Geocaching reveals a world that’s often hidden to others. Take ‘Thar She Blows!’ (GC4ADE) in Oklahoma, USA for example.
American motorists, since the 1920′s, zipped along a famous stretch of road know as Route 66. The highway connected the growing country to the West Coast. The prominence and popularity of Route 66 rose as the country grew.
That all changed in the 1950′s as the U.S. Interstate system gradually made Route 66 obsolete. But geocachers can still discover a little remembered tourist stop. ‘Thar She Blows!’ delivers geocachers to an unexpected site – a blue whale wading in a small pond. The difficulty two, terrain one geocache was hidden by Golden Retrievers in 2002. It has been rewarded with more than 40 Favorite Points so far.
One geocacher who logged a smiley on the cache writes, “What an excellent roadside attraction. We were going to Tulsa today anyway, and the weather was quite nice, so we thought – ‘hey, why not go see a big blue whale?’ …. Assigning a favorite point because this is just so unusual and off the wall.”
Thar She Blows!
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