Can you tell that we are on "stay-cation"?

This year, because all of the kiddoes had different events that they are attending over the summer, we decided that Lar needed to take his vacation time at HOME! Not too mention, we have been spending most of our extra monies on landscaping and gardening items for the new house. We still have a long way to go with the landscaping, but a little here and a little there never hurt anyone!

As you have seen from some of our previous posts, we are cachers… geocachers to be exact. In this year long journey, our goal was to hit 100 caches in one year. We didn’t quite hit our goal(April 21 was our 1-year anniversary), but are still working hard towards that 100 mark. After this morning, we hit the 93 mark… ALMOST THERE!!!

We decided to hike around Willow Lake in Prescott this morning… and then took the kiddoes to Jack in the Box for a much needed lunch for the hungry troops and then headed home. We ended up “caching-in” on 5 caches around the lake and one in the Granite Dells of Prescott. There were so many cool sights around Willow Lake – Ducks, snap dragons… there was even an old stone fireplace that was the ONLY thing left standing… I tried to research Willow Lake to see who occupied there. There was an interesting sign about Glassford Hill which can be seen in the distance.

Here is some info that I found online on Wikipedia:  Colonel William A. Glassford traveled the area in the 1880s and helped build a system of 27 heliograph stations to monitor the movements of Apache Indians, U.S. military troops and civilians. Glassford Hill was a part of that early communications system.

Tomorrow it’s just me and the little 3. Lar and Grif are heading out to the cub scout day camp and Shelby Lynn is still gone in Tucson until Saturday.

I have a new “summer-time” digital design that I am finishing up. and we (and the pups) will be heading out tomorrow… maybe a picnic…maybe a kids movie… don’t know for certain yet. I am THRILLED to be on a mini-vacation at home.