During that walk they introduced me to Pokemon Go.
Now I was interested ... Last week I got my friend Ginny to help me down load the game ... I've never played a video game so the learning curve was slow.
But when Mr P and I went to the Finnish consulate in Los Angeles to get our Visas, that week (did I mention we will be leaving for a mission for our church this fall? We'll be working with Church members in Finland!)
So I pulled out my phone and Voila!!
It was also a Poke Stop. Do you see the hearts? I had to google them to find out that meant someone had set off a lure module which attracts more than the normal scantily occurring Pokemon.
I later learned that eateries across the country are buying lures for a dollar each and then the lure not only brings in Pokemon it brings in lunch eating custmers too.
The next day when I went out for my morning constitutional, Ginny brought her Pokemon Go playing grands .. We walked twice as far as we normally do!
Concert going players set off the lures and then sat and visited with friends, reloading their stock of poke balls and catching Pokemon all while listening to the band play! Now that's multitasking.
Then yesterday, after my Doctor appointment, I caught a pikachu in the parking lot of Lil' Ceasars. Yeah!!
Now I'd like to share the benefits of playing Pokemon ...
1. You will walk more often and further ...
2. You'll have the fun of collecting, where finding a sought after item releases endorphins, making you feel good.
3. This collecting will require no extra storage space, nor will you need to dust it.
4. You will learn more about how the computer, that is your phone, works.
5. You'll meet new and interesting people that you wouldn't have had anything to say to in the past.
6. Your brain will grow as it accommodates this new learning, possibly staving off Alzheimer's like puzzles do.
7. Your grand children will think you're cool.
8. You're new entertainment is free!
9. Your dog will get walked much more often.
10. You will connect again with the beauty of nature.
11. You'll have a chance to see many historical plaques and will have the opportunity to better understand history. (These plaques are almost always poke stops, where you'll be getting your Pokemon go supplies.)
Well if I've convinced you to give it a try, have fun!! Gotta go, I'm off work shortly and will go home the long way, stopping by a local pond in hopes of finding some of those elusive water Pokemon!!