Deadly, But No Sin

So, my older daughter says to me that she started her own account. Wait, what? Are you kidding me? None of you can imagine how gobsmacked I was when she told me. I had been laboring under the impression that she was ambivalent about caching. I mean, sure, she occasionally grabs one here and there with me, but I assumed that it was just her humoring her dad (or possibly that I’m the one who is driving, so technically, she has to go where I go). But no. Apparently, she’s interested in it. So, this weekend, she and I went out caching, not as a father dragging along his daughter for the ride, but as a cacher going along with a fellow cacher. I took her to her first cache, a Traditional hidden by yours truly. She picked up on it so quickly. As a cacher, not bad. As a father, so proud. After that, I had to get my cache for the day, so we went off and grabbed another one. We found a DNA tube, recently replaced after the original cap broke off.

The next day, we went to a lunchtime Event. I got to introduce the assemblage to the newest cacher. We all discussed future endeavors, especially Texas Challenge in a few weeks. A small contingent, our newest cacher among them, ventured out into the parking lot to grab a cache that was there that I had long since found myself. A little was bounced around about a possible trip to the Northeast, but more was said about the upcoming weekend. The Scorpion Expeditionary Force (who has changed our name for our upcoming adventure) is making another foray into Geoarts over the coming weekend. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take the newest little cacher along, but then again, I’m not sure she’s ready for that yet. One or two hundred in a day? Possibly more? That requires a dedication (or would that be obsession?) that she may not yet have. But I’ll give her time to figure out if she’s that into it. Maybe she will be, maybe not. Either way, I find myself a little excited about the idea of sharing the thing I love with one of the people I love the most for as long as she wants to do the thing. I’m proud of her for many reasons (actually, both my girls, but this is about a specific one at the moment), and, at this second, I’m just a proud poppa who may get to take my little girl on an adventure.

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