I was able to spend a little outdoor time with two of my grandkids this week. Dagny and Maggie Faith accompanied me geocaching. This is, of course, one of my favorite activities, and they are two of my favorite partners. I hit 200 finds on Thursday, and those two found a lot of them while geocaching with me. On Thursday, we went four for four — 100 percent success. And when I say we, I really mean Dagny. She was on a hot streak, and Maggie and I were ice cold. Two of the caches were ordinary tubes hanging from the branch of two different trees. But one was called Woodchuck, with the hint suggesting cachers be careful to not “chuck” the cache accidentally. Dagny spotted a piece of a log under a tree. She turned it over, and found the cache…..
See the little hole drilled into the wood hiding the piece of paper that we sign?
But her real success came with one called Skullduggery. The hint indicated that the hiding place was something that had once been alive, but could no longer hurt you. We looked and looked, to no avail. Suddenly, Dagny’s voice rang out….”I found it.” She had literally lifted part of a tree that had fallen, and uncovered the skull of some kind of small animal in which they had inserted the paper to sign. I admit that Maggie and I were equal parts impressed and horrified…..
It was a good day, and we ended it as we always do with a trip to Sonic for a cold treat. It made me smile.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend.