100th Cache Find!

100th Cache Find Container and Key Coin TB on Cemetery Fence

100th Cache Find Container and Key Coin TB on Cemetery Fence

Yesterday, I found my 100th cache! I was so excited! It took longer then expected yesterday, but was worth the wait. I started yesterday with 98 finds, so I only needed two more. It took 5 cache hunts to find my 99th and 100th caches, but I finally hit it with a cache called “Among the Living.”

The cache was hidden just outside the backside of a cemetery fence. The other side of the cemetery faces a major road in Raleigh, NC, but with traffic rushing by, many people probably don’t notice this cemetery. I’d never noticed it, but I don’t travel down that road very often. Since I love cemeteries, and even consider myself a taphophile, this was the perfect milestone find for me!

The picture here shows the container and my geocoin keychain on top of the fence. This isn’t the cache’s hiding place; I put it there for the photo opp.

Geocaching on Vacation

2013-05-18 09.34.53George and I joined my parents, sister and brother-in-law, and nieces on the North Carolina coast for a few days last week, and I enjoyed finding a few caches there, as well as to and from the beach. I found some new-to-me spots, even though we’ve been going to the beach in that area for years! I also enjoyed the extra exercise while geocaching. It got me off my butt a little more while on vacation!

Thanks to My iPhone

I signed up for an account on Geocaching.com FIVE years ago, but never got around to buying a GPS receiver. Well, I recently learned that there’s an app for geocaching, so I downloaded it, and found my first geocache last month with the help of another librarian. My first cache? One named Book Worm, near the main library at Duke University! Now I’m off and running! I’ve learned a lot in the past month or so, about the area where I live, about my eye for detail, about patience. I decided to start charting my lessons and travels here.