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  1. Here is a copy that I sent to Dennis Frissby Hello Dennis, I couldn't get the article to open. Haven't geocashed since the last day of February 2016. Arlene had her third stroke. We got her to the ER in time for them to give her stuff that counteract the physical effects of the stroke. Physically she is in better shape than I am, but her memory tuck a big loss. She sleeps about 20 hours a day. I am her only care taker except for 3 hours twice a month to give her a shower and wash her hair we have a young Japanese girl that is excellent. When she leaves at the end of her 3 hrs both Arlene and the house are clean. I have a bad right knee, that my orthopedic doctor gave me two choices, 1. have a complete knee replacements or 2. Tough it out. Since my first concern is Arlene, I will tough it out. I am now 91 and Arlene will be 90 next month. I feel so sorry for Arlene as we have had a active happy marriage of about 70 years. Geocaching has been the main source of activity since August 200l. Thanks Dick & Arlene
  2. Congrats to Travis. I have only attended one and that was the first one in Bremerton. I will be 91 the 23rd of this months. I will renew to keep my Charter Membership alive. However, I am afraid our geocaching days are limited. My wife Arlene has had her 3rd stroke and has lost her memory. She fell a couple of weeks ago and ended up at St. Joe in Tacoma. She is back home now and I am her only caretaker. It is unsafe for us to geocache as if either one of us fell we would not be able to get the other up. If I fell she would not know what to do. We get along very nicely in our home. Just happy we were able to get over 10,000 caches when we did and to enjoy the years of geocaching. My advice to all of you, enjoy living and geocaching while you are able. Dick & Arlene
  3. Good intel! Travis and I both booked the Acorn Motor Inn a few weeks ago. $55/night. Has good reviews and apparently good management. We always stay at the Acorn Motor Inn. Great value with very nice rooms. Only drawback is the breakfast. It is right across the street from a large Safeway Store. Whidbey Island with its open areas and wonderful bays is our top place to visit. Being an old time Naval Aviator who flew biplanes we even enjoy the roar of the jets. We are not able to join you but best wishes on the Cache Machine. Dick & Arlene
  4. I am 90 with a body of a 90 year old and my wife has a severe memory loss plus limited mobility. Therefore it is important that I screen what we look for. I use bookmarks to keep myself organized and include hints and so forth in the description. Most cachers would not appreciate my bookmarks as I leave out caches that I feel we would not be able to do. I spend more time putting together the bookmarks and planning the trip than actually doing it. We do what we can do. Dick & Arlene
  5. Welcome home. Rest up and enjoy the nice wet weather.
  6. Ain't it just? We just got back from a month in California. The Retired Life is followed by the Retarded Life. Be thankful you are still in the Retired Life
  7. Steak N Shake. My gosh are they still around. I enlisted in the Naval Aviation program in 1943 and the first place they sent me was to Terre Haute,In where they had Steak N Shake Then when in Freeport, Illinois teaching HS we always stopped at the Steak N Shake in Normal, Ill. on the way to my home town in southern, Ill. We stopped many times in Gillette, Wy at a RV park, after we moved to Bremerton. Always had a hard time finding the office open.
  8. At least you didn't have to put up with skeeters and ticks. I am from Southern Illinois but taught high school electronics at Freeport, Illinois. It is 60 milss south of Madison,Wi. We usually stopped at Mitchell, S. D. either going or coming. As I remember we stayed at a very nice campground east of Mitchell out in the country. Also remember there were nice caches at a Lake north of town. Southern Wi in the fall can make for an enjoyable trip. I made several trips in one of our Piper airplanes to visit my mother. I would usually take a southern route thru Lincoln, NE where we lived before coming to Bremerton and a northern route thru Bismarck and Missoula on the way back. I had open heart surgery to get a pig valve 5 years ago when we had the big snow in October. I hate pulling a trailer during slick roads. Hope you make it back on dry roads. dick
  9. We are enjoying your adventure. Back in March of1994, we lost our youngest son and my wife Arlene took it real hard, so I thought we should take a trip back to New England. So we loaded up the Roadtrek Van type RV and hooked up a little trailer to haul our scooter. RV parks and state parks were scarce. Many times we were allowed to just park in the parking lot. We visited Niagara Falls and the river was full of ice. We then went thru Rochester, NY and headed south on a light traffic Freeway. Suddenly the trailer was banging loudly. There was a pull off so I stopped and the bolt that went thru the hitch to the ball had dropped out. The ball was still in the hitch. What to do. I looked across the freeway and saw a sign RV Sales about a 1/4 mile. So I crossed the freeway and encounted a 10 foot chain link fence, that I could not climb. Did find a corner and made my way up to the top where I got the seat of my pant caught in the twist on top. Finally got clear, dropped to the ground and walked to the RV Sales. They had the missing bolt. I bought a bolt and another ball assembly. An old VW was leaving and I asked if they were going to the Freeway. They gave me a ride back and offered to help. The safety chains had held the trailer and We soon were on the way. We enjoyed our stay in Bar Harbor. I had a new digital camera and took a picture of a 4 mast scooner in the harbor. I am using it on my home base picture on this PC. We took about the same route home as you are taking. Good Luck Dick & Arlene yes, I know I have several misspelled words, My excuse is I am 90 and the brain works about as well as my knees.
  10. Sorry about all your problems and it looks like winter may be moving in on you. We found one of the early caches near Bar Harbor. Never could find the one up on the nearby mountain. Good thing you have such a good sense of humor. I have spent some time up in Fairbanks and always worried about them. Near Shelton I saw a deer crossing the road and stopped. He still run into the Land Cruiser and bounced off and went on his way. Good Luck. Dick & Arlene
  11. Just be glad you can still flyfish. I am now 90 years old. Flying and Flyfishing give me more enjoyment from any of my hobbies. The thrill of a perfect landing or the strike of a fish came to an end for me about 15 years ago when I lost three tendions in my right roto cuff.Too old for an operation. Thats when about the only thing i could do was geocaching. We have enjoyed geocaching but not as much as fly fishing or flying our own airplane to Alaska. i also tied my own wolly buggers. Great fly. Now my left shoulder is going bad for me. Just hope i can still drive a few more years. Getting old is not a bad option. Being old is not so great. Dick w7wt
  12. W7WT

    Yellowstone

    I got an e mail from Bailey. Said they had a blast but didn't have time to look for any Geocaches. dick
  13. Been a few years but we have traveled US 2 many times. We even took the Trans Canada 1 all the way to Thunder Bay. Then down the west side of Lake Superior to Duluth and then home on US2. Not too many caches in those days. Just beware of ticks and skeeters. The Corp of Engineers has a very nice campground near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. We miss our Roadtrek Van. So nice when traveling not to drag all your gear into a motel. We used that mode for all states except Hawaii which we did on our 60th wedding anv. Dick & Arlene
  14. W7WT

    Yellowstone

    Lots of Bailey's in Clay County. North of Louisville they lived in an area called Redbrush. Both my wife and I graduated from Louisville H S in 1942. My mother was a Tolliver and my last name is Falley. Johnny Bob Harrell was a second cousin of mine. My wife was a Rodger's from Iola. I went to Eastern Illinois in 1942 and 43 and then enlisted in Naval Avation Cadet program. After the war, I returned and graduated in 1948. Not many caches around there but lots over by Olney. After your trip, let us know how it worked out. Dick
  15. W7WT

    Yellowstone

    I was born in a small town called Bible Grove which is south of Effingham. I call louisville my home town. Taught high school in Freeport from 1948 to 1957 when we went to Lincoln Nebraska. After getting my advanced degree we moved here to Bremerton where I set up the Electronics program at Olympic College. We just finished getting our 10,000 find. I am sure I have been thru St Jacob as I see it is on US 40. Enjoy your family and do things now while you are able to. Dick
  16. W7WT

    Yellowstone

    We are from Southern Illinois about 100 miles east of St. Louis but have lived in Bremerton, Wa the last 50 years. Our grandson lives near Jackson. He had never been to Yellowstone so we headed north to show it to him. Ran into a heavy snow storm. So be sure your boys are wearing more than shorts. It is one great park that we use to go to every summer mainly to fly fish and then later on to geocache. Cody is an interesting area. Enjoy. Dick & Arlene (90 years old)
  17. It's been a while since we have heard from them. Hope they are missing all the bad weather they are having back there. seems like it just one storm after another. We grew up in Southern Illinois and lots of thunderstorms but not the nasty weather they seem to be having. We usually took a northern route back. Good luck to them. Dick & Arlene
  18. W7WT

    Age?

    We are now 90 and just got our 10K find. Started in August 2001 and basically geocaching like we always have. Wife has severe memory loss and I lost 3 tendons in my right shoulder. Have adapted well and am her caretaker. just recently my left shoulder is also going the way the right rotocuff did. Most of our geocaching is going to where we can do some nice quite rural geocaching and enjoy the country side. Right now I have difficulty closing and opening the drivers door and buckling my seat belt. Going to give geocaching a rest until I get the left shoulder functioning. A cortizone shot helped but now it is worse. Wife doesn't drive but we get along. Life has been good and geocaching has been a big part of it. Dick & Arlene Bremerton, WA
  19. The last female Wolfe I met face to face was at the Sequim geocaching meeting a few years back. She seemed tame enough, but I didn't dare pet her. Sorry abt the double post!!
  20. The last female Wolfe I met face to face was at the Sequim geocaching meeting a few years back. She seemed tame enough, but I didn't dare pet her.
  21. Charter MemberCharter Member W7WT Caches Found10000 Found it 05/07/2015 This is our 10,000 find. It is about the only one of goblindust's caches we haven't found. All of his caches are worthy of a 10,000 milestone. This one was no exception. Thanks Scott. Dick & Arlene Scott recommends no pictures of the site. I see most of you have already found it and would understand why. Who says geocaching is over at 90??
  22. Thanks for all the suggestions. I think we will go after Goblindust Darth Vador in Silverdale. Solves a lot of problems and is rated very high and fun. Our daughter will not have to take off a day of work, We won't have to go to Seattle. She can help us find the cache. With our hearing problems we have difficulty understanding the process to go thru and unlock the cache. Glad we haven't looked for it before. Dick, W7WT
  23. Thank you. We both have a hearing problem and avoid groups of people as all we hear is a loud roar. I am adding the rest of the North caches to my Darrington Bookmark and will do it after we do the South trails and get the goal of 10,000. Our daughter lives in Bothell and wants to be with us when we get the 10,000 so we will be going after it on a weekend sometime. We will either stay in Arlington or in Darrington for a couple of nights when we do the rest of the North roads. We will probably bypass the ones that are not near the road. I understand the motel in Darrington has changed hands. The lady that use to have it fixed us a nice bkfst when we stayed there before. Dick & Arlene Well, we cached yesterday on the south side of the river and then this morning we picked up a few in Darrington and on the way home. We have 9995 finds. Looking for a 10,000 cache to go after. Would like to go after the oldest cache in Kitsap County which is Green Mountain Cache. I have climbed it several time before geocaching and use to fly fish Gold Creek Beaver Ponds which are between Gold and Green Mountains. I can no longer fly fish (lost 3 tendions in right arm) and could no longer make the two mile trip as the knees don't work so well. Been thinking of Headquarters Cache but they seem to be during the week and our daughter would like to be along but doubts if she can get off of work in sales for Weyerhaeuser We are not much for Urban Caches and have done most of Goblin Dust's Great caches. Not looking for a big event. just a nice cache that would b worthly of a big milestone. Any suggestions. Thanks Dick & Arlene The Totally Tubular caches by Dayspring seem to garner lots of favorites. The Headquarters Geo Tour series, and it does include a Goblindust cache, HQGT: Ode to the Golgafrinchan Phone Workers I have not personally done these caches, but they certainly have a ton of favorite points. All are oiver in Seattle. Dayspring's caches are FANTASTIC!!! http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC12WGA_tubulaire-extraordinaire That one is my favorite, although I don't have a "find" on it yet. We miscalculated the final and it was dark by then, so we didn't finish. I've been planning a return trip with some other people because this one is just too good not to share. It's by far the most amazing multi I've ever seen or could imagine. We did every stage except finding the final. It was so much fun I don't care that I didn't find the final. Now I get to show the cache to someone else. And besides that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Could you have guessed?
  24. Thank you. We both have a hearing problem and avoid groups of people as all we hear is a loud roar. I am adding the rest of the North caches to my Darrington Bookmark and will do it after we do the South trails and get the goal of 10,000. Our daughter lives in Bothell and wants to be with us when we get the 10,000 so we will be going after it on a weekend sometime. We will either stay in Arlington or in Darrington for a couple of nights when we do the rest of the North roads. We will probably bypass the ones that are not near the road. I understand the motel in Darrington has changed hands. The lady that use to have it fixed us a nice bkfst when we stayed there before. Dick & Arlene Well, we cached yesterday on the south side of the river and then this morning we picked up a few in Darrington and on the way home. We have 9995 finds. Looking for a 10,000 cache to go after. Would like to go after the oldest cache in Kitsap County which is Green Mountain Cache. I have climbed it several time before geocaching and use to fly fish Gold Creek Beaver Ponds which are between Gold and Green Mountains. I can no longer fly fish (lost 3 tendions in right arm) and could no longer make the two mile trip as the knees don't work so well. Been thinking of Headquarters Cache but they seem to be during the week and our daughter would like to be along but doubts if she can get off of work in sales for Weyerhaeuser We are not much for Urban Caches and have done most of Goblin Dust's Great caches. Not looking for a big event. just a nice cache that would b worthly of a big milestone. Any suggestions. Thanks Dick & Arlene
  25. Hello This is for Mtn Mutt. Just wanted you to know that both my son Tom a retied 747 400 Captain for Atlas Cargo and our granddaughter who was a Denali guide are flying for Talkeetna Air Taxi. They now have Cessnas, Beavers and the new Otters which are turbo prop high altitude aircraft. Our granddaughter is married to a climbing ranger who is probably spending his month on the mountain with your coin that you gave me. Either that or Leigh will be flying it in whenever the weather is good. Thanks Dick, W7WT
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