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About TheNorman

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  1. BlockParty 2015

    Sure wasn't when I was growing up there.  One of the most deadly stretches of road in the country was the Pullman-Moscow highway because Washington State University students who weren't yet 21 would drive to Moscow Idaho where the drinking age was 18, and then attempt to drive back.  
  2. We're picking up counties out west--driving a lot, but having a good time doing it.  We saw a whopping big thunderstorm tonight.   We're looking forward to the event and plan to have fun!
  3. Lubbock voted to go damp in 2009.  According to an internet search, there are bars in Lubbock.      
  4. If you scroll up to previous posts, you can see a few others that plan on attending.
  5. Tealcat and The Norman will be attending and searching.  You wouldn't want us to be part of the tech team--we are both Mac users and I still use a flip phone (and don't text). 
  6. GZ appears to be the Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds.
  7. Tealcat and I plan to be there.
  8. Block Party 2014

    Cue Randy Newman?
  9. We Rock! Challenge Score Information

    I was a hunter in 2011 and can say that when I saw how different Tealcat and my scores were (they should have been the same), I was surprised.  But given that some punches don't work very well, especially when they cut out paper as opposed to the orienteering type of punch, I can understand some variability.   I suspect that there is some of that in the most recent round of scoring as well.  I know (based on what we were doing during the hunt) that I should have had a higher score (by about 15 points) than Tealcat, but that isn't the case.  Again, I know that a couple of the punches didn't punch very well and that may have led to some disqualified finds.   Having said all of that (and all of the various comments that people have made about cheating and so on), we had a great time and will probably do it again.  If the focus of our region turns to fielding a time that will WIN at any cost, we will become casual cachers and try to still have a great time.  As long as we are welcome to hunt, we will probably continue to hunt and will continue to have a great time doing so.   It would be nice if the scoring seemed to correspond to what we actually did...
  10. Block Party 2014

    I don't know.      
  11. Lab caches in Bastrop?

    My comment was specifically about our experience, and as I said, we went to one place and it was relatively late.  The person working there at that time didn't seem to want to have anything to do with geocachers.  I'm sure that we would have had a different experience during the day on Friday if we had had that opportunity.
  12. Lab caches in Bastrop?

    I must admit we only did one (the Sugar Shack) and it was late last night (after we had dinner and after the post-event nearly non-event).  We figured that most things weren't going to be open today (Sunday) and we didn't get into town until late Friday night.   The one person working at the Sugar Shack didn't seem to be that interested in the whole thing.
  13. Lab caches in Bastrop?

    I also wasn't terribly impressed.
  14. SETX Hunt Team T shirts 2014

    Tealcat and I will each take a large black t shirt.
  15. Here Kitty, Kitty - 01/26/2014

    It looks to me like you type the text you want (like GC3KBE5) then highlight it with your cursor and click "Link" in the line above the text box and put the URL into link box.