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.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Portland Geocaching

I decided to take some time today to find a few geocaches. I decided I wanted 6 so I could reach 2400. There are several within walking distance of my house so I just started walking. These were my first 5

Tribute to Mapking
Patch of Green
Sully's Gulch
Left Turn
ELNN Cousins Cache

The sixth cache that I decided to make #2400 was

Urban Cache: Plagiarized

While I won't give it away totally I don't think it is any secret where the cache is located... in the Library. It took asking the right questions and a little looking, but it was a fun find.

Afterword I walked a couple blocks north and picked out the #1 Bento Korean BBQ cart for lunch. Some pretty good stuff.

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Belated Merry Christmas

I was down in Grants Pass for the holiday and then right back up to see the Trail Blazers beat the LA Clippers last night.

I still think that buying season tickets is the best thing I've done in a long time. Of course the Blazers are on fire right now and that makes it seem all the better. They take on the Miami Heat tomorrow and I'll be there.

Back to Christmas... it was a good day. Had some turkey and stuffing then went to find the traditional Christmas Cache

Oh Rats

This is the 11th year in a row with a find on Christmas. It all started when I saw a new cache pop up Christmas Day 2003. I made a run after the FTF, but discovered my uncle had beat me to it. That cache has been archived for a while, the hider Rogue Rat sadly passed away, and Uncle Duck doesn't chase FTF's anymore... but the Christmas cache tradition lives on. Its actually so quiet on the holiday it makes for an enjoyable muggle free time.

Monday, December 23, 2013

3 months

I've now lived in Portland for 3 months. Time just flies by it seems.

I haven't done any geocaching, but I thought about it. Since it isn't so freezing cold anymore maybe I'll get a couple before the end of the year. For sure I'll grab one on Christmas day as that has been tradition for the last 10 years.

Tomorrow I'll be driving down to GP for the holiday. Guess I should go get packed.