I had never been to Parc Lafontaine and was taking in the sites once we started our geocache. It was a really beautiful and hot day so there were a lot of people enjoying the park. We navigated the park using Charlotte's GPS and found the area where the geocache was located. Charlotte is a seasoned geocacher and she knew where to look so we started digging in the rocks right away. Apparently I wasn't being stealthy enough because two old ladies came up to me and started speaking in French. I kept telling them that I don't speak French and I pointed at Charlotte who does speak French. Since the extent of my French is un baguette s'il vous plait we were at a standstill until Charlotte came over to speak with them.
After Charlotte convinced the ladies that we were ok we continued searching. Charlotte found our capsule which was hidden in the rocks. I can't disclose any more information about the location in case any of you would like to find it (although I am pretty sure my only reader lives in Des Moines, Iowa). She wanted me to experience finding it as well so she hid it again and then I had to go searching for it. While I was doing this, I scraped my knee. I didn't realize that geocaching was an adventure sport and it was at that time that I decided that geocaching might not be a big part of my future.
Finding the box was pretty thrilling and it was neat to see what was inside. Charlotte had brought a travel bug that she found the previous weekend and left it in the capsule. She signed the book and then we tucked the capsule away exactly where we found it.
|Leah in front of Pond 2|
|My scaped knee|
|Charlotte with the treasures|
|Cool Chair Art- as we were leaving the park we saw these chairs with different items underneath them (a book, soccer ball, shoes, lunch pail)|