Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Main Street of America

While going east, we took the Mother Road (aka Historic Route 66) here and there while looking for geocaches. The first geocache that put us off I-40 and on to Rt. 66 was this one in Oklahoma.

I think it is a widely known fact that Rt. 66 is famous for its odd attractions. This was no exception. Some guy decided to put an old VW Bug in his yard, slap on some HUGE tires and a pair of horns. Why? No one really knows.
Rt. 66 - Oklahoma
While the Cache owner calls this VW Bug "Bigfoot," the cute little old man we met told us otherwise. Though not a geocacher, he knew exactly what we were up to. He sold trailers out of his front yard - so I bet his driveway is where most geocachers parked. I think he enjoyed talking to us - though I'm not sure he caught everything we said. His hearing wasn't too great. He did mention that the guy who owns the VW Bug calls it his "Horny Bug," get it? Horny.... because it has... horns. H a H a. The old guy seemed to get a kick out of it any way ;-)

My GPS was pointing me in this direction... and so in that direction I went...
Rt. 66 - Oklahoma

I made it through the tall grass and made the grab. Do you see it?
Rt. 66 - Oklahoma
I got that sticky stuff from the pole all over my hands though. It was a pain to get off.

Here is a picture of Hunter standing in the middle of Rt. 66.
Rt. 66 - Oklahoma

We got back on the road and went for the next cache.

I've been on this route before, so I had already seen the wind turbines but I always wanted to get a closer view.... it just so happened, the geocache we were after took us right by a giant wind field. So we jumped out and grabbed some pictures.
Wind turbines - Oklahoma
This Photo is by Hunter

Wind turbines - Oklahoma
They are so much bigger up close. I guess that makes sense. But jeez, they are really huge!

The cache we found was part of the Cache Across America series.

"The Cache Across America Series: This is a series of caches that will take you on a caching tour of the entire United States. One cache is hidden in each of the 50 states. These caches each contain a numeric clue that will lead you to one final cache located in our nation's capitol upon completion of the series."

I'm not planning on getting all 50, but this will be my second one!

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1 comment:

  1. WOW! i had no idea about the cache across america thing. neat! i'll have to look at that one.