This one took a lot longer than I thought. Which was unfortunate as the police had been called in by the neighbors. Seems a guy walking into the woods with a backpack on and leaving his car on the road is somehow suspicious. Hm. Luckily my wife decided to wait in the car as she doesn't like to bushwhack. So she was able to....she attempted to explain to the officer that her husband was geocaching. She was a bit startled by the officer when he turned on his siren. Of coarse this prompted ALL the nosey neighbors to peer out of their windows. I don't blame her for freaking a bit. Anyway after hunting around for about an hour, maybe longer (my GPS kept sending me all over. Really nicely hide by the way). I finally found it just about the same time my wife got me on the Nextel letting me know the police were waiting for me. 'Great' I said tell them to hold on I'm just signing the logbook. Well that didn't go over to well. By this time my wife was kind of embarrassed by the curious people in there windows waiting for a scene from 'COPS'. I guess it gave them something to fixate on until the prime time shows came on. Nothing better to do. God forbid they might spend a little time with the kids, read a book, talk to their spouse, or simply mind their own business. No matter, I quickly re-hid the cache and bushwhacked directly to the trail head as fast as I could. Poison ivy should be kicking in any minute now. When I got out of the woods there was the police officer patiently waiting for me. He had never heard of Geocaching so I enlightened him. He seemed kind of interested in the sport as he asked some questions and wrote down the web site. So no problem I got in my car said, 'boy that was funny can't wait to log this one!' <----Wife. Did not find the humor. Had to buy her stuff after. As I pulled away I just drove slowly by the pathetic little faces looking out of the windows of their cookie cutter homes laughing at their cookie cutter lives. I like geocaching. It makes me less interested in what is not mine to be interested in. And more interested in the things that matter. Thanks for a great cache. It was a really great hunt.
Left: Swiss Army Knife (and the clip to my phone if anyone finds it let me know. I dropped on my rush out)