Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving with Family - Geocaching

(Havelock, NC)  Hi 71  Lo 56 -- Tuesday we left for North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with Jim's family. The holiday traffic was on I-95. It was the first time in years that we traveled more than one day in the same vehicle. We stopped at a Red Roof Inn in Santee, SC and took advantage of a discount we found online. It was a quiet night so we were rested for the rest of the trip the next day We stopped to see Jim's mom in Morehead city and took her out for a Chinese dinner, then went on to Jim's sister's house in Havelock where we'll spend the weekend.

A total of 22 friends and family members showed up for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Several people brought food so we had plenty to feed everyone. Everyone had a great time visiting. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

This old carving knife and sharpener belonged to Jim's grandfather. We don't know how long before that it's been in the family, but it's a quality blade.

Lots of food

Some of Jim's family: Sis Robin, cousin Bobby, sis Sharon, Roger and his wife (Jim's cousin) Lisa, and Jim's mom Alberta

After we all stuffed ourselves and everyone left, we visited with Jimmy and Sharon and watched football. Today (Friday), today we went to breakfast then Sharon and I went Geocaching. Geocaching is like high-tech treasure hunting. There's caches all over the world, and we have 60 within ten miles of us. We found 5 of the 8 we searched for. When we got to Morehead City we got into very heavy traffic, then we remembered it's BLACK FRIDAY. We found a couple of caches near busy stores, but we gave up trying to maneuver around so went back to Sharon's.

Note:  Geocaching can get tricky now days. One of the caches was located under a light pole in a movie theater parking lot. No one was around and the cashier came out wondering what we were doing, and we had to explain to her what we were up to. People are very wary about people searching around areas, so be careful if you try geocaching in public areas.

We're here until Sunday. See you in a week or so.

1 comment:

Speedy said...

Looks like you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did if this rain would stop and we could get out of here. We still have to get our warranty work done and then we can head out!