Monday, December 31, 2012

Finding my 500th cache

Today was all about getting to the magic number 500, and I made it. My 500th cache was a fantastic hide, and I was way excited once it was located!

The End is Near

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow and caching for Jason's birthday

Today, we drove to see snow and celebrate Jason's birthday. Only found one cache today (Family Series: Sundae), but we had a great time, including a impromptu birthday feast for Jason in the trunk of the rental car.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Caching by the car musuem

Evan and I drove up Muont Diablo and then ended up near a car museum. I'm not a huge fan of cars or museums, so this was not my cup of tea. But Evan loves both, and I'm a nice wife, so we went. It was a pretty nice museum, really. But when we were done, time to do something for me. So, I open the geocaching app, and not even 200 feet away is a cache. So, we find it and take a few pics nearby.





Ducks and Fountains

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas caching in California

Evan and I arrived in California today to visit Carrie and Jason. We can totally blame them for me loving geocaching, since they took me to find my first one several years back. In any case, I was very much looking forward to going out with them.

The first night we were there was cool and drizzly, but we made it happen anyways. Because of the weather, it was fairly easy to find parking near the GZ, so we made good time with this.

The first cache, Carrie had been to before, but local security had chased her away. This time, no one was around, so we had it all to ourselves and found the cache very quickly.

The second cache was a little trickier, since my coordinates where a little off. After reading the clue and misinterpreting that several times, I made the find. Was by this point quite wet and cold, but glad to find. Log was way to wet to do anything with, though.

Third cache was exactly where we thought, even the title told us so :-)

Last cache of the night was very interesting and earned a favorite from me. By the time we had the log back in, we were all very much done with the cold and wet and headed to yummy dinner.

Bullseye!
Stretch
Bat Cache (a.k.a. Nujawb 3)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

More PNGs to help me to 500 this year

Since I know now that I won't be getting my 300 caches this year, I decided to definitely hit that 500th cache overall. It seems very reasonable, so today I set out to get a few caches nearby. Found a few PNGs, some with muggles, and by far the best:

Just For You My Friend

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Out and about in Garland

We headed out today to take our friends to find the cache next to Stanley the llama - only to discover Stanley was gone!!! They still found the cache, but what a bummer way to start the day off.

Instead, when they left to visit other friends in the area, we grabbed several PNGs nearby. Pretty easy, other than navigating the parking lot and waiting out muggles.

By far one of the most disappointing trips I've made, since I really liked taking my friends, especially my geocaching friends, to visit Stanley. Bummer!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Checking in on my night cache

I got a few emails and DNFs for my Creekside Night Cache, so while my buddy Jen is here with her boyfriend and his kids, we decided to go check it out. Their first night cache, and once they figured out what they needed to do, they really made good time out of it. Cache was in perfect order, and we dipped a few travel bugs from Seattle here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My 12-12-12 find

Had to get my 12-12-12 badge, and did so with a quick find near the house: CHOW #10 - St Alphonso Catholic Church. Yeah!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lazy urban caching

Well, I had planned for this to be lazy, but thankfully, today I had someone slightly taller than me around. Found a couple of easy caches and called it a day.

What's YOUR New Year's Resolution?
Second Time Around