It was an uplifting experience, having our two grandsons, Andrew and Owen over for a weekend stay. It was nice to have something different to do for a change. While our day to day volunteer tasks are important, it was wonderful break in the routine.
With lots of energy (the boys, not us) to use up, we hopped in the car to track down some geocashes. Marti had downloaded a bunch in her handheld GPS device. The first one was really easy, hidden in a COE sign.
Others were a little bit difficult, but the boy’s sharp eyes found them.
Owie took care of signing the geocache’s logs.
Checking the GPS device, the boys figured out which direction to go next.
An unusual geocache, with an unusual log.
Off to the next one!
Another day, we went to one of the COE beaches with the metal detectors we got the boys last Christmas.
I admit I had “salted” the beach with about $2.00 worth of coins so they’d have some results. Well, they had some really good results.
When we had finished “sweeping” the sand, they had found several bottle caps, some fishing line weights and about $5.80 worth of coins! I might have to get a metal detector myself, there are some 36 beaches around Thurmond Lake just waiting to be checked!
Andrew was really excited, one penny he found he declared was really old. The date on it was 1976!!!
Of course lots of outside activities dictate lots of food for hungry boys. They devoured most of a 20” pizza.
The leftovers made for a good snack later when rain forced us indoors. We always have something for them to do, chess is a favorite game they play.
Too short a visit, but a wonderful break in the routine for us. :c)
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