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  1. I tried it. You get Groundspeak notices about technical stuff related to the forum program, but nothing from this particular forum. Good idea, though. Too bad they don't have RSS for each thread! GeoCats gave me a ring, so Mr. B, Baby Boo, Eekuh and I are ready for Saturday morning's jaunt. It's drizzling now (can we really call it rain?) but I'm holding out hope for a wonderful morning - or at least coffee with friends in Los Osos! Jim - I'd offer a ride, but we're not coming straight home. We have a bunch of errands (gift shopping) to do on our way (via Morro Bay, SLO and Pismo). I suspect we won't be home 'til dinnertime, no matter how short our geojaunt is. THANKS, Friends, for keeping me in touch! BooBooBee
  2. THIS SOUNDS GREAT TO Me! (Particularly the coffee house somewhere other than Starbucks - I like to shop locally.) What time? Jen (BTW - I still don't get notified when something's posted here.)
  3. Thanks for the welcome home! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'm still having issues with Groundspeak which does NOT notify me when something posts here. I'm going to try unsubscribing from the topic tonight, and resubscribing. Perhaps that will refresh it. What's this about a hike along the new Montana de Oro trail in November? I may be up for that! Maybe the whole family will be up for it, but I'm available on my own most Fridays, with the whole family Saturdays as well as in the afternoon Sundays, and just the girls and me the remaining days of the week. I suspect this is a fairly easy (flat) trail. The girls did GREAT on our trip, completing a few relatively long hikes, the last 5.1 miles in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Not bad for an ALMOST 6 year old! We meandered, explored, snacked, enjoyed the scenery. We had nowhere to be and all day to get there, so that's just about what we did - a 5 hour, 5 mile hike! Nothing like leisurely hiking! Jen
  4. HOWDY! Well, my caching has been spotty this past 9 weeks. I thought we'd cache in each state (17) as we passed through, but there was SO Much to see and do that we didn't always time to hunt down a cache. Sometimes we hunted, didn't find and just let it go at that. BUT we did find our first Canada cache, some nice ones along Route 66, and a bunch in Washington that have been on my list for years. I notice my caches here had some spurts of visitors while I was away. Someone also placed a cache about 300 yards from my front door in the private park here. I know they didn't seek permission (I've been forced onto the HOA board...ugh!), but I'm not likely to complain! Geo_Cats- you got a new 5th wheel!? You lucky... uh... Did you see the trailer we scored JUST before we took off for our trip? It's about 13 feet long (including tongue length) with no potty, but it was still a huge step up from our tent livin'! Maybe next time we head out we'll have to take your fifth out for a stretch! Anyone heard from PointSalJim? I haven't heard from him since an e-mail I received in...I think it was August. Can't seem to raise him. Everything alright around here? The girls and I are sticking close to home after 9,611 miles on the road in 9 weeks or so. If you want to see the pix, check out the blog. They'll be there for awhile (jenpb.blogspot.com) BooBooBee
  5. Hear hear! I tried Waymarking, too. Not at all interesting in my area. Too bad. I think it's because the virtuals I did take part in were, for the most part, interesting in some way or another - historically, geologically, or just plain comedy! BooBooBee jenpb.blogspot.com
  6. I'd love to go for a hike with you this weekend, GC, but I'll be at ....drumroll please... STUNT CAR DRIVING SCHOOL! Can you believe it? Parents and hubby pooled resources to send me in honor of my Big Birthday. Jen/BooBooBee
  7. I don't usually do this, but I had to share this e-mail PointSalJim sent me today. Anyone noticed how much he's changed since he picked up geocaching? Well, it's not JUST the caches... "That's cool that you rode your bike to Old Orcutt on Friday to take care of some errands..i see that you also did some caching you triple multi/multi tasker.......Whenever time permits I always try to walk or ride or hike to my destination, take the stairs instead of the elevator, climb the East Face of Whitney instead of hike the traditional trail, paddle my surfboard to Hawaii....yikes !I better get started if I am going to make Lois's graduation on the 21st." If you have a challenging route and need a hiking, biking, exploring partner, drop Jim a note...he's up for just about anything! Jen/BooBooBee jenpb.blogspot.com www.BestFamilyAdventures.com www.poisonoakcachers.com
  8. This will be a great event. I believe Team Geo-Rangers (7,000+ finds) will be there, too. We can't make it. We'll be at Live Oak Music Festival...family tradition, don't you know. Have a great time! Jen jenpb.blogspot.com poisonoakcachers.com www.BestFamilyAdventures.com
  9. Howdy Strangers! Nice to catch up again. Swim season is over, so I'm almost back to sanity...saw OP today near her workplace...haven't caught up with PSJ in ages...nor have I seen many of you since the rainy pizza gathering. Don't know what I have to do to get this forum to keep sending me notes, but I'm trying again... Jen
  10. Wow...this looks really impressive! I'd be keen on something like this, though I'm not much into the competition. (I find it tough to balance my competitive spirit with parenting responsibility, so I maintain that child-safety issue as my priority...go figure!) STILL, I'd love to take part in any way our family could. Certainly we'd be up for some hunts, perhaps even helping place the hides and helping to think up games for others, plus we're ALWAYS up for s'mores! I know some other members of POC have mentioned an interest in a group cachin' camp weekend. Anyone? Anyone?
  11. Thanks, SLO Trekker! The site is still in progress, with changes being made just about as often as my obsessive soul allows. If you have any suggestions for the site, just let us know. Should we have our own forum in place there, or should we continue our forum presence here? What else should be on the site? Our storage space is relatively large, so the possibilities are vast. BooBooBee/Jen
  12. Ooops! I posted this in the wrong area! Let's try this again, to keep it in order... I'm not sure whose idea it was, but like so many things POC, a POC website has been born through the efforts of multiple members. OreoPony got so excited after our last gathering that she secured the web address. While my page building skills are elementary, I was energized by our last gathering, too, and have decided to offer my rudimentary pages to get us off the ground. What the heck! The page can always be redesigned, updated and upgraded as our skill progress. smile.gif There's also an associated blog that will be open to POC members. To become one of the authors, drop a line to OreoPony or me. Members who are active in local activities, active hiders, active seekers and active posters to this forum will all be considered. So...check it out! poisonoakcachers.com Some of the links are still dead because, well, I haven't created the pages yet! But I was SO excited to share the news, I thought I'd let you know...NOW! smile.gif BooBooBee
  13. I'm not sure whose idea it was, but like so many things POC, a POC website has been born through the efforts of multiple members. OreoPony got so excited after our last gathering that she secured the web address. While my page building skills are elementary, I was energized by our last gathering, too, and have decided to offer my rudimentary pages to get us off the ground. What the heck! The page can always be redesigned, updated and upgraded as our skill progress. There's also an associated blog that will be open to POC members. To become one of the authors, drop a line to OreoPony or me. Members who are active in local activities, active hiders, active seekers and active posters to this forum will all be considered. So...check it out! poisonoakcachers.com Some of the links are still dead because, well, I haven't created the pages yet! But I was SO excited to share the news, I thought I'd let you know...NOW! BooBooBee
  14. Good guess re: spam blocker, but I've checked there and nothing's in the spambotbox It's been an ongoing problem. (For instance, I didn't get a notice about your post.) I do use tabs, but as this is a family shared computer, I usually set it up with a range of activities for the girls, so they tab through the pages as they complete each...something fun in math, language arts, art, science...the internet is just a TREASURE trove, isn't it? I'll just whine...it gets more attention!
  15. Well, GC.com/forums has let me down again. I guess I should just make this page my homepage so I can keep up! OP sent me a note about the March 1 event. Good thing, because i missed out on ALL this discussion. Unfortunately I can't be there 3/1 due to previous commitment (something about coaching a gaggle of kids, driving them to the meet and back again...I dunno...maybe they'd rather be cachin'....) May 4 should work for me for the other event. BBB
  16. I can tell ya what happened to me.... I dropped off all my travelbugs (that were logged into the event) into one of the ammo cans on the front table. I didn't know I was supposed to list them on the discovery list. By the time I figured that part out, some of them were circulating around the room ( I couldn't find them). So they didn't get onto the list. Yeah...sorry about that, VK. I didn't know about the discovery list. I'd never seen those before...didn't even know what "discovering" a TB was! Well, I'm always learning SOMETHING new. That does explain, however, where the TBs went. I believe the visitor from Connecticut ended up with a fistful of TBs, so they'll get some miles on them at any rate. There were some other things that were dropped in the cache containers that may have been better served as individual prizes. I suppose, as organizer, I should have spent less time visiting and more time organizing the swag/prizes up front. A good thing to know...for next time. Thanks for your contributions, though!
  17. Heya, Shuckymomo. If you're refering to Poison Oak Cachers, we're alive and kicking. We enjoyed a gathering in October, and another last month in Orcutt. (There were some 80 people at the January pizza event on a dark and stormy knight...OK, the storm let up, but it was dark!) There was a website, but the guy who maintained it had some illnesses in the family and I suspect they have taken priority over caching. Go figure. Meanwhile, we've attempted using the GC.com forum to communicate, but I find it doesn't always notify me when something's posted to that thread. Unless I check on it, I miss out. We've reserved a web address (www.poisonoakcachers.com) and will have the site up relatively soon. (Let's say spring...all I have to do is create the site in my spare time). OreoPony is organizing another POC event up your way March 1. Check your local listings... Anyhoooo....though you missed it, the event was, I'd say, a success. I reserved a corner of the local pizza joint and asked everyone attending to bring something we could give away, either in a cache or AS a cache. The result of that simple request was LOADS of swag, cache containers from magnetic micros to regular ammo cans (5 of those, I think), too many travelbugs to count, geocoins (many not yet activated). But the best part was, indeed, meeting all these folks including VenturaKids who popped in for the weekend to clear out our area. Three local cachers also placed 11 caches, the information about which was released at the event. WAAAY more activity that I planned on (I figured we'd eat pizza, drink beer and tell tall tales), but it worked fantastically.
  18. May is a GREAT time to meet in Atascadero! My dad's getting married on May 3, so that's out for me, but we'll be up that way anyhow, so May 4 would work for us! So would the 31, and perhaps 17. (We'll probably be headed up to the Sierra the 18th for the week.) Is there some way I can help? Jen/BooBooBee www.BestFamilyAdventures.com
  19. Yeah, I noticed a lot of the TBs on the printed list cycled through somehow without being added to the printed "discovery" list. Didn't know if that was because they actually didn't make it to the event, or they just didn't make it to the list... It's alright...we'll find them on the hunt! Jen/BooBooBee www.BestFamilyAdventures.com
  20. We DID get out to Huasna, and WHAT A SPECTACULAR DAY! It really couldn't have been better. Not too hot, not too cold, just a slight breeze now and again 'til we returned to blustery civilization. The rain had cleared the air so the views were infinite! We kind of wished we'd headed to Miranda Pine once we laid eyes on it...the road was COVERED in snow all along the ridge. Still, I wouldn't have traded the day. If you get a chance to hit Operation Skywatch, I'd certainly go for it again. Lots of bushwhacking for What in the World, but we found a better (less-bushwhacking) route back. Thanks to all who came to pizza last night! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TURNOUT! I'm glad we stuck around to chat afterward because a coupla cachers did come in after fulfilling their professional obligations. (I guess SOMEONE around here should be responsible...and I'm not exactly volunteering for THAT role!) I think what REALLY made it was the great turnout, everyone generously sharing for the raffle, and warm food on a cold night, oh, and did I mention the friendly people?
  21. =============== PG&E DCPP Weather Forecast for Thursday UPDATE 01/24/08 ========= ATMOSPHERIC CONDITION: A cold upper-level trough passed our area at 14:30 (2:30 pm) this afternoon giving gusty southerly winds and periods of moderate rain. Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms will develop later this the evening and will continue through tonight. The evolving weather pattern is very similar to that of the 1991 "March Miracle". A low pressure system moving southward out of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to stall west of Diablo Canyon where it will entrain moisture from the tropics and intensify to 996 mb (29.41 in/Hg). This weather system will maintain a continuous southerly flow over the region at mid and upper levels of the atmosphere and tap into subtropical moisture on Friday, bringing the potential for very heavy rain beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, especially along our coastal areas. Snow levels will rise significantly on Friday through Saturday to 7000 feet, but will drop but down to 2,000 feet on Sunday. Heavy snow totals are expected in the Sierra. This entire event will produce fresh gale to strong gale (39-54 mph) southerly winds and heavy rain. At this time, another 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected with this system (Friday through Sunday). Note: The heaviest rainfall should occur on Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning. A break in the weather is forecast on Monday through Tuesday, then another cold front will give rain on Wednesday.
  22. The Jeep seats four, so we'll have to see who's coming. If I bring the kids and husband, well, that just about does it for passengers, unless you go with the aforementioned "hangers-on" method! I'll know by pizza whether DH and children want to go along. (They're fair-weather cachers.)
  23. Oh Oh! What does this mean for our Huasna hunt? Will they close the road? If not, I'm up for it in the rain. Adds to the adventure.
  24. It's a buy-your-own pizza night, so whenever you get there, you place your order and VOILA! (Unless, of course, we use up all their dough...)
  25. Thanks! Our last event had some giveaways, but we spent most of the time visiting with each other. Didn't know if a larger group would require more organized fun. Pizza, beer (or soda if we must), cachers and plenty of time to visit.
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