wowieann

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About wowieann

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  • Birthday 09/06/1970

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  • Location Houston - Copperfield

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  1. wowieann added a post in a topic New Years Resolutions Caching Style   

    2014 Caching Goals:
     
    To be more active in the Geocaching community by attending a Geocaching event at least once every other month.
     
    To reduce my date grid zeros by half by caching on at least 60 new calendar dates.
     
    To get within 200 of that elusive 1,000 found by increasing my "Found Its" from 681 to 800 or more.  (I've been at this entirely too long not to have a comma in my total found at this point.)
     
    To meet as many new cachers and get re-aquainted with as many "old-timers" as possible!
     
    -- wowieann
  2. wowieann added a post in a topic 31 Days of Geocaching NW Houston   

    I'm going to try to cache every day this August.  I just (finally) filled in a month on my grid (July).  I haven't been very active lately - just a few here and there, so there are LOTS nearby that I haven't found yet.  I'm trying to gear up for August by making a list of nearby LPCs I haven't found yet (in case of emergency).  Is there a current Phone-a-Friend list for the NW Houston area?  I'd be glad to be on it in the event that someone needs help on a cache that I've found.  I'd also love to have people to call on if I find myself in a similar situation.
     
    wowieann (Valerie
  3. wowieann added a post in a topic Cost of Ammo Cans   

    Thanks!
  4. wowieann added a topic in General Discussion   

    Cost of Ammo Cans
    What do the 7.62 sell for these days?
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  5. wowieann added a post in a topic Where are you staying for GeoWoodstock X?   

    I'd love to go, but school ends the following week and I absolutely won't be able to miss. I wonder if I could fly in for the event and fly right back out? What airport is closest?
  6. wowieann added a topic in General Discussion   

    Ammo Can Source?
    Hi all.  I went to the Army Surplus Store near my home the other day to pick up some ammo cans and was shocked to see that the 7.62 ones were priced at $12/ea.  It's been a few years since I last bought any, but I know I didn't pay more than $5-6 for the ones I bought back then.  Is $12 the going price for ammo cans these days?  And if not, can someone point me in the direction of a cheaper source?  I might be looking for some of the larger ones as well.  Thanks in advance!
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  7. wowieann added a post in a topic Flash Mob in the Woods - Cow Tipping Event   

    I'm way overdue for an event cache.    I'm going to try to make it, and would be open to the idea of sharing a ride.
  8. wowieann added a post in a topic Goodby Gustav, Hello Ike!   

    A friend of mine sent that second image to me.  She must have checked at just the right time.
  9. wowieann added a post in a topic Goodby Gustav, Hello Ike!   

    Nothing here yet (Hwy 6 and West Road).  The wind seems to have picked up a bit, but so far no rain, no flickering lights.

    Two months ago I went caching in Galveston and did one of the webcam caches (the Surf Cam cache).  I just went and updated the cache page with an image captured on the Surf Cam at around 10:00 this morning (so about 8 hours ago).  There's quite a contrast between the image captured this morning and the one from two months ago.

    I just tried to upload the images, but it didn't take.  I'll see if it will take the links:

    Two months ago:
    http://images43.fotki.com/v1324/photos/7/70829/5139551/commodoresurfmpbefore-vi.jpg

    Today:
    http://images41.fotki.com/v1307/photos/7/70829/5139551/commodoresurfmpike-vi.jpg
  10. wowieann added a post in a topic Caching Canada   

    Thanks for the very helpful information.  One more question - is there a good chance that there will be snow on the ground at that time of year?  I've never really driven in snow/ice before, and I have a feeling it wouldn't end well...
  11. wowieann added a topic in General Discussion   

    Caching Canada
    Please excuse my total ignorance of geography. 

    I have a trip to Detroit, Michigan scheduled for mid-late October.  I just did a geocaching.com search of the zip code of the hotel I'll be staying at and realized that there are caches IN CANADA a mere 6 miles from where I'll be staying.  Holy cow, Canada!  I've never been there before.  I've never cached outside the United States before.  And here I thought it would be exciting to cross Michigan off my list!

    However, there are a few logistical problems.  I have questions for which (I hope) somebody here has answers...

    I'll be flying in, and won't have access to a car while I'm there.  What are my options?  I know I could rent a car, but if I did - would they let me drive it over the border? 

    Also, I'll need a passport...won't I?  I had one years and years ago but I wouldn't even -begin- to know where it is now.  And I'm sure that it would need to be updated, as I haven't used it in at least 5 years...  If I find it, what do I do?  Just show up at the post office with it and pay a fee to have it renewed?  How long do those things take, nowadays?  Could I have it renewed and reasonably expect to have it back before mid October?

    How practical would it be to drive over, grab a few caches and drive back?  Is it just going to be like driving to another part of town, or am I going to be stuck in long lines to get into Canada and then back into the United States?  I could probably spare a few hours from the function I'll be attending, but if getting 1-2 caches would be an all-day affair, I probably shouldn't try to do it (much as I'd like to).

    Advice?

    Thanks in advance!
    wowieann
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  12. wowieann added a post in a topic Adopting Geocoins   

    Aha!  That did it - I was entering the GC number.  Thanks, HoustonControl.  Mystery solved!
  13. wowieann added a post in a topic Adopting Geocoins   

    Yes - they're all activated.
  14. wowieann added a topic in Trackables   

    Adopting Geocoins
    I know there's a process by which people can adopt geocoins (and put geocoins up for adoption) but so far, I haven't had any success.  My online inquiries took me to a page on the GC website:

    http://www.geocaching.com/adopt/

    where the person putting a geocache or trackable item can type in the GC or TB #.  I've tried entering the tracking numbers of several of my geocoins, but it invariably comes back with:

    "We could not find the listing from the code you provided"

    I know these are valid tracking numbers because I have the coins in front of me when I attempt it (and because if I try to look up the same coins on the "trackables" page, there it is!).

    Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    wowieann


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  15. wowieann added a post in a topic Featured Cacher For July 2008 - Sky Rookie   

    1337 caches found?  That -had- to have been intentional - right?