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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pin Hunting Hiatus

The other day, we ventured out on our last pin hunting expedition for the year.  A foggy morning as we left, driving over the Thurmond Lake Dam, it looked like we were driving off the edge of the world.


Off into the deep woods we went, armed with all our gear and maps.


The maps give us the general locations of the boundary line pin markers.


Once we’re in the general location, it takes quite a bit of hunting with the metal detector to find the pin.


Scratch another pin off the “To Be Located” List.


Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the pin is never located.  We tried to get at this pin, but had to give up after digging and digging around a large tree that had fallen right on top of it.


We’re on a Christmas break now, so no more pin hunting for a while.  We took advantage of the break to have an early Christmas with grandsons Andrew and Owen.

What did we get them?  Metal detectors, of course.  Do you sense an ulterior motive?


We’ve had the boys out pin hunting with us before and they took turns with our metal detector.  Now they each have their own device to use. 

While we were there, Owie serenaded us with his guitar, he’s taking lessons.  He can play and eat a candy cane at the same time.  Multi talented.


Unfortunately Owie won’t be pin hunting with us for a few weeks.  He jumped off the couch and broke his ankle!


Marti and I are having a quiet Christmas together this year, we’re all decorated for the special day. 


We’ll be having a nice Christmas dinner with some of the fellow volunteers here at J. Strom Thurmond COE. 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. If it's like our volunteer dinner tomorrow, I'm sure there will be too much to eat. Happy Holidays to you all!

  2. I'm glad you decided to take a little break. We all need time to enjoy the Christmas season. Merry Christmas to you both.

  3. Merry Christmas from the Dixons. Kinda nice to celebrate it with that special someone.

  4. Merry Christmas!!
    from sunny, warm Florida... see you in a couple of months. :)

  5. Glad you were able to celebrate with the boys and with your volunteer family. Merry Christmas to you both.

  6. Merry Christmas! Have a great time with the grandkids.

  7. Merry Christmas to you both!!! Hope the New Year brings many wonderful new memories and our paths cross!!!

  8. Merry Christmas to you both. Glad we had the chance this year to spend some time with you. Looking forward to what 2015 brings!

  9. Merry Christmas Paul and Marti!

  10. Sorry that Owie broke his ankle. Hopefully he will heal quickly due to his young age.

    I'll bet they love their metal detectors. What a great idea for Christmas presents. They need to go to the beach and search for treasures from sunken ships.

  11. Christmas blessing to you two and all your family. Sometimes, like today, a quiet Christmas spent together is a gift beyond measure.