I didn't find the above geocache. I just thought it was really cool.
Goecaching has replaced my normal walks for now. The caches so far have been hidden close enough that I can walk to them and get my exercise. It's so much more fun than going to the gym. Temps here are already hot enough that I have to either go very early in the morning or late in the evening. The sun set around two hours ago and it's still 77 degrees F with 86% humidity.
My route this evening took me past the Houston Shell Open golf course. You may have seen it on TV. No, it's not called the Houston Shell Open, but that's where it's been played. Click to enlarge the 9th hole photo to read about Mike Sullivan's history here.
I searched for more than a half an hour for the first cache and didn't find it. A previous visitor logged that we should bring a stick to retrieve this one because it's hidden in a scary spot for East Texas. I beat around the underbrush in areas that looked like a good hiding spot where I wouldn't want to put my hands with no luck, and finally maked it DNF (did not find). My GPS holds the 10 previous logs, but there are many more available online along with photos sometimes. After reading them I think I have a better idea of where to search and what the cache looks like. I'll go back and try again soon.
The next cache was another easy light pole find. Again, it was hidden under the metal box covering the bolts. That rubber spider jumped out at me as soon as I opened the pill bottle. I've noticed in the logs that a lot of families are geocaching with their children and decided I'm going to leave something in every one that I find, even if I don't take anything. The only thing I had that was small enough was a couple of bandages. When I was a kid, I loved Band-Aids. I put them in.
Finally, I ended up beside this pond. What a lovely picnic spot it would make. My route often takes me past great spots like this. I may have to start earlier and pack a lunch.
It was getting too dark to search in a wooded area, so I had to mark this one DNF as well and head home.