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  1. The snow is gone! It's time to clean up all that winter mess and get ready for summer!!!!
  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Vacation Land! - MainePublisher
  3. I remember correctly, the Saint Lawrence river was created by Paul dragging his axe because he was so tired from cutting all the wood in Maine and the Great Lakes were formed by his ox. Either way, better hurry and get your coin now while they are cheap!!!
  4. If the gpsr screen freezes, its cold. But you can always put it inside your coat and bring it out just long enough to find the cache. If it freezes faster than you can find the cache, it's too cold. I love winter!
  5. I'd like to try to join you. I will need to fly home to the US Sunday out of Manchester at noon. Are there any accomodations in the area?
  6. Too bad! I must leave by the 20th to be home in time for Thanksgiving. There is an unofficial meeting in Derbyshire that I hope to attend. I am enjoying the visit so far and have seen everything from deer to castles!
  7. Jeeez....being in Englandshire, any chance of a translation from Scotlandshireish for TAT? No need for translation, Maine is full of Scotts, and I have a little in me! So, here's some Mainer for you to puzzle through: Log On: Makin' the wood stove hotter. Log Off: Don't add no wood. Monitor: Keepin' an eye on the wood stove. Download: Gettin' the firewood off the pickup. Mega Hertz: When yer not careful downloadin'. Floppy Disk: Whatcha git from pilin' too much firewood. Ram: The hydrolic thingy that splits the firewood. Hard Drive: Gettin' home in the winter season. Prompt: What you wish the mail was in the winter. Windows: What to shut when it's below 15 below. Screen: What 'cha need for the black fly season. Byte: That's what the flies do. Chip: What to munch on. Micro Chip: What's left in the bottom of the bag. Infrared: Where the left-overs go when Fred's around. Modem: What 'cha did to the hay fields. Dot Matrix: Farmer Matrix's wife. Lap Top: Where little kids feel comfy. Keyboard: Where ya hang your keys. Software: Them plastic eatin' utensils. Mouse: Whats eats the horses grain. Main Frame: Hold up the barn roof. Port: Fancy wine. Enter: C'mon in. Random Access Memory: You can't remember whatcha' paid for that new rifle when your wife asks. Oh, and I saw three deer on my second cache here! Glad I didn't see any hunters!
  8. The description for Coordinate Play includes Puzzles, but there does not seem to be a place for them! Perhaps a Puzzle sub catagory would fill the bill. Ooops.... Just read the "Pinned" thread above. thanks anyway!
  9. Thanks for all the response. I can't wait to get out and see what there is to see. I'll be mostly in the area between Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Thanks again and hope see some of you on the trail!
  10. I plan on visiting the UK and will (of course) try some caching if time permits. My question is, Do I need to be concerned with hunting? Where I live, one must wear safety orange while in the woods to help hunters identify you as a person rather than deer or moose. Safety orange makes quite a fashion statement here, but I'd hate to be out of style!
  11. TAT

    Maine Geocoin

    A number of Maine Geocachers are in the process of minting a new coin. We are ready to collect money and purchase the coins. But, we have run into a stumbling block with the responsiblities and obligations of selling a coin in Maine. We are not an organization. Although we have discussed forming some type of organization, the consensus seems to be that we do not need one. Although we could form one just for the coin, this seems to be a lot of "overkill" for such a simple thing as making a geocoin. Several people are willing to take on the responsibility of buying and selling coins. No one, however, wants to blindly accept the risks without knowing what is involved. One suggestion to solve this issue was to find out how other coins were handled. But, no one could point out an example of a coin that was minted under our circumstances. We are not an organization, our state claims we must charge sales tax, etc. Does anyone know a qualified individual that can advise us on the liabilities and taxes?
  12. There is no icon in the legend for earthcaches. Until one can be added, it cannot be shown on the map. Last time I asked, they said they were "working on it"!
  13. If you are traveling near the coast, don't uderestimate the real danger of Lyme disease. I have always prefered being bitten to being sprayed. But, now I always use DEET. Just don't spray it on anything plastic. If you are truely woried about chemicals, you could try covering all exposed skin. Of course that may be rather uncomfortable if it ever gets warm.
  14. TAT

    Tb Event Cache

    I agree the sign up sheet is a good idea. I even made one. But, before I could get to the event, it was 15 bugs out of date! And, to make matters worse, the event was in the middle of a full blown Nor' Easta! The wind and rain made it imposible to log that many tbs. We had all we could do to get them in two piles, one headed to Europe and one headed to US. I'm sure you are right about emailing everybody. There are only 7 out of 30+ who are still watching the cache. I just want to be sure that the email I send is persuasive and fun rather than finger pointing!
  15. TAT

    Tb Event Cache

    Well, it's been 3 days, and there are still a few (9) outstanding tbs. How is this: It is now 10:00 PM. Do you know where your travel bugs are? Or maybe a little less qute and more to the point: We need your help. The travel bug event was so successful that 115 travel bugs attended. 106 have been logged from the site. 9 are MISSING IN ACTION. Please help do your part to rescue the missing travel bugs. No bug left behind!
  16. TAT

    Tb Event Cache

    I recently held an event cache specifically to encourage people to exachange travel bugs. Over thirty people showed up in the pouring rain and cold, and brought 115 bugs. Most bugs have been logged, but 15 still remain. I want to send out a reminder that is persuasive but fair. I know there are a lot of good reasons to take a while to log, but am very concerned for the bug owners who are waiting to see their bugs move along.
  17. Check out geocachingmaine.org we are in the process of making our state coin.
  18. Learming a language has been difficult for me. As an example, I visited Medellin Colombia back in the mid 80s. There was considerable violence in and aronnd town at that time. I read a story in a newspaper about 8 cars that were fire-bombed on the road between Bogota and a smaller town. The other paper had a picture of the fire. It turned out the it was not a terrorist act, but simply a trucker dropped his cigarette on the seat and the car carrier he was driving burned! Since then, I've been very suspect of my translations! The other problem is that I've needed to learn Finnish, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Portugese. Even my english is not too good. What I really want to know is: "Does anyone know how to translate the cache database (either the .gpx file or the CacheMate .PDB file) so that when I open the files on the PDA, in the field, I will be able to misunderstand them.?"
  19. I have gone paperless and have had great success with GSAK and Cachemate. But, I am going to a foreign land and most cache descriptions, logs and hints are in German! How do I translate cache pages?
  20. Go to "Tools", "Options" "General" tab and be sure "Exact Match" is checked and that your user name is entered exactly correct. This will not change the current database, but will properly assign all updates the next time you open a gpx file. Good luck, and let us know how you made out.
  21. What program are you using to make the "list unfound caches"? If it's GSAK, Haffy and I know the answer!
  22. I would be a little reluctant to use a fake name at an airport. Maybe a little paranoid, but maybe a normal healthy fear. How about establishing a default geocaching meeting spot. Perhaps the lowest numbered gate. Of course, you would have to wear a hat, t-shirt or something else to identify yourself.
  23. I'll bet someone here knows where this is. And if you do, is there a cache nearby?
  24. The four corners and the middle of the lower 48. When I ran the PQ, it turns out that Canada, Ireland and Germany do get added to the list! But, what's missing is every cache that has been archived. I manually added them to the list. I also took off This old syle hitchhiker because I never found a cache in Iowa! Yet I can't believe some of the states that I haven't found a cache in!
  25. I knew there had to be a trick. But, is there a trick to getting the rest of the world? In my case it's not to hard, just Canada, Ireland and Germany. That can be covered in just 2 more PQs. Thanks for the help. Map to follow soon.
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