Three of the caches in Point Pleasant Beach are going to drive everyone crazy. Imagine, if you will, a pen cap. Put a slip of paper in it and clip it on a pine tree among hundreds of branches. Do that at three locations. A brutally difficult search, I tell you. However, I was persistent and found them all. And I see that a few others had tried and given up during the week so it was no surprise that I was the first finder on the three.
Once I was done with the 10 caches, I called shy_matsi to see if his beach event was still happening. It turned out that they left the beach when it started raining and were on their way to the Menlo Park Mall. So, I went there to meet up with shy_matsi, fangwolf and maximous. We did the mall walk, and then had dinner (I had the pecan-crusted catfish) at the Cheesecake Factory, followed by ice cream (mint with walnuts mixed in) at the Cold Stone Creamery. It was my first time at Cold Stone and the ice cream is indeed very rich and thick. Dinner was good too. Both were rather pricey but worth it for a special occasion.