265. Leesville, Vernon Parish (LA11)

Now this (along with hotel waffles) was a lovely way to start a day. Indeed, this is a lovely building. Of course, the grounds, as with so many other parishes, were somewhat uninspired. I wonder about that, I guess. Why do the courthouses have such small grounds? Surely they should rate something more impressive. In fact, other than Benton, I don’t think I’ve seen one with more than a postage stamp to reside on thus far.

AS for the cache, well, the old Leesville train station, now the Museum of West Louisiana, would be the answer to that. Behind it, closer to the tracks, there are a lot of farming implements, odd contraptions, and just generally rusty pieces of big iron waiting to be seen. Among them, I found…

…a can. And inside that can? A log and stuff! It’s actually funny because it was on the first big piece of rusty iron I looked at, but I managed to miss it, look over a bunch more, and then come back to it and voila! The log was signed and the cache returned before I remembered that I forgot to put in one of my unicoins! I thought about putting in a trackable, but I decided against it. I don’t know if you’re like me, but they seem easier to pick up and carry around than they are to drop and let go to the winds of chance. But that’s neither here nor there. My work here done, I got back behind the week and got moving again, this time ending up in…

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