Well, after our first experience finding treasure, Anna just couldn't be stopped, so the next day we went out geocaching again... this time to some very swampy lands!
Anna: Hello, everyone! I'm reporting in from the middle of a swamp! Wasn't it nice of them to put a bench in it? I'll bet soon, though, this will be the bench where they will find bodies drained of blood.
No, I don't mean vampires... I mean mosquitoes.
It's Michigan's national bird, you know... or did I mean bug? Hmm...
This cache required us to travel through many swampy lands, over many bridges and past quite a lot of marshy area... at one point, Anna tripped and her treasure from the last geocaching trip (the small flashlight) went flying off into the swamp!
Thankfully, there was someone very tall along, with very long arms, to rescue it for her.
There was a lot of hiking, but finally:
Anna: Heather! Heather, I found it! But these logs are too heavy, please help!
This cache box was much bigger than the first one we found!
Plus, when we went to find it, we spooked three deer...
or maybe WE didn't, because a second later, three dogs ran up to chase them (although whenever the deer stopped, the dogs stopped too and gave them a look like, "Uh, wtf, why'd you stop?")
I think they played this game a lot.
One of them was a tiny pug who was very happy to see us.
Anna: I think they were the guardians of the cache! I wonder what's inside?
Something that was inside were these, cards for people who geocache!
Anna: Look! These people have cards!! We should have cards!
Me: That's not a bad idea... I think you should be on it, as our mascot.
Anna: You mean Team Leader... YOU'RE obviously the mascot, mule.
Me: 0_0 again with the pack animal name calling!
Anna: There's a lot of fun, little stuff in this one, but I'm not going to take any of it.
Me: Why?! Don't you wan treasure?
Anna: It's because I found something better!
Anna: I found BIGFOOT!
Me: Whoa! You did!
Anna: Yes, but catch and release is very important.
Me: How responsible of you... where are you going to release him?
Anna: That's a surprise :)
Anna: See, on the back there are instructions and stuff. We can't keep him... I'm kinda sad about that... but it's ok, he's meant to be roaming the country.
Me: It's true, it's his goal. See... when you find a trackable item, you can look them up, and they often have goals associated with them! This one is just out to travel :)
(There was a code number on the back, but I erased it from the picture, because only the people holding the trackable are allowed to know it)
Anna: It's very exciting to have a trackable! We'll be able to watch him travel the world!
Me: It's true... treasure hunting is pretty fun. I never thought I'd see a bigfoot!
Anna: It's cuz you're too fat to see your own feet.
Me: HEY! (and no I am not, thank you very much!)