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  1. Before you get all bent out of shape,I logged it as "need maint." on this one..GCKNCY. Then I e-mailed the CO..Then I logged "needs archived.. Why the attitude? I didnt jump the gun and ask that one to be archived "GC1JGME"..It was just an example..And yes I looked for it..Its at my union hall..No I didnt log it,But I also didnt try and archive it.. It was just a simple question needing a simple answer officer.
  2. Aaah I see..Thanx a lot..still a bit geen here..but getting there.
  3. There are two caches in my area that have lots of dnf logs. I sent an e-mail to the CO and no reply.Not sure what my next step should be. One of the cache numbers is GC1JGME ,I would have to look up the other. Not sure if I should contact the reviewer in my area, and I am not sure who that is, or how to find out who he or she is..Any advise appreciated.
  4. If they ban Mctoys here, I dont think I would hear any kids saying.. "What? No toy in my happy meal? awww maaan...guess I will just have a salad...daaaang"..Parents should be making that decision,not the kids,the toy,the gov. or McDonalds. If parents dont care what their kids eat, or why their kids eat something, the removal of the toy is not going to help very much. They will still get a "toyless" happy meal, and their parents will provide the "reward" to the whinning kid some other way. Nothing gained, Mctoys lost..
  5. Most of the units made now are paperless at that price range.The Lowrance, Endura Safari and Endura Sierra both have turn by turn navigation "like a tomtom".Vey versitile units with lots of features and easy to use. I dont know if other units are rechargable,but I just bought some Ni-Mh rechargables and they work great. Feel free to ask more questions as there are lots of people on here with knowledge of other brands.Check out the GPS and technowlogy forum too.
  6. Absolutely. There is a thriving collectors market, just Google "ebay happy meal" for an intro to the mega-bux world of restaurant toy trading. Wow! How interesting! I had no idea. I knew about Starbucks gift cards, but had no idea about McDonald's toys. I think it was McDonalds that years ago were giving away mini beany babies in happy meals.People went nuts trying to get them "a different one each month or so". My mom and sister were buying a dozen happy meals at a time to try and get the whole collection. People were trading and selling them for some big bucks. Now they are prolly worthless. ..I sure ate a lot of happy meals back then..And I was like 20 years old Actually a complete set of Ty Beanie Baby Happy Meal Toys is worth several hundred dollars. Wow..as I head to the attic Yes! as I return from the attic.. We made a time capsule for my daughter from 1997..There are 12, all in unopened wrappers..Let the bidding begin! Just kidding..I forgot all about these. Better put them back before my daughter sees them..We will give her this capsule when she has a child of her own.."pray".
  7. Absolutely. There is a thriving collectors market, just Google "ebay happy meal" for an intro to the mega-bux world of restaurant toy trading. Wow! How interesting! I had no idea. I knew about Starbucks gift cards, but had no idea about McDonald's toys. I think it was McDonalds that years ago were giving away mini beany babies in happy meals.People went nuts trying to get them "a different one each month or so". My mom and sister were buying a dozen happy meals at a time to try and get the whole collection. People were trading and selling them for some big bucks. Now they are prolly worthless. ..I sure ate a lot of happy meals back then..And I was like 20 years old Actually a complete set of Ty Beanie Baby Happy Meal Toys is worth several hundred dollars. Wow..as I head to the attic
  8. Absolutely. There is a thriving collectors market, just Google "ebay happy meal" for an intro to the mega-bux world of restaurant toy trading. Wow! How interesting! I had no idea. I knew about Starbucks gift cards, but had no idea about McDonald's toys. I think it was McDonalds that years ago were giving away mini beany babies in happy meals.People went nuts trying to get them "a different one each month or so". My mom and sister were buying a dozen happy meals at a time to try and get the whole collection. People were trading and selling them for some big bucks. Now they are prolly worthless. ..I sure ate a lot of happy meals back then..And I was like 20 years old
  9. I don't mean this sarcastically- where do you take your kids to eat when you only have about 30 minutes and you're on the road in a unfamilar area? I'm seriously looking for ideas here. Subway is ok,turkey and chicken subs on whole wheat with veggies,not too bad.And they are about everywhere. Plus a lot of fast food burger joint now have healthier choices on there menu.We usually get a salad of some sort from Wendys.In 30 min I can hobble into a convienent store and buy a premade sub or salad in the same amout of time you can sit in a drive-thu..You just have to think outside the box..We are too trained in thinking fast food has to come from Mcds or burger King and be unhealthy.
  10. Great job!And good luck,you can do it I too have a BIG weight issue. I have been caching for a couple of months but have lost about 20 lbs. You are very inspiring,and you too nymphnsatyr,amazing! You all give me hope.Nice thread!!
  11. You mean it isn't? I've had hamburgers from sources outside of McDonalds and they all taste the same.You're not chewing it right.I remember..They were great. You could actually see the burgers protruding from under the bun,and they were MUCH bigger. Now the burger is barely a quarter inch thick and much smaller than the bun. And no more Mctoys as a way to help childrens health? Not sure I have ever seen a line of tricycles at the drive-thru. I suspect that most parents will agree that a young child has an amazing amount of pull when deciding where to eat. The lawmakers are merely wanting to make teh rewards for eating a happy meal a little less direct for children. They are trying to take away the connection between eating something bad and being rewarded with a toy. Will this make a long-term difference in those children's lives? Who knows, but it might be worthwhile to see. (I should go on record at this point with the fact that I really like McDonald's cheeseburgers, fries, and (usually) McToys.) I agree with the reward thing..Maybe McDs could only give the toy with a "healthy meal" not a "happy meal".Might be a good idea. Parents who let their children have pull in what or where to eat are simply being weak. I use my obesity as a lesson to my daughters as to what unhealthy eating can do to them.And I use my obesity to remind myself that what my kids eat is my responsibility and that they are not smart enough yet to make that decision for themselves. I know I am being a hypocrite, but if it keeps them healthy, I can live with that. My kids have no pull.
  12. I agree with you. I can't speak for every "obese" person, but when I weighed 500 pounds, I spent so much more money on my healthcare, and used up way more resources than I do now after losing over 250 pounds. Things like when I had to go to the hospital a few times; they needed more people than usual to carry me, I had to have a special bed, gown, stretcher, blood pressure cuff, special diet, etc etc. Now this is a pretty extreme case, but I do think that obese people use up more resources, whether they would like to admit it or not. I want to be clear though: We always have choice. I don't think that placing a ban on McToys is really going to solve anything. People will still eat fast food; it is their choice to do so, and that's okay with me. I agree..I am 350 lbs."and going down"..I have major back problems "degenerative disc desease" and a spinal cord stimulator implant.But the added weight I carry causes me to have more pain and trouble than if I were thin.This costs more money,no doubt about it.But it is my fault,not McDonalds. We cooked just as bad at home as McDs.Now we cook right and eat right.The weight is comeing off..Amazing! With no help from the gov.I place the blame on my obesity where it belongs..me. The gov. can regulate all they want, but good eating habits have to start at home.Stop blaming fast food joints for making us fat.
  13. You mean it isn't? I've had hamburgers from sources outside of McDonalds and they all taste the same. You're not chewing it right. I remember..They were great. You could actually see the burgers protruding from under the bun,and they were MUCH bigger. Now the burger is barely a quarter inch thick and much smaller than the bun. And no more Mctoys as a way to help childrens health? Not sure I have ever seen a line of tricycles at the drive-thru.
  14. Scientists inscribe entire Bible on head of a pin??? I hate MSNBC lonks - they lead to different stories quite often. i hate their lonks too. in fact, i hate all lonks. what can i say, i'm a lonk hater. It's appropriate that MSNBC should have lonks, since they are always trying to pull the wool over our eyes! Wow! Look at the size of the lonks on that guy! hehehehe..lonks...my new word for the day.. Would more than one "set" be considered Lonkers?..lol
  15. I like reading that many of you use this issue as a teaching tool, "leave it better than you found it", "trade up", "be generous", "think of others after you". These are all "life lessons" that will benifit children well into adulthood. But these lessons need to be practiced and not just preached.Its really up to the parents to make sure that their kids are doing these things. I make sure I see what my kids removed from the cache, and I am the one who approves what goes back in.Once I told my daughter that she would have to leave three nice toys if she wanted the "cool" bubble blower thing. I now wonder if someone would then find the cache without the bubble thing and assume my kid only traded one thing for it. Guess thats what logs are also for.
  16. Yes, it would be out of line since they weren't the ones who down-graded the contents over time. I am a big proponent of trading up and I prefer to leave stuff for the kids. As far as I'm concerned adults can go out buy carp for themselves. At least with an ammocan you can actually leave something. I'm not so sure Carp would be good in a cache it might tend to stink it up a bit. Mmmm carp...the other white meat.
  17. All the above..And,search through this "getting started forum"you will find lots of questions the same as yours with lots of great info. And welcome to geocaching!
  18. No doubt..We prefer to fire up the grill and make real burgers.
  19. I am going to make one to hang in my house.. Thou shalt not unplug my charger to charge thy I-POD..." My daughters" Thou shalt not dispose of non-disposeable batteries.."My Wife". Thou shalt not put my GPSR where you think it goest,then goest shopping all day..."wife and kids" Thou shalt not commandeer my computer whilst I am visiting the throne.."kids" Thou shalt not borrow my good geocaching flashlight to play outsideth, and leave it for me to runeth over with lawnmower.."kids" Thou shalt not calleth me "dorky" for wearing my GPSR lanyard around the house.."kids" Thou shalt not laugh at me through the walkie-talkies because my butt-crack is showing whilst retrieving a cache ineth a low place .."wife and kids"
  20. Some people like them others do not.I leave it up to the kids.I have been rather suprised at what my kids have traded for.I feel in many caches they traded something nice for junk "my opinion",but if it makes them happy,I am happy. I guess one kids junk is another kids treasure.The only thing that I dislike are broken toys. If you would'nt give it to your kids,dont leave it for mine.
  21. I dont think you should feel guilty.Trash is trash.If it looks like trash "or smells like trash" and you pitched it, I feel you did the cache a service.I have found some pretty nasty stuff in a few caches and felt it would have been wrong to not "CITO" it. I am low on funds myself.I have an electrician friend that is saving me those "knock outs" from electrical panels.They are about the size of a half dollar,and they throw them away.I am going to try file the kinda sharp edges off them and use metal stamps and make coins out of them.Free! Maybe you can find something free to make some swag with,or use my idea.
  22. Cool ideas! I really like the recipe idea,could be a theme for a cache "take one,leave one" kinda thing.Call it "Whats for dinner?" I also like the seed idea because i garden.Different herbs would be fun to grow and cook with.The cache would have to be a very dry one for them to last any amount of time. Hand made stuff is great,worth more than face value because its more special. The wooden toys Bittsen speaks of are too cool,and cheap.I bought my kids some and they loved building them.They have many different patterns too. I have an electrician friend that is saving me those "knock outs" from electrical panels.They are about the size of a half dollar,and they throw them away.I am going to try file the kinda sharp edges off them and use metal stamps and make coins out of them.Free!
  23. I call TROLL! New account, no post history. I call noob! New account,no post history.. Nice way to greet new members. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But at the time of his original post, the nanos at bus stops thread was just 3 lines down the front page. It did make it very suspicious. So, I would suggest that in order to not be thought of as trolling, that new members might want to lurk a bit to see how things work. And it's always a good idea to use the search function before posting; especially if you are new to a board. Last, but not least, you just might want to skim the first page or two and see if there is already an active thread about the topic before you open a new one just above the previous one. Otherwise, folks might think you are a sock puppet. I agree..I did a lot of reading even before purchasing a membership,and plan on doing more caching before placing one.I think that some new folks just get a little overly exited about this unique game and want to get started before doing their homework.No real harm there,maybe just politely lead them in the right direction.I think that calling new people "trolls" is of no help and is definitely not a nice greeting.I have seen this done on several occasions and all it caused was grief ,and makes the person not feel welcome here, when they were just beginners jumping the gun a bit.I will welcome their questions with respect and give intelligent answers if I can,or point them in the right direction.That is helpful,but calling a new visiter or member a troll is just plain rude.Around the time of the first posts I made here I was called a "sock puppet".I didnt even know what that meant.Calling new people who visit this forum "troll" and "sock puppet" sounds a little like paranoia to me.
  24. Lowrance is getting ready to launch the Endura series in Europe and they will have a very detailed preloaded basemap. Will there be any base map updates for US models for those of us who travel abroad?
  25. Check out the Lowrance Endura series.The upper two models do just about everything.color touch screen,voice turn by turn,mp3 player,picture viewer,movie viewer,records voice notes,excellent paperless geocaching features with filtering,magnetic compass,micro sd card slot up to 32 gigs,nice onboard memory "4 gigs",data cord included "usb",very nice preloaded maps with contour lines,barametric altimiter,waterproof,the list goes on. Here is the site description of the unit...Premium outdoor content pre-installed Directly accepts GPX trails and geocaches, as well as POIs Color, 2.7” (6.8 cm) touchscreen optimized for outdoor use “Fully Loaded” with detailed topographic outdoor maps and content in a high performance GPS computer with electronic compass and altimeter Unparalleled ease-of-use with combination of simplified touch screen interface and “hot key” physical buttons to quickly access main features Multi-recreational with dedicated outdoor features and a large range of mapping options preloaded on plug & play Micro SD cards or web download Designed for versatility, Sierra provides never before seen expansion capabilities. The device contains 4GB of internal memory and provides a micro SD expansion slot supporting up to an additional 32GB of storage for mapping, pictures and MP3 audio files. The pre-loaded content includes Intermap’s AccuterraTM topographic maps, extensive outdoor trail networks and Points of Interest, as well as the NAVTEQ® road network for the contiguous 48 states with an upgrade option for full-featured turn-by-turn navigation. In addition, Lowrance offers a full range of optional mapping content including Fishing Hot Spots® and other national and international map content. Fully customizable, the Sierra accepts many public domain files and community-based content such as GPX trails and general outdoor POI’s. I want one baaad..
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