The trip started by cutting across Northern NJ because there were a bunch that were too far for weekday caching that I wanted to get to. There was also another "After Work" cache in the same park as the first one. I didn't do the second one yesterday evening because it hadn't been approved at the time. It's also rather confusing that both caches have the same name, but I digress.
Towards the evening, I was in Lacey Township looking for a geocache. I saw a police car go by on the road. Then I saw the same police car coming back slowly to where I was. Uh oh, I thought. But it turns out the police officer was just curious about the game. I showed him the cache info and he pretty much figured out what it was about from the printout. From what he said, he sounded like he'd run into geocachers before so I asked if he'd seen anyone else at that spot looking for the cache. No, he hadn't. But the next thing he told me was rather illuminating: He said that looking around in the woods wasn't an unusual activity, but it's usually a scavenger hunt. Then he said have fun and best of luck. See? That's the difference between Lacey Township and Ocean City. In Lacey Township, the police officer knew that the activity is harmless and that not every outsider hanging around is a terrorist. In Ocean City, on the other hand, the police drove up onto the boardwalk and told me to leave. So which town will I favor with my tourism dollars? Anyway, I was suitably impressed by this encounter, so I changed my plans slightly to have dinner in Lacey Township. Since I didn't know very many places there, I just went to Wawa on their main road. And so that's one of the three Wawa stores I visited today.