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Munzee in the park in the fall

I went out today to find a Munzee in Ballou park that I somehow missed all this time!  I found it and while I was there, I took a picture of these two cute little trees in their autumn glory. (click on them to see them full size)

I thought they were just so cute.  I was able to finish up this weekly mission of the Zeeops and found out that there is yet another week! Hopefully I can complete that too.  It's fun and I'm getting more points and badges and things in Munzee.  Lots of fun for me and it was a perfect day for it. Sunny and just plain nice out there.


Traveler's Notebook in the park

I finally got to take some pictures of my new TN and I also took a few photos of the Foxy with the new 'dashboard' I created!  To get more info on each picture just click on it. It explains what is in each picture.  I hope you enjoy!

 

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I'm not dead!

Yes, I know it's been several days since I posted here.  Sorry about that.  I didn't mean to go so many days without posting.  I actually was going to post last night and then it was after midnight. Oops! Anyway, I'm posting now, so I guess that is okay.

I changed the font of the blog today.  I made it the same font throughout. I like it.  I might change it to some other font in a day or two, but it's good for now.  I love fonts and it's fun to try out all different ones.  This is a Google font and it's called Quicksand.  I tried out about 15 different fonts before picking this one. 

I ran out to the park today just to get out for a bit.  I sat near my friend Piney the pine tree.  I noticed this little tree that is near him.  It's a cute little tree and I took this picture:

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It's going to be showing off it's colors soon.  I love fall!  I'll try to remember to take a picture when it's changing later on.  

At home, I decided to finally put my Halloween decorations out.  It took an hour to get them out and put them out.  Here is a picture of the majority of them.  Those boxes in this picture? All stuffed with stuff. It is a LOT of stuff and this doesn't even include all the stuff I have out all year.  This picture does not do justice to the amount of stuff I have. lol

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The ceramic / glass /wax / wooden /plastic Jack o lantens are in the boxes.  I have some in each type I mentioned.  By the way that white smushed looking thing is a ghost! lol He hangs and will make noise when he has batteries.  He goes, "WooooOOOooo!" :P

 


Monday madness!

Well, not much madness, just the usual Monday stuff. :p. I went out for a quick errand earlier and ended up down at the Crossing. I didn't walk on the trail, but I did take a picture of the hammocks they have down there now.  These are neat.  I wanted to try one out, but I didn't get up the nerve. I'm scared I'll fall out trying to get in. LOL

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One day I'll try one.  I also went to Ballou Park and stopped at this little shelter.  This spot used to have two picnic tables and a trash can.  They took it out and I was a bit upset. My mom and I had a picnic lunch there one day many years ago and I was sad to see it go.  I didn't know that they were going to put in a little shelter here and they put back two tables to the right!  It looks nice and it makes me feel better.

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It looks nice, doesn't it?  It also has a little parking area (which I parked in).  Before, you just pulled off to a little gravel side spot.  This is a very nice addition to the park. :)


Munzee and more!

I received a new traveler's notebook in the mail today. :P. This one is bigger than a passport size.  It will hold small Moleskine cahiers and Field Note notebooks.  I made mine into a Munzee kit!  I can use it as that and if I want to change it up, carry it as a smaller tn in the future! I like the way I set it up.  I want to get another pocket type insert.  The one I'm using cam in another thing I got and I saved it. It fits perfectly in this little TN and I can store Munzees in there.  All the extras I have in an old Altoid tin.  I can add more to the TN as needed.  Neat, yes?

Of course, I had to give it a test run!  First I drove to a place where there was a virtual Munzee and captured it, then I rode to Ballou park and drove around trying to decide where to deploy a couple of Munzees.  I have deployed several in the park.  You can deploy one within 50 feet of someone else's and at least 150 feet from your own. (Or the other way around, I forget! LOL!) Anyway!  I was able to deploy two and that was fun.  I took pictures of the TN while there since I was outside is beautiful natural light.  Here are the pictures:

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This is the TN itself.  I put it in the bag my Foxy came in to carry it in my purse.  It's such a cute size!


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The inside.  I have a Moleskine Evernote notebook in there.  I am using it to keep track k of the Munzees as I deploy them to keep a record. (I also have a tracker in my bujo)


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The little plastic guy that I'm using for now to hold my Munzees.  I used washi tape to secure everything since it's easy to remove and re-stick.  The blue post it has a list of ones that I need to repair that I've deployed in the past.

I think this will be a neat system and I can easily toss this TN in another bag if I go out without my  purse.  I think I'm going to love it.  I found this TN on Amazon for a very good price. It comes in brown, black, and dark brown (what I have).  Very nice quality. It came with one notebook and an extra band. Highly recommended!


Warm and even warmer.

So, tomorrow it is supposed to be a high of 91˚.  Yes, in May!  Wowee, it's going to be fun walking tomorrow. :P  Also, we have a annual festival that is at Ballou Park.  I walk through/past Ballou on my daily walk.  The past few walks, I've had to detour as they were setting up.  The festival started today, so I bypassed and walked on the sidewalk out front.  Luckily, the festival doesn't start on Friday until 4 or so.  I didn't have to fight a bunch of crowds.  Tomorrow will be different.  There will be a lot of people.  Luckily, it should only be bad right on that one block and then I'll be past it.  On the way back, I'll pass the park but on the other side of the road.  That is a shopping center and you can imagine that the parking lot is full during a festival.  Tomorrow's walk will be interesting and probably annoying. :P

Today's wasn't so bad, but it was hot and I wss so ready to get a Coke at my turn around point.  I remembered to carry my change with me, but the machine was totally sold out. Phooey!  I didn't get to drink a nice cold Coke on my way back.  Hopefully they'll fill it soon.  

I finished the current puzzle today!  I have to pick out the next one I plan to do.  I'll start it tomorrow.  I also plan to get my pen pal letters written and sent this weekend.  I hope to get to the post office to pick up any that I have and answer them all and mail them all off.  It will be two weeks before I can check my box and answer letters again as we leave for the beach next Monday.  I am so ready to go!

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Friday again!

I got my walk in at my regular time and it was HOT.  I came home and took off all my sweaty clothes and cooled off for a bit.  I needed to go to the grocery store and I didn't want to wait until too late as they would have been a LOT busier.  I got in, got what I needed and got home.  I forgot two things.  One, my granola bars that I get every month for breakfasts.  I also forgot that I was going to get some popsicles. I bought a box of the fancy ones last month and they were so good as a cold treat.  I was going to buy some of the regular cheaper ones, but I totally forgot. D'oh!  Oh well, I'll get the granola bars and popsicles on another trip.  I was able to get there and back with no issues. My car started up at the store so that was good.

I came home and was putting my groceries away and I got hotter than I did on my walk. LOL!  I got those done and my friend texted me saying he was bringing me a couple of sausage biscuits, fries, and a Coke. I said, whoo hoo since I was tired from walking and shopping. I ate one biscuit and the fries and saved the other biscuit for another meal. Yummy!  

After eating, I finished the puzzle.  It didn't take too long to do that as I didn't have a lot left.  I'll start the last new one I have tomorrow or Sunday.  I am not sure about tomorrow yet as I have a graduation to go to in the morning and I have to be up early.  I hate to get up early.  D'oh!  Oh well, I'll live.  I'll just get my friend to take me to Starbucks. LOL! 

I am done with everything I need to do for today.  Well, almost.  I have to pick out an outfit for tomorrow, make sure it fits and looks okay and lay it out.  I have a skirt in mind, but I need to see if I have a shirt that will go with it.  I'm not sure I do! If not, I'll have to settle for something else.  Right now, I'm sitting under the hair bonnet hair dryer drying my hair.  With the heat, it gets dirtier quicker so I'm washing it more often!

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Bonus picture today.  I took this in the park as I walked through it on my walk.  It looked so pretty against the sky, I stopped to take a picture.

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What a day.

I did my workouts and posted yesterday's on Instagram. lol I realized my mistake and then posted the correct day's workouts. :P I went to the park to hit a few Pokestops.  I was on a streak and today was day seven.  I like do to the Pokestop streaks as I get special stuff on day 7.  Not to mention all the extra goodies you get when you hit a pokestop on day seven!

It looked like it was going to storm. I was going to stay at the park, but it began to thunder so I went home.  It never did storm.  I sat on the porch to enjoy the storm that never happened!  It did rain a little bit though.  I was hoping to sit out and enjoy the storm.  Oh well! I swear that the grass GREW during the rain. I'll have to mow it soon.  It's rained so much lately, it's hard to get a time where it's dry enough to mow!

When I headed to the park today, I went to McDonald's and got myself a Frappe.  They have the small size McCafe items for $2.  I treated myself.  I enjoyed it in the park while play9ing Pokemon Go. I carried my camera and took some pictures of the park and the squirrels.