Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Elmwood Park, Fairfield, Denville

Decaying gas pump

This is quickly becoming the all-geocaching writeup, but it's the middle of Summer when the days are long, I haven't done a mascot gig in a while, and Postcrossing is in a bit of a slump.

In the afternoon, I visited Well, Well, Well What have we here? at an undeveloped, unnamed park in Elmwood Park. This is supposedly very difficult because of poor GPS reception but the cache owner finally provided a sufficiently-detailed description to make finding the cache easy. Too bad I didn't see the "Times Square junction" or the "sycamore tree". Did find the cache though after searching in a number of spots.

Started the evening with Ornithology: (Don't) Feed the Birds by the banks of the Passaic River in Elmwood Park. This geocache has a bit of a twist where the cache owner asks you to spend a few minutes identifying and counting birds. Apart from the usual Canada geese and mallards, I think I also saw some marsh wrens, although I can't be 100% sure. I checked WhatBird and Cornell Lab of Ornithology for bird pictures. I also saw another kind of bird, which I can describe only as small brown warbler-like bird that flew away too quickly for me to get a good look. If only birds would remain close and still long enough for me to photograph them. Of course, birds I find like that are usually not of the live variety.

Then I went to Quickview riverview in Fairfield. This location had a view of a different section of the Passaic River. And finally, I did Downtown / Mainstreet USA: Denville, NJ in Denville, where I also saw the decaying gas pump in the thumbnail image above.

Dinner was at Baja Fresh in East Hanover. I had chicken nachos. This restaurant was supposed to close at 9pm but it was unusually busy this evening and people were still there after closing.

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