Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday Morning In Santee

Since I need more miles on the bike (so the Vehicle doesn't catch up!), and the cost of gas is $3.88 per gallon (Yikes! I remember I SWORE I was going to get a horse if the cost of gas went up to $1.00 a gallon...), I biked down to Santee to look for some geocaches.

And for the exercise, of course!

The first two caches I looked for I did not find.  How disappointing!

But the third one, oh, that was a charmer!  I've been looking for it for over a year, and have been there AT LEAST three times.  But today, I spotted it right off!

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That one made my day!

This one was next. It wasn't too hard to spot...

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This one was a little harder. That is not a fake leaf, it is a fortuitously placed REAL leaf.

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Believe it or not, I walked right past this one and only spotted it after reading the hint!

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All that ivy seems to be dormant for the winter. Or dead.

This bloody foot was up in a tree. Some folks used a TOTT (Tool Of The Trade, i.e., a walking stick) to get it down. I climbed the tree a little bit.

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This one I missed on the first go-around, but after thunking about it, I came back to make the find. Sometimes you just don't know if you really want to touch it, though!

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The last cache of the day was over by the golf course. The pic is too close, you can't see how artfully it was concealed in the hollow limb of a tree. NOTE TO SELF: Be careful when stepping off the trail into tall grass, there might be a hole there.

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I headed home, climbing the long hill to Grossmont College in granny gear. I love the granny gear!

Saw this wheelchair guy motoring along in the bike, which I was cool with, it IS tricky to get over the the sidewalk way over there.  But, you know it is against the rules to talk on a cell phone while driving, and I'm PRETTY sure it's against the rules to bike while using a phone.  But what about wheel chairs? This guy was wheeling along yakking on a cell!! There oughta be a law!

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The obligatory 'heading home' shot, thank-you for self-timers!

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Only had three run-ins with CARS coasting through their right-hand turns this morning. One in Santee, and two on Fletcher Parkway.  Crosswalks, Right-Of-Way, HELLO! Dolts!

Mileage Today: 20.04 miles
Ending Odometer Reading: 10,612 miles

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