25 September 2006

Graveyards and Pirates..

Another fun filled weekend in the Northwest comes to and end..

Dan and I decided that Alex needed to get out of the house and away from Chadrik so we took her geocaching Saturday. We found two multi-caches (WaSucally: Dougan Falls and Wonder Park) that were located about 20 miles from my house and required some walking through the woods and bushes. (The above pic is of Dan counting the green posts at Dougan Falls)

Wonder Park was quite reminiscent of The Blair Witch, and Dan kept running into spider webs and threatening to "scream like a girl". All went well until we replaced the cache and headed back toward the car.. Alex was suddenly gone.. We called and called her, but she had just vanished.. After about 15 minutes of frustration my phone rang. A guy said he was up by the road and had found her at the car.. Guess she was all geocached out..

On Sunday my friend Brijin and I went to see the Lynx which was in town for the Portland Pirate Festival. We'd wanted to go to it on Saturday, but she had to work. We were kind of disappointed that the sails weren't up, but we got to go onboard and look around. It was kind of cool.. Next year we'll definitely make it to the festival.. (Happy belated Talk Like a Pirate Day to Tif-do!! Sorry I forgot to tell you that last week..)

After I explained to Brijin what geocaching was, she became obsessed!! So last night, before I had to go to work, she came over and she, Dan, and I went to see what we could find.. It was a lot of fun wandering around in the dark, though we learned the hard way that we're gonna need to take more than one working flashlight.. The first one I picked to find took us to an old, creepy graveyard where we had to find out when various people had been born..

After that we went to one that led us down a dark path through the woods..

We didn't take Alex with us, but she got to pose with the Superman Travel Bug that we found at the third cache (not that she was too happy about having it hung from her collar). I'm sure we'll take it out and deposit somewhere this weekend.. Got to get out and enjoy this absolutely perfect weather while it lasts..


Blogger lvh said...

Hmm - your weekend sounds a lot funner than mine. I'm on beeper so had to stick close to the house so Saturday. I focused on finishing a quilt top made of 400 5 inch blocks of floral fabrics - the hardest part of that was making sure I didn't sew two of the same floral blocks side by side. Now, I have to get some fabric and batting so I can get it tied together for the "girl's" bedroom. When I got done with that, I took 20 crochetted blocks off the top of a crochetted bedspread I got from Grandma's so I can replace the 20 blocks that are either stained or have big holes in. I have to figure out how to get more fun in my life somehow.

9/26/2006 6:31 AM

Blogger tif-do said...

Sounds like a spooky great way to start the Halloween season. AAAARRRRGGGG!!!

9/26/2006 7:58 AM

Blogger abeNanna said...

Suzy was mad at us for planning the wedding the same weekend as an annual geocaching event in AZ it is called Halloween Radio Active. I guess it is quite the thing. We double checked and it happens to be the week before the wedding. Guess we are off the hook. Didn't know if we were going to have to place a geocache in the front yard to get her here or not.

9/30/2006 5:57 PM


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