Wow! That was easy! April Fools!
After years I finally broke the code
and today headed out in search of the motherlode.
Arrived at the place to start my trek,
took a look in the mirror and said, "what the heck!"
The two women that passed me must have thought I was odd,
hiking the path, wearing a tiara and garter, I gave them a nod.
More like a nut is the term I prefer
Not crazy or odd as they may refer
Continuing down the path
that turns and twists
eager to find the lonely cache
and add my name to the list.
My paces are smaller than the average joe
but the stage I was looking for
that I did know.
Hooray, I found the can and added my name to the book
Then, I gave the container's contents a good look.
Deposited some swag, my tiara and garter
And took something else as an even barter.
I put it all away and sang out in praise
of this puzzle and cache and how much I was amazed.
I listened to the sound of my song as it echoed,
Oh, yes, Mr. Peterson, I have rescued your gecko!
And now I can sleep again at night!