Wrapping up a long weekend

Because I was a very good girl and took care of most of my responsibilities yesterday, I had today free to do whatever I wanted … so I woke up early, spent a couple of hours brainstorming ideas for my classroom and sketching stuff I wanted to make, and then took a shower and headed out to take advantage of the absolutely perfect weather.

We haven’t really had winter yet. I’m expecting it at any moment, but I’m enjoying the warmth and sunshine while they last. The temperature today was in the 70s, so I put on sturdy clothes, grabbed my iPad and my GPS, and went out to play. I started my morning by finding my 66th cache (not on Route 66, although I wound up there before the day was out) and ended the afternoon with my 77th — an FTF (first-to-find) I snagged in a cemetery on Route 66 right at dusk.

I wouldn’t normally follow the coordinates into a cemetery that close to dark, because most cemeteries have rules against visitors after sunset, and I don’t want to give the authorities any reason to order someone to remove a cache, but I was less than 100 yards from the cemetery entrance and had about five minutes of rapidly fading daylight left when I realized there was a new listing nearby. Luckily, the hint made it a fairly quick park-and-grab, so I was back in the car and on my way out the front entrance as darkness fell over the Mother Road.

Emily

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