Trying to hide, better not seek

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Since the last time I posted, I met a goal by finding my 250th geocache with Brian! We went after church and unfortunately started driving around in the area from the weekend before which is way out in the boonies too much. The first place we went to would have meant ‘maybe’ walking by a stream. It was about 6:20, so we didn’t want to do that one. The next one was also more like a little hike which we got out for thinking it was in a guardrail. The third one was in a little park that I has seen better in the daylight, but not at night. Finally we headed to one and when we approached a guardrail, the compass counted down and I knew we had one! Yay! Someone had put a rock in front of the cache and it hadn’t been found since December. Whew! That took over an hour. We then went on and enjoyed lovely salads for dinner.

I had a meeting at the church where I work (once a week) this past Sunday. The coordinator also had a delicious lunch for us from mini pulled pork sandwiches to fruit, veggies, soup and chili. We practiced gathering the children (there were none there) to get out for a fire. Then we went in the bathroom-in case we were threatened by an intruder. We were to pull a piece of paper off the wall with ‘red’ on one side and ‘green’ on the other. If someone we knew came in, we were to pass the paper under the door before opening it with the appropriate color up. And with both incidences we need to bring the clipboard in with the signed in kids listed on it. I think we all need an emergency plan like this.

Other than that, I haven’t been able to get that special Silver Linings Playbook cache published as they said that it was too close to a house and I need permission. I appealed a few times to the mother company and the volunteer said she looked at the satellite and it was too close to the house. I decided to look at the satellite photo again and my coords are off for the area where the cache is. It shows it being in the middle of the road, near the incorrect house. I feel a bit stupid as I didn’t see this, but I think once the cache is archived, it’s really hard to get it up again. And the reviewer is a volunteer like the appeal people. I didn’t know that the cache reviewers could also still geocache! I saw where the person who reviews mine goes ahead and looks for the ones he reviews and I saw where he was the ‘first to find’ on one cache. This doesn’t seem fair to me at all like they have an unfair advantage. I told him and the appeal’s person this too. Makes the ‘game’ seem a bit lop-sided especially when the reviewer’s geocache name has over 11k!

So here is where the cache is and where I put down the incorrect coords-marked by the ‘B’. The yellow is correct.

P&Tcache

And from that corner there and down about 10 houses is the real SLP house

SLPhousesat

It’s the house in the middle (pretty sure) as I compared it to the screen shot from the movie.

I have one more day of work and then I have a break for Easter.

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