We collected two travel bugs yesterday so we could take them out west with us next week. Today we thought we’d snag a few more.
There were two TBs in a close by cache we had already visited, so it would be a quick park and grab. Unfortunately neither of them were in the container. On the bright side, there was a traveling item in there, that was a recent drop (after I had last checked the cache status.)
There was a second cache at the library that had the same parameters, 2 TBs and we had visited it before too. Like the first stop, neither of the listed items were present in the cache. Unlike the first one though, this one didn’t have a bonus bug.
We had one more spot we had been before and this one had three travelers including one whose goal was to make it back to Arizona which was right up our alley. But, what had now become a trend, there were no TBs in the ammo can here either.
After this we headed into Hitchcock Woods to watch the annual Horse Show and visit a couple caches. One of them, Cuthbert Cache had two Travel Bugs, but this cache had proved elusive two weeks ago on two tries, once on our way into the woods and again on the way out. This time we beat the bushes for around 15 minutes in frustration, we even checked on the wrong side of the trail from where the clue said it should be, just because one time the the GPS needle twitched that way. We both wanted to call it quits and took two steps away before I turned around to make one more pass. I found it! Hot diggity! Now looking at where it was hid, I can’t believe we missed it for so long.
The second one in the woods also had two travelers and we had found it before. This one, Up Sand Creek, at least had one of the two advertised TBs, so we pocketed it on our way back out of the woods.
With our success with the Cuthbert Cache on our third try, we decided to make a quick detour to make a third pass on Horsey Place. Once again the third time was a charm. As a nice surprise, there was a Travel Bug for our taking.
After a second consecutive more than 4 mile walking day we called it quits for the day and headed home for showers, a late lunch and some TV watching. That lasted almost 6 hours before we started planning caches to find tomorrow morning,we plan on biking into town to pay bills. One thing led to another and we spotted one that had a couple travel bugs (we hoped), but is was part of a trio in a park that wasn’t conducive to grabbing by bicycle.
So, that’s right, we went back out in the car and ended up walking around a mile tracking these caches down. First stop was an ammo can with the travel bugs and it went pretty smoothly except we were on the wrong side of a chain link fence. We both hopped it (that was a lot harder to do than we remembered, seeing as the last time we probably hopped a fence was 25 years ago.) At least both bugs were in the can, so they could be added to our collection. Cache #2, A Cut Above the Rest, was a micro and the GPS led us to the likely spot, but we weren’t having much luck until Donna read the title out loud for the third time and she realized we needed to look up. Bingo! The third cache was a two stage multi with two micros. We found the first part in short order and that gave us to coordinates for the second part. That lead us across a big open field into the opposite tree line. Ground Zero looked like a neighborhood trash dump in which neither one of us felt comfortable poking around in. We gave up looking for the camoe film canister in short order. I emailed the cache owner for a hint, we’ll see what happens.
Started up, went down, still down.
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