Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Lehigh Valley Picnic

As planned, I went to the End of the Summer Picnic at South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown, PA. It was a bring-your-own-food event so I stopped at the Wawa store before the picnic to get a Hot-to-go bowl, iced tea, and a few other items.

After lunch and after the raffle/auction, I went to find the geocaches that were placed for the event. (and also one that had been there a while) I did the first few on my own and joined up with an ever-growing group of geocachers for the last two geocaches. Big groups are fun, although it could happen that someone finds the geocache before all of the group has arrived at the location.

After the picnic, I went out and got a few more geocaches elsewhere. Then I went to Long John Silver's in Easton for dinner. They sure fried the fish well this time. It was better than usual. Overheard a loud cellphone conversation in which a lady was screaming into her phone, "We at Long John Silvah! They have no steak! They have no buffalo wings!!!" I found that oddly amusing.

Then I stopped at the Wal-Mart in Phillipsburg to see if they had paw slippers. Yes, they did! And grey ones too! (I already have tan-colored paw slippers so I don't need any more in that style.) It's a little early this year because usually, they don't stock the paw slippers until early November. I also purchased a few hats that had been marked down to $1 because... well, that's a ridiculous price for some fine Chinese-made fabric hats. At the same time, as a deeply-conflicted consumer, I weep for the trade and current account deficits. Oh well.

Overheard at Wal-Mart:
Store Clerk 1: You're moving up in the world.
Store Clerk 2: I'm climbing the ol' corporate ladder!
I turned and looked, and saw that she was indeed up on a ladder.

Okay, so I had Wawa, a geocaching event, Long John Silver's, and paw slippers. A perfect day.

Rockaway Preserve (New Jersey )
Rockaway Preserve in Whitehouse.

Weggy's Cache #1 (Pennsylvania)
Wegman's parking lot in Bethlehem.

The event itself. South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

Not the Sounds of Nature (Pennsylvania)
South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

What the Heck is this? (Pennsylvania)
South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

Sleeping like a Log (Pennsylvania )
South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

The Roots are made of Stone (Pennsylvania)
South Mountain Reservoir in Allentown.

YOU FOUND ME (Pennsylvania )
Trexler Park in Allentown.

IN THE MIDDLE (Pennsylvania)
Trexler Park in Allentown.


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