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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Treasure Hunting For The Clown Skull

A good friend of mine introduced me to the world of geocaching on the way down to the Trans North Georgia (TNGA) Race. It was the perfect way to pass the time since it was such a long drive - out of 4 attempts, we were only successful 1 time but that 1st geochache find holds many laughs for me! Even during the TNGA, we were successful in finding a geocache on the route during tropical storm day with heavy downpours. One would think that you just put your head down and ride that day, which we did do, but this find was a small distraction for several minutes so tramping though the woods with friends in our wet and already soaked to the bone selves was actually fun :)

So I have started to play around with it a little on my own at home... Grayson had a friend over for a sleep over and I thought it would be fun to try to find a few geocaches. I plotted 2 - the first was suppose to be easy and we looked for 30 mins and never saw it - we will go back - just can not let that one go. But we were on our bikes, so we rode down to the other location. It was along a stream bed - it actually was quite an adventure - we found a small trail and hid our bikes in the woods and hiked onto the cliffs of the stream bed - we kept hiking further and further away from the road and amongst the land of giant spiders but the boys were determined to find the "Skull Cache"! We ended up on the wrong side of the stream and had to cross by hopping the rocks and then climb up the river bank via the roots of a tree and hang there as I put my hand in a hole to find the skull with the brains and the goods!!!! It was quite a find and the 3 three of us cheered as we held the Clown Skull high!!! We checked out all the treasures left by others and the boys added their own. On the hike out, Grayson was low and had to stop for a snack. Literally had to sit down! He was really weak and riding the bike home was tough but he made it. Eric stuck with him the whole time to make sure he was ok :) BEST FRIENDS ARE THE BEST!!!!

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