Mark: Driving out to Waconia for dinner with Kris's parents and since we did not bring a dog with it allowed us to head into the woods to grab a cache. Kris: Now as you can see this doesn't really look like an actual parking space. It was a bit nerve-racking leaving the car (hoping a cop wouldn't be ticketing it when we got back) but we had a nice walk into the woods where there were a couple of obvious beacons. Luckily the mosquitos were down and we made our way to the right one.
Mark: I met Kris at Byerlys for some grocery shopping and then we grabbed a cache in nearby Valley Place Park. Kris: Nothing too special about this find as we just had to find something for the day. With the nice weather though we did have to pretend to look like we were hanging out behind the sign with a purpose other than looking around in the rocks for a pill bottle!
Mark: Met Kris for lunch and we decided to grab a quick cache after dropping off some ZapEvent fliers at Downtown Dog. Kris: Always nice to go caching along the river. There were two obvious types of beacons to search and it was hard to search both quickly (before the meter cops came around) with lots of muggles on the trail. Luckily we found it and could sit on the ledge without looking like we were obviously up to something.
Mark: Down in Edina for dinner with a coupon and to see Zola Budd and the new Newton Trail shoes at Gear running store, we picked up another of the CoJ puzzles that I had the solution for. Kris: Mark already had the solution to this puzzle and we happened to be in the area. Unfortunately this is one where I wish they gave an altitude along with the coords. Took a bit longer to search all options before we found it.
Mark: A very quick stop on the way to Byerlys to grab some dinner. Kris: This one had a cute cache name and was a quick find walking along the sidewalk. Traffic made it difficult to grab and replace though without being seen.
Mark: In St. Paul for the Twin Cities Marathon Expo, we had a chance to park right next to this cache and we grabbed it on our way out. Kris: Great spot for some cute pictures (as you can see). The description and hint pretty much lead us right to the spot but again had to be mindful of muggles and pretend to be bending down for a reason other than to search benches undersides for magnetic containers.
Mark: We spent most of the morning cheering on at the Twin Cities Marathon but we forgot to grab a cache at the ALARC 20 mile wall so we ended up picking up a non-winter friendly cache near the house. Kris: A quick find just a few feet off the road and finally a day without a location full of muggles! Leaves definitely cover up a lot more hiding spots in fall though so there was a bit more digging to check all the possible spots before we found the right one.