August 01, 2005

Jungle Boogie Picture Pages

We spent a LOT of time in the great outdoors this weekend. We had such a nice time!

We went geocaching at a beautiful nature reserve and we were excited to get our first travel bug. A travel bug is a dog-tag like thing that is put in a cache with a specific destination in mind. One person takes it from a cache, travels to another cache and puts it in there for the next traveler. They are tracked on the web, so you can check on the stories that follow them and their progress towards their destination (New Mexico, in this case).

The travel bug we picked up (seen at left) was the "Etherkiller" travel bug. It's an electrical plug wired to an ethernet plug. Etherkiller would certainly be an appropriate name! LOL We brought it back home with us and will place it in our cache here. It adds a nice little fun twist to an already fun activity.

A few things we saw along the way...

Can you see the face?

The "D Man" - geocacher extraordinaire.

We also visited Maquoketa Caves state park. I love this place. There are nice trails all over the park leading you to various caves that you can go in and explore. We had a great time walking through the dark caves, making funny sounds that would echo through them. It was so green and plush, we felt like we were exploring a jungle.

Some views...

There were some storms rolling through the state on our way home, and the sky looked so cool, so I snapped a couple shots of it from the car...

75mph tree! lol


  1. Awesome pictures. Geocaching sounds like so much fun. I've got to get a GPS so I can do it!

  2. I was just thinking yesterday "I haven't gone Geocaching in a long time, I need to go out next weekend!" lol.

    And that sky is cool.

  3. Sounds like you had a great time. You'll have to give me a lesson in geocaching.

  4. I never heard of geocaching before... and now after reading your blog... I still don't know what it is... but the cloud pictures are awesome!! ;)

  5. Sounds like you guys had a blast! That travel bug thing sounds cool.

    Awesome pictures! I love exploring places like that.

  6. I thought some of those pics looked familiar.....My ex is from Maquoketa and we lived there for a bout 15 years....sounds like you had a great weekend....Did you drive thru the park....and get to Blufflake catfish restaurant....great eats there.....for out...way the sticks.

  7. Wow Celti, those sky pics are amazing!! And your little one? mymymy, what a cutie. :)

  8. The cloud pics are awesome!!

    Is that Chris in that Pic? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of him before.

  9. E-Lo - thanks! It is - gotta try it!

    Julie - Do it! :) It was way cool.

    Boo - We sure did. I'll tell you all about it next time we chat.

    Denny - well, remind me to tell you about it. It's great fun. thanks!

    Vince - we did! It will be fun to track where it goes. thanks!

    Mike - that's very interesting! Her name wasn't Burns, was it? Blufflake Restaurant, unfortunately, isn't what it used to be. They serve cod now and it's not too good. They sold out. :(

    Muse - thanks & thanks! :)

    Pup - thanks! Yep, that's Chris. He's been on here before, but it's been a while.

  10. I've heard of geocaching before, but probably from you! How fun, and great pics!!

  11. Oh I want to go there!! That place looks absolutely beautiful!!! I'm glad you had so much fun!!

  12. I love it when the clouds put on a show.

    Mmmm clouds.

    Glad you had fun.

  13. I still don't know if I 'get' what geocaching is, but it sounds interesting - what goregous pictures, nothing I love better than breathtaking scenery, wish I had someone to enjoy it with!! :)

  14. Brighton - there's a link to the geocaching website down low on my sidebar. I have posted about it before. thanks!

    JustMe - It is! thanks

    Jamie - I do too. thanks

    Vicki - it was really gorgeous. Check out the geocaching link!

  15. Dude, those sky pictures are CARAZY. All War of the Worlds an' shit.

    So........are the alien tripods on their way to Boston or what? Cuz, I need to stock up on, like, milk and bread and stuff if that's the case.

  16. Nice pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time. I did see the face. Every time I see a face in something, I always think of Jeanette.
    Lois Lane

  17. Okay your cloud pictures beat my cloud pictures for sure!

    That looks like lots of fun