as a blogger, I SUCK!! OK, I even admit that in the past I posted under dates different than when I wrote the posts, but I am coming clean. . . I haven't blogged in weeks!
Well, on the plus side. . . I healed myself in 3 weeks. . . I swear! my docs are in denial!
So after the break, I spent 3 days with my friends (they let me boulder at their gym with my splint) and then I headed off. I drove, true, and maybe I scrambled and rappelled to check bolts, etc. . . but I didn't climb. . . I checked out Ul Bawi, then I went to Jeonju and chilled and worked (and looked for a summer job. . . realizing this is going to take a while. . .) and then went to Maisan!! I swear I didn't climb! My belayers totally hauled me up to take photos!! Sunday, I jumarred! And got some fun video!! MY GOD, Maisan during peak cherry blossom season is heaven on earth! it's so friggin beautiful!! I was psyched to run into my Korean teacher, Kyeong-young, with her family, enjoying the beautiful festival. And Sunday climbing with Rick, Dave, Mike and Heidi (OK, so H and I didn't climb!) just hanging out and having soooooo much fun. was incredible!!
And then--well-- my city is getting a climbing wall. . . it was decided about a year after I started submitting my suggestion (much lesser Korean cities sported climbing walls. . . Jeonju was a provincial capital with none!!). . anyway, the wall is built-- and it is amazing!! They are still building the sport park around it. . . and still paving the roads there. . . should be finished in Summer!
And I got to check out a new climbing area. . . still in conception, but coming along nicely!!! The Jeonju climbers found and developed it!
And then heading to Mokpo, and chillin' with my homegirl Ricky. . . partying a bit too much. . . but damn, for some reason, her kitchen was magic for me. . . esp when I made Dal and curried veggies. . . samish recipe as usual, but everything hit the right notes. . . was oh-my-god good!! Sadly, as usual I improvised and so may never hit that again! Still, at least I made a lot in that go!! I had similar luck with French Onion Soup and marinated Brie for "French Night". . . now Mokpo folks all think I am an amazing chef, but it's really Ricky's magic kitchen!