Louisville Geocaching Trip
During the summer my husband and one of his buddies wanted to go to Louisville for a model car contest and swap meet. Again Married with Hobbies chimes in and says “I wanna to go geocaching!” So we load up one early Saturday morning and head down to Louisville. I dropped them off at their event. M plan is to head south about 30 miles and will work my way back north geocaching along the way. They can call me when they are ready to be picked up.
West Point, KY
So I started my day geocaching down in a little bitty town of West Point, KY just a short distance south of Louisville. It was so full of historical signs but since I knew my time would be limited, I did not stop to read them all. Driving back up the road which I came down on. I roughly knew about where I would need to stop to pick up the next geocache. It is super tough to drive and navigate. There were lots of stops to re-orient myself on how far and which side of the road. If I would have had a few more minutes to spare I would have loaded the gps coordinates in my GPS and had it help me navigate. Consider that a learning point and a tip for caching when alone.
I ran across one of the most clever Multi Caches I have down thus far published by JeepStaff. Then the phone rang.. “what? I just got stage 1 for the multi”. But the guys needed to be picked up from their event. A few sweet words involving a possible antique mall stop(they are always looking for model cars in such places). Guess what, I was setting in the parking lot for the rest of the Multi find. How cool!! Awesome job JeepStaff!!!
The lunch stop also involved a stop in another part of Louisville and finding a few more caches. Especially when there was a hobby shop nearby that the guys could go look through. Then a little begging along the route home with “Oh, look what I found a train shop”. So, another parking lot that may have geocaches while the guys seriously got lost in the maze of a 100 rooms in the train store.
So what did I learn about geocaching on my way to Louisville?
1-That I want to go back and geocache!
2-That I need to take a sharpie pen. Some of the logs in that area are some sort of plastic that neither a pen or pencil will write on.
3-Enjoy the containers. Some are super UNIQUE!
4-That I really want to spend time just reading all the historical signs in West Point, KY
5-That you need a bike. There are a ton of hides along the Ohio River on a 26 mile paved bike path.
6-That I need to make a list of just hides from JEEPSTAFF. His hides were the absolutely best that I found to date. I am still trying to figure out a way to incorporate some of his hide ideas into my local caching area.