Saturday, October 29, 2016

Visiting Denver, Colorado

The hubby and I had a free weekend and found cheap tickets for a flight to Denver and what a day it was. We got in late Friday and left early Sunday, so we had a full day Saturday to enjoy the city. And we sure made a day of it. And got a geocache (I love visiting cemeteries, so this was a bonus).

Colorado Spirit Quest #5 – Riverside Cemetery

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Road Trip 2016: Maine and Massachusetts

I am not sure who thought this would be a good idea, but we decided to wake up and take photos of the sunrise at a nearby lighthouse. Problem is - sunrise is super early! However, we got some great photos on the east coast of Maine.

After a quick nap, we left Maine and passed through Salem on the way back to Boston. This is a neat area if you ever have a chance to stop by.

And, let's not forget some geocaches to make the day complete.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Road Trip 2016: Vermont and New Hampshire

Today seemed like a day with a lot of driving. A lot of pretty driving.

Along with some odd sites, like this tower of file cabinets.

Of course, this also included some stops for geocaches along the way (and one DNF)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Road Trip 2016: New York and Vermont

Today we drove from New York to Vermont and found some caches along the drive. We also tried some cheese along the way and enjoyed the fall colors. It was a bit more driving than previous days in the trip, so we took some breaks as we went. We found a neat park along the drive and a cache there: Fort Ann Town Park.

We also walked around the popular downtown area in Burlington where we were staying for the night. Tried and didn't find a cache there (The Band: Stage Fright), but did pick up local cheeses and apples for dinner.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Road Trip 2016: New York

We spent a couple of days in New York and visited an old home, a cidery, an orchard (briefly), and generally relaxed as it turns out a lot of things in Albany are closed on Columbus Day. It was a fun couple of days and we did find some geocaches too!

Our first cache was outside of an older home we toured that had a garden you could walk through (small garden). We looked to see if there was anything nearby and there was one right where we were standing: SM#1 - The Kitchen Garden.

We also looked while visiting the cidery and found a fun doggy friend to watch over us: Nipper.

We also drove along a great scenic route and saw some nice falls. Also got to read a bit about the water flow in the area and learned some about that. Also found a cache: The Falls.

My husband also made a new friend after we played some trivia.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Road Trip 2016: Rhode Island and Connecticut

Hubby and I took a road trip with my parents this year to take my mom to the north east. Over the course of this trip, we spent time in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine and saw a LOT of different things. It turned out to be a great time of the year with the leaves changes, so as we drove along there were so many pretty sights. And, being from Texas, we were surprised how close all of these locations were.

The first day of the trip saw us taking a short drive to Providence, Rhode Island where we visited a botanical garden, cemetery, and city festival.

We took a short walk away form the festival to find our first geocache of the trip: Boccce. It was a cute hide in a pretty busy area, so we waited out traffic and muggles to make the find. Then, we went to visit what brought us to the plaza in the first place - a giant chicken for Evan!

After spending some time at the festival, we headed on to Hartford, Connecticut and of course found a cache there as well: Sea Worthy.