Geocaching in Tucson : Ironic tin

This cache was hidden in a tin. I love the irony inside the tin’s lid. Geocaching is more fun than working out or “exercising your great taste”.

Okay, yes, you can be a fashionista if you’re a geocacher but … Don’t wear heels. We had to walk into the desert to find this one, leaving the car parked, dodging cactus and shrubs.

Geocaching in Tucson, sky blue Brighton tin beneath dead roots, photo by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved, CactusDreams.com
Brighton Box beneath a root.

Oh, and don’t wear anything you can’t get dirty because odds are you’re going to get dirty. Lotsa pockets is a good thing for pens, tweezers, and swag. If you’re really nice, you’ll even have replacement logs in case the one you find is full. I pat my vest with tons of pockets. It’s ugly but I love it.

Once we got to the coordinates, the bright blue Brighton tin heart was not that hard to spot. One of the fun things about geocaching is that you can recycle.  That Christmas tin of chocolates?  When you’re done gulping those down, you can use it to make a geocache in a special spot.  Those little plastic toys that your kids have outgrown? Then can continue to provide joy by being a nifty surprise when a geocacher opens a box.  It’s all fun.

Ok, you’re thinking but a tin would be so easy to spot.  Well yes.  Sometimes a cache is hard to spot but sometimes it’s easy.  Often the easy caches are big enough to put in swag or trackables as I showed in a previous post.  In this case the place was near a railroad track because the cache owners’ son liked trains.  You probably saw my earlier photo with the train.  Yep, this is the geocache that gave me that lovely photo op.

Well, tammy_b and I signed the log so it’s time to go.

tammy_b wanted to shimmy under a barbed wire fence to get to the next cache. She is dedicated. Ummm, me? Uh. My vest is tough … but me?  Rocks at my back? Barbed wire at my tummy?  uhhhh.  Well, you gotta draw the line somewhere. I said let’s drive around.

But we were losing the light (sunset’s golden hour! and I kept pausing to take photos) — so the hike will recommence on another day … in warm comfy shoes and clothes. We’re no dummies. It’s fun to walk into the desert finding treasures — tins, buttons, beads, and tiny toys. My kind of workout.


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Geocaching t-shirt on Amazon by M. LaFreniere, Cactus Dreams
Use the links to the right to view the shirt depending on what country you’re in. Right now it’s only available in the USA, UK and DE Amazons.
10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series on Zazzle

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series on Amazon

10 Cool Geocaching T-shirts series on TeePublic

Also inspired by my experiences in geocaching, i have designed this t-shirt

US Amazon : Found it! series 1 geocaching t-shirt

UK Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on UK Amazon

DE Amazon : Found it! series #1 geocaching t-shirt on DE Amazon


You can use the Amazon search bar to do any search at Amazon like I did today with “candy tin”.


I am the designer/creator of the t-shirt Amazon pays me a royalty if you buy the shirt. Yay! I am also an Amazon affiliate on the US site. This has no effect on your price. Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.” I am an affiliate on other sites as well.

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