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  1. Virtual Reward :)

    Kelvin, Is TEXAS BANDITS the only one in the Houston area that has the right to put out a Virtual Reward cache? Are there others? And as I understand, it will be only one that he can put out. Lastly, how do you add a Virtual Reward cache on your notification of new caches?
  2. Traveling Caches

    And just where did you see it or know about it being in Houston. I know it was in Houston back in 2011
  3. USING THE OLD, OLD, OLD ORIGINAL GC FORMAT

    That's what I like about the OLD, OLD format. I use the Advanced Search quite a bit
  4. Here is what I use to get back to the OLD GEOCACHING FORMAT. Found it on one of their newsletter step 1 ->>>>>> https://www.geocaching.com/bl...he-new-geocache-search-tool/ OLD GEOCACHING FORMAT, step 2 ->>>>>> Search for "I’d like to use the old search" OLD GEOCACHING FORMAT, (About two thirds way down) step 3 ->>>>>> Clip on "keeping it around" = https://www.geocaching.com/seek/default.aspx
  5. How far can you move a cache?

    In my younger days, I moved one from Huntsville to Houston. I wanted to keep the same cachers that found the cache with that cache. Right off hand, I don't remember which one it was, could be LIL STINKER, PICTURE THIS, HIGHER EDUCATION or another one of my early caches. I moved the cache 528 feet at a time. If I moved it a mile or even 530 feet, GC would reject it. It took me a good while but I was able to get it moved to Houston without any interference from GC. I suppose you could ask your friendly reviewer to do it for you, explaining what you wish to do
  6. Thats what I am thinking. Too close to other caches for an actual cache. Tours are limited to 30 people at $2.00 each. Plan for an event six to eight weeks ahead. Saturday or Sundays might be best to get more cachers at a time and get reservations in place. Thursday & Fridays might be a little hard for some - that late in the day and fighting the traffic and parking.
  7. I have been interested in this location for awhile for a placement of some type of cache. It is close to two other caches in the area. You have to make a reservation for a certain time. I am making plans to at least visit the location soon. Here is some information - - - Tours of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Where: 105 Sabine, adjacent to the Wortham Insurance Visitor Center at The Water Works When: Tours open to the public beginning Friday, May 13. Hours: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Who: Open to individuals 9 and older; children younger than 9 not admitted. Cost: $2 per person; free on Thursdays. Reservations/Tickets: buffalobayou.org
  8. Which Cache on the Geocaching Map?

    I just zoom in till it is the only cache showing (or just a few left)
  9. El Franco Lee Park

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  10. OKAY, Bringing this topic back to life before my retirement for geocaching. GCG68J - This AVON LADY got BALLS dated May 27, 2003. In the city of Deer Park, there is a small city park called AVON PARK. Instantly I thought of the AVON LADY and how could I make a cache out of it. Back in the tree line, you could see where teenagers had be playing Paint Ball battles with some homemade fortresses and lot of empty paint balls laying on the ground. There you go, This AVON LADY got BALLS. I went back to the house and made up a cache container for the location, then applied for a cache. Before I could get back to GZ, the cache was approved. As I was surprised that a couple of cachers were already in the area and surprised me as I was placing the container in the tree. They were Francis of the USMORROWS team and Gaylene aka INDIANPOINT. More stories later Posted 10 Jun 2013 · Report post For the senior members of the Houston Geocaching members, the late Paul Harvey, had a section of his radio show called FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, and he would tell the history/background of interesting incidents/happenings. They were quite interesting to listen to. With that thought in mind, I will give some background on some of my caches I have placed over the many years I have been around. First one is GC28VEY - "the REMAINS on NOCONA, THE INDIAN PRINCESS", now archived. .The story of the cache goes like this, the owner of the house sitting on the nearest corner had a tree in front that was split apart during a hurricane some years back. A neighbor made a comment that what was left from the storm looked like some type of figure. A local artist who carves blocks of wood into works of art agreed and suggested he could carve an Indian figure in the living tree. What he carved was a Indian warrior with the name of NOCONA. The carving had a head (face) and arms (branches) reaching for the sky. It looked weird in the neighborhood. You would be driving down the street and all of a sudden, you see this Indian figure up in the tree. Some time last year, the owner of the house passed away and the current owner didn't like the artwork sitting in front of his house so he had someone defaced/reshaped the figure of NOCONA. So all that was left of the cache here was just a magnetic key holder attached to the neighborhood dog poop baggie container rack with no story behind the intent of the cache. So, I am not replacing/rebuilding the cache here at this location. A lot of cachers enjoyed seeing NOCONA while she lasted. So sad. NOCONA has gone on up where ever wood chips go or in to a fire somewhere. May NOCONA finally rest in peace.
  11. THE REST OF THE STORY

    OKAY, Bringing this topic back to life before my retirement for geocaching. GCG68J - This AVON LADY got BALLS dated May 27, 2003. In the city of Deer Park, there is a small city park called AVON PARK. Instantly I thought of the AVON LADY and how could I make a cache out of it. Back in the tree line, you could see where teenagers had be playing Paint Ball battles with some homemade fortresses and lot of empty paint balls laying on the ground. There you go, This AVON LADY got BALLS. I went back to the house and made up a cache container for the location, then applied for a cache. Before I could get back to GZ, the cache was approved. As I was surprised that a couple of cachers were already in the area and surprised me as I was placing the container in the tree. They were Francis of the USMORROWS team and Gaylene aka INDIANPOINT. More stories later
  12. Geocaching road trip 2015

    And I chicken out on Brute Force.
  13. THE WITCH HOUSE

    Check out the details on this Travel Bug - TB4XX0Q and check the gallery views also for the final view.
  14. Anybody Live in Alvin?

    I would think that one of the runways would be a return taxiway
  15. Go(ing) West Young Empress! http://coord.info/GC5FZN2

    I noticed that EMPRESSONE is back in town for a short time and has already picked up a FIRST TO FIND smiley. Welcome back