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  1. Memories of GeoWoodstock X.

    Correction: Parkerplus and I found just over 350 total caches on our trip. (not 150)...
  2. Memories of GeoWoodstock X.

    The dust has finally settled on GeoWoodstock X. I've logged the caches, TB's, geocoins and benchmarks. I've uploaded the photos. (All the while avoiding spousal wrath for not doing anything else around the house.) Along the way, I saw a good number of Houston area cachers, as well as cachers from Dallas (Dark Star) and San Antonio (Electric Water Boy) that I know. I also met quite a few cachers from across the country. In the end, they have become part of my geo-family. I drove my car with Parkerplus who proved to be a great traveling companion. His organizational skills helped keep our finds well documented. He also had several great stories to tell along the way. My only problem was that I was a tick magnet. I attracted about seven of them, but five I felt crawling (Ugghhhhhh!) on me. Two other were not detected until that night. Our hotel in Jeffersonville was rather seedy. The area looked economically blighted and many people looked like riff-raff. Once I smelled pot smoke nearby. I saw only one other caching car there. In the eight days of our epic trek, we found just over 150 caches of which there were about 16 puzzles, 14 Earth caches, 13 virtuals, 6 web cams, 3 letterboxes, 3 multis, 3 regular events, my first mega event and my first wherigo. I also found just over 50 benchmarks and logged well over 200 TB's & geocoins. I also had my best caching day (116) and month (374) There was even a wedding (of Crossmage to Phoenix Girl), which was a GWX first. I also had my first cache finds in seven states; Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois & Missouri. In Arkansas, P+ and I hit 100 of the 174 Americana Hwy 70 Series, thanks to a tip from Crossmage. Thanks goes out to .Jpeg for taking the web cam photos. In two of them, Vandycam (GCMCZ0) and Every Breath You Take (GCMF4B), he took artistic license. He had us pose on several spots of the webcam and then he blended the photos together, making it look like there were multiple Culls and Parkerpluses. It looks especially funny in Every Breath as we looked like escapees from a cloning convention. The day before and day of GWX was crazy fun. There are a lot of caches in the area just to the north of Louisville and you would drive up to a group of cachers then follow them to the next cache. It looked like something out of the movie, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World with cars and people flying everywhere. Once a child almost got left behind in the parents rush to move on to the next cache. GeoWoodstock X was everything I expected and more. Parker insisted we get to the park early and that was a good decision. We found prime parking and it also gave us a chance to hit several caches before it got hot and the crowds to intense. We walked through the parking lot writing down numbers of auto travel bugs. We would chat with groups of cachers as we moved to nearby caches then to the different booths set up long the way. I bought seven new geocoins and the Garmin man tweaked my Oregon 450. I also sat in on a few discussions going on in, thankfully, covered areas. The lunch was surprisingly good and well organized. The wedding of Phoenix Girl and Crossmage was fantastic. The minister started off by making several geocaching related analagies to marriage than got respectfully serious about the vows. PG's wedding dress is something I hope my daughter will choose to wear. The geo-crowd roard their approval with the kissing of the bride. The trip home was almost just as fun. I had the honor of meeting Parker's family. We met up in Mt. Vernon, Illinois with his two daughters, their hubbies and his one year old grandson, Elijah. My only driving nightmare was trying to get to downtown Memphis. I kept missing the exit. P+ will always be able to make me laugh by making a reference to Exit 30. In Memphis we hit a couple of must finds, former Houston cacher Mustard Devil's virtual "The Grotto" and a puzzle by the infamous Chance Encounter, "Ean-8." I see where Team Troglodyte also hit The Grotto on their way home. Apparently Snoogans was also in town at that time. As mentioned earlier, P+ and I hit 100 of 174 of the Americana Hwy 70 Series in Arkansas. He drove, while I dove. We even got questioned in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas by the police officer wanting to know what we were doing. When I finally got home, I was too tired to even thing about caching for a while. I'm not sure if I will go to GW XI. Although I could visit Jarihend, there doesn't seem to be quite the same pizzaz as this one was. Then again... David Cull
  3. Who is going to Geowoodstock IX?

    Well, as of now, I will be attending my first GeoWoodstock. Yahoo! But you never know what will happen. Hey, it's still 96 days away... I do have hotel reservations and registered with GWX. Lots can happen...
  4. Where are you staying for GeoWoodstock X?

    Hi, Parkerplus and I have reserved America's Best Inn, on Eastern Blvd. ((Exit#2) Jeffersonville. It's close to Louisville and all those juicy Earthcaches along the Ohio River. We plan to arrive on May 24th and spend a day on both sides of theKy-Ind border. We leave early the morning of May 27th and will miss the Flash Mob event at 11 a.m. in Louisville. It would be splendid if we could get a group photo of the Houston area cachers who will be there. Til then, David Cull
  5. Who's going to GeoWoodstock X?

    Who's going to GeoWoodstock X? Let's start a list so we can know who to look for. As of the present time, I will be going and Parkerplus will accompany me.
  6. Looking for travel partner for GeoWoodstock X!

    Hi, It looks like Parkerplus and I have decided to make the run to GeoWoodstock X by ourselves. My little Corolla gets great gas mileage, but not much room. I have solved about 15 puzzles in Jeffersonville, Ind., most put out by Astralmonkey. They are easy, but if anyone wants to share solutions,, let me know. Also, let's get a list together of all the Houston area cachers going to GeoWoodstock X!
  7. Looking for travel partner for GeoWoodstock X!

    I've hit several CE caches here in Houston and a couple in Beaumont (Illuminati & Wrong Side of the Canal). There are several left in Memphis (Eon-8, Otis Redding Park, Tales From The Crypt, Spaghetti Westerns) then maybe I'll have to go for one or two of his in Austin. His infamy is legendary. As far as ever meeting him, it would have to be a chance encounter.
  8. Looking for travel partner for GeoWoodstock X!

    Aw, shucks. Half the fun is getting caches along the way. I hope to get caches in at least 5 new states, maybe 7. It will also help my US county challenge and looking for a few web cam caches. They are getting harder and harder to find. Also, if we can hit Memphis on the way home, I hope to get a couple of CE (a former local cacher) caches. Of course, gas, hotels and food costs must be considered...
  9. Parkerplus and I have plans to go to GeoWoodstock X and we are interested if anyone would like to travel with us up there and share expenses. Our tentative plans have us leaving May 22nd and going east on I-10 until we get to I-59 north through Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama to I-65 north to Sellersburg on May 24th. We already have hotel reservations in Jeffersonville, Indiana. We would leave on Sunday, May 27th back-tracking on I-65 to Nashville, then west on I-40 to Little Rock then south to Alexandria on HW 167 then hopping over to Jasper to Beaumont then home by May 29th. I promise we will hit every kind of cache including traditional, mystery, multi, virtual, Earth, letterbox, web cam, and, of course, mega event. Please email teamCull if you are interested and would like more details.