Today was Isaac’s birthday and he’s not one for big parties, so asked if we could go and see the We Will Rock You show, based on the music of one of his favourite bands, Queen. All the family like Queen, so this was absolutely fine with us :-).
We set off a bit early with the intention of trying some caches in Birmingham city centre before the show. We’d almost cleared the city centre ages ago but quite a few new caches have sprung up since then.
The first cache was a Sidetracked one at Aston station, just off the M6. Finding somewhere to park was tricky as the cache was on a busy road with double red lines on both sides. We eventually spotted a handy side road, parked up and wandered over for an easy find.
The next cache was another Sidetracked one and a cache we had DNF’d in the past (it was missing at the time). This time it was a nice easy find. Now to head off right into the city center.
The next cache was on a very busy roundabout, by a statue dedicated to Tony Hancock. We were not sure we could do this as a drive-by as it’s a VERY busy area, but we left Mrs Bolas Heathens circling the roundabout whilst myself and Isaac walked over for a quick find.
Next, we picked off another previous DNF in Barton Square before parking up near the Mailbox for a final two caches and then some dinner in a local restaurant before the show. The Broad Street Nano was tricky to find as we did not realise it was on the canal below the road.
The last cache of the quick trip was the best one – a nice big tupperware box hidden in plain view in a very muggle central area. Love this kind of thing.
Isaac was well satisfied with his birthday caching. We then went off for a lovely meal and the show, which was absolutely fabulous – loved it!