Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lazy PNG Saturday

Evan and I stopped by for some caches today after visiting my parents. We mainly picked up a few park and grabs before going out furniture shopping with some friends.

I grew up in Allen so am pretty familiar at the area. I was still surprised by some of the changes that have taken place. New parking lot, wave board company - whole places that I've never seen.

Looked for three, found three. But nothing very exciting. All lamp posts today.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

More after work caching

Second time out with co-workers, and this time started out fairly similarly, even though the group was slightly different. This time around, it was Dhawal's second trip with me. Vincent and his dog Blanche joined us for their first time out. Hubby Evan still has the boot on his foot, so he opted to not join us.

The first part again was to go under the highway, then we made through the nearby park to head to the first cache. After walking through tall grass, we eventually found an old dirt path that went right by the first cache. I've been to this spot before, and I'm fairly certain this is the first geocache I ever found. I still love how the dog was buried with the family and has its own headstone. Grabbed a bat for a friend and leave some art pieces a different friend made.

On the way to the next cache, we crossed a creek on foot and made pretty good time along a narrow path. I ended up eating a bug when we arrived - there were bugs all around. Thankfully, even though there were vines everywhere, no PI yet.

Headed out and continued along the dirt path until we reached the concrete trail. Followed this to the last cache of the day, which was a breeze compared to the first two.

Back to the office, but this was a very successful trip out.

Jacob Routh's Other Haunt
Tree of Gondor

Monday, March 26, 2012

Out again with our awesome caching team

Sunday was a beautiful day, and we had the great fortune of getting back out with the team. Since Evan still has the boot on his foot, he was our driver, while Lisa, James, and I hopped out and found things.

We started near my house and found some nearby caches that, really, I should have found a long time ago already. One of the neatest nearby was Sit a Spell, which took us a little longer to find that it probably should have, but was still a fun location for us.

We then headed out to retry a couple of DNFs and clear those off of the list. Success on both counts!

Denton Rd. Powertrail #13 (thanks to a note from the cache owner)
Soldiers of the Empire (was replaced since our first visit)

Before wrapping up the night, took Lisa and James to find my recent night cache, which we also did some maintenance on since recent growth obscured some of the trail markers.