So this one may be one of my favorite adventures. And I am not exaggerating. On Oaks Day aka the first Friday in May aka essentially a holiday in Louisville aka a day of horse racing leading up to the Kentucky Derby, when the rest of Louisville was celebrating, I took myself to the Red River Gorge for a day of adventuring. I had signed up with South East Mountain Guides to try rappelling and their Via Ferrata course and it was an amazing day!
I don't know if you have heard (but if you haven't heard and you are from the Louisville area, I am not sure what to say) Louisville has a new outing that everyone is talking about. This even has become the new go-to team outing and birthday event place in the 'Ville. What am I talking about? Why the Flying Axes of course! For those of you not in the know, the Flying Axes is a place where you can go and throw axes at a wall - essentially an extreme version of darts. Except, not really not really axes but hatchets. Hatchets and not axes?! But it's called Flying Axes you say - why the lack of axes? Because axes are easier and safer throw than hatchets. So next question, I would imagine you have - is really how is it safe throw hatchets? I mean they are smaller than axes, but still insanely sharp. Think about it, they have to be sharp to stick into wood! But hatchets are safer simply because they are not as heavy and easier for people to hurl at a wall. Additionally, the Flying Axes has implemented numerous safety precaution to ensure that their customers stay safe and sound. So dont worry, unless you are total careless idiot, you will be just fine! If I can handle it, you can handle it. I have told you before I am not graceful.
Have you ever been snow tubing? If no, you need to rectify that as soon as possible. Seriously, quit reading and find your local ski resort. Though in Kentucky, I am not sure you can qualify our local ski slopes as a resort. We don't naturally get much snow and we don't have too much elevation to work with ... but even with all of those impediments, I had an AMAZING time going snow tubing. One Friday after work, an uncharacteristically warm Friday in January - it seriously was in the 50s, Jill and I headed to Perfect North Ski Slopes just outside of Cincinnati. There we met with the Explore Chicks for a fabulous Friday night of laughter and fun! Pre my arrival at Perfect North which was my first time at a ski slope since I was 11 and went on Girl Scout trip to Paoli Peaks where I had a terrible time and never made it off the bunny slopes - I was not a naturally athletic child. I can't really say that I am even a naturally athletic adult...
Hey, Hi, Hello! I hope everyone is doing good on this cold, rainy, blustery November night. I am snuggled in at home tonight, reminiscing on one of my latest adventures ... a bike tour through San Francisco on a beautiful and sunny November day! Last week, I was lucky enough to spend the week in San Francisco, and I LOVED the city. I had an amazing time wandering the city and really enjoyed having a chance to spend a lot of time with one of my sisters and my oldest friend. And while I am so glad that I got to spend time with them in San Fran, my favorite part of the trip, by far, was a bike tour I took with Dylan's Tours. Dylan's Tours is a local tour company in San Fran that does a variety of tours in San Fran and the greater San Fran area - both bike and van. And I have to say, they were PHENOMENAL! Their tour was one of the best tours I have ever done. But before I share how amazing the tour was, I need to fill you in on the pre-adventure adventure.
For years I have heard people talk about barre class with almost religious fervor. Those that go to barre classes on a consistent basis swear that is the best and most complete exercise out there, that EVERYONE should give it a try. It has fanatical following up there with cross fit. And like with cross fit, I am skeptical. (I will be giving cross fit a try at some point this year.) The women I know who attend barre class religiously tend to be the super feminine and fashionable, neither adjective is one I would use to describe myself. So I had always stayed away from barre class under the assumption that barre wasn't going to be for me. I know, I know, I should be open-minded and not so judgemental, but hey, I am working on it!