo and Family Craggin’ Program

 A couple of weekends ago we got the chance to head back to our oldie (but a goodie) climbing gym – Triangle Rock Club!  Although we came up Saturday afternoon to get in a little climb time with some dear friends, the main events were scheduled back to back on Sunday – a Tenaya Shoe Demo, and a Family Craggin’ Workshop.   For those of you non-climbers out there, a “shoe demo” is just like it sounds – it’s a chance for Tenaya to “demonstrate” what their shoes can do.  For three hours only, the entire fleet of Tenaya shoes…Read the rest of this entry →

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Cragbaby’s Photo Shoot: Anatomy of a Good Jump

Cragbaby’s Photo Shoot:  Anatomy of a Good Jump

As many of you know, I posted up some of the leftover photos from some of the recent Trango shoots last week…but what you probably didn’t know is that during one of those Trango shoots, Cragbaby was involved in a photo session of his own!  My favorite climbing photographer (who also happens to be one of my favorite people period!) knows firsthand just how much my little guy enjoys hamming it up for the camera.  So when she started snapping photos of C jumping off a boulder, his efforts went from casual to full throttle in about 1.4 seconds!  …Read the rest of this entry →

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Pumpkin Patch on a Shoestring Budget

Pumpkin Patch on a Shoestring Budget

Autumn is one of those times where almost every day seems to bring perfect weather for being outside.  And not only does it feel good to BE outside, there are loads of fun things to DO outside this time of year!  And the one thing that almost all families look for once the leaves start to change is a PUMPKIN PATCH!  As a former elementary school teacher, I’ve actually been to my fair share and then some of pumpkin patches over the years – and I can firmly state that all pumpkin patches are NOT created equal! Most are pretty good…Read the rest of this entry →

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8 Tips for a Happy AND Healthy Halloween (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif Kid!)

8 Tips for a Happy AND Healthy Halloween (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif Kid!)

Halloween is certainly a unique time of year.  When else can you get away with burying a plastic spider in the doughnut box at work, or walk around the neighborhood dressed like your Freudian fantasy of choice?  For many, Halloween represents a time of carefree fun and indulgence…but if you’re not careful, all those treats can add up to a few nasty tricks.  In the short-term, these tricks can manifest themselves on the scale or at the dentist, which may or may not be that detrimental, depending on the person.  However, in the long-term, how your family handles Halloween can…Read the rest of this entry →

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