Monday, February 22, 2016

2015-12-19: Geocaching Tank, Cemeteries, Davy Crockett, and More

Welcome back to our Geocaching adventures. We hope you have been enjoying our stories so far. Feel free to leave your comments or just say hello to let us know you've stopped by.

Today was another Saturday and after a week without a Starbucks, Candy was long past ready for a Triple Vente Peppermint White Mocha! So we made the long drive up to Lufkin for our weekend breakfast at Cracker Barrel and a Starbucks coffee.

Our goal today was to pick up some new Texas counties. From Lufkin, we took TX-94 down into Trinity County and our first quick roadside cache in a new county. Then continuing on to US-287 north to the Ellis-Prairie Cemetery and our next cache (GC67CRV). The oldest legible grave is for Baby Rosser 1879.

The next Geocache was in the Pennington Cemetery (GC29Q7N). The oldest legible grave was from 1859. We spent about 15 minutes looking for the cache, but came away with a DNF.

Continuing up the road and just entering the town of Crockett, we went to look for this cache called "Who Needs a Musket?" (GCMA5F). Yeah, I'd say so! It's a giant tank! I decided to climb up on top for a photo first. Then as I'm climbing down, a couple of guys and some kids pulled up. They were taking a break from camping and came into town for some Geocaching. There are plenty of hiding places on a tank and after a few minutes, I came up with the find.

Once in town was the Davy Crockett Spring and Brewer Park (GC1AFH6). Here was a small cabin and spring, the site where Davy Crockett and his men stopped for the night as they were headed for the Alamo.

Nothing Geocaching related, but just a cool looking old west style building in Crockett. We learned from the next cache and a statue of Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, that the Camp St Cafe was once a pool hall where the Blue Legend used to play.

Several more caches, a couple more cemeteries, and a couple new counties later and we headed from home. Another adventurous day of Geocaching through history.

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