Last night we decided to do a makeup family night for the craziness that was Christmas Eve. So we went out geocaching, at night. Unfortunately I did not have my DSLR to take good shots, so the photos above and the photos following were all taken with my Droid (low-light shots suck).
We started the night out doing our regular geocaching.com search for any caches that were close, like within a 10 mile radius from where we were. Then after finding 5 that were marked as “available 24/7” we headed off for our first cache. It was 9:30pm.
The first cache took us a whole 15 minutes after we parked until we found it, as it was hidden in the belly of this snake. As you can see, the snake didn’t think it was too fun an idea to mess with his innards.
Shortly after the first one, the 2nd one was only a couple hundred yards across a field so we headed over there and found this:
After the 2nd cache, we drove about 2 miles to the next one. It was so beautiful out, stars were bright as ever, and after we star gazed a bit, we spent the next 20 minutes looking for a very cleverly hidden cache. The cache hiders thought it’d be funny to glue rocks on top of the container. I think nobody laughed.
For the 4th, we drove around the corner and did some more star-trippin’ (another fun night game), then one of the kids found this:
Lastly, the 5th cache was “micro” which I thought was going to be difficult, but the kids have eyes like owls and spotted the magnetic micro cache under a bunch super quick.
After all of the geocaching, we headed home and celebrated a nice little birthday party. We did a total of 5 Geocaches in less than 2 hours. Record time.
For those of you who know the story of our family, I’m seriously going to miss this family, probably more than they’ll ever know.