Wed, Jun 9th - 5:19PM
June 5: A Day in Vacaville
Durant's Rousseau and Revolution, p. 840
107 recordings of 27 types.
Rasmussen: -17: 45/54
The Google doodle is for Dennis Gabor's 110th birthday. These are the same people who let Memorial Day go. Aha. I found a complete compilation of them. I love January 4 of this year.
Today we went to Vacaville to meet up with my cousin. And, surprise, to get some caches!
She told me the skating party where Jim would be was 3-5 so we figured we'd leave here at 12, get some caching in, and then meet them about 4.
Our first caches were just south of Dixon, pretty well completing that town. We got a look at the National Veterans' Cemetery. It's huge. Then we went along Midway avenue and got all but one of the caches, then headed south on Browns Valley Road into Vacaville. There's one really really nice cache, glued to a rock and stuck in a rock wall. I was dubious to look for this one, afraid of snakes.
I'd planned on doing a six-cache Easter Egg series that would lead to another cache, but we couldn't find the first two eggs, so gave it up. Instead, we went to Centennial Park where there was an older cache. In fact, the text tells about some pine trees which are no more, possibly victims of the bugs which didn't get caught in the bug traps also discussed. I looked in the juniper and looked and looked, and suddenly spied the cache! I think it was the juniper in the Easter egg series, however, that scratched my hand and gave me a big owie. OTOH, I also seem to have picked up some poison oak, so maybe that happened there.
And so to the skating rink. The place is huge, so we spent a lot of time looking for my cousin, then I called her. She'd found out the party wasn't till 3:45 to 7, and so she was on her way (at 3:45.) Hmm. So we went off to find a couple more caches. Still no one when we got back, but I'd spied a Starbucks... and I got a frappachino while Rich checked out nearby caches. Three of them in the area. We were looking for the second one when my cousin called. Then, again, I couldn't find her inside and called... I went through a door and there she was, answering me. This about 4:30.
We got caught up quite a bit while Jim tried to ice skate. Finally, they were finished and we took them to find the last cache. Jim was a bit bored when, after following the arrow to the right area, the grownups kept poking around in the bushes. Eventually Rich found the cache and then let Jim find it. Suddenly, he wasn't bored, he wanted to go find another, and another, and another...
We had a pleasant dinner at Outback. I teased them both. Jim, who had started out shy, was really loosening up by the end. He's off to spend the summer with his dad tomorrow.
@mikebravo11 The last 90 was Sept 27. That is a very long stretch for Sac. I think you have to go back to the 20s to find a longer one about 5 hours ago
Working on the Gallery of Regrettable Food 15th anniversary website. My life's work consists of making fun of aspics.
0bama loses the left?
Who's the aging queen standing next to the president?
George Bush is a prolific reader. Obama is not. George Bush reads history. Obama does not (as is evidenced by the historical references he makes which are almost always wrong). George Bush is married to a former librarian who used her time as First Lady to promoted reading and literacy and hosted a series of poetry reading in the WH. So, I can assure Sir Paul that the former president would know what a library is.
Gee, you mean even the really stupid people are catching on?
It was obvious to anyone with half a brain that Zero was a thin skinned narcissistic jackass. I love the fact that even some of his "Base" is suddenly getting it that if Zero doesn't even take care of his welfare queen illegal alien aunt or his brother living in a shack in Kenya, that he sure as hell ain't going to pick up a mortgage check for someone he doesn't know. The one silver lining is the people who are/were his biggest supporters will be stomped on the most. And frankly, they deserve every bit of pain and suffering for letting this poseur kill the economy and kill jobs.
Instapundit: Obama fooled enough of the people, for long enough. Don’t blame them for wising up now. Better late than never.
(I hope it's not TOO late!)