Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"Sun" Day

My weather ap, installed for warnings while we travel, said Beale was supposed to get snow today! I uninstalled it.

There has been much rain in recent weeks. Today was sunny.  Michael and I chatted and decided we'd set aside plans for the day (school) and as soon we could we'd head out to explore the local area via geocaching.  He looked up coordinates for us to find and I finished baking bread. 

As soon as the bread came out of the oven, we left it cooling on the rack and headed out. 

Our first find was a "micro cache." I was a bit surprised when it took us right through a cattle corral.....it was titled. O.K. We figured we were in the right general area.

We climbed over the barbed wire and explored fence posts, river banks, around trees, up in trees......

Yuuki loves these days
 The clue was "hangar" - Michael checks out a hangar shaped wire hanging from the tree

We gave up. We climbed back over the barbed wire.  As we left, I spotted it. Can you? We wonder if someone moved it as it is NOT where the coordinates lead you and is out in the open. 
A little canister, covered in camo tape, attached by a clothes pin to the right corner of the fence thing

We kept reaching spots where the gps would say the cache was .28 miles directly right - across fields full of cows. Michael wondered if it was public land, but being respectful geocachers we skipped them. We finally ended up HERE - a familiar spot to us as we've cahced with the D family and tree cached here before.  We immediately knew were were looking for a micro cache - probably magnetic. It was fun to hug the rail when a car went by.

  Found! Unfortunately, we didn't realize the coordinates inside were part of a multi-cache. This means we need to go back and get those coordinates and go find the next one before we can count it as a find! But we did find it. LOL

The more we thought about it, the more we decided  the caches were planted inside the fields because we are allowed to be in there, it must be state land. This whole area seems to be part of the Spenceville Wildlife area.  We especially noted we are in the last few days of hunting season.

I so appreciated driving until we found a GATE this time. Barbed wire fences are not friends of those with short legs....which in our current family situation would mean me. LOL 

What fun! Miles of rolling pasture land...

Michael and I surmised the cache would be at this tree...it was the only thing for a long ways. 

Yep - pretty easy for four of us to spot it....Do you? 

Stacia was searching far and wide - we all finally congregated on the branches and she eventually came to explore....

Armed with the GPS, Stacia took the lead to find our next one....

  I thought it might be hidden at the bottom of this muck - it may be - we never found it

JUST like riding a horse - she tells me again she WILL have a horse when she grows up
on the farm, with the RV pad for Mom and Dad

This was also a multi cache. The first part over by the valve/pipe thing was a bust. When we got home and read the comments of others online, we see some say the coordinates are missing....but from the clue we headed to the burned out stump hoping to find something. We didn't.

We did, however, have a great day out roaming the hills and fields on Northern CA. Rain is predicted for Saturday - we'll catch up on school then.

Not one snowflake was seen.

Bella update

Yes, it IS, in fact time for our weekly Bella update! BreAnne is now 29 weeks pregnant. Bella is the size of a butternut squash and is gaining fat this week. Bre reports she moves a lot these days - and we are thankful.

Bre passed her glucose test.  This was a mild concern of mine as diabetes does run in our family and I had Gestational Diabetes....but she passed with flying colors. We are in awe of how this pregnancy is going.  We plan to be back in OR in early April to wait for face time with Bella.