Friday, September 24, 2010
Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...
I don't know if you know what it is to "geo-cache", but it's a fun, new hobby for those people who own GPS units. It's basically a hide and seek game. Someone hides something and then uses the GPS to figure out the coordinates. That information is placed on a web-site and the seekers look it up and then go to find the object by using the coordinates. I wouldn't mind having a GPS just for this game. It's actually fun to go traipsing around finding things and sometimes you see things you would never see otherwise.
Which brings me to the subject of this post.
This man's yard was used to hide a geo-cache. On the website it said, "you have to see it to believe it!" People were careful to not give it away, so we had no idea what it was going to be, but as soon as we drove up to it we knew we had found it. You really had to see it to believe it. If I could have spent five days there just looking around, I bet I would still not have seen everything this man has collected on his property. All junk. But it is all really great junk and nicely arranged and his yard and home are neat and tidy. Even now, looking at the pictures, I am still seeing things that I didn't see that day. It's amazing.
When we got there, we drove right into his driveway and parked. We got out and started looking. He was home and came out to greet us. If he is home when you arrive, he invites you in to sign his guest book. We were able to visit with him awhile and then we went back outside to look around some more and he got in his car and drove away, leaving us there to try and see all there was to see. Very nice man, with a very nice collection of almost everything. I remember he said he had 2800 insulators, but I don't remember the number for the hubcaps. It's amazing that he knows. I asked him how this all got started and that is where I got the title for the post. It all started with a cream separator that his uncle gave him. He cemented it into the ground and used it as yard art. It all built on that. Sadly, I didn't think to have him point out the cream separator so that I could take a picture of it. I don't want to try and post all the pictures in one blog. It would take too long to load on some people's computers, but I will do several each day until I've done them all.
Today I will post the chickens and the gnomes.
Interestingly enough, this little boy looks amazingly like my grandson, Trenton!