October 2nd, 2006


Hunting the Wampus

This morning, it was cold and rainy. So I took my time getting ready. Had a couple of easy caches up in Orange County that I'd been saving for a rainy day so I did those first. Funny thing is the rain stopped when I got there. "Diehard Cache" was at the Middletown Galleria. In particular, it was just outside the Sears store (hence the name "Diehard") where the cache owner works. So I got to see him. Then, as I was about to leave, I ran into another geocacher who had just started looking for the cache. So that spot saw some traffic this afternoon!

Then I went into Middletown for lunch at Arby's.

After that, I noticed that the weather had cleared up completely. So I went to Westchester County to get a bunch more. "Spoosh 7", at Wampus Brook Park, was the shortest walk of this batch. The rest were anywhere from half a mile to a little over a mile round trips over rolling terrain. So those were good to do on a cool day.

After that, I went to Palisades Center since this mall was on my way back home from Westchester. Since I was there, I used the Qdoba gift certificate to get dinner. I must say that they've addressed all my concerns 100%. The place was clean, there were no strange odors, service was good, and they didn't close the restaurant early. In fact, everyone benefited from my customer feedback. I saw that the restaurant was doing more business than usual, even for a Sunday evening. Maybe they could make me a quality consultant and pay me in burritos. (Oh wait, that's what just happened. :) )

Now the bad part...Collapse )

The caches...Collapse )