Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 2009

Today is the 12th of September, so it's time for the 12-of-12! Created by Chad Darnell, the 12-of-12 is a photo project where participants post 12 photos from their day on the 12th day of each month.
Since today is a Saturday (with lots of free time for most people) the folks at Podcacher have suggested we make it a Geocaching 12-of-12 and post pictures taken during our caching adventures today. I'm not a "power cacher", but I go out geocaching almost every weekend with my family.

10am - Shopping!
Today was not much different from a typical Saturday... but to start, we all met at the East Aurora Farmers Market.

You can find the most amazing fruits, veggies, and flowers at this market, not to mention the honey, breads, and other fresh hand-made stuffs.















Noon-ish - GEOCACHING!!

Once we stocked up on market goodies, we made our way to Marilla Town Park a few miles away to hunt a couple geocaches. What a beautiful little park! Very well kept and two geocaches to hunt.







Geo-kids - ready to go!

The two-legged Geo-kid made quick work of the first hunt. Not many trade items fit in this cache, so we signed the log, then headed off to the second cache in the park.


I hoped to be able to place the "Viney Crush" travel bug into our 2nd cache of the day since the cache page said the container was a large Tupperware box.



The question was... could we find it?





We DID!
We finished our walk back to our starting point, but before we left this great little park of the day, we took a group photo of our caching crew. Here we are celebrating two successful finds - HOORAY!

Geocaching can really work-up an appetite, so we headed back to Mom & Dad's to have lunch together, then went our separate ways. I still have to log my finds on geocaching.com... but not before the final photos from my September 12-of-12.

5pm - Cherry Jam!!!
Earlier this week I got 10-pounds of sour cherries from a local organic grower. I made one batch of jam, but had enough cherries for two (plus some extra for a pie). So, before they went bad, I made batch #2 tonight.

Before
During
After
It's 8:30pm now and I'm ready to relax after a wonderful, yet busy day. I took a WHOLE lot more than just 12 shots today... choosing which to post was a tough decision. If you're interested in seeing more of the set, visit this link.

Farewell to summer, and hello fall. See ya next month when I'm sure there will be some new colors in the mix!

6 comments:

mamaciku said...

I enjoyed the pics! Sounds like we spent the day much the same- farmer's market, a bit of caching with my daughter and my cat, not making jam- but marinades- cilantro is fresh, rosemary, thyme. Sigh....I should be so motivated to make cherry jam, which is well loved mine and Wicca57's home!

Julie
Box of Treasures

Pete said...

Congratulations on the cache finds! It seems like everyone is getting in on this now, I think I may need to take a look at it myself.

khowaga said...

Oooh, fresh jam! Do you take orders?

Geocaching can be fun -- I keep forgetting to look up caches before I head out. It's a lot harder when you don't know where you're going :)

Nice 12!

Cache-A-Maniacs said...

Looks like a fun day! Thanks for recording and sharing it.

Spotted from the September 2009 Geocaching 12 of 12.

Scooter said...

What great pix! A day with beautiful weather, smiling kids, gorgeous pups, and yummy food is always wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Dogeared said...

Looks like y'all had a fun day out! And found your caches :D

And mmm, jam. A colleague made me some blackberry and raspberry jam which I loved, and he's now given me some plum jam.

Sorry I’m late in replying! I only got my own 12 of 12 up at 1:30am yesterday!

Helen (Dogeared)