The first park we navigated to was gated off and closed for one reason or another, so we headed out to another in hopes of finding some success. As we pulled in, I recognized it as one we had been to a few years ago when Shane and I first started dating. It's a nice park and appeared to have several caches ready for a hunt!
|#32 Found by Miss Alexis|
We got ourselves in the right general area and Lexi quickly made the first find of the day. It was a LARGE bright green ammo can that was too heavy for her to lift alone. There was also a large piece of bark obscuring it from view that she needed help with. As we were dragging the cache out to inspect it and sign the log, she reminded me again that this would be less worrisome if I had dressed appropriately. :-)
There were a lot of folks on the trails on this mild and pleasant afternoon and Lexi asked me, "Why would anyone want to just walk around or run on these trails and NOT treasure hunt?" I think that is an excellent question.
The next find was a clever hide. The name of the cache referenced a bird, so I began thinking "up" as opposed to on the ground. Luckily, I was thinking right, as it was hanging from a tree branch. Unfortunately, it was not in its actual hiding spot as the cacher before us had had some trouble putting it back the way they found it and it was out of reach for anyone of less-than-NBA-player-height. I logged that we found it and that the owner should stop by to replace it where it belonged. They did so the next day (according to their log in response).
We had hoped to log at least three finds for the afternoon while Shane met with Lexi's mom, but he texted to say they were done early and that he needed me to pick him up. I informed a very disappointed 5 year old and we headed back for the car.
This Tuesday was a short, sweet little hunt after work on a mild and sunny day in March. We look forward to lots more days like this as the season warms further! Maybe we would go out in a few days, after all, the weekend that was approaching would be one we would have Lexi....