Sundays in my City #59 – Mt Lion Caching

15 May

Sunday mornings are now soccer mornings.  Sure the games are all over the place, in different suburbs far from home, but we don’t see much other than the soccer pitch.  I could show you photos of the girls trying to play soccer but they all look the same so I will save it for a Sundays in my City post when I forget to get any other photos during the week.

This week we went to have lunch with relatives after soccer.  With our kids being the oldest of the cousins we are conscious that they feel a little house bound after attempting to be responsible around the little ones.  We knew they really want to be outside running wild and not playing little kid games so instead of heading home when the younger kids tired, we headed out into the cold to geocache.  Unknown Mami

We had stopped to find a few caches on the way to grandma’s house but saved the really cool explore until after our visit.  We headed to Mt Lion, not far from where man-child grew up but had never visited before.

Up we go!

It was a steep climb and girl child had played soccer that morning, it is no wonder she wanted to have a rest.

And Rest!

It was a decent climb.  The kids suggested that I should have taken a pack for some more training, or that we could camp at the top and I could be the pack horse carting up all the gear!

The View from the Top

Of course by the time we made it to the top, to the area where the cache was hidden, we had run out of battery on one phone, the one with the co-ordinates and all the cache details then my phone wouldn’t access the internet despite being in sight of a mobile tower!  We figured we were there, we would just look around anyway and have a bit of fun exploring.

Happy to be on top of the world

As we looked around, hoping to accidentally stumble over the cache (wishful thinking) the kids held a burial for a dead mouse they found.  Despite the subject of their attention, I loved that they spent ages working together and problem solving.

Goodbye Mouse!

Try as we might, we didn’t find the cache but we did have a great time exploring.  We will have to head back to Mt Lion again next time we are in the area and find the cache hidden under the rocks there.

We had a fantastic Sunday and I hope that you did too.  Head over to Unknown Mami and check out some of the adventures others have had during their Sundays in my City.

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in getting away


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11 responses to “Sundays in my City #59 – Mt Lion Caching

  1. soulbrush

    May 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    aaaw I love family pics, they are the BEST.

  2. sheila

    May 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    WOW, that is one VERY STEEP climb! How fun and adventurous!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Star Traci

    May 16, 2011 at 3:05 am

    So cool! Sorry they didn’t find the cache but it seem like they found something way more valuable — teamwork. Maybe they could teach my kiddos!

    Happy Sunday!

  4. urban muser

    May 16, 2011 at 4:01 am

    looks like a great climb!

  5. Amy

    May 16, 2011 at 4:58 am

    What a fun outing. Love when kids take time out from bickering and work together. Moments that make a mom’s heart sing.

  6. Wisconsin Keetha

    May 16, 2011 at 6:21 am

    What a beautiful view from the top – – – and LOVE the exuberance of the one with outstretched arms.

    Did you give them a “primary succession” lesson on that rock??? Oh my goodness – – – the science teacher in me is going CRAZY seeing that!

  7. QandleQueen

    May 16, 2011 at 8:26 am

    What a fabulous day!

  8. Rebecca

    May 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Gorgeous photos. Too bad you didn’t find your prize. But the hike looks like it was great.

  9. Unknown Mami

    May 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I love the shot of girl child sitting by herself. RIP to the mouse.

  10. Kara @ His, Hers, and Ours

    May 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this with the kids, and never seem to remember it before we leave on some kind of trip. What an amazing view!

  11. Sophia

    May 17, 2011 at 5:12 am

    wow so cool! Love the view. 🙂


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