Thursday, January 22, 2015

Geocache Number 3000

Finally....  We found our 3000th geocache!  And we slid it in just before the end of the year.  I was determined to hit 3000 caches in 2014 and I felt like everything was working against us.  Since we started geocaching in 2009, this was actually our worst year ever, with the least amount of finds for the year.  So hitting 3000 was a big deal for me.

We took my mom and dad with us and headed out to Bolingbrook, Illinois for a morning of caching....




As you can see, we haven't been getting a lot of snow this year.   This cache was a fake apple hidden in a pine tree, hence the cache name "Pineapple."  How funny is that??


Mom and dad enjoyed being about to look for geocaches without trampling through the snow...


Montana Charlies is a famous area landmark and it's been there for years.  I remember going there with my grandparents when I was a kid.  It's not open this time of year, but I thought it was the perfect place to find my milestone geocache.......



Afterwards we went to White Fence Farm for a delicious chicken lunch.


The restaurant still had all of their Christmas decorations up.  It was just beautiful with the lights twinkling and decorations every place you looked...




White Fence Farm is famous for their mouth watering chicken.  One of the things I like about this place is the appetizers they bring to the table while you're waiting for your meal - fresh beets, cottage cheese, coleslaw, kidney bean salad and the best corn fritters in the world.  They sprinkle them with powder sugar and they are  soooo good!


 Now I call that a great day!

19 comments:

  1. What a great milestone and even greater adventure with family! Congratulations Kim!

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    1. Thanks Dolly - we waited a long time to hit this one!

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  2. Congrats! Looks like great day! White Fence is very famous-- I've had their take out chx but have never been there myself. They were featured on "Check, Please" once.

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    1. You have to go some day - it's just the best. The restaurant is HUGE!

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  3. Yahoo! Congrats on reaching cache no 3000!

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    1. Thanks Dave - I have to run a little faster to catch up to you.

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  5. What a wonderful accomplishment! I'm so happy for you! And we love eating at places like this. Looks like you still need some fattenin' up! Take care! Hugs, Diane

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  6. Congratulations on hitting your milestone, Kim! So good to see your Mom out there with you!
    It looks like you all had a wonderful day....and some good food, too!
    Big hugs.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks debbie - our mild winter is making it easier to get out and about. xo

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  7. 3000 That's just amazing...I've given up, no fun by yourself!! I think it's neat that you've made this such a family affair, 4000 will be here before you know it!

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    1. Cheri - when we meet on sanibel I'll take you geocaching. :-)

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  8. 3000 is amazing. I don't know much about it but assume there must be areas with several nearby caches that you can find in one day. ?

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    1. Oh Yes, some areas have many within a mile radius so it's often easy to get many in a few hours.

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  9. That is incredible! I haven't been since Fall. I'm not thrilled about fighting snow and cold plus no one in my family caught the bug like I did. I'd never get them out in winter with the grumbling I heard this summer. It's not as much fun alone, I'm afraid. I did one and the thrill wasn't there.I think we have some groups here. I should think about joining one.

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    1. I don't know when you'd have time Gayle. :-) I'll have to come visit and take you. Or, the next time Emily goes to Indianapolis, go with her and I'll meet you. That's only 3 hours away.

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  10. Wow! 3000 and congratulations on this! You are a very determined little one, aren't you? :) Hope the new year is going well for you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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