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  1. And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

    His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

    And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

    The stump of a pencil he held tight in his teeth,

    And head light encircled his head like a wreath;

    He had a broad face and a little round belly,

    That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

    And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

    Wow! this paints a very vivid picture of Cache-Tech! Not at all like their "ACTUAL" picture in their forum avatar! duh! :rolleyes:


    Fantastic rendition!!

  2. Je pensais de faire une Cache nouvelle ici dans Barrie où la description a été complètement écrite en français.


    Avec la quantité de gens qui parlent le français dans cette ville, il ferait le plus certainement est une difficulté de 4. Je parle seulement un petit français et ce serais fort assez pour moi !

  3. Logger has this special plastic bottle (Syrene or something like that) which does not hold the taste of the previous liquid, they are like $10 I think.

    Good Idea BQ!


    I believe you are referring to the infamous "Nalgene" bottle. I have had mine for almost a year now, and it has been been by far the coolest gift I have recieved in a long time. Great for any Geocacher.

  4. Any room for a group of 4 from Barrie Ontario, Canada?  :blink:


    This looks like fun.. if we wanna come, we gotta start planning now!


    What is the feasibility of making a day trip to Orlando for the obvious tourist attractions?  Maybe allowing for a few days before GWIII for this would be best.

    Day trips to Orlando are no big deal..... many times I have made the trip from Jacksonville to Orlando, spent the day at one of the theme parks and then driven home. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from my house to the gate at Disney. A little less for other parks. You would enjoy it more if you spent the night - that way you could visit more than one attraction. I have made the trip in 1.5 hours but that was in my younger and dumber days.

    OK! well we did the crazy deed and registered for the event!




    Me plus 3 will be camping out for the event now!


    I figure we come down a few days early for the obvious attractions and caching in Orlando and then make our way North for the 27th. If it really only is a few hours to get north, than I think we are good to go!


    I am all excited now. Looking forward to meeting up with our worldwide Caching Compadres and padding the stats a little! :( May is not soon enough!

  5. Hello There,


    If you are willing to come to Barrie, Ontario you can go to


    Angies Outdoor


    Right in the heart of downtown Barrie. They usually have a good assortment of Ammo Boxes, and Otter boxes that will work.

  6. Hey KW,


    I am only from Barrie which I don't think will help, but you might consider contacting either "Shelley's Crew" or "Team Woods". I know that "Team Woods" is up near Gravenhurst, and I believe "Shelley's Crew" may be up farther.

  7. Just when my patience was running out for finding crappy and broken toys, and golf balls etc, my faith in trading items was regenerated.


    I found a cache, and in that cache I noticed that there was a handmade item (I believe they called it a Quintipus) which looked like a little hand-knit octopus with a keyring sewn into the top. I don't really know what purpose it serves besides being a keyring, but I love it! I made sure to trade up for something that was remotely as well made, and as valuable. I keep this little guy with me when I go caching attached to my backpack to inspire me to trade items that are worthwhile, and might put a smile on someones face, or at least appear "neat". The effort put into making this item is the kinda thing I like to see when I cache. Now I just have to find a skill of my own to make a cool signature item!!

  8. If you're a slightly evil cache seeker (like me ;) ), once you've found the cache you cover your tracks, lay a few new ones to another hiding spot and trample around that one for a bit.

    OMG! so that is you that is leading me astray HardOiler! I have noticed that people do that! haha..


    I agree that caching in the winter is a must to adapt to in our Ontario climate!


    One of my favoritist caching photos ever came from a winter cache that I did. we found the cache under all that snow!



  9. Well.. We did our Calgary trip with huge success, and enjoyed every last minute of it! You Albertans are sure hospitable!!


    We got to do the caches in the immediate Airport vicinity "On Final 28" and "Layover". "Its a Guy Thing" appeared to be missing when we strolled through.


    also cleaned up most of the Banff area caches minus a few. We were thrilled to have the time we did!


    One quickie question.. When we found "Layover" we also found another box with some small envelopes in it. We didn't take one as we had no idea what they were for. Holding the envelopes up to the light we saw that they were regular playing cards. Can someone enlighten me as to what kind of fun you are having and not telling us!! :lol:

  10. If there is anyone that is interested in being part of a semi-organized central ontario (barrie and area) geocaching community, please email me at dan@1shoppingcart.com


    Preliminary interest seems to be good! looking for ideas and thoughts from everyone!


    Edit: to change the email link

  11. Everey cache that I've ever done that involved a cemetary was a Multi/Puzzle caches and involved finding certain grave stones and using the dates to calculate the final coordinates which were outside the cemetary.


    This seems a much more respectfull way to do a cemetary cache

    Speaking of puzzle/quiz gravestone caches, I really should finish this one up since I figured it out.


    This is one of the best puzzle caches I have done. worth a look.


    The Talented Mr Bean

  12. One of my more enjoyed caches was this one:


    Jeepers Creepers


    Based in a very old Cemetery where many of the original settlers of the area are buried going back over 100 years. The cache is very tastefully placed, showing no disrespect to anthing in the area.


    There were reports of some cachers searching in the wrong corner and finding remains tho.. B) Not sure of the validity of the reports.

  13. You could have many weirdos coming and sponging off of you eating all your food and drinking all your booze!


    haha! no offence taken!!


    I don't know that all geocachers are wierdos! I guess it is possible though. If I had enough money to feed that many people, I would almost certainly consider it!


    I guess you are right though, in hindsight, I don't see how it has to do with Geocaching in general, except that we both are avid Geocachers..

  14. So I am getting married in a few weeks, and I found myself thinking... I should turn my wedding into an Event cache! I could post the co-ordinates for the ceremony, and give everyone a time and place and all would be excellent! Of course my wife-to-be wasn't so ambitious, and vetoed the idea pretty quickly (no sense of adventure!)


    Besides thinking that I am obsessed with this sport, I also wondered what other kind of whacky events people have done like this.

  15. I have been on the phone with the Canadian repair place and Garmin... back and forth. :o


    That Sux AA.. I would definately be Pi$$ed with them if they took that long.


    Because I am in Canada too, I had thought that I would need to use the Canadian location (naturally) but I phoned Garmin USA first, and it was actually them that told me not to deal with the Canadian outlet specifically :o


    Mine did take a while to clear customs across the border, but I couldn't put the blame on Garmin for that one.

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