I took three of the kids out on an excursion on our 1 year anniversary of finding our first cache. Well, technically, that was the 27th, but close enough. I drove us to a location with a number of caches, and with at least one that could hold the traveler that I picked up in Cozumel.
We started with the closest one we came across, a small one with just a log. We did some searching but were unable to find it.
We moved on to the nearby Ronald Reagan Park, which has a dog running area and thus the name of the cache; Barking Lot.
I’d read the hint, but didn’t give it out to the kids. We just followed the phone/GPS, passed a slightly frozen pond (unusual for Georgia in December), and started searching.
It didn’t take long, and my daughter found it.
As per the description, a few of the items were dog-related (food dish, leashes), but there were your typical items that folks had traded in. We signed the log, took a toy Anakin Skywalker, and left a slightly-warped bouncey ball and the traveller.
We tried a couple of other caches, but came up empty. The first was supposed to be a simple 2-stage multi in the same park, but we were unable to come up with the first stage.
And then we tried looking at a library across the street. A small mayo jar in a bush. Should have been easy but we went all through the bush we thought was the place but didn’t find it.
So we went 1 for 4, but did have a good time. It was getting dark, so we returned home. Happy Anniversary to us!