Caching To Spokane

Downtown Spokane, Washington, as viewed from Palisades Park to the west of the city.

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Our son is coming home on leave today from the Army and we have to go to the airport in Spokane to pick him up. Not like you need a reason to cache but we are going to do a few on the way there. The weather is crappy today. I think it will be fun anyway. A little rain never hurt anyone. I can’t wait to see our son. It’s been 5 months! I will get lots of photos.

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Caching through the snow-la la la la la la

Well almost! Bruce and I spent the day yesterday driving to Yakima and back. On the way there, we did a little caching. We found eight in about 2 hours and one dnf. Our gps was going crazy in the area. I am sure we were close but no cigar. Lol. There are some nice caches along Hwy 82. Had to stop caching and continue our drive though because the Weather service was calling for snow to start in Yakima around 3 PM. We got there at about 1 PM, took the first exit we came to and had lunch at Denny’s.

We asked the server where to find RV parks in the area. As she was telling us about one, an older gentleman came up and gave us directions to another. We checked them both out but really liked one of them. It has an indoor heated pool and two spas. We also drove by the Army training center. That is why we were there checking into parks and looking over the area. Bruce may be going to work there.

It was getting late and still no sign of snow. We figured we had pushed our luck far enough so we headed for home. On the way I took the pictues below of the Flamingos and Tea Pot real quick with my cell phone. The third one is How we roll! As we were getting to Umatilla it did start raining. It continued the rest of the way home.

Got up this morning to about a half an inch of snow!! I guess it followed us home. :} I like it as long as we don’t get too much.

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Family and the Holidays

I hope your Turkey day was as wonderful as ours was. Both our son and daughter came to spend the day. The daughter brought her game system so her and I sat next to each other and played Spyro the dragon, which we both love. We laughed and talked for hours. The guys were outside smoking turkeys, chickens and fish. They would pop in once in a while to see the game but mostly spent the time talking and laughing together.

The daughter and I started dinner, actually it was going to be lunch because she had to go to work later in the day. We made mashed potatoes, the yellow ones that her Dad likes, 3 kinds of veggies, turkey with gravy and all the fixins. Stuffing of course but no sweet potatoes! None of us like them.

We all got our plates fixed, held hands and thanked the Lord for our good fortune then ate up a storm. Hopefully not the last time we all get together for a while but I don’t know for sure. The son ships out on the 16th of Jan. We are planning a Christmas together. It will be a day late because of all our schedules but that’s ok.

Geocaching, Tunnels, Family and the Army

Geocaching, Tunnels, Family and the Army

 Yesterday started out very rainy. I puttered around the house for a while. Had my coffee, showered and got dressed. Checked E-mail and did a little work for my clients. I have an online office that provides personnel and professional services to many people.

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After work, I waited for our son to get up. He was sleeping in late because he had worked OT the night before then drove over and hour and a half to our place. He came to visit, do his laundry and wait for his Army recruiter. They were leaving for Mepps at 5 PM to drive to the motel so he could do the physical today before signing the papers. He is going to be an Operating Room Specialist. That is what he already does so it was a smart decision to transfer it to the service.

He got up at 11 AM, did his laundry and took me out to lunch. We got home and still had a few hours so decided to go on a cache hunt. We had missed this one cache a few weeks ago. It is Fiddlers Gorge. It is an interesting hike by MC Nary dam, along the Columbia River, through two tunnels, finishing with a hike up about 300 feet on a very sandy trail. When you get to the top, the view is spectacular. My son and I both love to do these kinds of caches so we had a blast. We spent about 2 hours walking and talking. The pictures really do not do the view justice but I was using my cell phone in the rain so it was the best I could do.

One more memory created while Geocaching!

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