Thursday, September 10, 2009
Topeka: Microtropolis of Kansas
It is not too often that I get a weekend day off when I don't have to work. Thankfully, moons and stars lined up and Labor Day was mine! What to do on a full day, geocaching of course. We decided that Topeka was our target, and we set out to get as many caches as possible. We hadn't cached in Topeka before, and didn't know quite what to expect. What we found was nothing short of horrid. Micros here, micros there. Where were all the ammo cans? The lock-n-locks? What about a coffee can? Now I am no stranger to micros. I even place them every now and again when smalls are even too big to work, but this town has them crawling everywhere. Hanging in trees, under park benches, stuck to anything metal. I didn't even bother asking the co-pilot what the size was halfway through our trip. To make matters worse, Topeka has some sort of anti-gps field that always takes you here, then there, then back over there. Don't get me wrong, we loved our cache filled day, but I will take the country roads with ammo cans to micros any old day.