Saturday, March 28, 2009

A day in the desert

Okay, so this year we have taken as many opportunities to get out and enjoy the desert as possible before the heat arrives. Spring Break weekend, mom took it seriously and broke her wrist. We did manage to get out a couple of times and do a little geocache/hiking between spending time taking care of her. Last Saturday was an annual geocaching event and we went out with some friends to play in the desert and be with other geocache geeks from our part of th world. We also spent a lot of time pulling cholla out of our feet and legs. The joys of the desert!

Today G'rat and purplelurple asked us to watch the kids so they could dress up and go to the ren fair. With perfect weather we decided to go out and see what the bloomin' cactus and wildflowers looked like this week. We saw lots of squirrels, a fox and a whole plethora of butterflies. There were hawks flying everywhere. The entire world seemed happy today. We started the day with a cache near Flo town called "you have cacti in your what?" We ended the day 8 caches later with Gav walking a little too close to a jumping cactus and having to wait while grandpa pulled cholla out of his posterior. Fortunately none of it was too deep, just one prong in his hand which we had to carefully remove with some pliers.

1 comment:

Pen-nut said...

Sounds like you had fun. Hasn't the weather been beautiful lately?? I'm so glad that you all are close by to take care of grandma. Thanks!