I was all over the place for 4th of July weekend. Friday morning was spent near DC, climbing at Carderock on the Potomic (pictures below). We set up a top rope on a slabby area and climbed around for a bit.
Friday evening consisted of this year’s installment of the “3rd of July Party”, which is always a good time. Met new people including one of the neighbors who is originally from New Zealand. Very interesting guy. We chatted about biking and hiking, so naturally it was a fun conversation.
Around noon on Saturday, Aleya and I drove up to Scranton to spend the 4th of July with her family. We got to see the <a href=”http://www.twitvid.com/F4520″>fireworks in town</a>, and light some of our own off. Unfortunately that was cut short due to the prowling of the neighborhood security who apparently dislike anything beyond (and possibly including!) sparklers. Oh well. Now I have a bag full of unused fireworks.
We headed back to DC on Sunday afternoon and were able to meet up with my Uncle, whom I haven’t seen in a few months. It’s always nice to catch up with family, and we had a good time together.
That pretty much wrapped up the weekend. I arrived back in Cville today and resumed working. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading to get caught up on the state of Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs). Quite a lot of interesting work is going on there and I am looking forward to focusing more on it starting this fall.