Okay, so Jon was the only one to do the rock climbing but we did have our first rock climbing adventure as a family which was fun.
|Gabe and Jon|
I was also able to meet Jon's friend Gabe, his wife Katrine, and their daughter (who is only 6 hours younger than Alessandra) Sophia. Jon found Gabe on a rock climbing forum and they became fast friends. He's originally from NY and met and married his German Frau Katrine. Gabe is working full-time/going to school and Katrine is on her yearlong maternity leave. I can't tell you how happy I am to have met this family. They are about our same age, and love the outdoors/climbing as much as we do.
|Gabe, Katrine, Charmian, Sophia, Alessandra, and Jon|
|Katrine and Sophia|
Katrine is absolutely amazing. She is as smart as a whip and is, thank God, bilingual. She studies bugs and bug migration for her job and hearing her talk about it reminded me so much of my Chisa that it was like I was riding in the car with an old friend all day. Except instead of cloud this and precipitation that it was insect this and slug that. :o)
|The girls all set and ready to go.|
The weather was a bit too wet and cold for us girls to stay, so we headed over to GKS's house and hung out and "played" for the rest of the day. It was great! And to top it all off we've set up another play date for later this week - YEAH!!!