Thanksgiving Weekend Caching

November’s been unexpectedly busy, especially with graduate school and (sadly) my dad’s Halloween stroke. (He’s doing better, but is still in rehab for the stroke.) A quick trip to the beach to be with family for=Thanksgiving has provided a welcome (though somewhat guilty) break from work, school (though I’ve brought homework with me), and visiting Dad. The weekend away has also provided opportunities to find a few caches, which has been fun! I even traded travel bugs in a fun geocache I found this morning in the Swansboro, NC, area, which provided a small thrill I’d forgotten about! Here’s hoping December will bring time for a few more caches!

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.