Friday, September 16, 2011

Freezing my ascot off...

Tomorrow I will (wo)man my flotilla and head down the St. Joe River, on our annual "Caching to the Max" geocache run.  It's a series of geocaches placed on islands down the St. Joe River.  Obviously, the only way to get to them is by boat, or in our case, kayak.  There is a group of us that go, and we always have an incredibly good time.  I just don't ever remember it being this damn cold when we do it!  We usually take water guns, water toys, swimsuits....make a day of relaxing and keeping cool on the river.  This year I'm trying to figure out how to rig a battery up to my space heater to keep me warm in the kayak!

Which brings me to an interesting season.  I HATE COLD WEATHER!!!!  I hate EVERYTHING about it, except one thing.  This is the peak of my geocaching season, and it's when all the "get-togethers" with my caching friends happen.   September and October are booked solid of gatherings of cachers, and I couldn't be more excited about that.  It's what I have to look forward to each time the leaves start to fall.  Time with friends, laughing, telling stories, hanging out and just being....friends.  True friends.

And that is one of the things I love most about my relocating to another state.  Geocaching has introduced me to a group of friends that are probably some of the closest relationships I've ever formed in my life, and if I wouldn't have moved to Indiana, we probably never would have met.  

I just wish that they lived somewhere warmer....


  1. Okay I have to disagree with you here. I LOVE cold weather. I hate sweating!!! After Bash we have done more than enough of that for a whole year at least. I love camping season. I'm thankful that we also have come up with the Junken Jabooga get togethers so it's not just a few times a year we get to see each other. Love ya girl and I'm SO glad we met!!!

  2. I'm so very glad we have met as well. I can't imagine my life without you as my friend.