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Our World – Park Cleanup

I spent a couple hours on a beautiful Saturday morning working with the Tulsa Area Geocachers in their project to clean up Centennial Park, close to downtown.

With assistance from the Tulsa Parks Department we picked up trash, trimmed shrubbery and pulled up dead plants from the planting beds.

I spent most of my time with a rake pulling up crap out of the pond. Beer cans, foam drinking cups and food containers, wine boxes, all sorts of stuff. I worked around this turtle for quite a while and he only got in the water when I left.

This chattery guy was barking and shaking his tail at me. If I wasn’t going to feed him then I just needed to move on I think.

I pulled a lot of stuff out of the shrubs as well. Despite the many trash cans it looks like some office workers bring their lunches, eat and then just leave the trash. I used to work with people like that. They would walk off with a trash can just thirty feet away and say “Oh, they have people who do that.” Not how I was raised is what I have to say.

And here is one of the best kept secrets in Tulsa. Not one person I have talked to about this has ever heard about it. A Centennial Time Capsule.

There is a car in the time capsule. It is not going to opened until 2048. If I am still around I’ll be too old attend. I got an alternate plan though, are you in? It’s right by a street. What say we hire a contractor to go open up. We’ll make it look all official, open it up, pull the car out, put it on a truck and drive off and have the contractor put everything back together. We’ll do it in the middle of the day. Nobody will care. Lets do it!!

And here is another mystery about people. You’ve seen these things right. Bags for picking up doggy doo. Well guess what, lots of people use the bags and throw them to the side of the walk, or worse, there were lots of them in the pond!! Will garbage cans literally no further than a hundred feet anywhere in the park! What up folks!

A good time was had by all. I got to meet many geocachers and say hello to others I already knew.

The event was an official geocache and with almost all geocaches you have to sign the log to be counted. This one was a cake that you could sign. Sorry, in these pandemic times, and after picking up all the stuff I did for two hours, and no place to properly clean my hands, nope, didn’t sign the log and didn’t have a piece of cake either.

We hauled out a mountain of stuff though. All for a good cause.

I’m linking with Our World Tuesday