Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

17 Sept., 2009 --The LAUNDRY room

So... Fonda chided me for putting LAD in the same outfit every other
day, doing laundry every day... no variety, he's got three drawers full and a stack
of britches... he doesn't need to keep wearing the same thing day after day...
Well, I might just quit doing laundry every day... at the bottom of the stairs
to the washer/dryer/thingies is ... THIS... I just noticed it tonight...

OMG... it's a RABBIT!!! scream scream... we're all gonna die!!!
no more laundry.

And honest to God, I did not set this up!
To top it all off, LAD wore a pair of britches today that
kept falling off. Soooo, back to Monday's outfit, or Tuesday's...

17 Sept., 2009 -- Geocaching, and this is IOWA!

Geocaching... the great treasure hunt! Along a bike path in Huxley...

This was an easy one. The little pill bottle contains a notepad that has signatures of the people who have found it. The clue is "evergreen", and it's the only one in the area on the bike path.

Now, this is another challenge... I wish I had worn my hiking boots!

Uh oh, fork in the road... gps says go right... uphill... Hey, it's Iowa, about 900 feet elevation? No huffing & puffing allowed.

Don't forget to stop and smell the roses. Well, if there are no roses, at least sample the local color.

Like I said, this is IOWA.
Gorges in Iowa? How about a dry wash with a little mud?
Had to go down one side and up the other to find....

The clue said "don't give up, stick, to the hunt"

Well I found the "stick" that was obviously the clue, but I didn't find the cache, which was only big enough for a note, bring your own pencil or pen. I thought it might be in that hollow tree. The cache was hidden in May 2008, so it might not even be there any more.
The gps isn't exactly accurate, especially beneath a canopy of trees, but within 15 feet or so, and I've spent an hour and a half. Oh well, I'll hike back to the car and try to find another one.

This one was along another bike trail near Huxley, very easy to find, and full of dinosaurs and cars and stuff.
After signing the book, I traded trinkets... I left a bouncy ball and an Indian from the cowboys and Indians packet I'd bought at Dollar General, traded for a tiny pelican for LAD.

I searched for five caches, found two. Didn't get skunked, anyway.

LAD helped me finish putting water seal on the playground.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

13 Sept., 2009 -- Leavin' on a jet plane

Mommie left for Michigan... LAD built her an airplane to fly!

Harry waddled into the picture... whatcha got, huh? huh? huh?

On our walk back from the grocery store, LAD discovered that he could spread dandelions all over the neighborhood!