One of the Texas Vikings

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About One of the Texas Vikings

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  • Birthday 01/09/1946

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    One of the Texas Vikings
  1. How do You Know...?

    Since I prefer to camouflage as well as I can, sometimes mine are not found as often as others. But to me, that is half the fun. If I get several DNF's, then I will go and check it.
  2. GPS or Smartphone?

    I use an older Garmin Vista Hcx and log my finds, view previous finds, check hints, etc on my Pocket PC. Maybe old school, but it works for me. Besides, it seems like my phone battery would not last that long.
  3. Got a new souvenir

    That's pretty cool. I have 4. Thanks, TravelingGeek.....I appreciate it.
  4. Got a new souvenir

    Thanks, I will check it out.....
  5. Movie Mania II is up !

    For all you puzzle nuts out there....... Movie Mania II is now ready for FTF ! GC51GQ3 hahahahaha Rick
  6. What is Munzee?

    Years ago, I had a Munzee TV !
  7. Got a new souvenir

    Ah....... Maybe I'm a little slow...(I did go to school on a small bus !) But what are you talking about ?
  8. Found spot for a new series!

    Those are great camouflage cache containers......! They look like real gators.
  9. Just Published

    Congratulations to Team Troglodyte for FTF !!!!!!!
  10. Just Published

    First one I have hidden in a long, long time....... Is anyone familiar with the story ? Geocache: GC50M96 Rick
  11. How your funniest caching story.

    I'll start. Years ago, I was after a cache off Sorters road behind Lone Star college, along the San Jacinto River. I parked in the lot got out my trusty Garmin and headed into the woods. The woods here are very dense with intertwining thorn bushes. It was really tough going. Came across several gator slides . Finally after about of 1/2 hour of bush wacking, I got to the area. The canopy was kind of thick too, so my signal was jumping around. I walked around in circles for about 15-20 minutes and then I found the cache ! Ta-Da ! I signed the log and looked around. I had no idea where I was or which way to go. No traffic sounds, nothing. Then I slapped my forehead. I had forgotten to mark my car as a waypoint ! I kept looking around. Nope. No clue which way to go. I thought about calling my daughter and have her park in the lot and blow her horn so I would know which way to go. But, then I would have to put up with listening to her for years ! More sitting on a log thinking..... Wait..... Due west is the river. North the next closest object is Dallas. South is the river. (It curves here.)East is the parking lot or Sorters Road. Either one will get me to a point where I know where I am ! Ah-ha ! My Garmin has a compass ! Just mush due East and eventually I either hit Sorters Road or US-59. A hour later, I hit a wall of thorn bushes, walked around them and ended up about 20 yards from my car ! hahaha. Now, when I get out of the car, before I pick up my hiking staff, I mark the car ! And I never had to tell my daughter how stupid I was hahahahaha. Rick
  12. Story behind the caching name?

    I am big into genealogy and my grandfather was born in Iceland. But, I wasn't named after him, his name was Thorolfur Una Krisfinnur Thorolfsson.It's a long story, but coming thru Canadian customs, his last name was changed to be the same as his father's last name (Thorolfur Gudnason) So they kept the Gudnason name. Confusing, huh ? I have been to Iceland twice and love it. My daughter came up with the name. And when they wanted split off and cache on their own I became; "One of the Texas Vikings", they became "Two of the Texas Vikings" and my other daughter became "Two more of the Texas Vikings". Rick PS: The names change each generation in Iceland. My son's last name would be "Richardsson". My daughter's last name would be Richardsottir" and she would keep that when she married. So 4 people in a household, Mother, Father, Son and Daughter, they all have different last names ! hahaha Oh, phone books in Iceland are listed alphabetically by first name, not last. So I would be in the phone book under "R" !
  13. Post IN THE QUEUE teasers here

    Don't forget your shots !
  14. Post IN THE QUEUE teasers here

    "the crazy lady often found caching in a dress and heels... That's funny, because I have often seen Mustard Devil in a dress and heels !
  15. Archiving a 10 year old cache

    I always pull out my gun, to show them I have a CHL !