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Found it Everhollow found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Thursday, 15 June 2006Alberta, Canada

BCP063 - Calgary (Calgary Tower)
N51 02.658 W114 03.787

The Reluctant Cacher said I owed him a dinner out. Nothing but the Calgary Tower Panorama Dining Room would do. This geocaching has been a strain and nothing else would make up for the hardships he has had to endure.

There was the time I thought I could walk to a cache after work while he made supper. I hadn’t investigate the missing bridge situation thoroughly enough and had to go about 6 times further than the lying GPSr indicated. I knew I should stop and do this another day but my determination was stronger than my good sense. By the time I got to the cache on the other side of Fish Creek, I was in a panic knowing he would be worried and had to borrow a cell phone and get him to come and pick me up at Votier’s Flats.

There was the recent incident in Petawawa where I got lost in the bush (yes, I had my GPSr with me) while I ran off to pick up a quick cache while he got his hair cut.

Oh yes, what about the time he came with me and slipped on a large wet rock and not only ended up with bruised ribs for 2 weeks, but got a nasty case of spreading poison ivy? I wasn’t in the good books over that one either.

I am a real nuisance on vacation when I plead to go just “slightly” out of the way to pick up a cache. Or when we go ANYWHERE and I have had a chance to check out the possibility of nearby caches. A real nuisance!

For the Reluctant Cacher, the only good cache is one where I can go by myself.

So dinner at the Calgary Tower was my payment. I tried to enjoy the fine ambience, food and wine, but my mind was really on OFTH’s very nearby brass cap. How could I snag this one, especially in my heels and tight silk dress? How? I tried to keep my mind on the conversation. I tried to enjoy the view. It wasn’t working. All I could think of was a tiny circle of brass with a few, hopefully legible numbers.

I excused myself to go to the powder room, my mind swirling with ‘how can I do this’ thoughts. There is a small window! It opens! No one is around. I grab the garbage can and turn it upside down under the window. I reach into my handbag for my compact and flip it open to expose the mirror. I reach way out, way, way out and tilt it this way and that until the sought after numbers finally begin to appear. Yes!! I’ve got them.

Back at the table, I finally relax and enjoy my swan shaped cream puff, filled with chocolate whip cream.

Thanks, OFTH.

infoA virtual cache is a cache that exists in a form of a location. Depending on the cache "hider," a virtual cache could be to answer a question about a location, an interesting spot, a task, etc. The reward for these caches is the location itself and sharing information about your visit.

Because of the nature of these geocaches, you must actually visit the location and acquire the coordinates there before you can post. In addition, although many locations are interesting, a virtual cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

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