Old Stomping Grounds

This weekend we traveled to Rock Springs WY to visit family. Saturday night we decided to take a small trip down Jacob memory lane. We drove over to “my side” of town and went through my old neighborhood. As to my house (where I spent the first 18 years of my life) I’m glad to report that they have a huge garden… other than that they seem slightly trashy to me.
We drove all around the area and generally I would say the condition of things has improved. We stopped quickly at a small little park not far from the Civik Center where we would often play as kids. This was the only park within bike distance that didn’t require crossing a major road and thus we were there a lot playing in the bushes and trees more than the playground equipment which has been replaced since. Just for good measure Ami and I hid a geocache at the park. We entered it online Saturday night around 11pm and by 12:04am someone who goes by Dr.Tom had already found it :) Here is the link to the geocache.

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  1. Linda G. Paulsen on August 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Leaving a geocache in a spot made special by childhood memories seems a cool way to come "full circle." It's always mixed emotions to come "home," again.

  2. jamminjensen on August 23, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Hey Jacob! I just wanted to leave a comment to let you know that your old stomping grounds are our new ones! We bought a house on Ridge! The girls LOVE O'Farrell Park…they actually call it the Rainbow park 🙂 I only hope we make as many good memories as you have! I look foreward to finding your treasure at the park!~Britt

  3. Jacob S. Paulsen on August 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Awesome, I'm sure you will have a lot of good times! Crazy how things work out.

  4. Newton 5 on August 24, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Why didn't you head to veterans and see the big tank and airplane. That's what I would've done…oh, and the roller slide! Oh my goodness, that would've been fun. Almost makes me want to go back to RS…almost.

  5. Jacob S. Paulsen on August 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

    We did go by Vetrans but there was a huge birthday party going on with lots of people.

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