A Visit to The Eternal Flame

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Last summer we took a visit to The Eternal Flame. Our family is big into geocaching and the adventure it provides and I enjoy the opportunity to discover places I have never seen before with my camera.  There was lots of talk amongst the local geocacher’s that The Eternal Flame was a must see destination, so we added it to our bucket list and waited until the right time. We were going to use it has our 3000th find.  Located in Chestnut Ridge Park, New York, there is a beautiful hike through trees where we saw runners and sheriff deputies on horseback. This is not an easy hike, so you should make sure to bring everything you need and use caution.

The bonus of this infamous flame is that it sits inside of a waterfall.

Geocache The Eternal Flame
Eternal Flame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was a challenging but very fun day. If you have never geocached before, I hope you will consider checking it out. It’s free to play this global game. YES global, there was a geocache placed on the Space Station.  Our “caching handle,” is fishingalong.  Caching is a great time, we’ve met many unique people and made some wonderful friendships.

 

Geocaching Playing Cards
GO Cache Card Game

What is the eternal flame and how does it stay lit? The flame is actually fueled by natural gas, ethane and propane and is inside of a grotto made of shale. In cases where the flame did go out, a hiker was able to use a long lighter and reignite it.  Science in nature is really cool. But fire behind a waterfall? Even cooler.

Easter Basket… What’s in Yours?

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Easter Baskets… what are you filling yours with?

When you think of your childhood Easter Basket, do you remember dying eggs, egg hunts or a visit to the bunny?

This past Sunday in church they showed a little montage of small children with the Easter Bunny posing for photos. They were all extremely weird, creepy and some down right scary. The kids were crying, the rabbits had huge teeth and crazy eyes. Those rabbits no doubt filled helped fill the schedule’s of some counselor’s later in life.

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This is my husband in 1973 – 9 months before I was born;)

What I remember, being small in the 70s, was a giant pink styrofoam easter basket that had sort of large green pipe cleaner handle.  So I asked my mom for my Easter picture and this is what my basket actually looked like. Maybe the pink one with pipe cleaners was in my dreams or maybe it was later in life.

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This is me and my beautiful mom in 1973

 

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Our kitchen in the 1970s – look at that retro wall paper (I still own that bunny bank)

I also remember a year where my basket was actually a tiny child’s wheel barrow full of Easter grass and candy. We later replicated this for our kids with a red wagon.

As an adult, what do you like in your Easter basket? My must have, Reese Peanut Butter Eggs. That’s my breakfast with milk and sometimes a yellow hardboiled egg yoke with salt and pepper. It may sound odd or even yucky but it’s my tradition and I have done that every year since I was little.

I came up with some fun vintage Easter items that were around in our Easter’s past.

Easter Basket Goodies

A link to the items above: Easter Dress, Easter Egg Decoration, Basket, Easter Rabbits, Vintage Basket, 3d Paper Bunny, Berry Baskets, Little Chick, Popcorn Rabbit, Easter Tins, Vintage Basket, Bunny Cookie Jar Check these out, they are some of my favorite vintage sellers.

 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and if you like this post or want to share an Easter memory, I would love to hear it in the comments below.