Saturday, January 22, 2011

A little treasure hunting in the sun...

Here in Portland, we usually have about 5 straight months of grey. From November through March, there's very little variation - light gey, dark grey, misting rain, pouring rain, occasional 12 hour gaps in the rain. Seriously.  It's the main reason why the rest of the country doesn't live here, because otherwise it's perfect. 

The sanity saver in all of this is that we usually get one nice week in February.

Having said all that, you'll  appreciate what a wonderful surprise it was to wake up to blue skies this morning.  We had to get outside.  But we are still trying to build the boys' appreciation of hiking, so our time outside needs to have a focus.  That's where geocaching comes in.  The boys call it treasure hunting, and love taking turns carrying the GPS and searching for the cache.  We love getting outside and watching the boys run around. It's a win-win. 

Today was no exception.  While we never found the first cache, the second two were relatively easy finds.  Not only was it sunny, it was warm enough that the boys soon shed their coats and sweatshirts and had a great time stomping in puddles.  One of those days when it all works out. 

I am so thankful that our weekend was open enough to take advantage of the day that we were given. We all know that the rain will be back soon enough.  But as long as there is sun, we'll be in it.


  1. Keep taking advantage of those "moments" honey! What a gift you are giving to the boys and to yourselves! Will you take Papa and me with you some day? It looks like great fun.

  2. We were just talking about geocaching today! It's right up our alley, so I don't know why we've never done it. I'm putting it on my Spring to-do list!