6. Fredericksburg, Gillespie County

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First of all, I hate rain caching.  Secondly, I hate rain caching. Now, I know this is, technically speaking, only one thing, but it’s such a big thing that it’s worth mentioning twice.  But I went out today because A) chance gave me a mostly childless Saturday and B) I was going to be halfway there anyway.  So I set out this morning to light misting and had recurring heavy rainfall pretty much all day.  There were definitely caches over the course of the day that I had planned to go for, but when I looked at them in the rain I just said “fuggedaboudit” and kept on rolling.  Add to it that the main square was taken up by a town fall festival (it had about 150 people in the rain.  It would have been huge if it was clear), meaning a great number of muggles.  I did see a shop that sold guns and Civil War costuming, but I also saw another black person in town so there’s that.  And I did get to enjoy hot chocolate, listening to old school country tunes interspersed with the occasional polka.

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This is St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, which is now the site of my westernmost cache.

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That eventually led to the children’s section and an ammo can hidden away.  After that were a few LPCs, one of which is actually a challenge to reach 500 caches.  I signed it and noted it was my 280th find.  I’m sure it will also be my official 500th find soon enough… 🙂

The town square also has the most involved virtual I’ve ever seen.  You had to answer 6 questions to get it, taken from things all around the square.  Which I would have happily done had it not been A) raining and B) full of people.  I, sadly, didn’t get anywhere near as much done out there as I might have liked.  But I did get the primary function of getting a cache in another county done.  And I did get to sign the log for a Challenge that I will one day accomplish.  So I don’t consider it a total loss.  One day I’ll probably be back through on the way to Junction or Ozona.  I can hit the German Cemetery and some of the others around town I had too much dampness to go after.  Seriously, what does it take to get a few caching days without torrential downpours or 100+ degree temperatures?

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