This morning the wife suggested we head up to Petit Jean Mountain to have a family day and do some geocaching. So we loaded up the kids and the dog in the Aztek and headed to Morrilton.
After grabbing some breakfast and a few caches in Morrilton we headed across the river to go up the mountain. As we arrived in Oppelo I noticed the caches there so I thought we might as well grab some. The kids wanted to play in the park so we pulled in and they ran to the playground while my wife got the leash on the dog and I headed to the Oppelo Opry cache. I found the cache quickly.... but thats where this story goes terribly wrong!
After making the find I remembered I had a traveler that would fit in this cache so I headed back to the car to get it. Much to my surprise when I tried to open the door it was LOCKED! Apparently the dog had stopped on the door lock before he got out!
I walked over to the nearby gas station and found the number for a locksmith in Morrilton. I spent the next 2 hours calling his number! Apparently "24/7 service" doesn't include Sunday mornings!
It was pretty chilly and the wind was really blowing this morning and we spent about 2 hours in the Oppelo City Park. The nice lady at the gas station gave me the number to the Oppelo Police Chief, but she said he was at church and I probably couldn't contact him until after noon. I finally reached him about 12:15 and he was able to come back to town from Morrilton.
Luckily he was able to get my car unlocked quickly. We hopped in the car, turned up the heater and went and had lunch with the nice ladies at the gas station! This is a cache and a day we won't soon forget![/b]