For the past few years it's been our tradition to go out and grab a few geocaches on New Year's Day. When we left at 9:00 am it was sunny but cold - a nice 12 degrees plus a blustery wind. We just bundled up in multiple layers and off we went!
Mom started out the New Year right by immediately finding the first cache. Can you spot it here?
The next cache was a DNF and a comedy of errors. I forgot my hat and gloves in the car when we parked and walked about a block to the cache site. We looked and looked and couldn't locate the cache. After about 10 minutes I felt like my ears were going to fall off, so I ran back to the car, slid into the front seat and pulled on my hat and gloves. Got out and ran back to the cache site. Looked some more and still couldn't find the cache. We all headed back to the car and I realized that I dropped my GPS someplace. Dad and I headed back to the cache site, looking for my GPS along the way. We didn't see it anywhere and headed back to the car, where we ran into Louie, holding up my GPS. It turned out that it had fallen out of my pocket and landed in the car when I went back for my hat and gloves. I was happy to find my GPS, but we had to add that cache to our DNF list.
The next cache was my favorite of the day - any guesses?
It was a log sheet hidden behind this letter panel. Pretty clever, huh?
The next cache was better suited for those not vertically challenged, like Papa. Do you see it?
My dad, at 79 years old, is still game for climbing the occasional tree....
No climbing required for the next cache, an easy one on a guard rail...
I liked the next one too. It's a tribute cache for a 1000 cache milestone for an area cacher....
Along the way we ran into another cacher at a cache location. It's always fun to meet up with others and say hi.
We found a wide variety of caches and ended up with 13 finds and 1 DNF for the day.
Are you noticing the complete lack of snow in the Chicago area??? Come on already, it's January after all - where the heck is the snow??