Sunday, November 7, 2010

A day just for us!

 wer'e going up there...

The other day we went rock climbing at an area called Amiel.  It’s 10 minutes from the house, which is incredible.  It’s about a 20 minute hike up to the cliff, but so worth it.  The cliff is south facing, so it is in the sun all day.  It was about 60 here in the village and a bit windy, but up at the cliff it was about 75 and hot!  I had shorts and a tank on and Bruce had his shirt off.  It’s a perfect winter cliff.  We even said that if we are not climbing and it’s a bit cold here in the village we just might go up and hang out in the sun.  We took the dogs with us, they had a great time running around and just being with us.  We both haven’t climbed in about 8 years.  We stopped when I injured myself and after we moved back from Las Vegas (yes, we lived in Vegas), because the climbing there was pretty amazing too and coming back to Los Angeles, you have to drive so far just to climb.  We also started surfing and then eventually cycling.  I met Bruce through rock climbing, 15 years ago.  He was my private coach for a year before we had our first date.  He introduced me to camping and every weekend we’d hop in the car and go away climbing.  It’s nice to be back in nature and climbing again.  Moving here we knew we had to start climbing again, there are about 10 amazing cliffs within 15 minutes of our house.

The view from up at the crag

 Just hanging out in the sun

Stella too

After coming back from climbing we went to our friends Tyrex and Henriette’s restaurant called Browns for Quiz night.  We met T&H about 2 years ago when first lived in France.  They had a table at the Sunday market here in St. Antonin and they sold Indian food.  We bought some excellent curry dishes and then became friends with them. Their new restaurant is a 3 minute walk from our house.  Quiz night is what it sounds like; it’s like trivial pursuit.  There were 3 teams of 4 people and Tyrex gives us random questions and the team writes the answer on a piece of paper.  There are 40 questions in all, but we do 20 and then score each other’s paper and then break for dinner and then continue with the other 20.  Tyrex did a nacho night and I brought guacamole (because you have to have guacamole with Mexican food).  The nachos were so so good.  Our team consisted of Rob, Carl and Bruce and I and…we won!  Quiz night is once a week, we’ll be back this week to defend our title.


(Update:  we went back again this week for quiz night and our team “the bush/blair haters” won again!)


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That view was certainly worth the climb. Diane

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

hey i remember them, so fun to hear they got their restaurant going, hope to try it out someday...