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.
It was Christmas break for the kids, but they had gotten themselves grounded and needed to get out of the house for a bit. I decided a walk and a cache hunt would be in order, so I grabbed my two older daughters and headed out. We walked for about 20 minutes, and found ourselves in the middle of a cactus garden of sorts. (These are found in patches all over the suburban areas of Tucson. Sand, cacti, aloe plants, and other such desert vegetation.) We came across a rusted out container and a lid, both lying on the ground several feet from each other. We thought this was the cache (darn muggles!), but thankfully it was a decoy (whether an intentional one or not). Sarah found it in a bush, and under a pile of rocks. Good find, Sarah! We took a pair of rings and a bag of erasers, and left a plastic centaur toy and a naked trollkin. We headed home after that, as we had some kind of appointment that we had to go to. Fun hunt!