623. Sedan, Chautauqua County (KS076)

Well, while the material theme continues, the architectural theme seems to have switched up a bit.  Something Palladian looking (maybe) in stone and brick?  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  Especially for a smaller town like this.  Yes, I know I’ve mentioned on a few occasions and even recently that sometimes the most interesting courthouses can be found in the smallest towns, but I also didn’t care.  I was thinking of home and bed.  That’s never a good sign travelwise.

As for the cache, I had hoped to get something in town.  I always prefer to grab something in town or on the way to town because if I’m on the way out and try to grab something, I might have to double back or, worse, grab something in the wrong county.  In this case, I saw a virtual and figured that that would be safe enough and there were a few nearby traditional and an earthcache if it wasn’t.  It turned out to be related to a strange geological formation in the area, not entirely pictured here because the formation layout was part of the solving.  Basically, it was a series of rocks that are seemingly out of place with the landscape.  The earthcache was there and went into greater detail on the geological nature of their existence, but I had neither the time nor the energy to get into that.  I was running and gunning a little because this was the start of the penultimate leg of my journey.  I wanted to get home as soon as I could an at a reasonable hour and I had one final stop to make on the road to the highway, claiming one final county, finding one final cache in…

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