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  1. Walt - Do you mean the 10th and 11th, which are the Saturday and Sunday? LisaS
  2. One of those two marvelous PC 800s above is mine. Like your friend, I purchased it on eBay. Yes, it's a bit risky, but it all turned out great. LisaS
  3. I took this pic while Barefoot and I were in Florida last fall. We had just DNF'd a cache, unfortunately, but this sunset was well worth it!
  4. Jamie - Those are Honda PC-800's. Mine's the one with the backrests. LisaS
  5. The fuel efficient cachemobiles of LisaS and Barefoot....
  6. That has been one of my most favorite caches so far! Take lots of film with you to take photos of the views from the top of the fire tower too. Also, make sure that you look for evidence of the Glastenbury Monster while you are on the trail. We saw evidence, but not the monster itself LisaS
  7. LisaS

    Best Sunset??

    Here's a pretty awesome sunset that Barefoot and I saw in Florida in November by the "Magic" cache. Unfortunately, we DNF'd it. We'll just have to go back to resolve that!! LisaS
  8. I'm jumping into this conversation a tad late, but jumping in just the same. For inland lakes like you describe, or smaller rivers, a Pungo is actually a very good boat. You don't need a 19' tandem kevlar composite multi thousand dollar boat. Barefoot and I have done a fair amount of kayaking together caching and critter watching. I have been in my handbuilt Atlantic 19' cedar strip kayak and he in his Pungo. There are times when that beautiful 19' boat just can't get there from here and times when that sleek hull form is just the thing to slice through the waves. Would I take my 19' wooden boat into the rapids? No way! It won't turn, and it would be splintered on the rocks. Would I take the Pungo out into the open ocean? Not likely either. But I WOULD take the Pungo, or Loon, or any other rotomolded boat into the rapids cause it ain't gonna break on the rocks. Whatever you do, I would strongly advise that you try as many different kayaks as you can before you plunk down your hard earned money. Kayak fit is a very individual thing. You should wear a kayak as much as ride in it. If it's a sloppy fit, you won't be able to shift it around with your hips to brace and lean. If it's too small, you are going to be miserable and it will just sit in the rafters gathering dust. Now, if you aren't ever going to be bashing against rocks in a river, then build your own! Kits and plans are available for all sizes and shapes and materials. You don't even need that much woodworking experience to build a beautiful and functional kayak (or canoe) of your own. The top names in kits and plans right now are Pygmy, Shearwater, Chesapeake, Guillomot, and Laughing Loon. You can also built a skin on frame boat from scratch with minimal tools. Too bad you're in Nebraska, or I'd let you try one of my four. Lisa S
  9. Add me to the list of people keeping your family in my thoughts today.... LisaS
  10. There's also a travel bug hotel near downtown Disney. Barefoot and I went there to drop off some TB's with goals that included WDW just last week. LisaS
  11. Okay, time to put in an explanation of the wings and beer comment above.... I just started geocaching in July with a borrowed GPS and an Idiot's Guide to lead the way. At first, I would automatically print out the encrypted hints and hope for the best. After about three weeks into it, I came to a certain cache locally that stumped me twice, so I sent a note off to the owner begging for mercy. When I didn't hear back from them, I sent a note off to another cacher that had found it, CTTrampers. He replied with a welcome to the game and a hint that helped me find that micro in the end. He also, after a couple of exchanges via email, encouraged me to come to a Wings and Beer night and meet the other geocachers in the area. I like wings and beer and was curious to see what sorts of people were involved in this game, so I went. As luck would have it, I met he, his wife, and baby in the parking lot and we walked in together. They in turn introduced me to the only other cacher there yet, Barefoot. I had a new TB to release that night, a yellow kayak that wants to see lots of paddling destinations, and when I put it on the table Barefoot scooped it up and said he was taking it. Turns out that he's a paddler too, so that was a great find for my kayak. The whole group was very friendly and welcoming, and I left there with a positive feeling about this new community I had met. I started going into ClayJar's chat and lo and behold, there was Barefoot again. We exchanged some emails, spent some time chatting about caching and getting to know each other and came up with a plan to hook up for a day of caching at Selden Neck on Labor Day, Sept. 6. We both work in jobs where holidays off are unusual, and this was one of those rare days. The plan was to get as many of the caches on the island as we could before darkness and then grab a bite to eat. The sun was just lighting up the mist rising from the river at 7 AM when I pulled in to the launch area to find Barefoot there already. We had a grand time paddling around the island, slipping and sliding in knee deep mud, scratching the heck out of the tops of my feet because I opted to wear Teva's (stupid decision, by the way), and scrambling up and down and around the island. We found all 12 by mid afternoon and were sitting down to one of his homebrews and discussing the best plan of attack to get back across the CT River when another caching pair showed up. We had a nice chat with them and headed back out onto the water. Again, our good friend Karma was with us and there were no cabin cruisers out to mow us down in the few minutes it took to get across the channel. We loaded up our boats on our trucks and decided that since the day was still sunny and warm, that we'd head up to Gillette Castle and try for the two there, then go get some eats. We found one of them, but not the other. By then we were tired, hungry, and thirsty so it was time to go find some sustenance. We made plans to hook up for the Hammonasset event to ferry our own boats to the launch and take out site and went off to our respective towns 45 miles apart. We spent the Saturday at Hammonasset hunting out as many caches as possible (17?) before ending up on the beach at 1:30 in the morning to see the tribute in light from the World Trade Center - 100 plus miles away. As the saying goes - the rest is history. We're having a grand time together, thanks to a micro in Westport and a Wings and Beer night! Now you have to get him to tell his version..... LisaS
  12. I can only answer for myself, but I do my very best to answer each response with a thank you directly to that poster's email address. LisaS
  13. What route will you be following through CT and how far off the highway are you thinking you'd like to travel? LisaS
  14. Here's what I do. I download the waypoints from GC into EasyGPS, then edit all of the waypoint symbols to the closed geocache box. Then I upload them to the GPSr. That should solve it for you. LisaS
  15. But you might find someone fairly easily in W 079.... It doesn't have to be just North. Westing would put me somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, so that was out. LisaS
  16. She is adorable! I hope you have many happy years together caching. LisaS
  17. EasyGPS does allow data transfer via USB connection, at least with the 60CS. I just set it up that way initially, and haven't had any trouble at all. I did have trouble getting it configured that way, but eventually beat it into submission.
  18. I'm seeking assistance with locationless cache GC3153. In this cache, one must convert your screen name to coordinates and then find someone to go to that coordinate and snap a picture of their GPS. Both parties will get credit for this find. I just did one for someone stationed oversees and now would like to find one for myself. So, is anyone close to N 55 12.7 that can help? the final two digits are wide open bases on my screen name of LisaS, which widens the area a wee bit.
  19. LisaS

    First Day

    Thank you for sharing your story. I really enjoyed reading it! Also, thank your wife A LOT for that gift. LisaS
  20. A single Minneapolis cacher replied to my request, and we met at a cache in Minneapolis and swapped some TB's. While I was there I did both caches in/at the Metrodome and one on the campus of the University. You folks have a lovely city, a terrific stadium and a beautiful campus. We were all treated to great hospitality from all the local folks we met. Thank you for a great week for all the participants in the US Transplant Games. LisaS
  21. I'll add another vote for the 60CS. MSRP is $530, but you can find it for $130 less than that if you shop around. As I just upgraded from a Garmin GPS 12 to this, I'm still a little blown out of the water at the capabilities of this unit. Lisa
  22. Re: Entering Waypoints on the fly.....THANK YOU!! Lisa
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