I hope you watched that video clip on the weather that I posted yesterday. Well, guess what? Yesterday was a PLUS ONE day, and it was glorious.
It was the last day to get the remaining points for the monthly geocaching challenge. Yes -- I left it to the last day. I, well, I just didn't make it a priority before then. I knew where I wanted to go and what to do but was waiting for the right day, which was yesterday. All I can say is, what an adventure!
I started by parking the car in the little village near me. It was a 4 KM walk to the village, and I knew I would be doing a lot of walking, so I drove there. I noticed the parking ticket agent handing out parking tickets as I crossed the street. YIKES --- I had looked at the sign but saw only the information for Monday - Saturday. There is paid parking on Sunday from noon -- 6 PM. So I went back to the ticket thing and bought a ticket. The parking ticket agent was just surveying my car as I approached with my ticket in hand.
That goes in the gratitude journal! I thanked him for sharing the information and wished him a good day, and I was off.
My first stop was a cemetery. OH -- I had not thought ahead as there I was in my ankle socks and running shoes. The cemetery was full of snow. But hey -- it's a nice day, how bad can this be? And it's all in the spirit of adventure. So I trudged through the snow and got the answer to the first question.
|Walking through the cemetery|
The cache I was going for is a multi-part one where you need to answer questions, not necessarily find an object.
|I need to get to the other side|
Thankfully, it wasn't too bad, but those banks of snow were steep that I had to climb up and down to get to the field. I brushed the snow off my ankles and running shoes and hoped for the best. As I look at my steps, it's no longer I can't sew a straight line -- I can't even walk a straight line!
|Made it across the field|
Then I was on a dry sidewalk. Yeah!! The sides of the snow on either side of the path were very high. I loved this little walk through the snowbanks and was glad I walked between them rather than over them.
|A dry sidewalk with high snowbanks on either side|
|Part of the abandoned mill by the river|
|The answer is on the ground somewhere|
|The trail beside the mill|
|A fairly open trail|
|The path on an old rail trail|
|An interpretive sign|
|A well-traveled trail|
|Down by the river|
|The duck convention|
|My score for the month|
|Hard at work with the embroidery machine and the sewing machine|
Yep--- I was all set. Of course, I can't share any of what I was doing with you. OH -- I'll be able to share, but I want to share with the appropriate groups first!
I forgot to mention that I did a demo of EQ8 in the morning to one of my groups, and OH -- it looks like I'll be starting up the EQ8 Club again. I miss it as it was loads of fun. I now need to look at the calendar to see when it can be scheduled. So if you are interested, be sure to send me a note, or you can just wait as I'll post more information the moment I get it ready.
If you are interested in a hands-on free-motion class, check out the class schedule for Thimbles and Things. This one has gone so well that I highly recommend it, and there is still some room in the April class. The dates are April 9 and 23, and you MUST sign up through Thimbles and Things.
Today is Monday sewing!!! Yeah -- I can't wait to get back to the sewing machine, and I hope to finish off the machine embroidery project that I'm doing. It has over 100,000 stitches, and I just haven't had time to sit and get it all done at once. I should finish today.
On that note, I'm out of here!!! I'm off to spin class!!
Have a super day!!!