Thursday, June 5, 2008

Memorial Day

Okay, so I'm behind ... again! On Memorial Day, we hung out with my Dad. We decided we were going to BBQ like everyone else in the world but beforehand, we went Geocaching. If you've never gone, it's really fun. It's like going on a treasure hunt with your GPS!
This was the first cache we found. It was in two parts. The first part of the clue was to follow a set of coordinates that led us to a "number." What we were led to was a bridge which had a small plaque with an 800 phone number on it. The clue told us how to decipher the plaque to obtain the next coordinates. The coordinates from the plaque brought to the cache - a box hanging from the bottom of a bench! It was crazy that no one had ever just happened on it! Inside the box were some knickknacks plus a notebook to write down that you were there and what knickknacks you swapped.
Our second cache again in two parts, and much harder to find. This guy was good. The initial coordinates brought us to this doggy bag holder. We couldn't find anything! My dad looked underneath and found a bottle cap that had been attached with a magnet. The bottle cap had the next coordinates on it.

Now this next part may look easy to find but it blended in so well! We were looking all around this electrical box and couldn't find anything. My dad, again, just started feeling around and thought that it looked a little out of place. Sure enough, it was attached with magnets and there was this tiny little book in there to write down that you were there.
So overall, a very fun day. It was way hot so when we got back home, it was nice to just relax and eat. I hope everyone else had a great day!!


Scot said...

Yes! I can't believe you started with a multi-cache instead of a traditional one (where you just go and find it). The locations can be very tricky. Check the difficulty and terrain. I don't know if Dad set up an account on, but you can log your visit. I have 22 finds so far. I'm glad dad liked it enough going with me to go home. A few more geocacher conversions!

DadWaye said...

These were just two that were nearby -- not my fault they were multi-cache. Besides,we are so smart that we can find the difficult ones ;-) BTW the one we couldn't find was a traditional, supposedly easy cache (but there had been some construction in the area). I did register with the geocaching site.