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Found it Tygress found Vista Pond

Saturday, 01 March 2008Texas

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I was born under a wanderin’ star
My cacher's soul means I will travel far

Wheels are made for rollin’
Caches made to find
Time to seek the new terrain,
Which sometimes blows my mind

I was born under a wanderin’ star

Mud can suck your boots down
And the plains can bake you dry
Snow can burn your eyes
But only DNFs make me cry
(well, and greenbriar, too, but....)
Home is made for base camp,
Chart plans of where cache to --
I'm ready to ride, how about you?

I was born under a wanderin’ star
My cacher's soul means I will travel far

Do I know where cache is?
Where GPS says "go"
Sign the log, good-bye forever,
To caches 'new,' you know.

I was born under a wanderin’ star
A wanderin’ wanderin’ star

I hear the caches calling
Hear their "Find me!" cry
Gotta get out and find the prize
Plus new landscapes rollin' by.
"Roam" just means adventure
New places-- check the view!
Load 'em up, let's hit the road --
Want to join us, too?

I was born under a wanderin’ star
My cacher's soul means I will travel far

When I get to heaven
I hope that I will see
Lots of treasure boxes
So I can cache to infinity!

I was born under a wanderin’ star
A wanderin’ wanderin’ star

"You haven't found Vista Pond?!?" Moosiegirl said. "It's one of the oldest caches in Austin!" So she and Cheryl of TeamTracker coached us on the approach. It was the LONG way 'round, turns out, but what an adventure. Especially when we saw the 'homeless camp' -- my god, there are houses in Jamaica in worse shape. Then a lean-to. And another lean-to. And Paul Bunyon's LEAN-TO ... what is this? A convention? Wait: little index card sign: "Group W" OOOOOH, this smacks of school project. Ok. Whew!

And who would have figured: a pond and fish docks right here in suburbia? Gotta LOVE the Austin metro -- and caching that takes us to these weird and wonderful places. Exited up a fairly easy (though steep) path right above the cache (if you don't want the scenic route, it's the 3rd bench in along the track).

Lovely to log a piece of Austin Metro caching history -- and get a crazy 'art' tour all in one cache!

Tygress & Waterweasel, opening another treasure box on the map.

Pause for Thought -- nope, it's kid art, not homeless camp Some of the construction is quite grand, go check it out!

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Pause for Thought log image Pause for Thought

Is this CenTex or the Jungle? Massive Vines! log image Is this CenTex or the Jungle? Massive Vines!

That That's some vine!

And we thought the kid-art shelters were surreal log image And we thought the kid-art shelters were surreal

Cachers through the looking glass? log image Cachers through the looking glass?

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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