Captain’s Log 4,421
It was a quiet day yesterday (until the fireworks). I have three books going right now, and I hopped back and forth as the mood struck. I didn’t even get out of jammies until 4:30. Love that!
Roomie’s big plans for the day dissolved, so we trucked out to a northern suburb to watch the show. Her child unit joined us. While we were waiting, I checked my phone and discovered a geocache about two blocks away. Named Lamb Vomit #2. How could I NOT look for that? So off we went. It was pretty obvious once we got there.
The lamb isn’t really vomiting. It’s just a support thing that is supposed to look like grass perhaps? It’s there so the lamb’s neck doesn’t break. But it certainly looks like a lamb that has had WAY too much tequila!
The actual cache had nothing to do with lambs or vomit. It was hidden behind a church sign – a tin box with a piece of rubber feces screwed to the lid.
And the purpose of this is………..???????
The regular fireworks display down at the bay (which we did not see) had a major malfunction. For some reason, all three barges in the bay went off at the same time – blasting off ALL the fireworks in about 12 seconds. Some people had been “camping” there since early morning for a good seat along the shore. Not everyone was disappointed. Apparently, it was so amazing to see that all go off at once that people were quite smacked with glee. The display we saw was the usual 20 minutes of mixed ooh’s and ahh’s. We sat along a sidewalk edging with about 300 of our closest friends. The lady ahead of us went into the convenience store and bought drinks for her family and us. That was sweet. I think she felt a bit guilty that they “invaded” our space somewhat with ten people. It was all good. God bless the U.S.A.
Later today, the Historic Highway 80 geocaching team is hiding a special one along the old roadway in La Mesa (eastern village). A journalist from the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is scheduled to be there. The cache is scheduled to be released at 4:00. We will be there waiting with gifts and hoopla for the first person to find it. We are anticipating that to happen 30-60 minutes after it’s released. Big fun ambush. We are hiding it at a coffeeshop. It is normally closed at 3:00 but the owner is keeping it open so we can have our fun. Looking forward to that.
I am still wrapping my soul around some difficult circumstances. It gets easier with each passing minute. Guess I am finally listening to the universe.