Friday, September 30, 2005


Well it has been one of those weeks were I've been busy and my blog has suffered. Over the week I did have time to collect a FTF

Olivia's Cache

Sally went out and bought a new GPS and hid this one by the river. This weekend we had planned on hiding another cache, but the weather might not agree. Might just look for a few of these new ones around... as long as its not raining too hard.

Also there is a coin show this weekend and Undle Duck returns from the coast.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Pizza :)

Today was Pizza XXXI and I'm just now getting around to logging it. It was a fun time as always and I even won a couple of caches... now I just need to figure out were to hide them. A few new faces in the crowd including SallyC my favorite new recruit... though I may be bias. A lot of cachers were missing though... everyone misses Mighty Mite, and a few might even miss Lazyboy.

Iseek passed me a printout of the cache Which?. After getting home and looking at it I had it solved in a few minutes. I'll have to venture down and find that someday. Of course I solved the cache Code Breaker - Oregon months ago and haven't been over to find it yet.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Wow, at the caches

Lots of new caches about in preperation for this weekends pizza event. Looks like I need to get out and find a few. BIGGIEET_AL has already been out collecting more FTFs. He might just be ahead of uncle Duck. One of these new caches is just down the road from work but I couldn't find it without my GPS. I've had my GPS in my car for weeks just anticipating caches... took it out after my trip to Reno... so it will have to wait.

Tonight is poker night at my boss's house. We'll see how much money I can take from them today. Its pretty fun win or lose, but more fun when you win.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

In the news

Its always fun to read things that happened in Oregon in the national news. This time it was 2 middle school girls in Klamath Falls charged with attempted murder after putting rat poison in another students milk. I'd say the world was going to hell, but then again when I was in the 6th grade a few kids improvised an explosive device in an attempt to blow up the classroom of a teacher they didn't like. Boy do I miss school days.

All of my new caches have now been visited. I forgot to put a pencil in one and Iseek had to log it with a piece of bark... oops, but I did have a warning note on the page. Sometimes the simple things slip my mind. I'd like to hide a couple more before the end of the nice weather.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

New Caches

Sally and I went and hid 3 new caches in the area to prepare for Pizza XXXI ... and who's got the Log Book??? As soon as they are approved you should be able to use these links.

Haines Apple Tree

Ferry Hole Cache
Far side of the park

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Wedding day

Well today was my brother's wedding day. It was a pretty big event and it turned out to be a really nice day. They went all out... even had M&M candies with their names on them. Here is a picture of my family.

Friday, September 16, 2005


Well tomorrow is my brother's wedding. Yesterday was rehersal and I guess we kinda know what to do. It is going to be a big event.

I'll give some advanced warning that Sunday I plan to hide a geocache or two in preperation of the pizza event next week.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Naughty Naughty

Here are the pics I took of different "Ranches" down in Nevada

The Kit Kat Ranch

The Bunnyranch 2 (formerly Kitty's)

The Sagebrush Ranch

These all share the same parking lot

Last but not least the World Famous Bunny Ranch

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I'm back

Well I got back from my trip last night. I might have made blog entries if I actually had internet... the room advertised a dataport, but it was actually an extra phone jack to dial out. Wireless was charged by the hour. My PDA seems to surf the net fine and handle cache pages fine, but this blog site it really has trouble with.

Day 1: Driving down I found several caches on I-5 and the hwy. Got them all logged last night. Had a lot of fun and even found a wooden nickel from a Canadian geocacher. Then it started raining pretty hard around Susanville so I scrapped the last few caches and drove on down.

Day 2: I made the trip to Carson City. I wanted to see the capital and maybe check out the museum. I also knew CC would be much easier to navigate for caching... and it was. Sadly I had goofed up my PDX files on my PDA so I had no desciptions or hints. I looked for a few caches, but gave up on most. I found 3 total... and a lot of rocks... two of the caches were out Hwy 50 near the world famous Bunny Ranch :) I had to go have a look... just the outside I swear. I have pictures maybe I'll post them. Anyway I never ended up in the museum I mainly spent my time at the Carson Nugget and the Pinion Plaza before I went back to Reno and the Silver Legacy Casino.

Day 3: On day 3 I had the conference. The conference was boring, all very general info... there were a lot of venders and I was looking for stuff... so that was nice. After the conference I spent some time in the Casino and then I walked around Reno a little.

Day 4: The conference ended after lunch, but I skipped that part to get a head start on the drive. I didn't stop for any caches just gas and lunch. I made good time and was home well before dark.

I hope it is in Vegas next year.

Friday, September 09, 2005


Well it is Friday and I'm very happy for that. Tomorrow morning I'll leave for Reno. I did my pocket queries last night and I researched the route and saw many posable stops... I'll research some more tonight and get them downloaded and ready. I'll take my PDA and the bank's laptop so if I get around to it I might make blog updates. I doubt I'll have any pictures up until I get back.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Misc happenings

If I had been thinking I would have started a Reno countdown last week... I've counted down to everything else it seems. Oh well. I looked at caches last night but didn't print or download any... I'll have to get going on that if I want to find any. I've been very slow at caching lately... a lot of us have been... am I suffering from burn out? The last few times I've went out with others I've had fun, but I've had a hard time getting out to look for caches by myself. Maybe this Reno trip will help me.

Lazyboy finally got himself worked up enough to archive all his caches. There are quite a few I hadn't found but I guess I don't care anymore. There are a lot of new cachers over there so hopefully they will step up and fill the void. With some cooler weather and my new found geocaching relative maybe I'll spend a little more time over in Jackson county.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


I could have swore I wrote something for this blog yesterday... must not have gotten sent. Well I am just a few days from leaving for Reno. I need to figure out what caches I'll do... so tonight I'll do some searching along my route and pick out a few along the way as well as a few when I get there. In those 4 days I hope to find a few caches... I could find a bunch but I doubt I'll dedicate that much time to caching. I have to find a good balance of caching, sightseeing, gambling, driving, eating and sleeping... oh yea, there is some sort of conference I have to attend I guess.

Last night I talked to my cousin Shelly for a while and discovered her husband Tony is into geocaching... but she isn't. So it sounds like one of these weekends we'll go geocaching... that should be fun, maybe I can talk them all into coming to an event.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Funny stuff

Dogs playing poker :)

More Poker Table Stuff

Well today I sanded and sanded until my cup holders fit. I still have to fix my felt top and add the rail. It looks more table like every day.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

getting closer

Well yesterday I went and borrowed a big 1/2" drill... and I am pretty sore from using it. I drilled the holes for the cup holders and it was hard work. For each hole the drill had to get started into the wood and until it did it would catch and twist me and the table around. The holes are just a little small but I think just a little bit of sanding will make them the right size.

Before I sand those I wanted to get to the finish. The stain was pretty easy... I did it exactly as I would have at masterbrand. My first attempt was bad, but I sanded it off and got it pretty good on the second try. Now I am applying the clear coat... I'm on layer 3 right now and I think I'll go for 5.

here are some pictures of the last few steps

Friday, September 02, 2005

Well last night I got the oak boards attached to my table. I even remembered to take a few pictures to document the progress. In case you are wondering... No, that is not a bible I was using as a weight on the boards it is "The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of The Bible" Which is a very useful book for looking up names of people and places mentioned in The Bible... but I usually use it to hold stuff down.

This next picture shows a little more clearly how the table was constructed. Notice I attached the legs as well.

Last Night I got the last board glued on and had one bad corner that needed clamped. I took the clamp off today and it seemed to be straighted out. Today I'll drill holes for the cup holders. and I'll put in some wood filler. This weekend will be sand and finish... followed by the rail... and hopefully done :)

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Well my poker table took a huge step forward. I got all the oak boards cut, and today I should get a few of them glued on. I only have enough clamps to do one board at a time... so progress will be slow.

As soon as I get all the boards glued I'll drill holes for cup holders and then I'll sand them. There are a lot of steps left and already there are troubles... mainly the boards don't exactly fit together perfect... will have to use a little wood filler. And the felt top will need a little work before all is said and done. I'll probably go ahead and put the legs on tonight an make it more table like.

Looks like I'll be heading to Reno with gas prices at an all time high. Good thing I'm not paying! I wonder if Reno gets more traffic from people driving or flying? I'll try not to let gas prices get me down too much... I'll plan for a few caches. I also booked a different hotel a day in advance so I'll go down Saturday the 10th and come back Tuesday.