Saturday, August 17, 2013

International Geocaching Day

Today is International Geocaching Day.  There are events all around the world to celebrate the day.  We just decided to participate by finding a cache for Day 17 of the August challenge, and by turning Basswood Bessie into a Travel Bug and giving her a good home.

Yesterday we headed west to Manistee, so today we headed east to Grayling.  Here are Dick's logs:

 08/17/2013    You found  Apples to apples 
On our way back from Grayling we didn't want to just drive through town without one more find. Signed log and replaced as found. TFTC

 08/17/2013    You found  SWS - Grayling on the M&NE
We were out caching in the area today and had to stop for lunch. If it's lunch time in Grayling, where else but at Spikes? Afterwards, we wanted to grab a quickie before we left town. This was it. Thanks for the cache. Took nothing, left our card and flashlight. All was well until I started back to the car, tripped on a branch and took a header. Oh well, nothing that a bit of ice and an elastic wrap won't take care of.

 08/17/2013    You found  Paul Bunyan's micro         Visit Log
Out caching on a fantastic August afternoon. We made the find, signed the log, and replaced as found. TFTC

 08/17/2013    You found  Mystery Spot II         Visit Log

We were getting ready to go snag a cache when Bessie announced she wanted to come with us. She also said she wanted to go for a ride. We all got in the cache mobile and aimed for Grayling. When she saw the river she told us that she wanted to sit and watch for a spell. We found a good spot and left her sitting on the bank while we came on to find a cache for Day 17. This was the perfect spot. With some research it would make a great Earth Cache. We made the find, signed the log and traded our flashlight for a duck. Thanks for bringing us to such a neat spot and for giving us the cache that earned us our Day 17 souvenir.

This is Bessie of Basswood Bend sitting next to Richard.  She loves her new location and she would like to participate in some geocaching, and to visit events, etc.     

Facebook Fun

Morgan's canning plant

You Know you are from Traverse City, Michigan when....

Anyone know this whereabouts ?  You should.

Brian Thomas:  It is now the open space. I moved here in 1973 and it was there still but very
fact I think they took it down right after that summer.

Nancy Steiger : My Dad, Dutch Kanitz, was the weighmaster there for several summers in the 40s. Teachers were always looking for summer jobs!

Cinda Kinney Simmons Nancy Steiger - I remember your dad from JHi. Did he also coach football?

Judith Keller Albers:  Nancy, I also remember your dad. He was my 8th grade math teacher at Central Elementary when it was the Jr. High.

Shirley Weller Martinek:    Nancy dad also worked at Morgans and was a friend of your dad.  Mr Kanitz was my math teacher in 8th grade and it was my favorite class (I loved math). Also, we purchased a set of World Book Encyclopedias from him.

Charley Green:  I had Mr Kanitz for math in 1958

Nancy Steiger:   Shirley Weller Martinek, Judith Keller Albers, Cinda Kinney Simmons, Charley Green - yes to all of you  That was my Dad. He taught 8th grade arithmetic and coached football and baseball. Selling World Book Encyclopedias was another of his summer jobs. Nice to have him remembered. :)