FOUND IT !
03 April 2012 | All over the place
Alex, cool but nice !
We just had a 3 day weekend. Well, I just did. Dave likes to nag at me and point out that every day is a weekend day for him. And those 3 days passed by faster than the blink of an eye and the snap of the fingers. Just how does that happen ??
Well for one, we are still constantly cleaning house. No viewings since the last avalanche and potential offer. Keeping our fingers crossed and our hopes high that the after Easter rush will bring something concrete and profitable our way.
Secondly, it's been just gorgeous outside, so every day has involved a long walk in the sun and well no sand or palm trees on the horizon yet, however we were surprised to spot some gorgeous Canada Geese at our favourite trail the other day.
We spent a lovely evening at the Club last Friday night. Lots of laughs that covered alot of ground (toy boats and hollow legs with solemn promises of no blogging allowed by the recently crowned Coastal Navigation Goddess), along with great food (my first time having perogies, yumm !) made for a great evening with some friends that shall remain anonymous, HA !
Dave and I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon trying out the Geocaching Phenomenon. Armed with a GPS, one downloads information from a site that provides details as you hike on whatever trails/area you choose and the GPS beep beeps you with hints on where to look and how far you need to Bushwhack into the shrubbery to find your little flask of Swag. It does get much more complex than that, with Travel Bugs and Hitchhikers, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We added to the caches but otherwise left them all "as is", with one exception, a cute little toy dolphin that we might even bring on Banyan to be our travelling mascot.
And so we spent the afternoon in the vicinity of Lake Echo/Porter's Lake and hiked some trails that were totally new to us, and where, about 5 years ago, a raging fire destroyed some homes and over 600 acres of land. Our friends were quick to point out the locations of stash as we clambered over and under charcoaled remnants of trees, bushwhacked our way through the new growth, amazed at the devastation that had occured and of course (no competition here) one of us had to be the "first" to yell "FOUND IT!". Feel free to visit and like Banyan's Facebook for the pictures.
A pause at the edge of the Lake had us stopping and enjoying a beer and you know, that's what life's all about isn't it ? No, not the beer (not exclusively anyways) but being out and about, doing something. Feeling every pore of your body alive. In the moment and in love with it. And just for a moment there's nowhere to have to go and nothing to have to do. Time comes to a standstill and seemingly lasts forever. Life. Is. Good.