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

Saturday, May 4, 2013Alberta, Canada

BCP063 - Calgary Tower
Exactly at the given coordinates - at least so say Rad and yayajojo.....

The event at the WWFM - Bridge Over Bubbled Waters,which we unfortunately couldn't attend due to an invite for an early Mother's Day brunch at Sky 360, was apparently being enjoyed by a large group at Edworthy Park this morning. I was keeping an eye on the logs and the Facebook posts. Gardengorilla posted on FB "Where were you this morning...." Well, let me tell you just how yayajojo and I were able to find this elusive brass cap today. We approached the desk inside the tower only to be told that our reservation was for tomorrow, not for today. What a disappointment. Luckily, we were able to reschedule for early afternoon, so we had a couple of hours to wander around downtown and find a few caches. Okay, now where? Yaya wanted to head over, pun intended, to the huge sculpture and cache at The Bow while we planned our strategy for getting to the top of the tower. It was once again a very good thing that we had 7th Wonder with us, because he was the one to eventually find that one. As she was posing in front of the sculpture (see photo) yayajojo was approached by David Crowley of Rafter 6 Ranch riding his horse Spencer (see photo). We were surprised and delighted to meet him. He told us that he and Spencer ride the elevator up to the Observation deck of the Calgary Tower every year to kick off the Calgary Stampede. Spencer was in training for this years' Stampede so he offered to give her a ride up the tower after he walked a bit of nervous energy off of Spencer. The great part was, he knew of a secret passage all the way to the top! We left yaya in his very capable hands and rushed back to the tower to wait for them on the observation deck. As we were waiting we enjoyed the sunny view out of the windows. Yaya's baby brother, our newest "Rad" cacher, was giggling and cooing over something he was seeing (see photo). His baby talk alerted us to something out the window..... What? Bubbles floating by? Lots of them! They must be coming all the way from the flash mob event at Edworthy Park (see photo)! Oooh, they were pretty. Just then it was time for a diaper change, so Rad's mom and I took him to the ladies room. A window was open inside the room past which those big, beautiful bubbles were drifting. Was this the same window through which Everhollow was able to spot the brass cap with her mirror? I was by this time holding Rad in my arms while his mom was washing her hands. Standing on the upturned garbage with him, I peeked outside. He reached out for one of the bubbles! That bubble was so strong it enveloped him and carried him upward through the air among all the other bubbles! As we watched we spotted yayajojo with David and Spencer at the very top. She called to us that all was good and plucked him gently out of the air as he drifted close to her. "Meet you at the bottom", she called. And that we did. She was able to get the numbers needed from the cap and make it safely down with her baby brother in her arms with the help of David and Spencer the tower-climbing horse. The knowing little smirk on Rad's face told us he was already becoming a fine, adventurous cacher with many things to learn from his big sis and many true lies to tell about his exploits. And now you all know where we were this morning. TFTBC and the admittedly true lie adventure.

Yayajojo At The SculptureJust before David and Spencer arrived.

Additional Images Additional Images

Yayajojo At The Sculpture Yayajojo At The Sculpture

David & Spencer David & Spencer

Rad Giggling and Cooing Rad Giggling and Cooing

The Bubbles The Bubbles

The Calgary Tower The Calgary Tower

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