Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cedarock

Cedarock is a fairly extensive park south of Burlington, NC, with several miles of hiking and biking trails and about forty geocaches. Mrs Death and I headed over there at the crack of dawn yesterday for camping/caching trip with our friend Beth (a.k.a. UNCGBogTurtle), her husband, and a couple of her students. We ate and drank exceedingly well (last night's steaks were Godzilla-sized), so to make up for it, I put in quite a few miles of hiking and found about 20 caches.

One of the neatest things was enountering not one but two trained red-tailed hawks out practicing maneuvers with their owners. Such beautiful birds, and absolutely fearless amid a crowd of people. Alas, didn't have the camera on hand at the time.

Couldn't have asked for a nicer weekend. It got right cold last night, but we built a fire big enough to have to wave off a couple of airplanes.


2 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

It seems like you had a great time. Me? I spent this Saturday night gaming with the likes of William Jones, Chuck Zaglanis, and Ferrell Moore. Too bad you couldn't have been there, I think you would have had a good time.

I swear you and I have to get together at some point at some convention or something.

Mark Rainey said...

It was definitely an excellent weekend. I like the sound of yours, too. Getting together...definitely. We don't get to travel much other than locally these days. Hope we can work it out sometime.