It took us 4 years to find our second 100 benchmarks, but we did it in Tacoma, Washington. I knew part of the old city hall structure was a benchmark (it's the roof of the clock tower). What I did not know was there was a tidal disk on the building. We took some photos of actual building (which is a nice structure) and crossed the street to see if it was on the National Register. While there one of us noticed the disk which became benchmark #200. I know 100 in four years is only 25 a year, but that's almost a benchmark every other week. Hopefully, #300 will be quicker.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
We lost a travel bug . We've moved over a thousand trackables, and we knew sooner or later something would happen. Still we felt terrible. We were caching in Medina and picked up our first Gecko from our second last find. It was with us at the parking lot. We grabbed one last find and were on our way home when I gathered the other bugs to place in my camera bag. Oops, where's the Gecko? We stopped and checked the geomobile, no luck. I checked again when we got home, no luck. The next day I went back to the two parks where we picked up the Gecko and our last find, no luck. The Gecko is gone. The owner was great about the loss, but we're still sad the Gecko never got to explore many caches.