WARNING: The following blog entry contains spoilers to the caches 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.
We did a bit of walking and found some more treasure. Check it out!
We took the car to this one, and quickly found that the cache was behind a chained-off road. I checked the cache description and saw that it said, in all caps no less, "THIS IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. IT IS OK'D BY SIENNA HOME OWNERS. I AM V.P. OF THE ASSOC." Well, allrighty then! Once we were able to find our way over there, past another fence and a gulley, and then a large fallen tree in our path, we found the cache in short order. This was a very small container, with only a tiny monkey face eraser inside. Since we have at least a few of those, we took nothing, and left only a 20-sided die.
I parked behind a row of apartment buildings, and we headed out on foot for the next three caches. We found the first very quickly. I saw the green sticking out from a tee-pee of sticks under a bush. We took a doll and a slinky, and left a 20-sider and something called a "popper." It's this piece of rubber that you turn inside out, and then it flips back to it's original shape, making it fly into the air. Well, look:
Anyway, here's us with our find. Nice container!
We walked to this one from Kids' Treasure. Along the way, we found this swing, suspended from what looked to a very old, and very dead, tree. Sarah found that the dessicated branch above would most probably not support her weight...
So she decided to try climbing it instead!
We soon continued our trek through the woods. It was quite a walk, and put us near a small park. I always find it amazing to walk in a wood or forest, and then all of a sudden, you come upon some patch of civilization, or to find that there was a road not far from where you were walking, that had been running parallel to you for quite awhile.
This cache, and the memorial near it, is dedicated to Tucson police officer Eric Hite, who died on June 2, 2008. We found it inside a small fence running around a tree. It's a bison tube attached to a long piece of wire. We TNLNSL (Took Nothing, Left Nothing, Signed Log). Unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore the park, as it was getting late, and we had to walk to our next cache, then trek back to the car and make it home in time for dinner!
You may have to look closely to see the cache. I have the wire in my left hand, and the bison tube is suspended by the wire in front of Sarah.
Sarah was rather thrilled, since it almost seemed like this cache was named after her. The family who placed the cache, chose this because of it's location. Their daughter had wandered off into this area when she was younger, and she thought the place was magical. She tried to show them what she had found, but she couldn't locate it again. The directions don't say if they found the "magical place" at a later date, and hid the cache there, or if they just chose this as the closest likely spot. It's another bison tube, cleverly hidden in the "V" of a tree.
I'm not sure what's up with Savannah in this picture! Are you okay, honey?
Four for four! We've been doing well lately. Now we're up to 40 caches found. Sweet! Thanks for reading!
Caches Found: 40