Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Delaware Park

Cloudy/rainy, 90°F. There's a lot of geocache placement activity this time of the year. While I was out geocaching downstate yesterday, more geocache listings came up around Newport and Smyrna. So I went and did those today.

There was an interesting set of geocaches around Delaware Park. This is a casino and horse racetrack, so naturally, the caches ("Belmont Stakes", "Preakness", "Kentucky Derby" and "Triple Crown Cache") were horse race themed. One problem I hadn't anticipated is Delaware Park has two sections that are connected by footbridge instead of road. So I drove in from the east side and discovered that I couldn't get to the other side without going out to the main road and driving around the block to the north gate. That was inefficient, but I did eventually get all the caches, plus one more that was on the entrance road to the north gate. This little tour of the Delaware Park grounds reminded me that I haven't actually been into the casino building, so I'm curious as to what they have inside. Maybe one evening when I don't have anything else to do (yeah, right?), I'll take a look inside.

The rest of the day, I traveled down the west side of Delaware into farm country. Unfortunately, at "West West of Camden", I tripped over the guard rail, of all things. (So much for 1-star terrain. :) ) Since I seemed to be clumsy today, I decided not to do anything too physically demanding for the rest of the day, lest I actually injure myself. There were still a few easy caches, even with high difficulty ratings. "EVIL Bus Fare", for instance, is rated at 3.5 stars but I found it right away because I'd already done two other Kent County caches hidden the exact same way.

Dinner was chicken and fries at Hardee's in Middletown. Yes, same place as yesterday but I returned because I noticed that there was a coupon in the Hardee's app on my phone after yesterday's visit. So I might as well use it.

Tags: delaware park, geocaching, hardee's, kent county, new castle county

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