No Rest for the Wicked and the Righteous Don’t Need It

What has eight legs, four heads, eats twice its weight in food, moves nonstop, and cries or laughs in the blink of an eye? The answer? Four visiting grandkids….

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On top of Microwave Mountain, not too far from our house. Addie is in back and Maggie, Dagny and Alastair are front and center.

Their parents, of course, were also visiting, and they each have a head and legs. They, however, aren’t always hungry and sit still once in a while.

Alas, they have returned to Denver, and now it will take a bit of getting used to the quiet and inaction of our real lives. If history is reliable, I will likely find a random sock or a drawing or two for the next few days, which will make me smile and be sad, all at the same time.

It was an action-packed few days that included three Cubs spring training games, two hikes, some geocaching, pizza, hamburgers, Italian beef sandwiches, a big box of donuts, and lots of soda pop, something that is quite restricted when they are NOT on vacation…..

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And speaking of things that DON’T happen when they’re not on vacation…..

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Dagny, with a donut almost as big as she!

The weather wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for, with temperatures that didn’t reach the high 60s. There was mostly sunshine, however, and the cooler temps didn’t stop the kids from swimming in their hotel pool. They are about the heartiest kids I’ve ever known. Monday night in particular, they left our house when it was dark and probably in the 50s, and yet they swam when they got back to the hotel. Jeez!….

Dagny, Addie, and Maggie Faith enjoy the pool, despite the chilly temps.

Dagny, Addie, and Maggie Faith enjoy the pool, despite the chilly temps.

I love to geocache, and I don’t often have the opportunity. I can do it alone, but it’s not that much fun without a partner. It’s much nicer to have four enthusiastic fellow hunters. It so happened that we went four finds for four searches, and EACH ONE OF THE KIDS FOUND A GEOCACHE! Yay.

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Maggie found a very tricky geocache in which the little container was drilled into a rock!

Maggie found a very tricky geocache in which the little container was drilled into a rock!

When there are four of you, it is nice to find a little peace and quiet for yourself, even if it makes your grandfather a bit nervous….

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Maggie sat on the fence with a rubber cricket toy she stumbled upon while geocaching and which she named Hank, and enjoyed the quiet and the view. A bit more daring, Dagny traversed the entire top of the fence on foot. Many times.

It was a wonderful visit, and came right about the time that I was starting to get very homesick for grandkids. Now they go back to their busy lives, while Bill and I return to our quiet lives.

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