well, there's a long story for this one... I made fun of the wife the whole way for being scared about crossing the bridge, we got to the cache, traded a bottle opener for a beer cozy... easy enough... started to head back across the bridge, i tucked the GPS away in my little velcro pouch for it... and then the karma kicked in (i shouldn't have made fun of the wife) the velcro strap broke... all i heard was a metal thunk... and i looked down to see the pouch floating down the river... but no GPS, i look down and see that it had fallen about 8' and landed on a steel beam, couldn't reach it, couldn't climb to it, so I did what any loving Garmin owner would do (having faith in the durability and waterproofness of the Garming that has been time tested over and over again) I whacked it with a stick, knocking it another 20' to the water... I then proceeded to run down to the river bank, with the wife directing me as to where it was while I'm scrambling to take my boots off, and the conversation went something like this, ME: where is it? Wife:IT'S GOING FURTHER OUT TO THE MIDDLE!! Me: Where!?!? Wife: IT"S PASSING YOU!!! it was at that moment I realized it was now or never, grab it now or never see the GPS again... SPLASH!!! into the VERY COLD!!! water I went out to the middle of the river, did i mention it was cold??? I retrieved the GPS... AND IT STILL WORKED!!!! (Nothin but Garmin, gotta love em') and soooo I made my way back up where the wife was laughing and taking pictures. sigh went home got changed and continued caching... TFTC!!! Truly a memorable one... for those that are planning on doing this cache, HANG ON TO YOUR STUFF!
*and for those of you that like benmarks you can log a disc on your way back from the cache, it's on the right side of the bridge on the lower abutement
[This entry was edited by Hiram357 on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 6:47:56 PM.]