Sunday, September 23, 2007

We Did It Again!

Well, we've done it again. We've had another perfectly wonderful day - beautiful weather, geocaching success, good company, and the Red Robin!

We began by finding caches in Eaton and Ionia counties - to fulfill our goal of finding caches in each Michigan county.

Found it 9/23/2007 You found Bennett's Got Cache (Traditional Cache)
We used a luncheon appointment in Lansing as an excuse to add Eaton County to our list of counties in which we have found caches. We saw that Us Two had this cache that was large enough for our purposes.
When we learned of the web site "It's not about the numbers" last summer, we decided to fill in our map and find a cache in each of the rest of Michigan’s 83 counties and use one to launch one of our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.
This hunt took us a great deal longer than it should have because we just could not get a decent fix. We used three different GPSr’s and for some reason they all indicated that the cache was over 100 feet from where we found it however, by the time we finished signing the log and leaving our coins, they had all narrowed the distance down to less than 20 feet.
We traded sigs and left a couple of coins. Thanks for the hunt D&E.

Found it 9/23/2007 You found When Bennett Met Frances (Traditional Cache)
We think that since we had a little extra time, you can’t do one without the other. Found the cache about 12:30, traded sigs and left a geopin. Thanks for showing us this nice park.
9/23/2007 You found Courthouse Roundup (Traditional Cache)
In town for a quick stop to add Eaton County to our list. This is a neat area but the container is not large enough for us to drop a coin. We just signed the log and drove back to Camp Frances. Thanks for the fun.

Found it 9/23/2007 You found Okemos (Traditional Cache)
This was a quick stop to add Ionia County to our list of counties in which we have logged caches. We appreciated the history lesson. Found the cache easily, signed the log and left a Jeep. Thanks for the hunt.

The best part of the day was spending the afternoon with John and Sharon in Lansing. We had a super time - a little reminiscing, a little gossip, a little family news, a little bragging about grandchildren (ahem), and watching the wedding video of Kevin and Amy. That was the highlight! Their wedding was a very joyful event, and watching it all was almost like being there. At their reception you could tell that everyone was having a really good time. Derek's toast to his brother was very touching, and Kevin's dancing was impressive.

Dinner at the Red Robin was nice. And the conversation was even better. We never seem to run out of things to talk about.
We've had a lovely day.