If you do it at the arboretum just make sure everyone has moved their cars out of the arboretum by closing time, which I think is 5 p.m. I would hate to have some people go off group caching and forget to move their cars and then get locked in.
Since myself and three children were locked into the park at Herman looking for that Panda cache I should always be aware of gates! Best part of the story is that we didn't know we were locked in and had to be informed of our predicament. That shows true awareness of your surroundings.
I am waiting on r1 to figure out his travel schedule and then I can get the event in the queue. How hard is to book a trip to china? I think he is trying to maximize countries to get our last 3 for han's challenge cache.
I think when you book travel based on caching goals it indicates some sort of obsession. Never mind that our entire honeymoon trip last summer was mapped out according to the placement of cool virtuals and earthcaches, and that the hotel I picked to stay at in Irving, TX next week was selected purely on its proximity to a hike and bike series. Or that all my business trips / routes are planned out around cache locations, times of availability, etc. Or that I bow out of after hours group dinners while business traveling so that I can cache the areas instead. It's all you other people that are obsessed....not me.
I am NOT obsessed, (booking a trip to China is a piece of cake)
I would NEVER plan a trip for the sake of caching (Except for maybe Peru, or China and...HMmmmmmmm.....!!!)
My garmin is loaded with approx. 534 caches (everything there is in China -just in case); and my tablet has some great street maps for the country marked with caches near where we will be -- for off-line use. We leave on Tuesday for Beijing, Xi'an and Singapore.
Researching a trip South for the 'Ape Cache' if anybody is interested in a trip... (haven't found a good deal to get there yet. It was MUCH cheaper to go to China...)