Sunday, March 11, 2007

March - You win some, you lose some. And you get muddy.

March + 57F = Geocaching time. So as has been our developing tradition, Shani and I set off to find fame and fortune in the pursuit of geocaching. I downloaded all the geocaches in the county, which I have to admit is a whole lot more that I thought there would be. We have done all the geocaches in town, so we had to get the car out. We haven't driven the car in two weeks. We drove by the gas stations which were advertising their wares at $2.46/gal and laughed because we had a tank full of $2.12 still.

So off to the first cache. The first one took us to a little narrow lane behind someone's house and it lead up to an old cemetery. So down the trail we go until we get to where we should have been right no top of the cache. We searched and searched but never found it. It might have something to do with the 3-4 snow drift that covered the area. We figured it wasn't worth digging for - we can come back. So mark this one down Thelma, our record is now 2 - 1.

As not to be discouraged we drove a bit down the road and found another cache. This time at a closed historic site. It was pretty easy to find. Which is always a plus. Really wet gravel parking lots feel spongy to the feet. Its funny. Thelma, thats a point for the home team please-- 3 - 1. The last person in the log was from July. Im glad we went to see this one, because Im sure it was getting lonely about now.

Finally, because it was such fine day out we decided to go for broke and find another one. Down the road a little further. This time we ended up in Nelson Park which is another County park like Yellowsmoke. We will have to come back to this one when there is less snow and mud. Man, it was muddy out there. If our mothers were still doing our laundry I think we would be in trouble. I was very surprised at how clean we were though at the end of our little adventure. The deer trails were helpful in making our way, but trust me on this one -- deer don't care about GC's. I suppose they care about eating and making baby deer more. Pity. Up and down muddy hills eventually led us to the cache which someone scared up a tree. We of course forgot to bring anything to contribute to the cause, so we just signed the log. There was someone out there in Feb. Glad to see it has been visited. Ummm Thelma, I believe that would bring us to 4-1.

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