On koneko’s recent visit we knew we wouldn’t have a lot of time to find many caches, so we chose a few that she needed to complete a challenge and threw in some fun ones just for good measure.
I’ll admit, I’m one of those people who defines fun caches by the length of the hike and the size of the ammo box. Those are my favorites, but sometimes something comes along that just blows all that away.
Just off Interstate 70, as you’re passing through Vandalia, Illinois you’ll come across GCHWFZ and the amazing Great Kaskaskia Dragon. You’ll also find a fairly typical roadside micro, hidden in an magnetic tin, somewhere on the dragon.
I can’t give too much away, can it?
But this is more than just a roadside micro, this is a very cool destination that will well be worth one of your “Favorites” points and earn a few “WOW’s! from your kids. The dragon stands tall and menacing and for a mere buck purchase from the liquor store next door, you can make him breath fire (or head home with a cool Dragon Token souvenir)
For more info, check out the write up on Roadside America. Or, for a bit of fun, check out the video we shot while visiting The Dragon.
Just about anytime koneko comes for a visit we end up shooting a video or two of us caching. It’s mostly just for our entertainment, but it’s always nice to see a few views get racked up on YouTube and Facebook.
Last week, Jenn flew in for what was supposed to be a one day stay. Weather conspired against us and we ended up getting to play a little longer. Thankfully, though, we shot this video the first day, before the weather turned nasty.
I’ve had this idea for a while to shoot an epic, dramatic caching video. The timing and the elements all came together and this proved to be a lot of fun. Please enjoy!
As always, if you like it, please give it a “thumbs up” on YouTube. Those ratings really help get the video out there for more people to enjoy. And feel free to share it with your favorite social networking sites.