I just realized that I hadn’t updated you on my 12/12/12 find.
I left work later than I wanted; I was unable to attend the event held by the SouthWest Arlington Geocaching group (SWAG). However, after a quick search of the local area, I found a PNG (Park-n-Grab), lamppost, skirt cache just 1.2 miles from home. It was already dark when I arrived at home but I rather thought that a light wouldn’t be an issue with a lamppost cache.
As it turns out, I was wrong. The light in the lamppost was burnt out. Using my emergency flashlight from the car, I earned my 12/12/12 badge.
This badge marks my father’s birthday, my first night cache, and my first use of a flashlight to find a cache.