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Boot Group

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  1. yes, letterboxing is a different website In geocaching, we do have letterbox hybrid caches.
  2. This is a picture I shot from a cache of sunset looking towards the Cape Cod Canal. That's the Sagamore Bridge in the picture, which is one of two identical bridges that span the Cape Cod Canal. I took this picture while I was out caching with my good friend, cacher Speedy38. We were seeking a few caching before attending an event on February 21st of 2006.
  3. I enjoyed reading your code names. For the most part, I've noticed that muggles generally don't pay any attention to us.
  4. Newport, Rhode Island from a cache I DNF the day I took the picture. I went back a month or so later, and found the cache.
  5. I let my kids have their own GC accounts in the last year. That way, they are also excited about just finding the cache, and not just about trading things. They used to always want to trade. Now that they have their own accounts, they're glad that they can make a "found it" log, and not quite so interested in the trade items.
  6. TNLNSL= took nothing, left nothing, signed log TFTC= thanks for the cache
  7. I suggest you contact your local approver and bounce these questions off him/her. Good luck!
  8. I'm not the one to ask for a gps unit referral. I'm sure someone can comment on that. Yes, find a cache in your area and go for it! However, look at the difficulty rating and terrain rating before you go. Also, look at the type of container hid. It is easier to find a 1 difficulty, 1 terrain rating with a medium sized container than say, a micro container. It is good to start out with the easier ones until you've tried a few. Then, start to pick and choose difficulties depending on what kind of challenge you want for the day. If you try all this, and are still having trouble, keep an eye in your local forums. There may be an event you can attend. Or, you can start a thread and ask for help. You may have some friendly geocachers in your area that are willing to meet up with you and show you the ropes, so to speak. Good luck and have fun.
  9. I often just wait until I get home. I don't drop any travel bugs if I know I can't log the caches because I don't think it's fair to the TB owner to delay the drop for a week. Otherwise, I found a cyber cafe when I was in New Orleans. I paid the money, and spent a half hour on the computer to log the caches and check my e-mail. Luckily, I now have a laptop with WIFI. I've stayed in several hotels this year where I was able to connect to the internet. When I go camping, though, only a select few campgrounds have WIFI, so I'm generally out of luck.
  10. 5.6 miles, a multi-cache in a state park I've been caching in many times. It's a huge state park, and apparently the multi-cache takes most of the day. It's not my favorite state park in the area, so I'll get to it eventually. With the price of gas, I've generally been choosing areas within 20-30 miles of home where there is a number of unfound caches by me, so I can knock of several in day. I have to go 20-30+ to find an area where I haven't found a good deal of them.
  11. I highly recommend a trip to New Orleans to do the View Carre cache, since you're already in Louisianna. It's my all time favorite cache. It's worth the trip!
  12. 14. Twelve of them were multi-caches with mostly three steps. Two were regular caches. I drove at least 140 miles that day. I left the house at 6 AM, arrived back home just after midnight. That was a good day. I was working on a series in my area, called the Middlesex Canal Series. Plus, I picked up a few regular caches that showed up on the radar, so to speak, as we were on the hunt. It was an absolute blast. I was exhausted for days.
  13. <sigh> Did you check that obvious pile of sticks right in front of you?
  14. You just log geocoins the same way as travel bugs. If you "discovered it" rather than moved it, there is that choice in the drop down menu of the travel bug page once you enter the tracking number.
  15. not any more--there was a recent lock on changing your geoname--so just change your bio in your profile, I say
  16. Boot Group

    Hi!

    Welcome! You missed a superb geo-event in Connecticut just last weekend. It was an all-weekend event at Kettletown State Park. Some friends and I drove over from Massachusetts and stayed the weekend. There's also a rock repelling event in Connecticut happening right now, if you happen to read this. Connecticut has a very active group of geocachers. Consider going to an event to meet some of the locals. Also, check out the New England forum page. If you click on Connecticut on the New England forum page, it'll link you to most recently placed caches in Connecticut, plus events. Good luck and Happy Trails!
  17. EXERCISE????? WE AE GETTING EXERCISE?????? dont tell me that.... Shhhh...yes we are. (I see you dropped your "r" in are...are you from New England originally? Watch out or you'll start dropping your "r's" and sound like me)
  18. I have another one to add to your list. I attended another event yesterday. I've attended quite a few recently because there's been a flurry of event activity in New England lately. One cool thing about New England is that I can cache in other states relatively easy by only driving an hour or two. One thing I can say for certain is that you meet some terrific people through geocaching. Just yesterday, I spoke to at least five cachers that I hadn't met before, which by the way, is a lot for me seeing that I'm kind of a quiet, reserved person. Plus, I got to know some cachers a little more that I've met in passing before. After the event, I went out caching with a group of five cacher, some who I knew before, some who I didn't. It's just a really great way to meet people and share a common interest.
  19. I'll add that I've met the coolest and most interesting people from playing this sport/game. I get a lot of exercise because of geocaching, the hiking is the best!
  20. Or, that you've been to enough events that people now know and recognize your screen name, and also know your real name. Well, first name at least.
  21. This is an easy one. Just use the same answer kids give their parents when asked what they did at school today. First, get a glazed over blank look on your face, then reply "Nothing?".
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