It was a good day to drive over to Jackson.
We spent the day there - found 8 caches (and couldn't find two). It was a very pleasant day. It was fun to reminisce about some good times in the old days when the Mirzas lived there. I remember visiting there one time with the kids. Mrs. Mirza came to me and told me that my children were playing with matches in the garage! It turned out to be no big deal, but at the time I was embarrassed and horrified! We drove past Thompson Street and also past the Queen of the Miraculous Medals Church where Mrs. Mirza went every day.
Cascades Park is a beautiful place - well used by joggers, bikers, dog walkers, and some who actually walk without a dog. There were two caches to find in the park, and Dick did quite a bit of hiking around it - nice place.
We ate lunch a a sad little place called Ted's Firefighters Pub. They claimed to have more firefighter memorabilia than any place else in Southern Michigan. (Not a very wide ranging claim!)
We were touched by the waitress who lost her good job because of a back injury, is a single mom with two kids, and can't afford medical insurance. One of her kids has medicaid, and that's it. We were interested because of our past work with the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance program. She was appealing and friendly, but we still wouldn't recommend the pub!