143. Clarendon, Donley County

If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was in New Braunfels or Gonzales right now (except for the cheaping out on the tower thing… But that wasn’t the particularly interesting thing here today. In this case, the cache was here and was terribly fitting, considering it was Memorial Day and all. There was a multi here in the grounds of the courthouse based around the main war memorial.

You can see it there background right, but no more than that. Obviously the multi is based on a number of features, both carved and not carved, and I don’t want to give the goods away for any armchair claimers or anything like that. Suffice it to say that, despite the fact that I have many issues with why we go to war and that even the “good” wars are problematic in many ways, I honor the sacrifice that many make. Please don’t mistake this for the cult of soldier worship that has developed in the last two decades. I certainly don’t put anybody on a pedestal merely for being a soldier (or sailor, airman, marine, or whatever the heck the Coast Guard calls them [for the record, they’re called seamen {Get your minds out of the gutter! This is a family blog, people!}]). But I also very much respect the fact that some give the last full measure.

But I digress. After I made my substitutions and calculations and scowled a little, I went off to get the cache. It was a micro in a tree in a rest area-ish thing on the outskirts of town. Grabbed, signed, and returned, I headed off again, this going until I stopped in…

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