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  1. We will be in the same area this week (camping at a state park) so I looked at some of my saved lists searching for certain caches in needed counties and came across this one : GC54C8X It sounds the same as you describe but is for counties, not cities. And, it's in Fort Worth. Still looking for the challenge by cities you are talking about....maybe I'll come across it. Found this one in Plano: GC1E28V
  2. RoundUp is "supposed" to be in Abilene. Challenge is supposed to be in Denton. Both north Texas. I'm only going on hearsay and what I've read on the net since TXGA website won't let me log in to forums there for questions and clarity.
  3. Another chance for the night cache, with a group. CITO meet up there on 4/13. GC72XDR
  4. The girls working for Baytown and the geotour are really doing a great job of responding to online logs and checking up on the caches. Also, thanks to HoustonControl and BaytownBert for getting things going over there. Hope yall do as well or better than Brenham! It's almost been 3 weeks and looks to be headed in that direction.
  5. I got to #18 last Saturday just after crossing the big bridge at 12 p.m to meet up with a couple girls there. We found all the caches for the tour plus a few more and didn't finish til 8 at night. That's 8 hours of driving around Baytown that included only one pitstop for fuel. Afterwards, we were finally allowed (ha) to have food at a place called King's BBQ before heading home. It was very good and the pricing was very good. Couldn't find a place that allows pets so I just parked right in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows so Frasier could see us. We went past Four Corners BBQ on our route but they were closed by the time we got there. The girls who put on the tour said they would look into providing info for restaurants and accomodations for those of you who bring pets along. It was a fun and tiring day. And, now I have a whole map of waypoints for great locations in Baytown. There were a lot of nice cache containers so I can't pick a favorite, though it was fun to see the folks at #17 and get a thumbs up! Just got the coin today, plus the city sent us a combo flashlight/light up pen also. Not sure which one I like more!
  6. Thanks. Looks like it will take a while to figure who owns this.
  7. Not sure if I found an old LBH or not. It was on the trail in Challenger 7 Park. Tupperware container wrapped in camo tape. Contained a wooden stamp (It is not the destination but the journey), ink pad and journal so I assume that's what it was. Does anyone remember there being one in the park? I have a picture but it's too large to upload.
  8. And now, if you go to Google Maps - just normal everyday Google Maps, PokemonGo locations show up with blue tear drop shaped icons (like the red ones we use to drop a "pin" to pinpoint a location). Some are simply labeled "point #" and some are labeled by the business name. What the heck? And, from what I've read...yeah you can submit a request to add a Pokestop/Pokegym at your place of business/home/anywhere. Not a character floating around in your phone at ××× location, but same concept Bert suggested.
  9. The developers didn't think much about long term; that's obvious. Everytime I think and then read about it, the final thought is always bad for this hobby/ game. https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongo/comments/4rqn0s/pokemon_go_geocaching_the_slowest_method_of/
  10. That's what my son suggested. Every church in my small town (and every other town) was a territory for Ingress. The Pokemon Go game is made by the same company-- they took all that data and used it to make every church a "gym" or "Pokestop". Side note -When he and I started talking about it, he said it"s like Geocaching. I had to explain the difference. Oh, I hope this new game doesn't affect Geocaching negatively.
  11. I was in a park Saturday looking for a cache. Pretty sure the young guys I saw w/their noses in phones were playing Pokemon Go since there was no cache there- atleast not one w/ a GC code. Then today I read a lot about it (the card game was a big thing for my oldest son when young) and realized it's Ingress w/Pokemon characters. My youngest son and I played it on the way home from an appointment this afternoon.
  12. Thank you! We are in Kerrville so I was able to check emails and this forum. It sure was nice outside last night at the park and tomorrow morning should be great for those hikes! Just love it here, always have : ) No skeeters and thanks for tips on the bug from hell.
  13. Thanks much!! We won't be able to take long hikes because our Brach dog will have to stay in the rv and I worry about electric getting cut and/or the a/c going out with him in it. I do have the puzzle, Earth, SP caches and Monkey Rock on my wishlist. We're just going to have to get to them on seperate hikes. Also, Garner- been there several times before we started Geocaching and would like to get a couple target caches there as well if my prayers are answered and a cool front unexpectedly blows through! Do yall have an association/forums for that side of the hill country? I found only one geared more for the Austin area.
  14. We're leaving tomorrow to spend a few days in the park. I've been to the hill country often but not this park- we always wanted to go in the fall and it never worked out. Does anyone have any extra info on bugs and critters? I will be so happy to get away from the mosquitos for a while as I was when we went to Austin last month---instead, I came home with 50 chigger bites after sitting on an asphalt trail w/my dog for 5 minutes. It was extremely hot and he needed to rest. Any advice for hiking around to find caches (particularly concerning insects) would be greatly appreciated!
  15. It really makes me happy when someone finds one of my caches! Sometimes it's the highlight of my day for various reasons. Lately, I've been just tick-me-off sick health wise and all the new found it logs (email notifications) recently from others just makes my day! I got logs from a couple whom I appreciate very much and from some folks brand NEW to the hobby in my area. I found a cache by the folks who are new AND got the souvenir for today. All in all, a good day : )