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Lura's Report:

The event was magical...a sweet start and promo to this week of celebrating peace.  Simple.  Charming.  Imagine the peace park  setting with a beautiful sunset smiling through rosy clouds last night.  Folks were sitting on the wall talking, laughing, learning while others arrived at different times to walk and read and ponder the visions of peace so beautifully  rendered on each plaque. Geocachers who had created clues led others on gps treasure hunts to find out about the Nobel Peace Prize winners that would lead them to the final cache in another place. A metaphorical image of searching out peace.  The journey.

The most beautiful story was told by a grandpa geocacher who brought his 13-year-old to discover Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution.  She enthusiastically read every single word on every plaque commemorating the 24 U.S. Nobel Peace recipients to discover the answer to the peace puzzle she was solving. Isn't that a beautiful way to learn about others who made a peaceful difference?  Great family fun that will bring hundreds to the park to discover peace.  Simple salute and arrow pointing to Saturday's celebration all over the world. Best to you and all on IPD.  It will be stupendous.  Lura

Come one, come all to the new American Nobel Laureate Peace Park (near the Alton Baker park duck pond, see map below) on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Experience the launching of a virtual peace geocaching event that sets the scene for the following Saturday's extended day-long celebration of International Peace Day in the greater park area. 

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game that reaches a global community of people of all ages, including families with children, students, adults and retirees. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Sometimes puzzles are solved and clues lead to virtual locations based on themes. Geocachers will visit the peace park during months ahead to solve the clues that must be found by learning more about the 24 U.S. Nobel Peace Prize recipients delineated on commemorative signs on location. 

Learn more about geocaching from expert cachers and/or simply enjoy being in the new Peace Park. Bring a sack supper if you wish. (Sunset is at 7:12 so the event is short, quite informal and on a come-and-go-basis.) 

Email JohnandLura@aol.com with questions. 

Facebook event.

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