I spent last week in Utah visiting my son and daughter and their families. We have a daughter and granddaughter living with us this summer until they can receive their visas to join their husband and daddy in Saudi Arabia. We drove up together to give them a chance to visit before they leave on their adventure.
I wasn’t planning on doing a lot of caching, but wanted to pick up a few caches if I had the chance. I thought I had completed The Well-Travelled Cacher (bthomas) Challenge L.A. in May 2011, but on closer inspection realized that I need 2 more finds–bands 400-405 and 405-410. The original finds for those distances were Locationless caches. On the drive up, I stopped in the very small towns of Summit and Parowan, found some qualifying caches, and also a few extra for good measure so I can rightfully claim the Well-Travelled Cacher find.
I placed Ainsley’s Solstice Cache in 2008 when my granddaughter was just 5 weeks old. She is now getting ready to start Kindergarten. Her cache needed some maintenance, so I took care of that and also checked on the other “grandkid” caches that I had placed along the Jordan River Trail behind my daughter’s home. While we were at it, we placed a new cache, Abigail’s Cache, honoring the soon to be expatriated granddaughter, Abby.
Saturday, I went fishing with my son, Michael, and his wife, Chelsie. We DNFed a couple of caches on our way to the river. Once there, I concentrated on fishing. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until we got home that there were several caches along the river where we were fishing. But we did have a great day of fishing–and I did get an interesting cache on the way home–Cows, Curds and Cachers.
Sunday morning, we left for a short drive that ended up to take most of the day. Besides seeing some great scenery, I picked up several nice geocaches, including several Earthcaches– Midway Hot Pots, Cascade Springs, and Bridal Veil Falls Earthcache.
While at Cascade Springs, my grandson Joshua and I found Cascade Springs, Actually, Josh found the cache; I just signed the log.
I had a great time with the family and enjoyed geocaching with my grandkids. We brought the oldest one, Jacob, home to visit California for a week. Perhaps we will grab a few caches while he is here.