Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter weekend caching

Headed out of town with some friends, and while waiting for Martin House (you should go here if you visit Fort Worth) to open we took the time to find a few geocaches.

The first was a neat little natural wildlife area by the library. A lot of neat plants here, as well as a geocache full of goodies. The second was a typical PNG, and a third we had to DNF.

We also visited the stockyards and botanical gardens while in town.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Current ranking of Texas geocachers

Took a peek at a listing I haven't checked in a while. It doesn't reflect the caches I found over the weekend, but still moved up quite a bit to #1877. Let's see if we can keep up this trend!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered where Preston Road ends if you drive north until you cannot anymore?

Today we headed out with Lesley and CJ on one of our random "where does this road end?" drives. For this adventure, we met up at Jack Macs on Preston, grabbed a quick bite to eat, then started our drive north.

I had intended to stop more for geocaches on the way, but was soon distracted by singing along to the music and catching up with friends. We did stop for one in Prosper, TX, though, and got to see a pretty old church with flowers (and bees) everywhere: Prosper Landmark #2 Old Church.

Okay, and perhaps then we found another distraction not too long later in the form of a winery we'd never heard of. But we stopped for a wine tasting at Eden Hill Vineyard and we pleasantly surprised. I really like the non-sweet reds best (as is usual), but even still, this was a pleasant (if distracting) pause in the trip north.

After that, we got back on our way and drove...and drove...and drove. We kept thinking, sure this is the end, but then we made it a little farther. And when we did find the end, we were met with a pretty view and could see (but not quite reach) Oklahoma across the lake.

Puzzle series weekend

A while back I started working some puzzle caches, and I spent a bit of time Saturday morning solving many of them, plotting on a map, and driving around finding them with my hubby. We found around ten on Saturday before we had to head on home, then went back out on Sunday to find more. We ending up grabbing 23 in this series of mainly park and grabs once the puzzles were solved, and we have a few more solved that we will grab as time permits.

What I think I loved most about the series was getting to work out some math and chemistry problems. That was a welcome challenge to me, and I hope to find some more like this to attempt later.

There were MANY muggles out at these locations, and I really wish I'd gotten better pictures, as there was clearly a convention in the area...

Also, came across this tennis court that has clearly seen better times.

And, finally, this pair of Mustangs.

My favorite puzzles of the ones we've finished:
Also, here was my t-shirt choice of the day, in keeping with the theme of many of the caches found.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A quick find for March 9

Again, trying to keep up with caching. So far my March chart is looking great, and with the addition of Capital Uno 2 I've good so far.
Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
March 2 18 1 1 6 17 1 1 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

This type of cache makes me nervous

Again, trying to keep up with the caching in March, and this time made a quick find on the way back from a friend's house. I am always nervous about these caches that are to a business, but at least it was late enough that there weren't any muggles.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Geocaching is what happens when you are an hour early for an appointment...

Well, I mixed up my calendar appointments and got somewhere over an hour early on this beautiful morning. So, I had the choice of reading (I really need to wrap up a book club book) or geocaching. I'm sure you can guess from this post which one won.

Almost all of these caches are PNGs, with the exception of one that I had to come back for later with the appropriate "gear" to help out - À Remplir was the best one of the group and was quite fun (hubby loved it!), although the rest were good to find quickly.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Frogger island adventures

Back in 2014, a group of us decided to spend a day out on Lake Lewisville and just have some fun. We of course pulled up geocaching and found this cool cache in the middle of an island on the lake. We jumped in, swam to the island, and we met with a ton or thorns and poison ivy. Needless to say, we weren't prepared or successful that day. But we were today!

To start off with, this time since it was chilly (and the water cold) we got a raft to get from the boat to the island instead of swimming. This also gave us the advantage of have dry clothes and shoes, which was way useful.

We then got ready and explored the cool old things scattered around the island (and got a fun group shot).

Then, the cache. Wow. I'm not going to spoil it for others too much, but glad we had a tree monkey with us!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Found two caches in one spot

For not the first time, we arrived at a geocache (Another GZ in CFB) and found two caches, one that appears to be a part of an old series I've seen around. Maybe one day I'll follow the trail on that one. Just a quick grab on the way home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Giving a travel bug a new home

The other day I picked up a travel bug that was trying to travel far, so today my hubby and I drove north a while and found a place to drop off a cache before dinner. To date, this travel bug has gone 2671.3 miles. Going to try and keep an eye out on it.

Also, I'm aiming to get a cache to fill up my March chart, so this served another good purpose.