HoustonTxDave

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  1. Astros World Series Pathtag

    Hi folks..its been a while since i have posted here. On the day the Houston Astros had their WS parade downtown...i sat down at my computer and designed a 2017 Houston Astros World Series pathtag. I posted the design on facebook (Houston Area Geocachers) page. I submitted my design to the pathtags website on November 5th. Yesterday they sent me an email with the pantone colors. I had to make a few changes on the colors to match the exact color for the Astros logo. I resubmitted the design today. Once they make the necessary changes and i approve it...it will take 4-6 weeks for them to deliver it to me. I should received them just after the new year. This is my first ever made pathtag. Once they arrive i will let everyone know. The demand on the facebook post i had for the 2017 Astros World Series pathtag was for over 120 pathtags.
  2. Houston GeoCaching Society Geocoins

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  3. Muggle, muggle, muggle

    Our family stopped by this park on friday (May 26th) on our way down to Galveston for the Memorial weekend vacation. We spend a few hours at Challenger 7 Park geocaching. We found about half of the caches in the park. My daughter and I searched for "The Holding Tree" cache but only found the black string hanging from the limb of the tree. We contacted Thot to let him know we DNF'd it and what we saw. After our vacation this weekend we plan to stop by this park again to finish the other caches in the park we missed. We hope Thot can get these caches back to active status because we enjoyed visiting. The only caching supplies i have is a small bison tube. If you want we can stop by CVS or Walgreens and pick up a few pill bottles to make some new caches. I do have some camo tape. Let me know if you want us to stop by challenger 7 park and put fresh caches out for you so you can re-activate them.
  4. Snake Tree up for adoption

    Hi Thot, I might be interested in adopting the "snake tree" geocache. I will need to drive down there and take a look at the cache, its location and type first. Seems like a great park for geocaching. -HoustonTxDave
  5. Here is a photo i took of the Southeast Team just before the challenge started. I teamed up with no_muggle and bittybit and found 21 caches and did 3 activity challenges. Had a lot of fun and enjoyed 4 days up in Tyler, Texas. Thursday night we went to the drive in movie theater and saw the GIFF short films. Then watched the "Treasure" movie. Did some late night ninja caching after the movie. Friday did the Tyler Texas lab caches. Saturday was the challenge with over 300 people visiting and many teams from all over. North Texas got first place, Out of State was second. But i think everyone enjoyed the events, the competition, and the city of tyler (rose garden, alzalea trail, downtown and the many parks to geocache in.
  6. Baytown Geotour info here

    Looks like the Baytown Geotour has begun (3-11-17). It rained the first day but there were a small group of FTF hounds out. We cached sunday and monday. Had a great time and enjoyed getting to know Baytown. Wonderful job putting this together.
  7. Garmin 64S on sale $199

    This might be a good stocking stuffer for christmas. We've had some trouble using our phone's gps when searching in large wooded areas/forest geocaches. Thanks for pointing this one out.
  8. RIP HGCS (POLL)

    Im fairly new to the geocaching community. I do find this website useful in the sense it has good information on a lot of topics. I hope it continues. Just like old friends...sometimes its good to catch up and ask questions.
  9. Pokemon GO

    In the last week I've noticed an increase in my cache finds in Hermann Park/Museum District and downtown. I was at Hermann park yesterday and saw about 20 or 30 kids all playing the pokemon go. A few were geocaching too. I think this new craze is helping the younger generation get outdoors. I think its a good thing and can help geocaching. My choo choo series has been very busy. Lets hope more pokekids find geocaching fun as well. -HoustonTxDave
  10. Anybody Want to Adopt My Choo Choo Series?

    It was nice to talk to Thot on the phone. He had some great advice, reference info and tips to keep the nanos in good shape with logs. A very experienced cacher. I will do my best to be a good "conductor" of the Choo Choo series. -HoustonTxDave
  11. Anybody Want to Adopt My Choo Choo Series?

    Hi Thot, I received your requests to transfer the "Choo Choo" series caches today. All were approved. We will be out this weekend checking on the condition of each geocache. I will give you a call on saturday afternoon june 18th so we can chat about anything i need to get up to speed on. -HoustonTxDave
  12. Anybody Want to Adopt My Choo Choo Series?

    I think it would be best to keep thot's traditional micro caches on the Choo Choo series the same. Keep it simple. I sent you a private email with my contact info so we can chat about it. Im going to read all your choo choo caches and put some time aside to visit all of them. Hope i can continue on your great train series.
  13. Anybody Want to Adopt My Choo Choo Series?

    Hi Thot...i would be willing to take over the "Choo Choo" series. I hate to see a great one end. Let me know. -HoustonTxDave P.S. I thought maybe we could change the type of caches to letterboxes for the choo choo series. That way people would be searching for stamps at each stop. They could bring their passport and ink pad to stamp their book. Once they found all the stamps and complete the choo choo series...they would email me to get a "souvenir" to add to their page. This would eliminate the need to constantly refilling the nano caches. Stamps are cheap to get and replace. Hows that sound? -HoustonTxDave
  14. Thot...if you need someone to take over the "Choo Choo" series...i would love to do so. I hate to see a great one end.

    - HoustonTxDave

     

  15. Anybody Want to Adopt My Choo Choo Series?

    The majority of my geocaches are in downtown and the hermann park/museum district. I often take the rail back and forth when checking on my hides. I've only done a couple of "Choo Choo" caches but would love to do them in order. Let me know if anyone wants to get together to do this series.
  16. Hello from HoustonTxDave

    Just got started geocaching in February 2016 when a family member told me about it. We are from Cypress, Texas (in northwest houston). We have found about 100 geocaches. We went to the Texas Geocaching Challenge in Brenham earlier this year and had a blast. i recently went to a "flying saucer" meeting downtown and got to meet about 15 geo-buddies. We have 3 geocaches hidden in downtown houston and another six geocaches hidden in the hermann park/museum district. We enjoy geocaching in areas that are family friendly and places that you park and spend the day searching for a series of caches.