Monday, February 10, 2014

High Point Climbing and Fitness

Forrest has been eye-balling the new climbing gym downtown for a few weeks now and we finally made our first visit this past weekend.  He's always been a fan of bouldering and I've only been a fan of cheering him on from the sidelines.  The thought of climbing a rock with no ropes and a small "crash pad" at the bottom to catch your fall never really appealed to me until the gym opened.  High Point Climbing was the perfect place for us to spend the afternoon - climbing for him, little climbing / mostly treadmilling for me.
we biked / ran over because parking can be a biznitch
it's a monster
you can even rope climb up the outside of the building
(although i'll probably be passing on that)
tall wall
loves it the most
a few thoughts:
1)  bouldering in a gym with a padded floor was a blast
2)  best arm work out ever
3)  i may be slightly afraid of heights

if you find yourself in chattanooga,
check this place out!
high point climbing and fitness
219 broad street
(i mean you can't miss it)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

instalife lately

lots of photos from my phone,
and forrest's too....
we checked out a new restaurant and its big wheels on the northshore a few weekends ago.
the idea behind the menu is from farm to table and i'm still on the fence about the food...the drinks were on spot though
the glass bridge, my least favorite in chattanooga
i retired my thirteen year old running shoes this past weekend (thank you parents-in-law for the gift card!!) and put four miles on the new kicks.
"it's about dayum time! woofiegeez!"
forrest's worst nightmare, a quinoa and roasted veggies super bowl snack
another year, another fail at cardboard sledding
"how many times before you realize this will never work!? woofie woof!"
just a little shopping at collective clothing with this gal.
i didn't buy this outfit but did ask for the name of her hair stylist
night out with the co workers.
and no, we didn't dye our tips red even though this photo suggests otherwise
the walnut street pedestrian bridge never gets old
hmmmmk
we found a gem of a watering hole on tremont the other day,
check it out - the growler
the good ole selfie - only because i scrolled through my phone the other day and realized i didn't have enough of this face (and probably way too many of the other fluff)
have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

snow day

The snow has passed for now but we enjoyed playing in it while it lasted....
i was at work when it started falling and by noon we were advised to hit the road.
i stopped by the doggie daycare to grab sal and thought we would make it home without any problems, key word "thought"
snow globe
i made a mistake on our drive home and turned on a road that was slightly uphill in stopped traffic.
my tires started spinning and we were going nowhere so i parked, grabbed my laptop, a pile of work papers,
and unfortunately no coat.  salvador and i walked a mile home and even though i'm sure other people had it worse, we couldn't feel our fingers and paws when we finally made it to the apartment.
"are you seriously in a long sleeve tee in this weather? woofieatleastimwarm!"
crunchy streets, ain't nobody got time for that!
the next morning we both worked from home and made a quick snow day donut run
tender bones jackson and his twenty-five layers
"mama, make it go away! my paws are numb! woofienobueno!"
we met up with holtcamp for a lunch break at hair of the dog.
don't let the sun fool you, it was still cold as snow balls.
i told forrest to pretend to throw a snow ball and this launch hit me square in the face.
i'm sure we'll get another flurry before spring - tender bones, you better watch your back.

Friday, January 24, 2014

instalife lately

photos from my phone,
and forrest's too....
it was freezing one saturday but i couldn't sit inside our tiny apartment for one more minute.
after forrest took 30 minutes to layer on long john after long john after long john, we strolled to the river and obviously, had the whole place to ourselves
"hmm, i don't know about these hot pink pants you are sporting!?! woofie woof!"
i'm not sure what goes on in this building but i want to move in
the furry faces that i love so!
fancy brew at the flying squirrel
one reason i love chattanooga is there is always something artsy to see around every corner
"mama, i feel like we are being watched! woofienobueno"
greens and yella pils, just what the doc ordered
no matter how cold it is, we love some hiking in stringer's ridge
the cutest bakery in the bluff view art district,
you can't walk by without getting hungry
tennessee aquarium, one visit is enough for me
not exactly like the love locks bridge in paris but it's a start
we're teaching him to look both ways before crossing the street
"psssh, everyone stops for me!  woofieyeah!"
i drive by this creepy lady every day after work
don't get me wrong, i love chilly weather but can't wait for warmer city strolls (and patio brews).
hurry up spring!
why am i blogging at 9:30 on a Friday morning?
i took a vacation day before losing it, my mind and the day off :)
but i have to say, if i'm crunching numbers on an adding machine all day, at least this is the lobby at the office.
have a great weekend!  cheers!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

a day on lookout mountain

A few weekends ago, we all bundled up and roamed around Lookout Mountain.  We hiked, found a few rocks to climb, checked out the view from Point Park, tasted a few beers from a local brewery, and ate yellow snow (only Sal).
i climbed the rock first and then forrest tossed up sal for a photo ;)
"the things i do for you, girl!  woofienotcool!"
"mmmm, my yellow snow is tasty! woofiejokes!"
tender bones jackson had on four layers of long johns but still enjoyed the views of chattanooga
point park battlefield
getting their history on
"when can we have beer?!" - both sal and forrest
moccasin bend brewing company - local brewery in a basement in an old st elmo building that allows fur balls, sign us up!!
raising the woof for local brews!