On Sunday, Vic and I joined thousands of others to climb the stairways of the Columbia Tower. I’d never actually been to the top to see their famous bathrooms and still managed not to as they are women’s only and in the private club at the very top. We only got to stand in the rarely opened Observation Level on the 73rd floor. But yes, that was still amazing.
It took us 20 minutes of walking to reach the top and was surprisingly easy, especially when I consider the bike ride the day before.
The Big Climb is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and our little team (in the end just Vic and I…we got bumped out of teams) were able to gather over $900 of donations from our friends. Well done, friends!
Part of our success (besides how annoying we sound begging) was the promise of a Austrian-inspired dinner for two from David Bouley’s “East of Paris: The New Cuisines of Austria and the Danube” at our new home on Capitol Hill. That will go to my old landlords. Everyone else, we’ll be sending on home-made jam or pickles.
This is the first time since Cub Scouts that I’ve done any kind of fundraising event with sponsors. Due to their generosity it was surprisingly easy to reach our team goal and it made me super sure not to just stay home in bed sleeping off my ride. So a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone! YOU RULE!
The Big Climb: A Good Fundraiser