Dance. That's probably the biggest reason.
May is one of the busiest months of the year. In a matter of weeks, we have 3 competitions to go to. There was even one week, where I was at competition with the girls 5 out of 7 days. Craziness. Just Abigail and Emily compete (Elora always opts out and that's fine with me). Abigail was in 1 tap group number, 1 jazz group number and 1 duet with Emily. Emily was in 2 jazz groups and the 1 duet. They did really good and as always, I'm proud of how they did. Though we can't take photos during the competition, here's a couple that were taken off-stage.
|Abigail in her tap group number called "Come Fly With Me".|
|Emily and Abigail did a duet together called "Human Stuff"|
|Emily in Going to the Chapel|
Cakes? No cakes lately, but I did do a cupcake bouquet for someone. Haven't done one in a long time, so it was nice to do some piping work. Love the colors too.... blues and purples.
Camping. Despite having a lot of dance, we still managed to do a little camping. We joined my family for the end of the May long weekend. Instead of our trailer, we decided to just take a tent. It was nice to get out, even if it was just for one night.
|Going for a walk we found this large animal leg up in a tree. We're speculating on how it got up there.|
|This valley by Radium has to be one of the prettiest landscapes I know. Love the views!!|
I reached a new milestone for finding caches. I've now reached 800!! That's quite a few.
I attended the CCARS12 (Calgary Cache and Release Spring) event the end of May. Love the CCARS events. I put 3 caches out myself for the event, 2 of them were in the contest categories of "Kid Friendly" and "Non-traditional". The other cache I put out just for fun and not meant to be judged.
My kid-friendly one was fun to put together. It was a large tupperwarre container that I decorated up with a balloon theme and then inside, along with the usual tradeable swag, I included a free gift of a twisted balloon for kids that came to find it. I think the kids liked it.
My Non-tradition was the first "multi" that I put together and I called it "A Little Birdie Told Me". The way it works for a multi, is that there are several stages (in this case, I just did a two part cache) before you find the final. My first stage had a field puzzle that you had to solve to take you to the final. I'm not going to tell you any more about it, but I will say this.... I won second place for my category!! Yippee!!!
What did I get? Some geocoins, a new cache container and some swag. Sweet. Take a look....
|My prize... a new cache to hide!|
And besides hiding caches, we also found a lot too!! We found a total of 21 caches and one midnight event (yes, midnight event... and surprisingly, there were a lot of us still out after 12 hours of caching fun!)
Here's a little look at some of the CCARS caches that we found....
|our FTF (First To Find for all you non-geocachers) of the day.|
|A nice walk in the country. Cute kid-friendly multi-cache.|
|In front of my nose? What's in front of my nose?|
|This was the winning overall cache for the weekend.|
Created by my friends, the Geowyrms.
|The characters standing there are just trackable "|
travel bugs" that were in the cache.