Monday, July 11, 2016


I still need to go back in time and get caught up on a couple events, but I had to go ahead and fast forward to the present for this one.

So, I know NOTHING about Pokemon, except that my little cousins (who are now taller than me and in college) used to like them.  I think maybe there were trading cards....I mean...I really don't know.

Fast forward to now.  I have these great kids.  One ADORES video/screen games of all sorts.  And I feel like I don't get out of the house enough.  So one day, I'm out with the two oldest and Lucy's busy being immersed in a homesteader magazine and I think, "You know what?  I'm going to download this crazy game that's making the news headlines and see what Clyde thinks."

This was at Starbucks before we got out of the car.  I hand him the phone, and...
Bam!  He got his first Pokemon at the dumpster behind Starbucks.  Now that sounds shady, but it's actually a very open area...I'm trying my best to be responsible with this, and I have laid out ground rules for him.

Also, not one minute later, we met our first player, who tried to not be too weirded out, by me asking to take his pic.  He was then kind enough to help us get started navigating the game on our phone.

Quick stop at Embassy Suites on way home...3 more Pokemon and some extra loot.  (this was a free game by the way!)

And two days later, we are OBSESSED!

While Lucy hung out with Nena and Papa, I ran errands with Iris and Clyde.  While running errands we managed to meet this guy.... no we didn't approach his car...

at this fountain....

this guy, at this fountain....

and this couple, at this fountain.

Fountains seem to be a favorite hangout for these adorable critters.

Then we started figuring out that we can actually get in the pics with our Pokemons before we catch them...that was jolly fun!  And every once in a while, you can catch one in your house :)  Can you say, WAAAAY too many screenshots?!

For Iris, she likes the pretty locations, for Lucy, she likes the exercise and getting out of the house, for Clyde, it's the strategy and competition, but for me.....

I like the people.  People to whom we would normally never get to speak to.  I mean downtown was CRAWLING.  There were more people in the art district playing than there were NOT playing!!  Everyone was talking to eachother about it!  It was amazing!  I took ALL these pics, and these were maybe only a fourth of the people we saw playing.  And everyone was so friendly and helpful.

The view once it started getting dark on the

I may like this game too much.

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