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Everything posted by TheNorman

  1. Welcome back!
  2. I think his question is "how did you know about them in advance to earn them?"
  3. For most of the date/event specific souvenirs, I find out about them here or on various geocache social media groups. Groundspeak sends out notices of some. If you haven't seen those, you might need to adjust your settings so you you get their emails.
  4. I have no experience with a Nuvi.
  5. I visit. I just have nothing to say with respect to Bluetooth Antenna. I expected Key Results to comment.
  6. We haven't made it to the Houma tour. We plan to some time..but not yet.
  7. Or you can take up Letterboxing and go find the ones that are listed, and perhaps by elimination you can identify the one you found.
  8. Here's a link for LetterBoxes of North America for Challenger Seven Memorial Park: (the link didn't work--but here's a link for the organization link) Put in Challenger Seven Memorial Park, and you'll get close to 200 links.
  9. While it might be interesting to actually write an obituary, I don't really have the time to do so right now. Much of the activity on this site has dropped off for whatever reason. However, I think the activity will pick up, especially in the private area, once the planning begins for the Texas Challenge. I think that communication is REALLY important and it would be a shame if this went away. I don't post much anymore on this site mainly because I never did initiate many topics, but I have been known to comment on the posts of others. So, if others are posting less, I end up posting less. Since I live on the extreme edge of the Houston area, I have always felt somewhat on the fringe of the group. I'm not yet at retirement age, but will be within a decade, and when I retire I know that we will move elsewhere. For those two reasons, (and my general level of being over-worked at work), I will not step up and volunteer to take over administration of this site. I think it would be a huge shame if it dies.
  10. However, if everyone made all of their caches Premium Member Only, there would be very few caches out there for newbies to learn on. One would hope that newbies wouldn't be rude though.
  11. Sad? This is something that has gotten my teenagers to go out for walks while we are on vacation! Let me repeat--they are voluntarily going out and walking around so they can build up mileage to hatch pokemon eggs! This is wonderful!
  12. You wouldn't happen to know who to contact to make that happen would you? The Normettes are all over Pokemon Go.
  13. And I assume that the same can be done now. But perhaps someone has already grabbed the location. It couldn't hurt to try.
  14. Surely it shouldn't be difficult to recreate the archived cache and submit it as a new cache. I did something similar up here in Huntsville when a cache hand-off get slightly messed up. I called the new cache: (whatever the original name was) Again! I had no problem getting it approved.
  15. Since there are additional checks on a multi (since the way points have to be checked to compare to other caches), I expect that the change would have to be approved.
  16. Welcome to the "obsession"!
  17. Or there are times when instead of "high-tech treasure hunt", I say "high-tech Easter egg hunt".
  18. Welcome, as they say, to the obsession!
  19. Sadly it isn't convenient for us to adopt since we live in Huntsville--otherwise we would.
  20. This page mentions it. I googled "northing and easting".
  21. I'm still using a 62--no help here.
  22. I always stop by to take a look at what people are posting, but I don't start too many new topics. It would be sad if this disappeared since this is one of the main ways that I can keep in touch with people about the Challenge and other events--we just don't make it down to Houston very often.
  23. I found this link.
  24. Is there some historically noteworthy event associated with the lake in question? I am certainly not suggesting that "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" be rewritten or edited to remove offensive language. To do so would remove some of our history. That novel is a product of its time and the time that it depicts. I am not upset about (but admittedly have not read) "Go Set a Watchman". From what I have heard about the novel, it describes how Atticus Finch is a product of his time. I can understand how people are disappointed with the character (and have transferred that disappointment to the author)--I think they attributed something to this character in "To Kill a Mockingbird" that isn't actually there. I wouldn't suggest that either novel be rewritten or edited. If I am correct that the name of this lake was changed in 1962 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names because it was offensive, if people are now offended by the "improved" name, I see no reason not to change it again.
  25. My wife (Tealcat) and I were in her hometown (Davis, California) recently, and there is a Mystery alphanumeric challenge. Since there are LOTS of puzzles in Davis, I find myself trying to solve many of them. I have solved some of them, but many just leave me saying "huh"? For example, this one. There are 15 Clint Eastwood movies listed. In each case there is a blank that needs to be filled in to get the name of the movie. I have identified all of the movies (which isn't difficult), but how to get from the name given to the number needed for the coordinates just stumps me. The cache is called "Man with No Name". The first movie is City Heat (where City was missing) and this needs to generate a 3. The second movie is Million Dollar Baby (where Baby was missing) and this needs to generate an 8. I've looked at release dates and length of the movie. Nothing. I've tried lots of things associate with letter counting (including consideration of the characters' names), and I haven't come up with something that gives me the right number in both cases. Can any puzzle experts push me in the right direction? If so, I would greatly appreciate it.