|#51, first in a parking structure|
|#52, a new series, QOF|
|Big, adorable hitchhiker|
We decided to head more toward home and see what we stumbled across. On our way, we noticed another cache that looked interesting. We were hesitant to enter the drive we found that appeared to lead to the cache, as it was posted as private. However, it was posted as for sale, so we knew we had an excuse in addition to our truth for being there. Upon finding the cache, in this subtly *ahem* marked pipe, we noticed we were TERRIBLY close to a subdivision in which we could have parked without breaking rules. We will be more mindful of our direction of approach going forward. It is NEVER the goal of any cacher to violate private property rights or to tread where we are not welcome.
|#53 was a copy, as the original was lost|
There was an additional learning opportunity in this find as well. This was the first time we found a "copy" TB tag. The original tag and hitchhiker had come up missing at some point and the owner had a new tag made and a new hitchhiker attached to send back out into the world. You can read about its travels here. It was lost as a music loving crocodile in the Netherlands before its debut as an off the beaten path seeking jeep. I love to see where the trackables have been. I add them to our watch list to keep an eye on where they go as well!
|#54 was also a good history lesson|
156 people lost their lives that day. It was somber and touching to stand before her likeness in bronze swinging on a swing, indulging in the joys of childhood, reflecting on what she went through and the great loss of that day. There were a few folks who were apparently not identifiable and there are markers to honor them.
As we circled around the path to head for one more on the grounds, we saw a collection of stones that looked like large plaques. We read a couple and they were markers with information about naturally beautiful places in Michigan. Some research when we came home showed us that they are actually in the shape of the state and mark natural highlights around our coast.
This shape can only be seen from the air. We found that rather fitting.
Our last stop for the day (it was starting to drizzle and was cold) yielded this little critter hanging in a tree. It is one of yet another series we are discovering out there.
|#55 was small and unique|
This series is called Cap-Cap. We will add it to the list we need to come back to and complete at a later date! 5 caches for a work day hunt was a great set of smileys for our map, so we headed home to get some dinner and do a few chores. With Spring on the way, there is no shortage of tasks available!