On Saturday, I went to Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, MD, for the "HCGP Makers Madness Event". It was a simple event, just a table set up in an unused section of the parking lot. But it was pretty nice and I got to see some of the Maryland geocachers whose caches I'd been finding on previous trips to Harford County. Only real problem was it was a windy morning so stuff kept flying off of the table. After that, I went geocaching around Bel Air and Fallston, including a short hike on the Ma & Pa Trail, which is actually the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail, not the Mama and Papa Trail as I originally thought. :) I know I've complained a lot about Maryland in the past but this trip was quite enjoyable. There was a lot of variety in the area in terms of cache hides and terrain.
I planned Sunday around the "Maker Madness Easter Flash Mob-Bison Tube Exchange" event. It was an Easter-themed geocaching event in the food court of Fairgrounds Mall in Reading, PA. I actually knew more people at this event than at the Maryland event because apparently, the folks going to Berks County events are the same ones who go to Bucks County and Lehigh Valley events. After the event, I headed out a bit northwest to do the "I Love Lucy" series of geocaches. These are all puzzles based on Lucille Ball's TV, movie, and radio career. I skipped part of this series because the terrain in the eastern section looked unbelievably hard, but the western section was a nice hike across a ridge and some dust bowl areas. I ran into a bunch of people doing target practice in the woods but I talked to them and they stopped (for a beer break) so I could find the cache. They'd been firing in that direction the whole day without knowing it!