Monday, December 13, 2010

Enlisted Aircrew

WARNING: The following blog entry contains a spoiler to the cache listed within. If you feel you may be caching in Tucson anytime soon and don't want to ruin your hunt, please proceed with caution.

Nikki and the kids had gone off to do something else, so I set off to find one cache during the late morning hours. The owner of the cache wanted to pay homage to his Enlisted Aircrew brothers and sisters, hence the name. I walked about two miles (since Nikki had the car), and turned down a side street. I crossed an alley and into a parking lot. I quickly homed in on what I thought to be the location. I was near a cactus, with an aloe plant next to it. I saw a few suspicious-looking rocks, but nothing was underneath them. Even when stepping between the two plants (very carefully), I saw nothing. My GPS was going all wonky on me for some reason. I don't know what could've been interfering with it. I walked back and forth about the area, and then it came to me. I remembered where we found the Safe Way... 234 cache. It was under part of a lamp post.

I opened the cache, and voila! An Altoids tin. (Very popular container.) I dropped the travel bug in (which was found in this entry), and signed the log. I headed on home. Just one find, but it was fun! I'll be keeping a sharp eye out for those skirt hides in the future.

The "skirt" is that square metal piece between the concrete base and the pole. It's hollow, and it can be pulled upwards, enabling people to leave objects in the empty space. Clever! You can see that cactus at the far right of the picture.


Samantha said...

Of course I found them in reverse order from you. Found this one first and then the Safeway one but it's all good.

Amy K. said...

It's all goooood, baby! :)

Samantha said...

Yeah, I had fun and got to see some of where you've been. Love it!