Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Evening with the Boys

(Joliet, IL) Hi 82 Lo 61 -- When we got up the radar showed a line of storms slowly coming at us from the west. We planned for today to be "dump" day. We've gone eight days since we last dumped our tanks. We set out to get it done before noon to beat the rain. It only took a few minutes to get everything put away and hitch up. Jim towed the rig over to the dump site and gave the tanks a good back flush after emptying them. At the same time he checked with the office to see if we could move to another site. We've moved into a site with 50 amp service, and more importantly, on a different breaker panel that we were on before. It's suppose to be around 90 degrees later this week and we didn't want to chance having more problems with the electricity.

Our new site, #79.













After cleaning up from our "dump and move," I played games through the afternoon while Jim read his Kindle. We left around 4:30 to meet grandson Jack and son Rick in Aurora about 40 minutes away. We had dinner with them and then went geocaching around the area. We looked for four caches and found three. The one we couldn't find was somewhere around a fire hydrant. I hate it when we don't find them.

Rick found one way back in the woods down a hill.

















It had some trinkets inside, so it was a good opportunity to teach Jack about the "leave one if you take one" rule. You're welcome to take a toy or trinket, but you have to replace it with something. I always have some small items with me for that purpose.

Jack found one behind a building. It was a microcache, a very small container that contained nothing but this log rolled up inside.

















It's so fun to take kids geocaching. They usually have a great eye for it. Jack is very good at it and seems to really enjoy it. Maybe he'll become an avid geocacher when he grows up.

After our evening of fun we got back home after dark and with a light rain falling. The bad storms never did come, they went north of us. It was a wonderful day.

6 comments:

GGuncle said...

you sound like me when i dont find a cache. you are so right though, taking kids is a lot of fun.i helped a teacher in a local school teach kids in one of her classes; & her, her husband, ellen & myself gave a class to the local boy scouts. brought back memories of finding my first cache. glad to see you enjoying life, & prayers were answered that both of your families made it thru "irene"..dom.

Speedy said...

We had a light rain here this morning

Sandra said...

Maybe you need to bring Jack with you so we can find Three's Company. Fifteen people have found it since we looked. Glad you're having a good time with family!

Rick and Elaine NB said...

geocaching sounds like a blast~maybe some day we'll try that or you can train us this winter...so nice that you have time to spend with the son and g/son...have a super week....

squawmama said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me... We've been thinking if geocaching and just like Elaine maybe you can teach us when you get back here in Florida...
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

Dave and Maxine- Wandering Wingers said...

Geocaching with kids is fun, and they usually find them first!