2010 Summer Road Trip - Day 36

Friday, July 2, 2010
Even though we stayed up far too late last night, Michael still had to go to work Friday morning. We didn't get up nearly as early as him, but we did have to get up and get around so we could pick David up at the airport.

After getting David in the car we headed out for Atlanta. David's brother, Billy, lives in Suwanee, Georgia, and we had plans to spend the Independence Day weekend with him. Michael was supposed to join us at Billy's house, too, but he couldn't leave for Georgia until after work.

We stopped just past the Georgia state line at a rest area to once again search for a geocache. We had a good idea of where the cache was hidden, but had a hard time catching the area free of "muggles". Here is the definition of a muggle in geocaching terms:

A non-geocacher. Based on "Muggle" from the Harry Potter series, which is a non-magical person. Usually this term is used after a non geocacher looks puzzled after befriending a geocacher searching for a cache, or when a non-geocacher accidentally finds a cache. Geomuggles are mostly harmless.

When we finally got a space between muggles Katie went in for the find! Warning: Spoiler pictures ahead!

Katie also saw a beautiful purple and blue butterfly at the rest area. She couldn't get it to land on her arm, but had a good time looking at it.

After a nice little break at the rest area we headed on to Billy's house. Since we were going to beat him home from work, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some stuff for dinner. I was pleased to see special parking just for me!

We had to look around a little bit to find Billy's house. Apparently the last time David was in the area there wasn't a huge subdivision between the main highway and Billy's house. We actually met his brother at the entrance to the subdivision and followed him in. Other than Billy's dog, China, biting Reese a couple of times the night was pretty quiet. Believe me, I was ready to KILL a dog by the end of the night. It really ticked me off that she kept snapping at Reese every time she moved or got loud, but no one besides me seemed to think it was innappropriate. Apparently dogs hold high esteem in the Cooan family...