I want to get back out on the road so badly! It’s like a burning sensation that doesn’t hurt but only itches. And that itch is in the back of my head and just won’t go away. There are so many places I want to go and see with my own eyes, so many counties I want to grab a cache in. This would be a great time to do that since I have to grab about eighty more caches in the next few weeks. At the same time, the closest new county I don’t have is in Mississippi, and I’m not entirely enthused about that. Nor am I enthused about Tennessee at the moment, but that will pass eventually. That doesn’t change the itching, though. At this point, I’d happily go to Memphis (and seriously consider Jackson) if it got me going again. I have so many other things I should be doing (more than a few of which involve writing in one form or fashion), but I have driving and maps on the brain. It just can’t come soon enough, and I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do it before autumn.

Of course, I’m still working on getting my due for the Wheel of Challenges. It looks like that might not be an issue for long. About half of the Scorpion Expeditionary Force (your humble narrator included) is getting together over the weekend. This time, instead of tackling a Geoart, we’re going to be hitting a trail stretching between La Grange and Lockhart. There are around 550 caches along that trail and the side roads, so completing a hundred shouldn’t be a problem for any of us. Heck, with a little luck, I might be able to stop in Smithville to check on a cache of mine. Though it managed to last for a couple of years, its placement was ill-conceived in the first place so if it’s gone, into the archive with it!

On a certain level, I feel bad about leaving you with my complaints like this. On another level, I like to think I am recording and encapsulating the entire caching experience, and gosh darn if craving the road isn’t a part of it. On a third level, I question whether or not I can truly encapsulate anything, both because each person’s experience is their own and because if there is anything I cannot be accused of, being succinct is at the top of that list.

No more levels. That is all.

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