Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Day of 2014

Its the end of another year. My first full year in Portland has been eventful, except when it comes to geocaching. We lost a good old time geocacher in Rooster, and while I had the same amount of finds as last year there were a lack of memorable ones. Some of the highlights for the year include.

  • Saw every Trail Blazer home game (including playoffs)
  • Ate at nearly 50 food carts
  • Completed the 7 Souvenirs of August
  • Attended my first geocaching event in 2 years
Some of my favorite caches for 2014 include:
With so many things to do in the Portland area I just didn't make many finds. Way too many micros and nanos for me. Hopefully 2015 will find me taking some trips outside the city to find better caches. I've also been looking at some DrDan caches around and on top of Grayback Mt that might be on my list this summer. Maybe I can even convince him to hike with me up there. Thank you to those who hid the caches I found in 2014, and I hope to see you all on the trail in the new year!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A few caches

Today I found 2 caches while I was at the new Tualatin Cabelas store

Mammut
Foremost!!

About a month ago I found

Healthy Kids, Healthy Kidneys

And in honor of Rooster I made a find the day I learned he passed away.

Hope is Vital

None of these caches were much to talk about. Its been a pretty disappointing year geocaching wise.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Rooster, thanks for the good times

Yesterday we lost a great old time geocacher, Nick Carr aka Rooster.

I once called him the incredible shrinking Rooster because he was a little lighter every time you'd see him. Here is a story about how he lost 180 pounds.

One time back in 2004 when I was visiting Klamath Falls he took me around to 53 caches. This was in the days before power trails. We really cleaned up the town. I didn't need a GPS because Rooster remembered where all the caches were.

He gave up geocaching a few years ago, but he had a lot of hobbies like fishing and falconry. He was a great person to hang out with and will definitely be missed.


Monday, September 22, 2014

One year ago today

I have now lived in Portland for a whole year. It seems like I just got here. Other times it seems like I have lived here for longer.

In my one year I've managed to 
  • attend an entire season of blazer home games
  • eat at over 40 food carts
  • gain 10 pounds
Not too shabby. Here's to another year, and I already have the tickets.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm an Achiever!

Today I finished up the last caches I needed to get the 7 Souvenirs of August. These are the caches I've logged in the last couple of weeks.

Fallout Shelter
Holy Swiss Cheese Batman!!
Sugar Rush
State Symbols
nessker is nearly older~40-30-5 Celebration #4
Tomanowos and the Great Missoula Floods
Ice Age Floods Institute - CCHS GEO-Heritage Tour

Today I attended my first event since 2012. Was fun to talk to a few new geocachers.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Caches

This month geocaching.com is running a 7 Souvenirs of August promotion. You get a souvenir for finding a traditional, mystery, multi, CITO/Earthcache, event, and virtual or other odd type. Plus one for getting all six of these types. So far I have one for this cache.

Oakridge GeoTour #31 - Shadow Bay

Found this one on my usual camping trip to Waldo Lake. I went to this cache in the evening when things calmed down at the lake, and while I was signing the log another set of geocachers showed up. Always fun to run into other geocachers.

Anyway I think I might try and get the other cache types I need this month to get the other 6 souvenirs. We'll see if I find time this weekend.

In the meantime here are some pictures of food carts


This one is Eurodish. Obviously they serve traditional polish food, and its pretty good.


The Midwest Pizza Co is a pretty damn good pizza cart. Deep dish style, and hot dogs. Its probably my favorite cart in the Mississippi Marketplace now.


The Sausage Shack has all sorts of bacon wrapped items. I had a bacon wrapped corn dog which looked better then it tasted. This cart is hardly ever open it seems.

And last is Potato Potato. It was ok, but not really my thing. My pal Frank loved the place though, and he's sad that its moving to another pod outside of our "lunch zone"