Woo Hoo! After a bit of pre-birthday caching yesterday, I left myself one short of the #1500 milestone find, saving it to do on my birthday today. I thought the Bridges & Arches cache was well deserving of such an important caching event, but do I have it in me to complete today? I had made one prior visit and checked off about 10 spots, but there were still 22 more spanning the entire length of the park. So I got started at the NW corner today and slowly and methodically made my way down and back and forth across the park finally ending up in the zoo vicinity nearly 5 hours later. Next came the moment of truth, could all 32 numbers possibly be correct, especially some of those late in the day ones when I was getting tired. The calculated coords looked promising, still in the park and not in a body of water. I phoned John who was finishing up at work and relayed the coordinates where we planned to meet. This probably amused one of his co-workers that the wife calls with her Lon/Lat and a google satellite map is used to find me. The very happy ending to this story is that the cache was actually there and in the first place I looked! How often does that happen?
Great job, I really appreciate all the effort that must have gone into creating this truly memorable cache outing. Thank you for coin #16, chosen for today's date (#15 is still in there). I also dropped off a geocoin and a mumu fish.
Lynn & John