Monday, February 29, 2016

Geocaching in Hobart Indiana

Last weekend we took a little road-trip to Hobart, Indiana to do a little geocaching.  I don't know about you, but by the time February rolls around, I start to get cabin fever and I'm itching to hit the road.  But since we plow snow for a living, we can't venture far from home from December until the beginning of April.  To keep my wanderlust at bay, we plan day trips so we can get out of town and see some sights.  Lucky for me that we can combine day trips with geocaching.

Old Settlers Cemetery was small and out of the way.  I do love an historic cemetery.

Check out the old tilted headstones.  They remind me of crooked teeth....

Go Navy   was located at a military memorial.  Unfortunately the high winds last weekend broke and blew down 2 of the flags.  We found them flapping on the ground.  We picked them up and tried to secure them off the ground before we looked for the cache...

Another well hidden cache....

 Life is a Gas was my favorite cache of the day.  It was a gas nozzle - very clever!  We had actually tried to find this cache last year when we were in the area, but it had been missing.  We were happy to see that it had been replaced....

Here's an example of a well crafted and nicely hidden cache.  It was a hollowed out bolt....

How do you like this well  hidden cache?

Rocket J was a perfect name for this squirrel in a tree cache....

I always like to find an ammo can cache....

Or a small cache hiding out in a tree...

How do you Measure Up?  is a great example of a creative cache.  The log sheet was taped onto the measuring tape and you had to pull it out to sign it.  I have to remember this one!

We had a great day in Hobart, Indiana.  It's right next to Merrillville, Indiana where we went geocaching last July.  This area is ripe with fun caches.   In fact, there is a forest preserve there with a bunch of great caches around it that I am eyeing.  Future day trip - here we come!

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  1. Glad you're getting back out there! Cool geocaches.

    1. Yeah, I get bored when we don't get out for awhile

  2. It's so nice to get outside when the weather sunny! I know you must have a bunch of trips planned for Spring! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Come on down to Florida..temps in the 70s all week! Hugs, Diane

    1. We're getting snow tonight! I'd sure like to be laying on a beach.

  3. Those tilted headstones are crazy! Lovin' the gas nozzle and measuring tape caches... some folks are so creative!

    1. Some of them are really creative. Those are my favorites.

  4. Another fun outing, nicely documented

  5. Hi Kim,
    I hear you about the cabin fever...but it looks like you had another amazing day trip! And doing something you love too!
    I always love seeing how creative some of these are!
    I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Kimberley

  6. Kim, the geocaching looks fun! I always like your posts showing where the items are hidden. Thank you for your nice comments on my suitcase redo. I knew you would appreciate the sheet music lining it! I always admire your trunk re-dos.

    xo Dianne


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