Great story GK38 and I agree 100%.
What other sport do we have where high and low tech can meet to get the kids away from the Nintendo, dad off the lawnmower, granddad off the golf course, grandma out of the garden, mom out of...etc., put them outside, in the same place, regardless of their physical or mental nimbleness or lack there-of, and all enjoy.
Grandpa with his cane,...grandkids with hot cocoa and TBs in their backpacks,...Fido with his tail wagging,...all on a treasure hunt,...exploring the great outdoors. Now if that ain't a Norman Rockwell painting I'll pay for lying.
Every time my cousin and I pass a really nice view or spot in Arkansas his daughter will look at me and say "I bet there is a cache around here" and I say "I bet there is too or there soon will be if it is allowed". I'm beginning to think her first car may end up being a "cache-mobile".
Also, 'Congratulations' on your extraordinary find. I guess(I'm assuming here) that that also was one of those inappropriate sharp items left in a cache and if you will forgive me another assumption, the exchanges were watched over by a caring adult and all returned to the cache-mobile safe and happy. Good show!
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.