Sunday, November 27, 2005

More Coin Quest

Today I found 2 caches

Watching Over The River
"au naturel"

These are older caches that have been on my "to do" list for a while and I just happened to pick them out for today. Watching Over The River qualified for one of my Coin Quest requirements. "au naturel" was once the closest unfound cache to my house and the last time I went to find it the place was crawling with fishermen... several there today but not intimidating enough to make me turn around. Both were fun caches. I'm still 5 caches from completing the coin quest.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Cache hidding

Friday sitting around at work bored stiff I get an email from Sally with no message besides the subject line "Interested in hiding some caches tomorrow morning?"

Well how could I resist? So we went and hid 4 caches

Oink Oink
Place to Hibernate?
Kiss & Makeup
Rafter's Pit-Stop

We also stopped to find one cache.

Pull Up A Rocking Chair

Sally had to be back by noon so after we got back I decided to scout a few new spots and ended up hiding another cache.

GC101 - Geo Basics

With all this cache hiding today a lot of finding went on as well. A quickly organized cache crew went out this morning for the many new caches that popped up Friday night. I'm sure at some point Iseek & Eyeseek2 got their 2000th find. So congrats to them on the many finds!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Turkey hangover

Well here I sit at work and I think I'm still miserable from yesterday. Lets face it when you have a lot to be thankful for you have to eat a lot... right?

So this year my brother and his wife wanted to put on Thanksgiving dinner... I have to admit that I didn't know how good that would be. I had alternative chinese food plans if dinner turned out unedable. But it was pretty good. With Khristi's family there I thought I'd be a light weight eater by comparison (her brothers are pretty big boys) but they had done given up by the time I was just starting... pass the turkey, and some rolls, and the gravy... and the cranberry sauce... if they had had better stuffing they might have needed to roll me out the door.

I considered going geocaching but I just sat around lazily instead. Maybe this weekend I'll venture out into the cold for a cache or two.

Monday, November 21, 2005

1000 Finds

I noticed my Aunt and Uncle (aka Duck-n-Deedy) have reached 1000 finds. They probably would have reached that mark sooner if they didn't take the summers off. Still a pretty good mark to reach.

I logged my 7th cache for the coin quest today and have one more to log tomorrow... after that I will need to go and find more caches. Since I am going to my brother's for thanksgiving maybe I can go a little early and find a few caches. If I keep it up maybe I'll reach 1000 finds some day.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

More caching...

Today I went and found two caches.

Historical Place
Have a Heart, Don't hate I-5

I logged my 6th cache for the Coin quest today. Of the 10 requirements left I have 2 of them completed already. I have caches chosen for 3 other requirements. I still have a ways to go and it has been fun just contemplating how to complete the quest.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Trip to CJ

During the week I got word that Uncle Duck and Kelly were planning a caching trip to CJ. Of course I invited myself and made them stop at all sorts of caches they already had. I ended with 14 finds on the day and a few of them will be usable for the Coin Quest. I am up to 5 of 16 requirements right now. I might go and pick up a couple of caches tomorrow. Uncle Duck ended up 5 caches short of 1000. I took a few pics of some different sites today.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

move that bug

Today I found The Return to Ogle durring lunch. While I was there I traded travel bugs to complete my 4th requirement of Coin Quest. I am now 1/4 of the way done, but things get a little harder after this. Looks like some of the requirements will require a road trip. One of the requirements is to simply log a virtual cache... this might seem simple but my nearest is over 41 miles away. Sadly this would have been an easy one just a couple months ago as I had not logged a couple of jfreaks' virtuals which are now archived.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Staying on target

Well I logged my third of 16 caches needed for Coin Quest. With limited daylight I might be done until I can pick up some caches on the weekend. We'll see what I can come up with.

This weekend is the Civil War. OSU's last chance to qualify for a bowl game is by beating UofO on their own field. Both teams will be without their starting quarterbacks. Civil War is always a toss up and it should be a fun game. Go Beavs!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Cache Dash

Well in an attempt to complete my 16 caches needed for a new geocoin I made a mad dash after work headed for Uncle Duck's new cache Remember When. One of the requirments is a FTF and I thought I had one for sure... got to the cache and found I'd been beat by Iseek. Oh well, another of the requirements was a cache in the woods so it still counts. I did end up getting a nice STF prize though... have a look.

Monday, November 14, 2005

new reason to cache

There is a new contest for geocachers... the prize for completion is a new geocoin. Coin Quest requires you to log 16 different caches on or after Nov 12 that fit different criteria (you can't revisit a cache.) Some of the requirements include a cache in a graveyard, a cache by a cave, and a cache near a statue. While the cache may meet multiple requirments you can only use it for one. The first 250 cachers to complete the 16 requirements get a coin. So far I've completed one, and can soon log a second (you can only log 1 every 24 hours.) Like most contests a new cacher could clean up on this one.

Pizza XXXIV is up and this will conclude a successful year of monthly events. The old record for consecutive monthly events was 4... the first 4 to be exact July to October of 2002.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Pizza 33

Well today was Pizza XXXIII. Really it seemed like a smaller turnout than normal, but it was a good group.

Before the event I found one cache
Led Robster

I searched for one other cache in a pile of junk that doubled as a homeless hangout... gave up quickly. I need to get out into the woods and find some real caches... I've heard rumor there might be one of those hidden soon.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Blazer tickets

Well I called today to talk to the Blazers about the tickets I was suppose to have won. I didn't quite know how I should handle it... it was disapointing, and actually kind of embarrasing to go up to the window expecting tickets and not have anything waiting. Anyway the lady I spoke with was very appologetic and didn't know what had happened. So to make a long story short I should be mailed 4 tickets for a game April 1 vs. Utah. The reason I chose a game so many months from now is because there are no games on Saturday until then and Saturday is just the easiest day for me to go. So I was suppose to get two tickets and now I get 4... not too bad I suppose.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Paul McCartney Rocks!

Well we got to see Sir Paul on Friday and he's still got it. For a guy that is 63 years old he still has a lot of energy... he probably sang for 2 hours and then came out for 2 encores. He mostly sang Beatles songs with a good mix of his solo stuff... And spectacular canon fire and flames for the "Live and Let Die" performance. It was great... better than I could have expected.

Yesterday we went to the Blazers game. I won tickets to the event that I was suppose to pick up at the box office... so I went to pick them up and there were no tickets waiting! They asked who I had talked to and of course I didn't remember the name and didn't have the paper (Shouldn't have needed it.) I was a little peeved (I'm probably too nice to complain as much as I should, but I plan to give them a call and let them know what I think.) Lucky for us the blazers suck this year and we could pretty much pick up tickets in any section. So I bought tickets in one of my favorite sections, and it was fun. The game ended with a last second free throw for the win.

Despite the rain we also found 5 caches
Chin Up
Tool Time
Auburn Park
Summer Home

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Well tomorrow is Paul McCartney since it will be late and I dunno when I'll be able to make an update I just thought I'd leave a note about it. The weather doesn't look like it will be so great for geocaching, but Sally and I might pick up some on Saturday.

Today I got a brand new third edition Moun10Bike geocoin. I've never met him personally but from what I do know of him he is a really nice guy. It is truely an awsome coin, but I am still not a fan of the 2" size. Really its too big even for the cardbord holders in my new binder pages. I'll have to get larger plastic flip cases for the 2" coins.

My new geocoin binder works great... for now... I might have to buy a second binder soon. I should have it to show off at the next pizza event.