Found it 7/26/2008 You found The Shoe Tree (Traditional Cache)
While Mr. Sharkie was spending the day abusing his body with paint ball and various other activities, the rest of the Sharkie Crew joined us for a day of Geocaching. This was a quick stop and grab. We took nothing and left some school supplies and a pair of shoes which the youngest Sharkie artistically placed on one of the lower branches. Thanks for a fun start to a beautiful day.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found There's no place like Oom (Traditional Cache)
Teamed up with the sharkies for a day of caching, we pulled up, stopped, and before the reading of the description was completed, the container was retrieved by Mrs. Bend and returned to the car for signing. Thanks for the smilie.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found The Bluff's Cache (Traditional Cache)
Teamed with the Sharkie Crew we made this one a quick park and grab. Unfortunately, although we had three U of M grads in the hunt, we did not have any M specific loot in our bags, not even anything blue. We did leave a frog to commemorate the fact that it's not easy being green. Thanks for the fun.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found The Reading Dog (Unknown Cache)
We teamed with the majority of the Sharkie Crew for a day of Geocaching out on the Peninsula. This was certainly the most unique and interesting one we found today. Although Bear was on another assignment, the women manning the fort in his absence were wonderful. Because we did not read the description carefully enough, we didn't realize that the entire hunt would be inside the building. We arrived just as closing time approached but they patiently stayed with us and not only guided us through the clues to the cache but explained the reading dog program, the relationship of the school to the library as well as numerous other matters relating to both institutions as well as the community at large. Since our group consisted of retired teachers as well as an active school media center volunteer and an elementary student, our questions must have seemed endless yet they were answered with friendly patience and good cheer. Thank all of the folks involved for this glimpse of a fascinating program. Because we didn't understand that the cache would be inside, we had left our cache bags in the car and thus left nothing, however, the youngest Sharkie took a reading ribbon as a reward for writing our log entry.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found The Real OLD MISSION (Traditional Cache)
This was the day that Mr Sharkie was to join up with some of the younger set to abuse his body with paint ball and various other bachelor party activities. While he was thus engaged, the rest of the Sharkie Crew joined us for a day of Geocaching. We had been out here to this cache last fall and drove away with a sad blue DNF. Today, fortified with an excellent lunch at the Bad Dog Deli, we returned to the scene of our shame. It sure is frustrating to look in the same places with the same results. The odor of skunk was about to perfume the air once again when Mrs. Bend turned that frown upside down with that happy cacher's cry, "I've got it!!!"
High fives all around as we signed the log and drove on. Thanks for the fun.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found Haserot Beach (Traditional Cache)
After our struggles at Old Mission, this was a park and grab, go figure. Thanks for the excuse to take our favorite drive.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found Kid's Cache (Traditional Cache)
Lead down the path by the youngest Sharkie, we made this a quick find. Took nothing, left some smilie erasers and our card. Thanks for the fun.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found Treasure Box (Traditional Cache)
A fun day of Geocaching out on the Peninsula with the Sharkie Crew. Grabbed this one on the way back from the Kids Cache. (We came in from the north.)I set the cache bag and GPS down when I was close and went looking for likely cache locations. Mrs Sharkie sang out, "Dad, you did it again, second day in a row". She then turned to the youngest Sharkie and said, "When Grandpa sets his stuff down and goes wandering off, just look nearby and you'll probably see the cache." We signed the log and left the pen we used because there wasn't one in the cache. Thanks for adding to our enjoyment of this glorious day.
Found it 7/26/2008 You found The 7 year itch (Traditional Cache)
This was the day that Mr Sharkie was to join up with some of the younger set to abuse his body with paint ball and various other bachelor party activities in preparation for the wedding of a cousin. While he was thus engaged, the rest of the Sharkie Crew joined us for a day of Geocaching and touring the Peninsula. As it turned out, this was the ninth and last find of the day for us. We needed to save some time for the beach and the light house. Mrs Sharkie made quick work of the find and we each stickered the log and left a heart shaped Geogem to commemorate the seven years. We hope that your next 44 will be as fruitful and fulfilling as ours have been
Finished the day by visiting the Old Mission Light - Laurie and Dylan went exploring inside: