Sunday, October 25, 2015

Smile!

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Seneca Sunday

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Kelly took us out again Sunday and went over some great anchor building strategies, rope management tricks and other general gear placements.
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Repel faster! I need some quick time on this rock by myself!
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One of my fav shots from the weekend:
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Le Gormet/Front C/Critter Crack

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Due to me having a credit with the Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides, we did a weekend of guided instruction with Kelly Fields.
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It was great to hone in some skills and get up to the summit on routes I used to least all the time.
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Yokumville at night...

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Arriving late into Seneca on a Friday night
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trad Climbing in Muir

We had been working too hard for any pics, but the Guide and Practice Wall turned out to be lightly populated and perfect temps!
After we finally hunted down a RRG smashed penny!
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Huge Mortar and Pestle

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From Roadside America: The Bondurant Pharmacy operated for 37 years in a building shaped like a giant mortar and pestle.
A familiar site to Lexington, KY residents, Bondurant's Pharmacy has been in operation since 1974. The pharmacy was designed by founder Joe Bondurant, not surprisingly, after a trip to Las Vegas.
Few remember when pharmacists mixed drugs themselves in antiquated mortar and pestles, crushing and blending chemicals, but Joe Bondurant built a unique pharmacy to evoke smiles from the faces of his patients and passers-by. (The mortar, you'll notice if you look closely, is modeled on the shape of a fried-chicken bucket.)
The building is 32 feet in diameter and 30 feet tall, not including the 10 foot tip of the pestle above the roof. The second floor was originally designed as an apartment for the pharmacist. The pharmacy is equipped with two drive-thru windows, one for ordering, another for pick-up, as well as parking spaces for customers.
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In reality, it's now a liquor store, poorly repainted in a not-so-great area near Keeeneland.
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But when in Kentucky, can't pass up chilled Fireball shooters from the drive-thru, right?
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Buffalo Trace

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No tour today, but took advantage of it being in a dry county (free samples!)
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The famed Pappy in the bottom right:
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Woodford Reserve

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A day in Kentucky led to a bit of a Bourbon Tour, starting at Woodford Reserve. Originally just swinging by for a gift, we decided to take the distillery tour:
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Bubbling away:
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all the Instagrams:
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Ending with a tasting and bourbon ball:
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