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We started the new year off with some nice family outings. On Sunday (New Year’s Day) we tried our hand at geocaching again.  Much like on Christmas Eve we had a good time, but could not find the blasted treasure. Do we need a better GPS device than Paul’s phone? Are we poor lookers?? It was definitely kind of frustrating. On the other hand we “discovered” a really lovely marsh that we never knew existed.  As we walked along the road to it the hundreds of geese on the water were disturbed by us and flew up into the air en masse.
The geese fleeing us, 1

The geese fleeing us, 2

The geese fleeing us, 3

Almost the whole time we were walking around searching they continued to honk and fly through the air, like airplanes circling an airport waiting to land.
The geese fleeing us, 4

The weather was simply beautiful and of course there were lovely things to photograph in the woods.

We tried another destination in a nearby park and couldn’t find the treasure there either, but the kids were excited to play on the playground.

Today we headed down to the aquarium and had one of our best times ever. There is a new crocodile there, Mighty Mike, and they are remodeling and putting in a new exhibit, so next time we go there will be even more new stuff. Our favorites are the jellyfish, petting the stingrays, the big shark tank, the hippos, and the hammerhead sharks. The giant lobsters were more active than we’d ever seen before and all in all everything was beautiful and interesting. Do I have awesome underwater photographs? No, I do not because it’s near impossible to get a decent picture inside the aquarium. However, I did manage to get a nice picture of the biggest group of seashorses I’ve ever seen.
Gang of Seashorses

The good picture fun comes at the end when we go outside and take pictures outside with the lovely Philadelphia skyline behind us.

Sarah and Clark Pose

Paul and Clark

The cutest, posing-est seagull ever-Hello!


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

2 responses »

  1. Andrea clarkson

    Hey Lady! Happy new year! We’ve been geocaching too and no the phone just didn’t do it for us either–just not accurate enuff…if u guys are into it and there prob a nunch of sites around you, you may want to invest in a kids gps–forget the name but it is green and made for kids…just google it.. Then u guys can hide your own too!! Hv fun!

    • Happy New Year!! Thanks for the tip-we’ll look for one. There are apparently loads and loads of caches around us. I like your resolution to be more in touch or on Facebook!!


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