Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I have been looking at this lake for a year, online. It holds 6 geocaches on a 2 1/2 mile hike around it. I was not looking forward to it but it had to be done. Today was the day. January 31 and the temperature in the mid 60's. There was a special lady wanting to hit this lake with me, so today we did it.
7 year old Marci Claire was taking care of grandpa today. I had barely gotten out of the vdub before she had this one in hand.
After a mile and half I am into shortcuts. So, we took a big one. Guess what? See the edge of that land sticking out into the lake? There is a cache right there. Our problem is we "shorcutted" right by it. Its nearly a half mile walk back over there. Ok, back we go. Girls don't like shortcuts. I should have listened to Marci Claire.
See the rock, it is in there. So, we logged the "shortcut cache" and off we go, over the same hills we just walked over.
2 miles and counting. We have done more than 2 miles because of "my" shortcut. You don't see her smiling, do you?
Well, we grabbed all 6. I know where there is another one in another state park, back in the woods. We need this one to make us an even 850 caches. Off we go, 10 miles east then south.
1/4 mile hike and there it is. Marci Claire thought she needed to show you how worn out her grandpa was. I had had it by now. Well over 3 miles, up and down, end and out, we made it. Now to get back to the car again and drive the 45 miles back home.
Hey grandpa, wait up. I must admit, I got in a hurry after this one. I needed to get to the vdub and sit down.
Whew, we made it. Life is so good with grandchildren. I have 5 year old Rylan tomorrow. Where can we cache?
Thanks for cheering us on.