Log Entries National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel       {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x

1 05/29/2016 Mr.Yuck Found it

Found twice in two weeks! The Chapel was my 3rd stop in this strange (to me) Government facility. But it's not as strange now, that this cache page tells me it was a private College that closed in 1973. (I didn't read the description very carefully on the GPS while I was there). I visited the Firefighters Memorial itself first, but I don't do Geocaching.com where it's a virtual, and my Magellan didn't like the Terracaching.com .gpx file, so I couldn't do it as a virtual there. By the way, how many people would be asking to visit Memorials on the grounds if it wasn't for that GC.com virtual? This is an impressive building! Was there about 2:55 PM, and the sundial out front read exactly 3:00. Those things work! Initiial pic of just the building itself, I have to get the wife to send one of me in front of it from her phone. Thanks!
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Chapel
The Chapel
Sundial out front
Sundial out front
Yuck representin' Hank The Hawk
Yuck representin' Hank The Hawk

1 05/14/2016 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

I was reasonably nearby due to a Groundspeak event - 2016 Cache Across Maryland and decided to come up here to visit this location.

I spent the afternoon caching the Antietam Adventure (Groundspeak) lab trail with DudleyGrunt (CO for this cache) and ozzy1602 (I highly recommend that excellent adventure). I ended the day with 30 geo-based finds: 28 Groundspeak geocaches (18 of the normal variety and 10 lab caches on the Antietam Adventure trail), 1 Opencaching North America geocache and 1 GeoVexilla flag (Saint Kitts and Nevis).

I had a little challenge getting in. Mainly because I stated I wanted to visit the Chapel. The Security Officer took that to mean inside and she stated that I could not because it was not open. But after I explained I only want to visit to take a photo and get a couple shots of the Memorial she let me pass. She was familiar with the term geocaching and I really believe that is the only reason I got in.

I'm giving this cache a recommendation!
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at GZ
sfcchaz at GZ