I used to think that would be a lot of fun. You know, a prodigal son kind of thing. A humorous slide show by the local boy who started climbing in the Red when it was absolutely NOWHERE, moved out west to follow his dream of climbing the Great Routes, ended up guiding in Colorado, Alaska, Mexico and Argentina, only to have some of his best adventures on trips back to Kentucky for what was supposed to be family time.
I thought a show like that might help a few of the local climbers realize that they can do anything they want to do in climbing - go anywhere and, climb anything. All it takes is imagination, dedication and hard work. But, after spending a little time on this forum, I realized that you guys had figured that out long ago, that KY climbers were already travelling far and climbing way harder than I ever dreamed of. I feared that my show might just end up being an embarrassment.
Maybe, when I'm back in Lexington someday, we could throw a small party, drink a little too much wine and get wound up for a rip-roaring slide show. If that doesn't get me run out of town on a rail, then I might consider a somewhat larger event.
In the meanwhile I'll stick to my old man sports - marathon down river boating and high mountain traverses on my dirt bike. I generally ride and boat alone, and the dirt bike adventures, in particular, can get pretty wild. If these things don't get the best of me, we'll see if we can't do that slide show someday.