Last Saturday, Jared and I spent the whole day on La Vida’s ropes course. They were offering a belayer training for some of the peeps around here that need to be certified for the summer. I tagged along. It was very cold, and very refreshing to be outside and on a course again. Often, when a course holds belayer training, you get to both belay AND play in the course. It’s superb.
This afternoon, we headed back out to the course to do more practice belaying. Granted, Jared and I have both done enough belaying to be quite comfortable, but each course has there standards. In this case, they wanted to see each person belay seven times on different elements. By the end of Saturday, we’d done five.
So we went out back this afternoon.
Sure, no problem.
Little did we know, there is a monster that lives on this ropes course.
You won’t see him in the next few pictures. But he’s out there.
|This is the catwalk. They have a pretty tall course (Jared estimates that it’s 35-40 feet).|
|Jacob’s Ladder (when the element is set up, it does actually reach the ground).|
|Islands in the Sky. But the Leaf Carpet Monster isn’t in the sky. He’s lurking. Prowling. Waiting.|
|We only set up three elements tonight. It was supposed to be uneventful. Just for a couple hours. Jared and I got our element set up the fastest, so Jared’s about to play.|
|He’s so happy. So pleased with himself.
And who wouldn’t be pleased with him, with a face like that? I love him.
|In fact, on our wedding day, I gave him that there ring as symbol of our love. Isn’t it nice? Yes, it’s nice.|
|Look at his left hand. There it is. Just chillin’. Just hanging out. Right where it’s supposed to be.|