Monday, March 26, 2012

Grandpa Chet

This is my Grandpa Chet. He is about to go on the canopy tour at Mt Hermon! What an adventurous guy!

Instructing this group of canopy tourees is my cousin Shelby!
She has been guiding tours at Mt Hermon for a couple years now.
She knows a lot about the trees.
And how to fly through them.

Look at Grandpa fly through the trees!

A visit with Grandpa is never boring. A couple of summers ago he taught me how to use a chainsaw. This week he brought us "witching wands" that could help us find our underground water and electrical lines. Here he is demonstrating how to use them. First you have to "wind them up" by twirling them for a few seconds.

Then you hold them loosely in your hands pointed directly in front of you.

When you are over a water line, the two rods will automatically pull apart like this. The water line is directly in line with the rods.
An electrical line will cause the rods to cross in front of you.

Who knows how in the world it works. But it was pretty fun walking all over the property finding them with Grandpa!

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