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About Jhawk!

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  • Birthday 10/22/1971

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Houston, Texas
  • Interests Geocaching, reading, photography, travel, computers and pretty much any other geeky thing I come across.

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  1.   Math isn't my strong point and I probably don't understand how the scoring works very well, but... we had four team members and we got four activity "caches". My math puts that at 160 points total for the team just for activity caches, which the volunteers punched for us I might add.  I'm a little surprised we scored only what we did as we found quite a few 7-8 point caches also. I wish I would have kept up with our scores better but I did not... we got 22 caches total I believe... but I don't recall what they were worth other than the activity caches.   Oh well... let go let God. We had a great time and will probably compete again (we're undecided if we will make the trek to Lubbock next year). We are new to the whole Challenge thing and we haven't yet been jaded by years of previous competitions. LOL Next time I will definitely go into it with a little more knowledge and will hopefully be able to put that knowledge to good use. My main goal with things like this is to have fun and meet people and that's the most important thing to me... in that regard, my personal score was higher than any score card could reflect!
  2. Well, speaking for my team... it took us a few stamps to figure out exactly how it had to go for it to be stamped in the right place. We were on the line on a few... we didn't know if they would count those or not. I was hoping so since we surely can't be the only team that misses the mark here and there and each stamp is individual so that should indicate which cache spot was meant to be punched but... who knows? Plus there was one stamp... it was some kind of a hand, and it was along the creek path near town... that was jacked up and we couldn't get the whole thing to punch right. Our thought was the scoring folks would see that a lot of people were having issues with that cache stamp and count it. But again... who knows?   I don't imagine it's easy to count the scores and surely there has got to be an easier way.
  3. I agree those are some large spreads for some teams. Will be interested to see what the score cards reveal when/if we get them back.
  4. Looking for a caching buddy on April 25th...

    Same here, I will be working. But I'd much rather be caching! Have fun!
  5. Three weeks from now, Friday, DAY Event

    Dang, I will be working. :-(
  6. Need help hosting event for out of towner

    It's a little too far for me to drive after work, but I wish I could attend... I love the Flying Saucer. Ya'll have a beer or six for me. ;-)
  7. CLAPS 2014 Spring Paddle CITO (Sun. 4/27)

    Divorce boats. LOL That's funny since recently I was on Vieques Island of Puerto Rico and we did the Bioluminescent Bay tour in a double kayak... it was all I could do not to throw my better half overboard.

    Nevermind, they are only open briefly through the year.   Open September 28 – Nov 29, 2013   Bummer.

    Be kinda fun to get permission to put a cache in here and make it a high-point find.   http://www.brazosvalleymaize.com/
  10. CLAPS 2014 Spring Paddle CITO (Sun. 4/27)

      LOL!!! Ya'll crazy. :-)
  11. CLAPS 2014 Spring Paddle CITO (Sun. 4/27)

      LOL That's what we said... we'd have to switch geocaching handles now.
  12. CLAPS 2014 Spring Paddle CITO (Sun. 4/27)

    Maybe I'll wait until the burn marks on my stomach go away first.  LOL
  13. CLAPS 2014 Spring Paddle CITO (Sun. 4/27)

      it was one helluva day. LOL I wish someone would have been taking video... running from the bees was especially fun. Then I had to go back for our wagon full of caches... luckily I moved in quickly and stealthily and grabbed our gear without getting stung. LOL And I guess I'm glad the fence got me before I decided to place a cache there... imagine the nasty notes I would have gotten on that one.

    I like the Brenham idea too. What a beautiful time of year to be in that area... and yes, BLUE BELL!