Sunday, December 30, 2007
- Zoom Zoom Chamberlain 2 (GC15T41) - another dominook hide, and a sequel at that, we knew it was out there but just hadn't taken the time to stop and peek in the bushes. We came, we found, we signed.
- Fender-Bender (GC126XE) - File this one under Another One Right Under Our Noses. This route is taken driving the little haunthunters to school and picking them up. Realised it was there and found it today. I have serious concerns over caches that use metal pipes. I know that anyone is going to overreact about anything, regardless of whether it looks dangerous or not, if they are determined to overreact, but a metal pipe container does lend itself to suspicion.
- Mosquito Bait (GC14PHY) - Our second attempt and when we found it, we wondered why we hadn't found it the first time. Maybe we overthought it? We swiped Fuzzy the Bear TB (TBPZY0).
- Our First Cache. (GC181G0) - A clever hide and fun find. A homeless fisherman was not amused by our bush-rooting shenanigans. We gave Fuzzy the Bear TB (TBPYZ0) a new home here. Mr. HH absolutely insisted that he fit.
- Ride the Big Red Bus (GCXH92) - A Doc-Dean hide. This was impulsive and we paid the price for it. If we'd taken the time to look at the online log, we'd know it was found wet and unmanageable many times before us. We learned our lesson the hard way. I couldn't even unravel the thing. Someone before us had tried and ripped the thing so I wasn't going to damage it more. I logged the find and then pegged it for maintenance.
I'd checked on the Visitation Cache - aka. Train Watch in the Buff(er) -(GC145EY) when another little haunthunter had to go with her muggle father on December 28th. Today, we checked on Ample Micro (GCXTCY) and Cache the Rat (GCY4Y3). All in tact. I made the unilateral decision to archive East Port Pond (GC146B1).
Ohio State Buckeye Avenue (GC144X8) is another Visitation Cache and it is currently temporarily disabled. Since I'm not going to be one of those step-mothers who complains about the birth-mothers, let me just say that visitation is creatively scheduled. As a result, maintenance on this visitation cache is unpredictable. I estimate replacement of the cache on the weekend of January 4th or the weekend of January 11th. This has been a successful cache up until its unfortunate muggling. We placed it because it was a visitation cache and named it for a surrounding element that would make it unique. Mr. HH has been a bit mortified at the idea that people might assume he's an Ohio State fan. He's Gators all the way.
- Mrs. HH
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
So, it's temporarily disabled now until I can replace it, or Mr. HH can replace it. We need a sticker to say "No Trash - No Basura" to make sure that it doesn't go anywhere. I think we also have to give in and just put in some flowers.
We still have a geocoin, so we will be back geocaching soon to keep it moving.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I think Mr. HH wants to save Sable Trace until he can kayak it in. He really misses kayaking.
Yesterday, we did find:
- Tour de Smiles #7 - Toys (GCQ1BZ) - a quick hide in GoofyButterfly's intentionally easy park & grab series meant to rebuild the broken spirits of DNF-laden cachers. This one was high muggle and Mr. HH had to do it because I just wasn't comfortable.
- Tour de Smiles #6 - Olean (GCQ1BW) - another part of GoofyButterfly's series. I grabbed this one from its obvious spot and got it back no problems.
In the news of geocaching and national security, Sterling Silver (GC1016Q) was blown up by the Greeley bomb squad at the request of the Sterling Police Department (Sterling, Colorado) on July 26, 2007. Checking the logs of the cache, it would appear that OhioYankee wasn't very stealthy, especially since his rehide was described as "throw [it] into the bushes". Can't you sit on the curb nearby with the box open, still hidden in the bush, sign the log, play with your phone, tie your shoelaces, and then discreetly push the box back? A regular cache in an ammo box on bank property probably isn't the smartest hide, but it was found 36 times in seven months without a problem.
- Mrs. HH
Thursday, July 26, 2007
There's only half a million other caches in the area to find so we might have to just return after we're more experienced to look at it with keener eyes.
- Mrs. HH
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
We went out before dinner because we heard the distant thunder and wanted to pick up five finds before it started to rain.
- Tour de Smilies Deux #5 - The Mall (GCWZD0) - It took a minute but it was found.
- WHERE THE GEO GOES! (GC126Y7) - xj5teacher couldn't have made it clearer if there was a neon arrow pointing to it.
- Tour de Smilies #8 - Got Books? (GCWZCN) - The park & grabs are quick fun when we aren't able to go long distances because of time or health. It keeps us caching.
- STOP & Search Lows (GC10M3Z) - This was an exercise in stealth.
- EnTryDeNied (GC13CMX) - I could've yodeled while standing on my head and nobody would have cared. I made a wrong turn on the way and had to hop back out on 41 to come into the parking lot the right way. I was following my GPS instead of consulting common sense.
- Di-'sep-sh&n (GC13CN7) - GAH! We got caught in the rain on this one because we just couldn't let it go. It has to be there. Where is it? Where is it? If it weren't for the lightning, we would've continued to hunt through the rain. I was tempted to sign Team Crime Scene's rock. This aint no lamppost skirt park & grab, that's for sure.
- Mrs. HH