Thursday, September 19, 2013

Caching like it’s 1999!

Actually, the title is a bit of a misnomer  since geocaching wasn't invented until 2000.  So caching like it’s 1999 would actually mean not caching at all!  In truth, the 1999 was our goal for today.  We needed to find 13 caches to get our total cache count to 1999.
We needed a tool!

We (Mona, Laura and I) started our day by trying to find Panther Memories, a cache in Lovington.  Our initial attempts to find the cache failed as we simply didn't have the proper tool.  As luck would have it, Molly’s Aunt Jan lives only two houses from the cache location.  We made the short trek there and luckily she had exactly the tool we needed.  We quickly made our way back to the cache and within moments we had the cache in hand!

All that caching made us hungry so we made our way to Arthur, Illinois.  There we stopped at Pauly’s and tried their ribs and hobo potatoes.  Wow!  Best ribs we've had in Central Illinois.  Highly recommend this as a caching destination!  I love finding caches in the Arthur area because of the Amish and Mennonites in the area.  There are always lots of horses and carriages to see.
Smith Cemetery

After Arthur we made our way south and west picking up caches here and there.  It’s a good thing we were in Red because one cache, Coles Cemetery – Smith, required us to drive down a grassy path through the cornfields to get to the cache.  At the end of path was an overgrown cemetery and we had to walk about 100 feet (Equivalent to one of Sheryl’s miles?) through high weeds.  Glad we didn't try to find this one at night or in the rain!

Our 1999th cache turned out to be a very creepy cache…Skully.  This cache was our favorite of the day and I’d love to share pictures of it, but any pic would totally give this one away.  If you’re ever in Sullivan then I recommend stopping by to find this one!

We’re anxious to find cache #2000 but have to wait a few more days for it to be available for us.  Can’t wait!

Happy Caching!

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