Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A new cache

I may have said once that I didn't plan to hide any easy micros anymore, but I couldn't help myself on this one.

The 10 year itch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10 years ago today

Its been 10 years since I found my first geocache. It seems like just yesterday... if yesterday was 10 years ago. Well anyway its been a long time I guess. A lot of things have changed since then. There are a lot more caches today, but more isn't always better. Its not so much that quality has diminished... you always had some poor ones. Its just that when I first started many caches led you to someplace new. A trail I'd never hiked. A historic sign I'd never read. A place I had never visited. You can still get this somewhat by caching away from home, but even then, without some research you'll be finding a lot of parking lots, bushes, and gravel pull outs.

I did find a cache today Don't get stumped. It was close to work and easy to find, but way too many houses around for my liking. I hope to get out and hike for some soon.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Well ever since my last post I have been sick as a dog. I even took sick days at work. Big deal for me. I only took 2 sick days in my first 10 years on the job.

Anyway I felt so bad I never watched or even followed wrestling this weekend. I slept through it.

I skipped my coin club meeting on Thursday.

I honestly don't know what happened to the week. I didn't feel well last weekend. Took Monday off thinking that I'd be better, and I did. Tuesday when I made my last post I was fine and thought I was recovering. Wednesday and Thursday were the worst. I'm still congested. Whatever is going around seems to stick with people for a couple weeks.

I had planned to take tomorrow off and find a cache for my 10 years. I never found a great one so I think I might just do what I did 10 years ago... find an easy one after work.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


This Thursday will begin the 2013 NCAA Wrestling championships. Oregon State will be in attendance as the Pac 12 champions. Otherwise I don't know very much about wrestling to be honest. I've never really watched it. It was a High School sport, but never one I considered participating in.

So why do I care?

First because Oregon State has a wrestling team and UofO doesn't (they dropped wrestling to add baseball because they were jealous of our back to back national championships) It would be too funny to pick up a national championship in wrestling now (I think we're 9th ranked)

Second because Wrestling was eliminated from the 2020 Olympic Games. I mean while I didn't watch or follow it much I certainly did more then other sports kept like Modern Pentathlon and Rhythm Gymnastics. I know that eliminating those sports would make others unhappy, but wrestling is one of the oldest. Something like it was certainly part of the original Olympic games in Greece and it has been a part of every modern Olympic games since they started in 1896.

I want to believe the Olympics are more then just TV ratings and politics. I want to believe that tradition can play a part. That a sport were poor and wealthy nations are on an equal footing can still exist.

So I'm trying to pay attention... at least for the weekend.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunny Day

With a bit of sunshine yesterday. I decided to go after a few geocaches. Ended up with just two but it was fun to get out

Quinta Ochoa Tacos

Its also coming up on 10 years since my first geocache. I started about the same time as many other area geocachers. Its been fun to share the last 10 years of adventures with them

Biggieet_al - 02/22/2003
Iseek & Eyeseek2 - 02/23/2003
blazerfan - 03/26/2003
drdan52000 - 04/01/2003
Duck-n-Deedy - 04/02/2003

I'm looking for a good cache to find on my 10 year anniversary. I'm planning on taking the day off if its nice. Send me some good ideas.