Monday, September 28, 2009
We are back at home, what a weekend! We had an absolute blast up in Michigan. After finding all of the great caches up there, we realized why we love geocaching so much. These are sights and areas we would have most likely never visited without the help of geocaching. Without fellow geocachers placing these caches many many more people, even locals probably would not know about these places. So, thank you to all of the cachers out there who do the work and put in the time to make this such a rewarding hobby.
Today was a totally cache free day, which is fine, because we did the great iron mine tour this morning. After that it rained the whole way home anyways. Not that we don't like caching in the rain, but after the long weekend it was nice to just chill out on the way home. The iron mine tour was only about 40 minutes long, but we learned so many things about the history of iron ore mining. I could not believe the things these men and boys did so long ago. If you are ever in the Iron Mountain area, do yourself a favor and visit the Iron Mountain Iron Mine, you will not be disappointed. Here are a few pictures taken on the tour.
We ended up not getting our 200th find this weekend, which is totally fine for one main reason. When we arrived in Iron Mountain and started looking for what caches we wanted to do, we realized we had to focus on quality rather than quantity. We knew we could not come this far, and be so close to so many quality caches, and then do a quantity run!! We figured we would be cheating ourselves by driving this far to find a bunch of 1-1 caches. I am glad we made that decision. Now that we are home, we will plan a day real soon to find seven more caches, and then the 200th milestone cache. If you have any recommendations let us know.