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Flew the coop

We decided to fly the coop yesterday, driving around in Mount Vernon, walk the dog, look for Geocaches, etc.

Didn’t have a lot of luck with the caches, this is one that we had looked for in passing a few months ago, but the dog was too crazy that day- If only someone had looked UP, we would have found it that day; The aptly named “Feather My Nest” cache. But we found it this time, thanks to a comment in the cache notes about looking up.

I wish they were all that easy, we don’t like “clever” hides, One time we were looking for what was supposed to be an ammo can, turned out to be a little (GI Joe?) toy ammo can, under some weeds. Droll, very droll.

THE PUP geocache could use some “Deep Woods OFF”.

We recently found a geocache called “THE PUP” in Lake Stevens- in some lovely woods behind the senior center.

Teresa found a safety cone for her walking stick. The cache was on a a winding trail where it wasn’t always clear if you were on the trail or a side path. Couple that with the trees throwing off the GPS signal, it took a while to find. I was 50 feet away when Teresa let out a whoop.

If it was easier to find, and if the mosquitos weren’t so aggressive, THE PUP would get a “favorite” from us, because of the nice trail and safe location.

Trollbooth cache gives me a Stephen King feeling

This is the “Trollhouse” geocache we logged a few months ago. I put it on our favorites list just for the novelty of it. The lady of the house pulled in as we were examining this amazing bit of folk art, but she just sighed and basically said it was her husband’s doing. The creatures that inhabit this structure are sort of disturbing, maybe when he started it was more whimsical, but got darker and more sinister as time passed? I don’t know, but I am glad it is there. And not here.

Sneaky Fern Cache

We must have passed by this cache a dozen times during our search. I stopped and looked at the comments, someone had taken a picture of the “potted plant”, that did the trick. Is it a “spoiler”? Perhaps. We don’t care, we just want to find the stupid thing, sign the log and get out before the muggles get curious.

My kind of geocache!

Roadside surprise

The Geocache Thanks for Visiting is on our favorites list; it’s one of those where you just drive up and and walk a few yards, no nonsense about solving a mystery, or “clever” cache placement. A fun container with room for “swag” and travel bugs. Not a hobo heaven nor is it overrun by muggles. Not full of rainwater or surrounded by nettles. Thanks for the hide!

Number one with a bullet!

We hit the “Can’t Miss” Geocache a few years ago, it’s one of our favorites. (TIP: Change out of your Target uniform before you go.)
We were a bit cautious here, you never know they might have a “The Most Dangerous Game” thing going on. However business was slow at the shooting range, and we easily found the cache, hence the moniker “Can’t Miss”. Pleased to find lots of “swag” in it. A good time was had by Al; I liked it too.