Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Central Jersey and Burlington

Delaware River

Not quite as hot as yesterday but still hot. Didn't plan a big day today, so I just did some new caches that popped up since the last time I went down the US-130 corridor from the Brunswicks to Burlington/Delran/Riverton. I wasn't at the top of my game. Some of those caches took me longer to spot than they should've taken. I also went for a few puzzle caches since I'd already figured out the solutions. It should be noted, however, that I was able to solve "Numbers Game 2" and "Where's Waldo" using "view source", so the cache owner needs to come up with a way to not have those coordinates in plaintext in the HTML.

A weird thing happened at "Track Star". The road where I parked seemed very quiet. However, while I was in the woods, I heard the sound of tires screeching coming from that direction. It was loud enough to hear from 400 feet away. When I got back out to the road, I saw fresh tire marks indicating a sharp swerve, but no one was around. I guess I should be glad I didn't return to a wreck. The other weird thing I noticed was the trail at "Where's Waldo" was covered in broken glass almost all the way from one end to the other. No idea why someone would go and smash glass on the trail, but I wouldn't walk a dog there.

Had trouble deciding what to do for dinner but finally went to Arby's in Beverly. The bad part about that restaurant tonight is the restroom sink was broken. I washed my hands with water from the soda machine, which was far from ideal. Also, their Pick 5 was $6.95 instead of $5.95. Still a good deal but less so.

On my way home, I stopped at the Woodrow Wilson Rest Area on the NJ Turnpike to visit the last cache of the day. That was the one I'd planned to do even before starting out this morning. I just had no idea how many geocaches would come before that one. Sometimes the fun is in not planning so much.


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