Friday, February 17, 2012

Geocaching Pigeon Forge

Here is where we are staying. This is so much nicer than a motel. Glad we have a house.

Beautiful day here today. Teri grabbing our first cache of the day.

Early for us was 1130 am. But, traffic was not bad. It got bad later. Would hate to be here in the summer time.

Some were easy to find.

Some were not. It was a long climb up here.

A view to the west from the cross.

To the east, down town Pigeon Forge.

Well, we had to be stealthy on this one. Teri figured I blended in better here so she sent me.

Down by the river.

Another one on the river walk.

There she goes, across the bridge.

Teri ran into this church of Christ group. They were glad to find her. She took them for a few caches.

Can you tell what time it is? Was early for me after the 6.5 hour drive last night. We left Dexter at 345 and arrived here at 1015pm. Traffic was rough in Paducah and Nashville. If you have the tracker address you can see our route.

Teri with the boys from the church youth group. the girls were in another bus. We found them caching too. Seems the boys were way ahead in numbers. Should not have told the girls as it seemed to dampen their spirits.

Look hard. My best friend is in this picture.

Who is that beautiful girl?

Look close. We are carrying a Flat Stanley from NM.

Another shot of Flat Stanley in front of the Titanic.

Life is good. A beautiful day here and a beautiful buddy to cache with.
Thanks for checking on us.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Grandpa's Buddy Loves Geocaching

Today it was Rylan's turn. He was not  letting his older brother and sister get anything on him. This 5 year old is a geocacher.

Off we went in the motorhome, down to the spring for water.

Ry always needs to check on our geocache here.

Off to Bernie. Rylan is using the gps and thinks the cache is in the tree.

I guess he was right. This cache belongs to Teri and me. We had to unload some of the "swag" from it. Was just running over with things folks had left. When I was Rylan's age I lived across the hiway from here. This was not a park then, but a big cotton patch.

Off he goes for the next cache.

And he found it too. The boy loves geocaching with grandpa. Grandpa loves geocaching with Rylan also.

Even though this was "our" day, we made time to check on dad, down at Rick's Machine Shop. Chris was tickled to see his number 3. There is a number 4 who is one year old.. Won't be long til he is a geocacher too.

Rylan aired up our tires before we parked the coach. The alarm kept going off so we knew we had some low tires.

Next stop, Sue's Drug Store for ice cream. Got inside and the soda jerk had quit. No ice cream for us today.

Well, we knew Save A Lot had Moose Tracks so we had to stop. Grabbed some chocolate chip cookie dough to mix in with it. Oh boy, this was good. But, hoping Sue gets a new soda jerk soon. Nothing like having ice cream at the drug store.
So, there you have it. We put a few miles on the coach and found some caches. What could be better? I will never forget my grandfather treating me like I was his favorite. Now I realize, he made us all feel that way.
Life is good,