Skywatch Friday – Geocaching, Baseball, and a Mystery

Nowdays I do my geocaching on Sunday mornings. Nobody else is up for hours so I am not missed when I leave. I was chasing one at a children’s playground. I love the tree I found on the way.

The playground was a no go. I think I know where it is but I am not going to look for it when there is even one kid anywhere close to the playground. Time was, when my son was little I would turn him loose in the park and look for the cache. He’s 26 y/o, hates geocaching, loves sleeping in, and doesn’t like playgrounds any longer.

I went to the County Fairgrounds and found a cache associated with this train engine. It was my third try.

I found another one at a church where they had multiple “Little Free Libraries.” They were not just about book but things like petfood, snacks, toys, etc. I thought the concept was pretty cool. Pro hint, the cache was close to these but not in any of them.

And I found a cache associated with this Little Free Library. I have never seen a Midcentury Modern Little Library before. Have you. It was in a section of Tulsa dominated by MCM houses.

And hey, we had Flag Day recently so I got up early and flew my flag. There was only one other person in the ‘hood who flew his flag and it was upside down, on purpose and he flies it every day. I am not sure what that honors.

And for Father’s Day Heather and Logan took me to a baseball game. I am down with that any time.

Nothing better than live baseball. Nothing worse than televised baseball. Do you see a baseball and Civil Rights legend out in left field?

I’ll make it easier on you! That’s Jackie Robinson. One of the benefits of the Tulsa AA Minor League team being associated with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

And hey, I promised you a mystery!! Here it is. A herd of blue and grey plywood bison out grazing in the Osage Hills north of Tulsa. More on this to come.

That’s Skywatch Friday for this week!!

24 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Geocaching, Baseball, and a Mystery

  1. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …you can see and enjoy enjoy wonderful things early in the morning. And get a worm of two!

  2. Eileen

    Sounds fun, I like those little libraries.
    The bison remind me of bee boxes.
    Happy Skywatching! Have a great weekend.

  3. Carol

    Your mystery looks weird – an art project maybe? After all the cute free libraries, I’m only seeing libraries in my head. These are certainly not that. I’m glad you had a good Father’s Day.

  4. Penelope Notes

    Treated to a live baseball game is very cool any day! The art is pretty wild, as is the upside down flag. Wish people would stop doing silly things with the flag that represents a country that people fought and died for. We have folks goofing off with the Canadian flag, too, to voice displeasure.

  5. Peter B.

    That MCM library would fit in perfectly in Palm Springs! I sure have spent a lot of time at parks and playgrounds over the years. Kind of sad when the kids outgrow them.

  6. Lisa

    I like those bison! There is little library near me with artwork instead of books. Little artworks. I took a cute dog painting. I have one I can leave next time I’m near there.
    Good call on the playground. It’s too bad, but that’s life now.

  7. emille

    Am back after a loooong time, again in California. Looks like you had a fun day! Thanks for doing sky watch – I don’t remember anything like linking, commenting, but slowly it’s coming back to me. Maybe you remember me from my paintings on my blog – Emille

  8. Natasha

    Looks like a cosy Father’s Day with tons of excitement and fun.

    Geocaching sounds fun.

    Have a good weekend ahead, Alan.

  9. Paspii

    Looks like you had some fun geocaching and on fathers day.

    “The American Legion said flags should be flown upside down only if there is “extreme danger to life or property.”

    I´ve seen pics of American Soldiers flying flag on their uniform like that in Afganistan and Irak.

  10. E.+Thai

    Sorry if I did not put a sky picture on the link in Skywatch Friday. Is it possible to edit?

    It’s hot in Chattanooga too (in the low 90s for the several days), but Boston (where we used to live) had the highest heat index at 102 degrees F, hottest in the country a couple of days ago.

  11. Patrick+Prescott

    I enjoyed AAA ball when they were part of the Dodgers. Dukes was a much better name than Isotopes. They still have a few Dukes nights, but now also the Mariachis. Did you ever tailgate on the grass back in the day?

  12. Alana

    I loved seeing your Little Free Libraries and the mystery blue bison (I look forward to learning more about them). I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Little Free library with anything other than books but I know the mother of someone whose daughter installed a Blessings Box outside her home with various nonperishable food items and toiletries.

  13. klara

    Sunday mornings are great for activities. Not so when you haven’t had “S” from summer yet like us. But your Sunday seems great 😉

  14. Anna

    What a wonderful blog post! It’s always a delight to read how geocaching takes us to various, sometimes unexpected places. Your story about discovering the train engine and the different “Little Free Libraries” is inspiring – especially the idea that they contain not just books but also other useful items. Combining outdoor adventures with special moments like the baseball game and raising the flag for Father’s Day makes your post particularly lively and heartfelt. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the mysterious blue and grey bison in the Osage Hills. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

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