Who are we? We are two wacky artists from either side of the country who have discovered that we are kindred spirits- in fact, elf sisters. We both like to be outdoors and exploring, so we've created the blog to share our adventures!
Note: Here be spoilers. Well, sometimes, but you may find photos or info about the location or description of a cache. You've been warned!

A day of park and grab caching

Since the weather has gotten nicer (meaning it's still cold, but at least the snow's mostly gone), my dad and I decided to try caching again today, with some luck. We managed to find 3 out of the 6 park and grabs (parking lot and easy terrain caches) we looked for. Unfortunately, since it's still winter that means it gets dark stupid early, so I wasn't able to get many pictures. Sorry about that!

First we hit A giant cache, located in the parking lot of a Giant. Obviously. No luck here- both of our GPSs were bouncing us all over the place. I finally got mine to settle down, but it told me the cache was in the middle of the parking lot. The middle- where the cars turn in. Umm... no. It's obviously on one of the grassy islands where cachers won't become pancakes, but we couldn't figure out which, so we'll have to come back later.

Next stop- Play Ball or Die. I really liked this one, but it was too dark to get a picture- dark enough that I told dad "There's no way we'll be able to find this". He turned to walk back to the car for a flashlight when I said "Wait, no, there it is!". Yup, I found a tiny, well-hidden green cache in a tree. What can I say, my Elf-instincts must have kicked in. That and the cache was shiny and my favorite color. ;)

1 for 2, we headed to the next cache: Phobia #5. This is one we'd looked for back in September, but couldn't find. This time around we still couldn't find it. I emailed the cache owner for another hint, so maybe next time!

Now 1 out of 3- not very good odds- we drove off to the next one: The Coop's Warning. Which meant another tree- and not just any tree. A sign-eating tree! Really!


I wish I'd gotten a better picture, but the metal pole of the sign? It was inside the tree! If it'll let me link directly to an image on geocaching.com, you can see a much better picture taken during the daytime here.

Onwards to the next one! Feeling better at 2 finds to 2 nots, we headed to Got Pizza?. I'm really glad I went with dad on this one because he wanted to look on completely the wrong side of the row of stores. I pointed out that the parking lot probably went behind them because the GPS was telling me it was about 600 feet away (and pointing towards the buildings), and sure enough, we were able to drive behind them. We poked around a lamppost (think it was a lamppost, anyway) and I felt something stick to my glove. Pulling it out, I found the cache now velcroed to my hand. (Note to self: if I wear gloves, I attract caches. Probably not a helpful note come summer, though.)
Got a picture of this one, although it's blurry:

Or maybe I just attract green things? ;) Still not sure why this had velcro on it in the first place...

Feeling quite proud of ourselves at finding 3 out of 5 caches, dad and I decided to try our luck and look for What was it? again. You know, the weird building Plurkfish and I visited in October. Alas, this time we still couldn't find it. *grumble grumble* People have found it since we last looked, but in that time it was found wedged in the mud, so I'm wondering if it got knocked loose again. Dad and I poked everywhere. Sigh, guess we'll just have to keep looking for this one!

Final score for the day: 3 finds, 3 did not finds. Well, at least we found some. :)

3 Comments to "A day of park and grab caching"

Nightmaiden Says:
March 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

That's still a good day. We only found 2 today on our adventures. We also had trouble too, we couldn't find a place to park for one of the caches we tried to hit.

Meri Greenleaf Says:
March 3, 2011 at 7:47 AM

Ugh, that's annoying to not be able to find parking.

Yeah, finding half was good. It's just driving me bonkers that dad and I have about 4 caches that we've looked for a few times and still can't find, yet other people have.

Rose Works Jewelry Says:
March 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Good job!