Sunday, April 19, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Greetings on this fine Sunday.  We're still having "some weather" here - to coin a phrase from my grandma - but still plenty of good times to be had!

Yesterday, I attended a PEO officer's workshop in Denver.  It was good to get up to speed and get all rallied 'round the mission.  I've served as chapter President before, but that was years ago.  Now, after the workshop, I don't feel like such a noob.

I rode to the workshop with the treasurer.  It was nice getting to know her a little better.  Among other things, we found out that we were both goofing around, occasionally getting drunk studying judiciously at CU-Boulder at the same time.  Plus, our then future husbands lived right near each other.

In other newbie news, these last couple of weekends, while going traipsing around in these different wilderness areas, we got to thinking about geocaching.  Did I ever mention my first ever blog friend, Aile?  No?

I "met" Aile shortly after I started blogging in 2004.  She visited my blog and left me my first ever blog comment!  (the rush, remember it??).  Anyway, we became blog pals for years, and had much in common.  She lives in the midwest and was a stay-at-home-mom of Richie, who is the same age as Meego.

She has since fallen off the blog wagon, but thankfully we've stayed internet pals mainly through facebook.  Not long ago, Aile and Richie took up geocaching.  I remember thinking it sounded like fun and maybe something to try sometime.  As a bonus, the activity enabled Aile to lose 50 pounds AND quit smoking!  Two things that don't typically coincide!  She said it gave her something to do other than sit and eat and smoke.  Just going out and walking wasn't desirable enough.

Anyway, the fact that it's an outdoor activity plus it helped a good friend become healthy while spending quality time with her kid, gave geocaching a warm fuzzy place in my heart.  Honestly, though, I'd not thought about it much until these recent outdoor excursions.  I have since registered at the site and got Magnum to go along on the hunt with me today while we took China for her beauty walk.

Our first!

This is a small one, but pretty low difficulty to find.  

I may be hooked now after this stellar success.  



Riot Kitty said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, provided it's not raining ;)

Abby said...

Oh, you've got THAT right and you know what I'm talking about!

lotta joy said...

I've made my blog private due to interlopers doing evil...........nuff said. IF you want access, I'll need an email address to add to the "by invitation only" thingee on blogger. If not, it's fine. Don't worry. No biggie.

Abby said...

Oh thank heaven. Check your inbox. NOW!

ShadowRun300 said...

I've always thought geocaching would be so fun, but I'm not sure they have many geocaches around us. I may have to check it out!
Hope you quit having "some weather" soon. They're talking frost here in a couple of days, and I'm a bit bummed. But still, it's not "some weather", so I can't complain. Too much.

Abby said...

Geocaching is fun! I now see how Aile got so into it. I'm sure activity varies by region, but I opened the map and it's a cache cornucopia around here! Check it out :)
The "some weather" got me to finally get Bella some mudflaps. Now we'll probably have drought.

Rock Chef said...

Ah, the rush of those first comments! We have talked about organising some sort of Geocache game with our geography students. Might revive the idea!

terri said...

I remember the rush of that first comment! Mine was from Zig who has since fallen off the blog wagon.

I'll bet you get really into geocaching. I'm looking forward to hearing of more adventures!

Abby said...

Geocaching would be a great get-out-of-the-classroom activity!

Abby said...

Aw, Zig must have zagged?

I think we're becoming addicted to geocaching.

agg79 said...

Fallen off the blog wagon. Yea, I seem to have done that lately. I'm trying to climb back on board but keep finding excuses.

I've done one geocaching run a while back while in the scouts. We were more into the orienteering courses for a while. Great way to explore nature and get some exercise as well. Love the challenge. I would expect you to have some interesting finds.