Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A night of caching

Daveydude and Biggieet_al were in town today. I met them downtown. We tried an Egyptian food cart for dinner and then went and found a few geocaches and a munzee.

Here is Kelly waiting for his Gyro at the Gyro House. I enjoyed my food. Kelly found a piece of plastic in his... like from a produce bag. That was after they forgot his order so Dave and I were left waiting for him. It was a busy place since they were one of the only carts open at the time. I'd try it again.

After that we found

Grab a Cache, Grab Some Lunch, Part Deux
Grimm Season 2 5 The Good Shepherd
Top Score

The last one was a really old Virtual in a cool retro arcade/bar. Played a game of Frogger and called it a night.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

6 Months... of food carts

Tonight marks 6 months since I moved to Portland. I haven't done much geocaching, but I have ate at a lot of food carts. Maybe I should just make this a food cart blog... here are a few of the most recent

Kargi Gogo is a Georgian food cart. That's Georgia as in a country between Russia and Turkey that was part of the former Soviet Union. I had the khinkali which are dumplings full of beef and pork. You can't really go wrong with that... and they were pretty good. I think I'd like to try the cheese bread as well.

This is Portland Masala which is an Indian food cart. SallyC actually introduced me to Indian food and I have been a fan ever since. This place sells packaged Indian food in super markets... then they decided to open a cart. I had the chicken curry and the lamb curry. It is a good amount of food for the money and it was pretty tasty as well.

I tried Island Grill Hawaiian Barbeque just today. This is a Hawaiian food cart. I had BBQ chicken with macaroni salad and rice. It was good, next time I'll probably try the teriyaki chicken as just the BBQ was kind of plain even for me... and I like stuff plain. I'm still looking for a Hawaiian place with Korean chicken as good at North Shore Hawaiian Plate in Klamath Falls.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A cache for 2014

I found my first cache of 2014

By The Content Of Their Character

Of course that was on Friday. Its nice to have a  little daylight after work. I tried to find this cache last year 3 or 4 times and it turns out it was missing.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

fun with Ice

Had a little snow and freezing rain. I took a few picture of my car which was covered with a good quarter inch sheet of ice

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Go Seahawks!

The Seahawks won the Super Bowl. They didn't just win, they clobbered Denver. It was actually kind of a sad game to watch in a way.

While not a super fan of the Seahawks like I am the trail blazers I am a fan for a few reasons.
  • Paul Allen owns both the Blazers and Seahawks
  • My brother is a big seahawk fan
  • The Seahawks are the closest team to me
  • I've attended two games in Seattle which were my only live NFL games.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Comic Con

Comic Con was in town today. I have never been to such a thing and never really thought about going to one. When I saw that it was happening though I thought it would be fun to check out all the people dressed up, see some of the celebrities even if at a distance, and see what was for sale.

As far as what was for sale. Comic books obviously, lots of toys and some expensive artwork. I didn't see much I couldn't live without.

The people dressed up were kind of fascinating. Some people seem to be there just to be seen in their costumes. I'm proud to say that I must not be much of a geek because I didn't know who half the costumed people were supposed to be.

And last the celebrities. I saw Adam West, and Burt Ward. Then there was Elvira. I never did see William Shatner. Peter Meyhew who played Chewbacca in Star Wars, and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) were there.

I've long been a Star Wars fan so when the line died down I went up, picked out and 8x10 photo and got an autograph from Billy Dee Williams. He seemed nice enough. I was going to get Peter Meyhew's autograph but he had left for a while and didn't come back before I decided to leave.

Another Celebrity was Sara Jean Underwood. She is a fellow Oregon State alumni, and was the 2007 Playmate of the Year. I couldn't resist meeting her.

Sara was super nice and even talked a little Trail Blazers.

After I left the convention I went downtown for lunch. I tried a grilled pizza at Pulehu Pizza.  I think I have found a new favorite cart. This is a must try in my book

And then the Blazers won tonight... overall it was a really good day.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Day of 2013

It has been a year I'll long remember that's for sure. I lost my job, moved to the city and have hardly been geocaching at all. The geocaches I did find however have been pretty memorable. Some of the Highlights for the year include

  • Hid one new cache
  • Completed Counting Counties in Oregon
  • Visited the corner of Oregon, Idaho and Nevada.
  • Celebrated my 10th year of geocaching
  • Trail Blazer season tickets!
Some of my favorite caches for 2013 include:

Last Year it was my goal to find more quality caches, and for the most part I did. Of my 51 finds I put 10 on the favorite list. I think now that I live in a new caching area I should have a big list for next year.

Thank you to everyone who hid the caches found in 2013. I hope to see you all out on the trail in the new year.