Yesterday, I asked Brian if we could check out this cache at a place called Blue Ball Barn. From the website:
This extraordinary barn, built in 1914 by Alfred I. duPont, is named after the Blue Ball Tavern, an inn and meeting house, that was once located near the property. The Blue Ball Barn is the centerpiece of the new Alapocas Run State Park, and an example of the preservation and adaptive reuse of an historic structure.
This was an unusual ‘palm tree’ like sculpture right next to the barn. The cache was near a door. First we went the wrong way and went into a courtyard. We went around the side and figured we needed to be around the other side. When we came back, the gates to the courtyard were closed-like 3 minutes later. Someone must have seen us looking around and closed them.
Before we had gone to the park, we found a small cammoed bison tube in a cemetery. The cemetery ones are almost always in trees (of course). The one here was laying on the ground, so we hung it up again.
We also stopped by Winterthur as one was right off the parking lot.
This was a good cache. Most of the ones we located yesterday were part of the Delaware Geo trail and in medium blue ammo boxes (thus the name of the blog post). This had a number of ‘trackables’ in it, and I hardly have seen any in the caches I find. What I mostly find are too small to hold them. I took out two trackables and another bag with a tiny one had fallen out when I had closed the box up. I took three. These items of varying shapes are to travel from cache to cache. The bear with the travel bug attached that I took was from New Mexico! I also have a nano coin from Sweden to pass along. I go to the website and log as having them and then when we drop them off in another cache, we record that too.
Here’s a pond at Winterthur
Our last stop was Hagley Museum The cache was near the parking lot. Sometimes you have to walk around in circles before the GPS zones in on the cache.
I wanted to show the cache as I snagged that Canadian lanyard in honor of my friend Carole who got us interested in geocaching.
That was a fun two hour activity. When we got back we made steak on the grill, but alas the charcoal was heavy with the lighting fluid taste though Brian didn’t add any and the meat tasted like it.
Today we pulled weeds out front. I did the flowerbeds and Brian did the brick sidewalk and the driveway. He wants to black top it in the fall and it’s loaded with cracks and grass. We need to have it resurfaced, but that isn’t in the budget.
For a reward, we went to a brick oven pizza place down in Delaware. I got half broccoli rabe and half mini meatballs and ricotta. I loved the meatballs!
We looked for a few caches after dinner and found one in a lamp skirt where there is an over-sized stuff bear in a dentist chair peeking from an office window. That’ been there for years! One was full of prickers and we didn’t want to deal with that. The other was at an ice cream place, and it was getting too dark to make the grab. I can certainly go back there.
I uploaded some more Sanderson Museum photos:
Gorgeous Vintage Valentines
A turn of the last century performing family
I may have to do these for myself! Christmas decorations from 1873.