Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Ryan's is closing early so their employees can watch the game. Can't imagine that happening 5 years ago, can you? Next thing we know, Super Bowl will be a national Holiday. Just think, The whole country comes to a stop because a bunch of over paid (multi millionaires) are playing a game. Don't get me wrong, I can't do what they do, but are they really, really worth that much money for playing a few games each year?
I'm guessing any distraction is better than no distraction in this day and age.
What we did today... After I got a shower and dried off, and Jerry walked the dogs, we went to Ryan's for breakfast. (that's how I know they are closing early today) Jerry had looked up some more Geocaches along the Trace and we went looking. They are all within 10 miles of the camper. The first one we went looking for, must either have bad numbers or Jerry copied it wrong cause it sure wasn't where the description said it was. We knew we were way off when our GPS showed it behind us, when we "knew" that it was suppose to be at least 6 more miles down the road from the second one we were going to go look for. So, we dropped that one, no counting it in our looked for file until we know for sure it's latitude and longitude. And where or not it's bad numbers or just bad copying. So, we go on to the second one, as much to turn around as to look for it. Jerry entering the numbers for that one while I'm walking the dogs and then off down the trail we go looking for it.. yes, down hill.. my poor knees screaming at me, "Are you Kidding?" but it's not too bad a hill and it's not too long a hill and I'm going nice slow, with two dogs, one pulling ahead and one hanging back. Jerry comes up and takes Rocky so I'm only having to walk one of the dogs. Rocky was the one pulling ahead. Macon lets me know why he's behind. (potty break time) and then he's fine. Jerry gets kind close to where the cache is.. and hands me Rocky. Well these boys are now getting warmed up with walking and don't want to stop, so I'm going on down the trail a bit, it doubles back on it's self and just as we turn the corner, I hear Jerry yell he's found the cache. Ok, I yell back to him but he didn't answer me. I had to go back the way we had gone and call again. I couldn't see him.. I'm thinking next time we do this, I'm going to ask him to wear his safety vest so I can find him in the woods. (it's bright yellow) I finally spot his dark red shirt through the trees, and find a slight path leading to him, and Macon goes the wrong side of a tree, and has to correct himself and come back to my side, while Rocky is trying his hardest to go join Jerry. We all get to see the cache, then Jerry got to re-hide it, and head back to the path. We decided to finish the trail around back to the van. Macon having to potty again. Back in the van, Jerry enter's in more numbers to the GPS and we head back the way we came.. passing the miss numbered site again. and we stop at another trail head. This one I walk alone on, leaving Jerry and the dogs in the van to enter another site while I go see what's up the trail. At the end of this short trail are the graves of 13 unknown Confederate Solders from the American Civil War. I took some pictures of some of the head stones. They are not the original stones. Those had fallen over years and years ago and had been replaced, only to have been stolen.. and now replaced by the National Parks Department and maintained by them. Each one has a different kind of artificial flower and at least one flag of either the USA or Confederacy, some had a flag from both. A small walkway loops back to the parking area.
So, really we are 3 for 3 today. By the time we leave the park we are shucking out of our coats. Since we are in Saltillo, we decided to shop at the Food Giant. We need cat food, and I want Frito Pie for dinner tonight. A bowl full of Frito chips, a couple of spoonfuls of chili and a sprinkling of Cheese. that makes a good dinner. Picked up some eggs and bread as well, since we were there as well as some cola for the week.