Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Whatta Wednesday!

The day began at Briarwood with a very intense workout. In fact, it was so intense that it affected me for the rest of the day. I can't keep up - it's too fast and too jumpy for me. I love the slow stuff, but the "dancing" stuff is very hard and very far from my flexibility abilities. Perhaps as we continue for a few more weeks, it will get easier. We've learned that the instructor is a dancer, and has a studio of his own. No wonder that he is so fit and agile and flexible!

When we left we went to do a fun cache by the ex-ChiChi's - I loved it because I figured it out and actually found it! This is a rare occurrence and almost made up for ruining my otherwise perfect body at the workout.

Found it 9/12/2007 You found MI first time. (Unknown Cache)
When I read the description I knew just where to look. We have stayed at this motel before and I knew just where someone would go for a cuppa first thing in the morning. Fortunately, one member of the team actually reads things like manuals and cache pages. As I marched off in the wrong direction, she flagged me down and turned me around. Then, when we were at the cache site and I was burning quarters on everything in sight, she saved us by retrieving the cache from right under my nose. Fun hide. Thanks for the fun.

We met fellow geo-cachers Wolverine Warrior and Pairomedicchick for lunch. It was a Greek restaurant (the Parthenon) at the corner of Main and Liberty, so we all had yummy gyros. Justin had his daughter, Baby Alexis with him - and she's as cute as a button. I enjoyed talking to Kathy about her job at the jail in Battle Creek (!).

We went home and took a nap - following which I had some severe cramping in both legs (thanks a lot, fitness class) - but quinine always fixes the cramps.

In the evening we drove over to Southfield for the SE MiGO Meet and Eat. We're not used to driving in quitting time traffic - it was quite an experience driving through Detroit and Southfield in bumper to bumper traffic going 80 mph - wow! Thanks to Dick's amazing driving skill, we arrived in one piece right on time. Wow - what a lot of people! Wow! What a noisy Panera Bread! I think it may have been the noisiest place I've ever been, with the possible exception of a zydeco bar in Port Aransas. We saw lots of great people, and really enjoyed visiting with everybody (what? what?), especially TypoWiz and Number One Wife, SammyPants, HomeBru, Rattrak, Team TopKat, Son of Cyclops, Nurse Nana, Goldfinch, and many more. It was fun listening to SammyPants and TypoWiz reminiscing about growing up in Williamsburg, of all places! It was a fun time - the people were the star attraction - the food was only so-so.
Attended 9/12/2007 You attended September's Monthly S.E. MiGO Meet & Eat (Event Cache) [visit log]
We had a great time! Thanks for the Flatlander hospitality. We enjoyed talking to geofriends we have met before and it was great to meet some who have logged some of our TC caches. With luck we will be able to be here next month.