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  1. Which Cache on the Geocaching Map?

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

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  3. 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 rackwith 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.
  4. 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
  5. Geocaching road trip 2015

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

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

    I would think that one of the runways would be a return taxiway
  8. 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
  9. Bogus TB Discovery Logs

    Sorry, I forgot about the Houston area cachers that are on that list. I will ask ECORANGERS to remove their discoveries of Houston cachers.
  10. Two new Souvenir's Coming up...

    TheNorman, there are two easy ones near the Event GC2W1BC, BUDDY HOLLY PLAZA, final coords N33 34.533 W101 50.582; at a Telephone pole in weeds GC3TBHD, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, final coords N33 34.976 W101 52.465; magnetic in front of Admin. Bldg
  11. Former Civil War Burial Crypt Buffalo Bayou

    I have visited that site a couple of times before looking for a possible cache location. Really didn't find anything workable what with nearby caches. The site is accessable by foot. The pictures shows what it looks like. Maybe another trip is in order.
  12. No caches in/near Seawolf Park

    CONCRETE SHIPWRECK - GC23C4 - Hidden Apr 4 2001, Archived Sept 3, 2008. Placed by TOM, adopted by THUMPMASTER. FTF was DOG BISCUIT. I found the cache on Nov 6, 2003. Had a short hike to the cache. Reading the logs - a lot of the old timers
  13. Picked up on Facebook from MOOSIEGIRL "Candy Perkins Lind 10 hrs · CenTex Geo-friends, Roland-OSO is a familiar NTx handle to many of you. Send your positive thoughts his way and pray if you're so inclined. He is in ICU after a heart attack & surgery. Harry Downer This is Charlene Sumberlin Downer Harry had a heart attack today. He did code and was shocked to be brought back. They did surgery. He is in ICU. Please pray for our family. I will post updates as soon as we know more. Dr said the next 24 hours will be critical."
  14. I Know; Who Cares?

    Just so many cool places you'll discover when you discover Geocaching. And forming new friendships. Glad you did.
  15. Pasadena

    Welcome to the neighborhood from Deer Park