Went out to White Plains in Westchester to hit a cache and a benchmark this afternoon, which wasn't a good idea because I got stuck in slow traffic going back across the Tappan Zee Bridge. I found 1hr. Parking, which was a roadside magnetic keyholder cache near signs saying "1 hour parking", of course. Then I visited Benchmark LX1207, which is on the sidewalk of the Lake Street overpass.
In the evening, I headed out to Orangetown (across the state line from the home town) to Veterans Memorial Park to find Benchmark LX7660. It's just a few steps off the parking lot at the edge of a soccer field. What's unusual today is there are white plastic sheets surrounding the survey disk. I took a closer look and it says "Aerial Target". So if you stand there at the right time, you may show up on Google Satellite.
I checked Coinflation today and saw that each nickel is now worth 9.25 cents for metal content. Hmm... are you pondering what I'm pondering? So this evening, on my usual bank run, I asked for a few rolls of nickels. Yes, the bank had those. The teller brought out a whole tray of rolls of nickels. Instant 85% profit! Of course, I can't take advantage of that right away because coin-melting has been criminalized, but who needs to melt coins? Think about the way silver dimes and silver quarters are now worth more than face value to numismatists. Perhaps in the future, nickels too will be worth their melt value. But for now, we wait.