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  1. what are the craziest caches you've come across or seen in searches? i don't think i could take powerdog02 to this cache without scaring him for life and requiring therapy as an adult.
  2. i'm on FB, but i prefer the forum format that is here still. i'm just less chatty than i used to be. but i'd like to know about the way to sort TBs too, so i'm watching this one.
  3. unfortunately, in our area "progress" keep taking all our trees and wooded areas, leaving us with bushes, fences and lightpoles. i would love more of the bigger sized caches to be placed.
  4. my nuvi used to be easy to load the PQs into a "favorites" folder. now GSAK has lumped all nuvi units into one generic category and it seems nearly impossible to delete your old PQs and load a new one into that folder. i have to load it by a POIloader program on my desktop and then find it each time. if someone knows of a simpler way, i would love to know what the trick is. and if there's a nuvi that loads more than the location (especially a cache name!), i'd like to know too. good question thot!
  5. last year, welding seal did some driving for UPS for a few months. he used his own phone and the waze app for accurate directions. the handheld "GPS" units they carry just beep when you get close to the address..... like ours do when we get within X distance to the cache. but the drivers are told to drop and run, not to wait for someone to answer or get signatures.
  6. thanks for sharing your pictures! looks like a wonderful trip.
  7. i've wanted to see one of these in person for a couple years. i liked the idea of being able to make it bigger or smaller as you needed.
  8. this may get welding seal back on the bayou.... he has sworn off kayaking with gators and likes to say that i've got life insurance when i mention i'll be going alone then.
  9. hahahahahahaha! um. no. he must have been blind to the gators on our previous kayaking trips, but not that morning. of course, the one large gator who was hanging out under a tree (THANK YOU johnnie for NOT placing one under that particular tree...) on both the start and return of the paddle was very persistent in staying there. WS wasn't thrilled with that one, but the 12 footer who wouldn't leave was the final straw for him.
  10. i enjoy having a goal or something to work towards while i go out geocaching. some of the others in my household don't like to just go out for an entire day, so if i have a goal (ie cemeteries, counties, difficulties, etc), then they tolerate more. if i say i'm working on XYZ challenge, they may have an interest too.
  11. a very large gator blocked my path to getting FTF on the 4 by UHCL.... 12 ft gator that two fishermen were videoing while i'm in a 10 ft kayak in a narrow stretch? no thanks.
  12. thanks - i asked in the shoutbox and didn't see an answer amongst all the other stuff
  13. the team names are hilarious. anyone here going to do it?
  14. East Texas’ Hardest Mystery Cache GCNP2K - was last found on 03/19/10 by ggmorton and cachestacker. make that last found on 12-27-15..... team "makes me wanna shout" of green-eyed, j-shout, powerdog02, juleed and + the driver.
  15. definitely seems like people feel there are a lot of complaints against challenge caches and that too many are unobtainable. there are easy and there are difficult and that's the fun part of them. gives you something to work towards instead of just going and getting a regular traditional every time.
  16. is there anyone going with a tandem who has an extra seat? powerdog02 wants to join in on the fun, but doesn't want to get lost in his own yak in the dark. welding seal is debating on ground crew or on water, so he might use PD02's yak.
  17. take a navigator.... noted.
  18. my brother showed me what to do with an LPC on my very first outing. I remember thinking that i'd have never thought to lift the light skirt ever. AND I know how little kids get after you do show them... they run to every light pole around looking for treasures.
  19. thanks!! i'll try and make at least one of them.
  20. where do you go to find out about the concerts? i'd like to take powerdog02 (he plays viola)
  21. I have a friend who just got into geocaching this summer and travels a lot for work. he usually goes around the US, but got back Tuesday from a week and a half in Zurich. As he unloaded mass quantities of TBs on me last night, he asked about what's a good GPS for traveling as he barely had signal with his iPhone in Zurich. I showed him the Oregon 450 I use, and made a few suggestions, but since he's new to the game, he wants to find something inexpensive that will work wherever he goes. The guy is an IT guru, so he doesn't need anything uncomplicated - he can learn quickly. Any suggestions? Having the ability to see descriptions and such like the Oregon has would work well for him if his phone has poor signal.
  22. i'll have to find out what the problem was for him - GPS or data signal. I know he was posting pictures of his sight-seeing, but that may have been from the hotel or the office. Geosphere may be the answer for him. oh shoot. just looked it up before telling him. he's a regular member and not premium, so he couldn't do a GPX anyways for the offline assistance. maybe he'll want to go premium later.
  23. That's what I was thinking as well. He's so new to it, descriptions and all are still needed, although he seemed to manage nicely with all the Swiss caches (along with the assistance of a geocaching coworker from Zurich). He left today for Las Vegas and I pointed out the virtuals that he could claim easy enough, which he'd need a description for. He was concerned about high muggles there.
  24. I've seen some odd stuff in caches before and was reading about one earlier this week that was published containing all trash inside. what's the strangest or worst SWAG you've come across? powerdog02 and I removed a can of spray axe deodorant in july two years ago, lots of candy, a headless doll and most recently:
  25. just what does a belly button lint cleaner look like?