We just got back from S. California and we spent the day with Linda talking about our trips. We headed to Palo Alto for dinner at La Morenita and decided on doing a Multi-Cache on some historical information on Palo Alto. The 3 of us had talked about doing this one before, so this was the perfect opportunity. This was similar to the cache we did in Yosemite where in order to find the bonus cache, you had to get information from previous coordinate locations. It was fun since it took us on a mini-tour of the historic buildings around downtown Palo Alto. Plus, it was a lot of fun getting a physical cache at the end! This was Linda's first physical cache, so she picked what we would leave and take. We left an unopened tin of extra mints and took a tiny raccoon stuffed animal. The physical cache was at the top of a parking garage. We parked 2 stories down because the last 2 levels had a gated entrance. The gate was open, but we didn't know if it would close on us while we were up there so we decided not to risk it and walked up. It was very dark up there since it was 10:20pm, and the parking structure lights were turned off but we had a flash light and managed to find it easily. The GPS took us right to it! As we were wrapping up, a car came up the ramp so we quickly stashed the cache and went on our way. It was just a young couple, who parked at the other end of the structure, and they were much more interested in themselves to pay attention to us.
My picture quality is poor since all of these were taking after sunset or while it was totally dark.
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