Me: “Hey, I need you to help me go hide a trunk with a body in the woods.”
Muggle friend: “Uh, what?”
Me: “It’s a geocache thing.”
Muggle friend: “…..”
Our hobby may be a little weird at time to explain to our non-geocaching friends, but it really gets weird when you need help hiding a heavy trunk with “themed props” inside deep within the woods – so that it’s hard for people to find.
The newest multi-stage cache that we are hiding has a large trunk as the final container. There are certain items inside that go along with the theme. Being true to the Memfis Mafia, we also found a location that is rather difficult to access. In fact, for an urban area it is probably the most difficult location I have come across yet. That is why we selected it. I don’t mind admitting that I had to use “special equipment” to get there.
It’s kind of amusing, to me at least, that I have been driving around town all week with this trunk in the back of Black Betty. I have been waiting until my days off so I can go for the hide. I can just imagine now trying to explain this whole geocaching thing at gun point as some young deputy makes the discovery of his career.
Deputy Fife: “Sir, what is in that large locked trunk?”
Me: “Well, I’d rather not say.”
Deputy Fife: “Sir, why do you also have rope, gloves, a backpack, and stack of maps?”
Me: “Wait, I can explain…”
Deputy Fife: “Step out of the car.”
Anyway, back to my muggle friend – the trunk is heavy and…I have to ask for help. This makes for the humorous conversation of explaining why I have to go hide this big heavy locked trunk in the woods. This is one of those times when you find out just how good your friends are. Now, my muggle friend has agreed to help me but he just may be wanting the crime stoppers reward money. Only time will tell. This brings up an interesting question.
What is the weirdest conversation you have had trying to explain something geocaching related to a muggle?