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She looks peaceful, but really she’s stalking the birds just outside the window.

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Adventures in Geocaching: It was a Cold & Snowy Day


A couple of days ago DH & I made our way to a local nature preserve known as Cane Creek Canyon. We would have loved to hike, but since we were enduring cold blowing wind and wet snow, we just found the first, easy cache at the beginning of the trail.

Cane Creek Canyon

Airplane on a Stick

After we left Cane Creek, we stopped to photograph this plane on a stick. See Santa & Mrs. Clause in the pilot seats?

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Next we found this cache which was in really great shape. That’s always a nice surprise.

Rock Grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we emerged from the woods I saw this rock pile grave. I wonder why some graves are like this. Do you know? There were 3 in this cemetery.

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I really like finding caches in old cemeteries, and this was our second cemetery find of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s fun finding caches in fence rows.
Arrowhead Gravestone

When I turned around, I saw this–an arrowhead gravestone. (I’ve masked the info.) I have never seen one like this before, and this is what makes geocaching so interesting–you never know what you might stumble across.

Melted Snow on a Spiderweb

Sometimes the beauty is just at your feet.

Flat Rock Community House

Another interesting location a cache brought us to was the Flat Rock Community House. This used to be a one room schoolhouse, but now it is used for voting. Out back of the house was another fun sight.

Outhouse

How many of you have ever used an outhouse? I have, and it’s a cold seat on a day like the one we were there!

Buttercups

We saw fields and fields of buttercups whilst we were out caching this day.

Jesse Owens Memorial Park

Our caching adventure took us to the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. There are other caches there, but this is the only one I found on this trip.

Oakville Indian Mounds

I’ve lived close to here all my life, but I didn’t know about the Oakville Indian Mounds until this caching trip. If you’ve never tried geocaching, you really should because it will take you to so many unusual places!

Indian Clans

Personally, I want to be a member of the Long Hair Clan. 😀

Cherokee Removal

Cherokee Indian Removal information.

Creek Removal

Creek Indian Removal information. These are my people.

Oakville Indian Mound

Oakville Indian Mound Information

What’s funny about our visit here is that we think we may have been driving on the walking trail, but honestly, it was impossible to tell. I think we were okay because trust me–it was so cold and windy there wasn’t a soul on the trail.

Geocaching is a marvelous adventure that took us on a several hour trek through several Alabama counties experiencing sights we would have missed otherwise.

Grab a GPSr and go!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today


A funny thing happened on the journey of doing the weekly photo challenge.

I lost my focus.

Not the focus on my camera–the focus of what I thought I was supposed to be doing.

See, I thought the challenge was like an assignment–something to pick up my camera and go do once I got the much anticipated challenge in my inbox on Friday.

I would give myself until Thursday to complete the challenge because I thought that I should be looking around my world for opportunities to complete said challenge.

Somewhere along the way I lost my way.

I noticed that folks were immediately posting photos.

What?

How?

Oh. I’m slow to pick up on things sometimes, but it eventually dawned on me that lots of you were not going out with fresh eyes, but you were searching through your old photos and posting immediately.

I ignored that for awhile, but then I felt pressure to get a photo up immediately lest no one would look at it. Humph.

I guess that’s why I haven’t posted a photo the last few weeks. Somehow the purpose of the challenge was lost for me.

Then, today, we got the Today Challenge. YES. Instruction to not look through photo archives.

Instruction to pick up our cameras and record TODAY.

I love it, and here is my record from TODAY.

GG#3 twirling a marshmallow in yellow sugar sprinkles. She likes pink the best.

GG#4 twirling a marshmallow in orange sugar sprinkles. She picked red for me.

Some of the final sparkly marshmallow products in pink (the overall fav), purple, blue, red, orange, and yellow.

TODAY was a good day.