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Best Geocaching Cache Fail EVER
Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 by

It was only a few weeks ago when we stumbled upon out first geocache.  I believe that made us “geomuggles.”

Out of curiosity, we purposely hunted for another.  From there, we have discovered geocaching caches camouflaged as coral, trees, logs and even a spider.

I cannot tell you who said it.  But it was soon said.  “I know!  Let’s make our own geocache!”

With great excitement, my daughter and I obtained a waterproof ammo box.  An expert camouflage ninja showed us how to camo our geocache just right.

camo ammo box

We thought out each bit of cache swag carefully.

Finally, the big day came.  Despite the rain… AND TEMPERATURES IN THE THIRTIES… we donned our cold weather layers, our hiking boots, packed our food and started our 45 minute drive to Lone Star Lakes in Suffolk.

caching

We had to find the perfect spot.  Looking at our GPS, we discovered an area of forest that had somehow remained geocache free.  With camera and geocache in hand, we marched in.

It did not take long to realize why this space was available.  I will show you pictures within the next week or two.  I will just leave it at this for now:  Doll heads, dead deer and ancient trash.  More to follow.

Disappointed, we marched back out of the woods and took a break for lunch and reflection.  Where could we put it?  By then our feet were soaked, we were freezing and completely exhausted from cold weather hiking.

Then the idea came.  “I know where we can put it!”  We quickly piled in to the car.  I started the engine, pointed my car towards our destination and slowly began to drive.

That is when I heard it.

And felt it.

CRRRRUUUNNNNCHHHH… silence…   CRRRRUUUNNNNCHHHH.  Stop.  SILENCE.  PANIC.

“What did we drive over?  WHAT DID WE JUST DRIVE OVER?!”

“OH!”  “MOM!”  “THE GEOCACHE!”

Doors flew open.  People ran.  Then we stopped short.  In front of this:

funny geocache

I ran over the geocache.  I-RAN-OVER-THE-GEOCACHE!

I had no idea it was there!  I didn’t see it!  I DIDN’T KNOW!

But I ran over it.  With the front tire AND the back.  Geocache Fail.  Epic Geocache Fail.

It was at that moment that I began to laugh.  And laugh.  And wheeze.  And laugh.  And snort.  And wheeze some more.  As I told my daughter later, “If you don’t laugh at life, it will laugh at you.”

Seeing my daughter was about to break down, I made a split decision.  “We are going to hide it ANYWAY.  I will put it in a huge ziplock bag, we will hide it, log it and return later with a new ammo box.  Until then, finders will enjoy the first hand written page of the log.”

logbook

In the blink of an eye, we had gone from having a totally cool camo geocache to having the most hideous, glaringly un-camoed geocache ever created.

hidden

This weekend, things will change.  This weekend, we will be planting a duck.  A duck geocache, that is.  And she will be the coolest geocache camo job ever.  My daughter has already named her LoneStar.

duck camo

Lonestar will never know the feel of my minivan’s tires.  Instead, she will remain in the woods guarding our geocache duck nest, greeting visitors and enjoying the great outdoors.  Besides, I can’t get my minivan through the woods.  Lucky LoneStar!

 

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  • “In the blink of an eye, we had gone from having a totally cool camo
    geocache to having the most hideous, glaringly un-camoed geocache ever
    created.”

    Woman, you CRACK ME UP!

    • Oh Meleah… you should have seen it. I not only ran over it once, but TWICE. AND… my daughter was near tears so what do I do? Break out in hysterical laughter. Mom award?

  • Mimi

    Please tell me that you have sent this to Jon Rasmussen! 

    I think you are a super cool mom! Way to be a fast thinker during the tears!

    • I don’t know if he has seen it or not, but Heather told me all about the night geocaching. When Jon gets back, we are all going to my special Suffolk lakes to geocache and fish fish fish!

  • Ron

    Okay, first, I had to google GEOCACHE because I literally had no idea what it was!?!

    When I read the definition, I thought HOW COOL! I had no idea such a thing even existed!?!

    Now I know. 

    And I have to chime in with Meleah…..

    “”In the blink of an eye, we had gone from having a totally cool camo 
    geocache to having the most hideous, glaringly un-camoed geocache ever 
    created.”
    CRACKED ME UP!

    I LOVE the duck geocache. It’s adorable!

    Thanks for sharing this, Katherine, because you taught me something!

    Have a flawless rest of your week!
    X

    • Ron, I had no idea either until we found one by accident. And my first thought? “Ummm that is kinda geeky.” BUT… once we found another I understood. It’s treasure hunting! Having an 11 year old daughter makes it FUN. Honestly, you have passed by geocaches a million times and never knew it – they are EVERYWHERE. I have an app on my phone now for it called something like Geox or xGeo. When you click on “nearby,” it sees where you are and shows a bunch of caches within walking distance. All around us are these hidden silly treasures with log books of who has found them already and we never knew it. Some are “micro” geocaches – I don’t like those as much – one was a bic pen. But traditional caches have little toys, BARBIE stickers, things like that. OK, now I am sounding like a Geek. LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Me too, i really search about this word in the internet after reading this post.

    • Hey ROOOOoooooonnnnnn!  I have a GREAT IDEAAAAA!  BARBIE GEOCACHE!

  • Hey! This is the second blog I visited where my comment had disappeared! What’s going on?? I left a comment about how I couldn’t leave a funny comment because of this line:

    “If you don’t laugh at life, it will laugh at you.”

    Then I wrote that you were a great mom and a fantastic role model for your daughter.

    And you are.

    • Nicky I love you!!!!!!  You gotta come visit me like you visit Mel.  Bring her and you can both wear your pajama jeans.  I’m not ready for those.. YET. ;D

      I was so upset when I laughed and laughed, only to look over at my daughter and see tears brimming in her eyes.  I honestly had no idea.  I am SO LUCKY she liked the idea of planting it anyway.  PHEW!

  • Mel

    *laughing*

    Oh, what a glorious moment in time.

    And what fun!
    I wanna make one.

    I don’t wanna run over it…..LOL….but I do wanna make one!

    • Ha ha!  Actually running over it turned out to be a good thing in the end… we are putting the cool duck one out this weekend.  It will be far better… much more fun!

  • After reading your other things for the 30 Days of Writing Challenge, Nicky noted on my blog (for the cemetery one) that you also geocache. I mentioned caching in my cemetery post. Very cool stuff! And a crazy story on placing this one!

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