I don't like birthdays. I don't like being the center of attention, and I don't like getting older. For the most part I try to get through the day as if it was just any other day, but when you have friends who love you the way my friends do, you're forced to celebrate and there's only one way I want to do it. Every year we start with a late dinner at The South Side in Tremont, then it's off to find something to climb. There's nothing like good food, amazing friends, and climbing things that you probably shouldn't climb to keep you feeling young.
The group shot from dinner.
First climb of the night, a decommissioned lift bridge with an unparalleled view of the city.
The next place we went was an old water tower. From the top of which I can see my house.
It was snowing which made the view of downtown a little hazy but still beautiful.
Top of the tower.
Looking down the ladder. If you look closely you can see Jason (his blog has much better photos from this night) looking up at me from the bottom.
The night didn't yield too many photos for me, but it wasn't about the photos. It was about spending time with the people that I love, doing the things that make me happy. A huge thank you to all of my friends that came out, and everyone that took the time to wish me a happy birthday. I love you all more than you can imagine. I have the greatest friends anyone could ever ask for.