Thursday, July 05, 2007

Power Island and Capitol Steps

The oldest cache placed in Michigan is out on Power Island in West Grand Traverse Bay. At the Winter Social this year we auctioned off 2 trips for 5 to the Island in our pontoon boat. The trips both sold for $80, a nice addition to the MiGO fund-raiser.

Today was the day for CacheToGo (Dick and Donna),

and Swamp4 (Richard, Cynthia, Dawn (age 14) and Charley the dog. We met them at the Bowers Harbor boat launch - we all had lunches packed by the Bad Dog Deli - and we were good to go.

It was the perfect day for it: skies were blue, waters were calm, sun was warm.

It took them about an hour and a half to walk from the dock area, find two caches, and walk back. They kind of got lost and walked around most of the Island to get back to the boat.

Lunch was great. The wind had picked up a little, and I was mildly concerned about the return trip - but everything went smoothly. People did get splashed a bit, but just enough to make it an adventure - not enough to soak anybody. The put in and the take out went great - it was really a marvelous event.

We got back home at 4 p.m., just in time to take a nap and then get dressed to go out to dinner at Rico's and off to see The Capitol Steps at Interlochen.

It was a hilarious show, as usual. I enjoyed the Dick Cheney spoofs the most, although the George W. impersonator was excellent. He did a great deer in the headlights.

Dick loved the TSA sketches - especially about the confiscation of your toothpaste, lotions, Prep H, etc. The funniest was the woman who said she was seated next to the man with the drug resistant TB, and they had taken her bottle of Purell at the gate. It was most enjoyable.

If you have the time, one of the funniest parts was the bit about Paris Hilton (Haris Pilton) Listen to it when you have time. (Visit the bathroom first.) My favorite part of this bit was about poor little baby Shiloh Pitt. (Sure to become a new inside joke!)