Geocaching and Good Food, Too

We took advantage of another gorgeous day today. After church we headed up to Broad Ripple to search for geocaches along the Monon Trail.

The Road More Travelled

The Road More Travelled

There are tons of caches along the trail. We parked and headed up the trail to the first one. We came up to the location and searched for a while, but no luck. We headed further up the trail and couldn’t find the next one, either. I started doing a bit more research on my phone about the Monon Trail caches and discovered a lot of people consider them a bit harder than normal/for-beginner cachers. Undaunted we continued and came up to the next one. My daughter quickly located this one!

That's not gum under there....

That’s not gum under there….

We signed the log, put it back where we found it and moved on to the next. No luck. Getting hungry we turned around and headed back towards the car, searching for the ones we missed as we passed their locations again. While searching for one with a clue of “Tree”, another family came upon us and asked if we had found it yet. Aha! Fellow cachers! We ran down what we had found and what we had missed and started searching for this one together. While searching a jogger on the trail stopped and asked, “Are you guys geocaching? There’s a park up this way that has several. Good luck!” How awesome! I love how geocaching starts conversations with random people that you would normally only pass with a nod of your head. We continued searching and after about 10 minutes one of his daughters found it. We all signed the log and went our separate ways.

We piled into the car and headed back towards home via Fountain Square to have lunch. We went straight to B’s Po Boy for three reasons: great food, beignets, and bocce ball courts.

The food – spicy and hit the spot!

Creole Chicken Salad

Creole Chicken Salad

Ok kids, the extra one is mine!

Ok kids, the extra one is mine!


Beignets – been craving these for a couple of weeks!

Bocce ball – lots of fun and easy to play. Great outdoor activity on a gorgeous day.

Winner gets dessert!

Winner gets dessert!

Check out my smooth moves!

Check out my smooth moves!

Can't get any closer than that...

Can’t get any closer than that…

P.S. After relaxing at home for a few hours my daughter and I headed to the grocery store. We made a few quick geocaching grabs on the way! You snooze, you lose, T-Bone! 😛

Found it!

Found it!


Do you see it?

Do you see it?

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