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May 19, 2017

Have any of you ever rock climbed? It's not the most common activity, but(1) its popularity is growing, I think. Recently, an indoor rock climbing wall was built in Wenatchee. It is right next to a major park, and has a workout room in it, and a cafe. I went there for a coffee last week with my friend Jody. The coffee drinkers can either sit outside, or they can be at tables that are next to a large window that overlooks the climbing room. The climbing wall was busy that day, and it brought back good memories(2) to watch all the people trying hard to climb up the wall like spiders. The activity requires some strength, of course. But actually, you don't need to be very muscley. In fact, the lighter you are the better. The people who have the best physical advantage for rock climbing are those who are medium height or short, light, thin, but athletic. Flexibility also helps, as you have to reach out with your limbs to find the perfect foot hold or hand hold. The room is very attractive, with windows, and colored holds all the way up to the ceiling. I was happy to see that a lot of mothers had brought their little children to climb. If you start at a young age, you can grow up with no fear of heights(3), and also with an understanding of what it takes to stay safe on the rock. As I looked at the website, I found a video clip that you can check out by clicking here, or by looking at my post on Facebook.

1. 'It's not the most...., but it's....' this is a great structure of a sentence to incorporate into your conversations every now and then.

a. It's not the most elegant restaurant, but it's good quality.

b. Having innoculations is not the most pleasant experience, but it's absolutely necessary.

2. 'It brought back good memories' is similar to saying 'it reminded me of good times'.

a. The film brought back memories of my younger days.

b. My conversation with him brought back memories of elementary school.

3. When we talk about the different things that we fear, we simply say 'I have a fear of ...' Here is a list of some of the most common fears:

a. A fear of the dark.

b. A fear of falling.

c. A fear of spiders/ snakes.

d. A fear of crowded spaces.

e. A fear of heights.