414. Metropolis, Massac County (IL003)

This is certainly an acceptable courthouse. Actually, I would even go so far as to way it’s a nice looking courthouse. Of course, somewhere like this seems like it would be incredibly boring. I wonder if there’s anything around here to liven the place up a bit, maybe make things more interesting?

Oh, wait a minute! I forgot where we are! We’re in…

…Metropolis! Yes, ladies and gentlemen (or however you identify—I don’t mean to be gender assumptive), these folks lay claim to being the one and only Metropolis (even though that place looks like Toronto and is supposed to be near Delaware), home of the one and only…well, you know. I wondered if the town changed its name and needs to start a club with Truth Or Consequences, but further research indicates that, no, they have been Metropolis since 1839 so credit where is due.

What have we got ourselves here? I spy with my little eye something beginning with “E”. What is it? Even more earthquake awareness! Again, I’ve been in six of their states today. I’m also going to take this opportunity to complain about trackables! This cache shows as having 16 trackables in it, but none are in there. Not one out of sixteen. Log your trackables, people! Don’t take them if you’re not going to do anything with them! I get that maybe one might get lost or accidents happen or something like that, but come on people!?! What’s even the point of putting them out if nobody is gonna respect them? Killin’ me, Smalls! Killin’ me! But once my internal rant was done (and I sent a few photos of the Big Blue Scout to some friends), I took the opportunity to grab some food (if you are sensitive to language, DO NOT click this link) to consume on the way to…

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