February 22nd, 2009

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Penguin Plunge

On Saturday morning, I joined the New England Fursuiters in a mascot gig at the Middletown Penguin Plunge a charity event to benefit the Special Olympics. I was going to skip this event if things got too hectic, especially with the ongoing insurance claim process, but the weekend was open. I'm glad I went. This year, they let us use the kitchen as our changing area so there was no storage space problem. The 32°F weather was perfect for fursuiting. I was out there for quite a while without working up a sweat and took breaks only because of lulls in activity, not because I particularly needed to. Once again, our group did the gag of rushing towards the lake but having only one of us actually go in. freakylynx was the one this time.

After the gig, we went to O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown for breakfast. (food video) On Saturday, this quirky diner serves only breakfast until 3pm so that's what we had, even though it was already lunchtime.

After lunchbreakfast, I went off on my own and found a bunch of geocaches in Middletown and Meriden. Only the last two were after sunset. Connecticut has lower cache density than most areas in my usual travel routes so it was a surprise to find 4 geocaches in Veterans Memorial Park.

The caches...Collapse )