How long does it take to drive from Detroit, Michigan to Wauseon, Ohio? Rumor has it all my other friends drove the 80 miles in an hour and a half. TaGeez and myself? Somehow it turned out to be 247 miles in 11 hours! Not a surprise when you see our travel plans!
I've uploaded some of my favorite or most memorable pics from this trip leading up to Midwest GeoBash 2014. It doesn't cover all the Virtuals and cemeteries but a good representation of them all.
We slept in on Thursday, July 24th so we didn't take off until 6:42am. I haven't camped in 36 years, but TaGeez was convinced we'd fit all the gear in my little Focus. I've never been more impressed!
|First camping trip in 36 years! And it all fit in my Focus!|
Theme for MWGB is "Christmas in July"
|Our first stop was an unplanned one!|
Old Fire Barn & Trackable Exchange GC4719A
|Tamarack at Cabella's was the last cache needed for the|
Historic Caches of Monroe County Challenge
In addition to picking up multiple counties, we also knocked off a few more pages in the DeLorme map and picked up some puzzle finals. The one below was solved well over a year ago, and we were finally in the area for the grab.
Puzzle solved over a year ago!
|First Virtual of the Day|
|HLG Pothole Virtual GCJDP0|
|Cool tree behind the HLG boulder|
|Hosta Hillside at Hidden Lake Garden|
|View of Hidden Lake from the Hostas Hillside|
|TaGeez snapped a lot of flowers|
|scrapcat at the HLG mini-conifer garden|
|HLG mini-conifer greenhouse|
|Hanging in downtown Hudson|
|1871 train bridge in Hudson|
An added bonus is another Traditional cache (3 States, 1 Cache GC3499B) just 128 feet away. You park in Michigan, walk through Ohio, and find it in Indiana. TaGeez earned his Indiana badge!
|Caching Fire at the Tri-State Marker GC2018|
|scrapcat and Caching Fire|
|TaGeez at the intersection of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana|
|Our first Michigan cemetery for the day|
|Our first Ohio cemetery|
Final count for the day:
- 2 cachers and 1 dragon
- 247 miles across 3 states in 11 hours
- 31 caches logged including:
- 1 Mega Event
- 4 Challenges completed (3 Historic County Challenges and one on the Wabash Cannonball Trail)
- 7 Virtuals
- 6 cemeteries
- 1 Jasmer (Nov 2001)