November 20th, 2010


Caching in the Country

Sunny, 45-50°F. It's hard to tell whether things went according to plan if there wasn't much of a plan in the first place. I noticed that all the errands could be done in the evening and it looked like a yard work kind of day, so I did that first. Filled another two trash bags with leaves and weeds. Seems like I just did that not too long ago! I also saw the neighbor's cat eating grass in my backyard. I watched and didn't interfere this time because I noticed that it was going for one specific kind of wild grass that I meant to weed out anyway. (I wonder if that's the tastiest grass or the best gut-cleaning grass.) So it was helping.

In the afternoon, I noticed a new geocache in the listings. It was about time to head out for shopping and this new cache wasn't far away, so I went out to Caching in the Country. This cache is next to Mary's Country Kitchen, a restaurant that I'd never noticed before in the Route 4 median in Stanton. Found it in about two seconds. I was FTF and only by a few minutes because Shinebox pulled into the lot shortly after.

After dinner at Old Country Buffet (food photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), I had the opportunity to check out the new Target store at Christiana Mall. I was informed that this store has been open for one month already but I didn't notice because I rarely visit the mall. I guess I'll go to the mall more often now since this Target is half the distance of Brandywine Target from home. It's an average-sized Target store that shares the mall parking area and has an indoor connection to the mall. This was a quick visit of under 10 minutes because I knew exactly what I was there for and I had no wait at checkout. Curiously, the cashier scanned my coupon four times because I bought 12 of that item. I'm not entirely sure how that was supposed to work but it beats Pathmark's coupon doubling!
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C&D Canal

Sunny, 60-65°F. First, I got the errand out of the way by dropping off the leaves and weeds at the mid-county yard waste site. Then I headed westwards to the C&D Canal to do a bunch of geocaches. I avoided this area during the Summer because I figured the bugs would be bad, but there have been enough cold nights that it ought to be bug-free by now. Indeed, it was a nice day to take a drive on the canal dirt roads and walk the trails. It was warm enough to be t-shirt weather too, especially after working up a sweat from hiking. I remained near the Delaware-Maryland state line, finding more geocaches on the Maryland side than on the Delaware side this time.

After I was done with the canal area, I went for one more geocache near Lowe's and Home Depot (hence the name "Almost Home but Lowe") in Middletown. It's funny that the two home improvement stores are literally side by side in that town. Then I went to Hardee's for a 1/3-lb cheeseburger combo.

The caches...Collapse )