The weather was gorgeous today, so Jon, the kids and I (and Harley) set out to find our second cache of the season...just on the outskirts of a cemetery. (Billie, I'm looking in your direction )
The cache location was less than a mile and a half from the house so we opted to walk to it.
Backstory on the cache:
The cache area is marked by an obelisk-type monument dedicated to forty-six American soldiers who sacrificed their lives in struggling for the Independence of their country, and to Capt. Stephen Stow, who tended to the dying soldiers, and in so doing fell victim to disease himself.
Two hundred American soldiers, suffering from smallpox, and near death, were transferred from a British prison ship, then lying near New York, to a British man-of-war. On January 1, 1777 they were discharged near Milford Harbor in Connecticut. Capt. Stow of Milford voluntarily wrote a will, put his affairs in order, and left his family to tend to these sick and dying soldiers. Despite the efforts of Capt. Stow and other Milford residents, forty-six soldiers died within one month. They were buried in a mass grave near here. Capt. Stow himself contracted smallpox, died, and was buried along with those he served. He had already given four sons to serve in the War of Independence.
The names and residences of the soldiers are inscribed on this monument, which in part states, ". . . Who shall say that Republics are Ungrateful."
After a quick search, Andrew located the cache location
Inside the cache we found our first Travel Bug and left a Pirate Rubber Duckie
We'll be dropping off the Travel Bug at our next cache...in the meantime, we took a short stroll around the area before leaving...