Tuesday, October 19, 2010

family time and geocaching

Sister Nolene joined me on Sunday to head over to Arkansas to see sister Sue and her family for a quick visit.  Had a nice time, and picked up a few geocaches along the way.

We made a stop at the Arkansas Welcome Center just a few miles out of Texarkana, and picked up two caches there.  Nice way to stretch my legs and get a touch of exercise.  Wouldn't want to overdo.  They were probably the requisite minimum distance apart of 1/10th of a mile, which wasn't bad at all.  We did see a snake in one, which was a little disconcerting (also a little bit plastic-y), but all in all, fine.  These were our only caches on the way to Sue's.

Today as we headed home, we decided to take a bit of a scenic route, and headed down Hwy. 259, through Daingerfield (hi Sherry!), over to Gilmer, turned onto 155 and caught 20 to bring us on home.  We found a couple more caches in Daingerfield, and one was especially interesting.  Remember the old drive-in theaters?  One was hidden there, and it was so overgrown that it was practically invisible from the road.  Indeed, had we not been looking for it, we'd have flown right on by.  Here's the booth from days gone by where you'd stop to pay the entrance fee.
 Here's the listing for the cache in case you're interested.

We also found  a couple more in cemeteries along the way, and wherever people decided to hide them.  Here's more info on geocaching.

Driving down Hwy 155, we came across some interesting names for streets.  I have a feeling they were probably county roads that had been given regular names at some point, that happened to us when we lived in Burleson about 20 years ago.  These were Snapdragon, Begonia, Nasturtium, and Periwinkle, as well as Iris, and Hydrangea.  Really rather fitting in the country setting.  This was on the stretch before we got to Gilmer.

Changing subjects, my vacation memory quilt is at the quilter's.  Ty wasn't able to fit it into her schedule for several weeks, so my friend Linda has a friend who quilts.  Linda recently completed her first t-shirt quilt, and took both hers and mine to her friend.  I'm looking forward to getting it back.  Be assured I'll have to post a picture of it when I can finally say it's complete.

Guess that's it for right now.  Catch you later.  : )

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Hey! Good thing you said Hello as you drove through!

I watched many a movie at that old drive-in. Daddy would put one of those mosquito repellent coils on the dash and light it. Cough...so THAT's what wrong with me! Cough cough. LOL

Just south of Coffeyville Cemetery is where my SIL and BIL live! MOF, on one of those roads you mentioned!

Next time...CALL! We'll meet for a co-cola.