Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox
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Keeping Local

Sunny, 60-65°F. It was an unusually warm day for winter. I had a very late start but fortunately, there were a bunch of new geocaches right within the county. Of the four, I'd say "Wheels on the Bus" was probably the toughest one but I was lucky and saw it within a few seconds because I happened to start the search right where it was. I met rapprapp and ripejeff as I was leaving.

Since I was not far from Elsmere (well, it's not a big county so it really isn't that far from any point within it to any other point but I think in this case, I was within three miles) and I had a lunch coupon for International Grill, I decided to break for lunch and have Chinese buffet and Mongolian BBQ. This restaurant was where the dinner portion of DE Furbowl used to be held before they moved to Cici's. However, they changed their name back from East King Buffet to International Grill. I'm not sure if there has been a management change as well but prices seem a bit lower now. Unfortunately, they got rid of the frogs' legs and ice cream sprinkles.

There was still a bit of time before sunset so I decided to try finding "Out of Bounds" at Roser Park in Hockessin. This is a tricky 3-star geocache but after looking around for a while, I figured out by elimination where it had to be. Then I saw the method of attachment when I looked really closely. The cache site is in the swampy area beyond the far edge of the soccer field. That area has become a bit of a bottle dump. Since I brought a trash bag and the trash barrel, I picked up some of the trash before I left. By the time I was done though, the barrel was so heavy that it was quite a struggle to get it back to the parking lot. (I should get a small trash cart with wheels for litter patrol.) Hopefully, that was worth doing.



Tags: geocaching, international grill buffet, new castle county
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