I noticed today that this new cache was still not found as of noon, so I decided I would throw all of my responsibilities to the wind and cache with reckless abandon. I had just gotten back from a meeting with a client and was still dressed in khakis, but that was no matter. It looks like there is a veritable road right to the cache. Well, I guess that would be the case if you approached from the top, but I was having none of that. I came from the west and it made all the difference.
I guess in the back of my head, I knew there was a clearing near GZ, but I was still surprised when I stepped out of the woods and onto the LZ for the presidential hunting party. I bet you could land a Cessna in this field!
I soon found myself wandering around wondering how I would find this cache. It was hidden pretty well. I finally came to my senses and saw some tell-tale signs that soon lead to... WOW! The AWESOMENESS of this cache container was nearly to much for my mere human eyes to behold! Platinum! I have never seen one of these in the wild! Of course, I had seen this same container before when it was presented, but never did I imagine I would find one in the woods!
But wait! It gets better! As I opened the container and set eyes on the bountiful treasures contained within, I was overwhelmed by the sudden knowledge that I was also the FTF of this Platinum Marvel!
Oh writhe and cry out in anguish fellow cachers, for you may never again have an opportunity this side of the Mississippi to experience the shear glory and magnificence of a FTF Platinum CCCA cache!
I ran my fingers across the FTF prize, "The Adventurist: My Life In Dangerous Places". It was a field guide to reckless abandon and lack of discretion! I clutched the book to my chest in humble acceptance.
My glee was short lived as I examined the remaining contents of the cache and discovered that what I had really found was the Pandora's box of trivia games! It was a trick, a trap! I had been bamboozled!
My mind began to reel as I scanned through the dizzying myriads of quotes and famous saying by people I have never met and mostly never even heard of. What sort of wicked, evil, twisted person devised such a past time amusement I cannot fathom. I finally settled on one that caught my eye and grasping one of the holy quotes of questionable quality, I took the picture.
"When the student is ready the teacher will appear."
I tucked this card into the book and then made certain that I hid the marvelous wonder back as it was (or better) and away I did fly.
Thanks for an afternoon of Adventure in Dangerous Places!