Yesterday late afternoon I got a call from David. He was back in town but this time brought the kids with him. : )
They all came over and stayed for supper. The kids and I played a few card games before supper - go fish, crazy 8's, and war. We each won a game. After supper David and Ken joined us and we all played Chinese checkers.
I didn't mind them leaving because they promised me they would return this morning for a pancake breakfast!
So I made pancakes and watched this pile of them disappear.HERE if you don't know what it is. There happened to be three places all within a half mile of my house. So we all went for a walk to find these geocach hiding places. When David read the first clue about it being near a very old big tree on one of my walking paths I knew right away which tree they were talking about. So the four of us set off walking to find the hidden cach.
Here is the tree with David, Japhy and Scout. David is pointing to the tree and is using his pointer finger though at first glance it doesn't look like it!!!
Near it hidden in a fallen tree Scout finds what we have been looking for.
Japhy pointing to it too.
This one didn't have any treasure inside to trade but just a paper to sign so others know we found it.
Down this path here we found another one which took a while because it was well hidden.
I found this one and it had a small charm in it. Since we didn't have anything to trade I am going to go back tomorrow and put a little something in it for the next people to find.
The third one was hidden somewhere in the little shopping center courtyard across the street from my house but after looking for it for quite a while we had to give up because we just couldn't find it. I'll have to go back and look again sometime.
It was really fun to do and it was nice getting outside to walk even just for a little bit. I was a little slow but managed to walk 3 miles by the time we got back home.
After drinks it was time for them to leave. They were going to the Baltimore Aquarium this afternoon and then back home. They leave me sitting home here now with some more happy memories! : ) How blessed I am to be their mom and gramma.
My leg feels quite good with the bit of walking I did but I think I'll rest it for the rest of the afternoon. I have some knitting and reading to do.
I think tonight it would be a good idea to go out for pizza.
Have a wonderful day, my friends.
It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother,
that's why the world calls her grandmother.
~ Author Unknown