I’ve been really overdue for a good road trip, and my performances this week in Pleasanton, just east of San Francisco, provided the best excuse to get in the car and go!
First things first: on my journeys north, I always visit the Templin TB Hotel:
The I-5 / Templin Hwy Travel Bug Hotel
to stop and swap. I left four TBs, and picked up one, a cute, springy travel companion!
I had a list prepared, but the first three caches I found were about 10 miles ahead of those, and near where I ended up having to fill my gas tank.
I C I-5 and 119
Taft Highway Travel Bug Hotel
I have GAS pains
The last one was a nice lamppost hide with a lovely view.
A bit further on, I found a set of three just north of Harris Ranch.
2 benchmarks and a cache (Harris Ranch Quadrangle)
Gusty Winds Ahead
Benchmark bonus cache (Harris Ranch Quad map)
Here’s one of the benchmarks mentioned:
Across the road was a field full of birds:
They were really noisy!
The next day, I had time for handful of caches near my hotel, mostly standard urban hides (aka lampposts), and the weather was spectacular!
Bart: Dublin Pleasanton Station
It’s Wafer Thin (somewhat sneaky!)
A "Prudent" Find (another dnf!)
Nearly Postal #1
The day was capped off after dinner with a particularly rewarding find of a very cleverly camo’d cache hidden in plain sight (sort of) right near a big movie theater in an open-air shopping complex.
I should have time for more great caches up here before I head home.