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  1. Due to the 1 year time limit on caches in our local metropark system most of them have been archived for a while. I had to go to our 12th cache to find one that was still active. Actually 13 was a much better cache and is still going strong.
  2. Read about it in the Cleveland Metroparks newsletter where they were talking about the caches they had placed. Went out the first time and as we were driving by the intended path on our way to the parking lot we saw another guy walking in and my wife said something to the effect "There can't be another one out here as weird as you." Well, needless to say he was another new cacher. We were skunked the first time out but were hooked! That same fellow has gone out and found about 5 times the number of caches as we have in the following 18 months!
  3. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. As of yesterday and again today the problem seems to have been fixed for me.
  4. I've seen the other threads but can't believe I didn't think of Father Goose.
  5. I got the same e-mail and figured at least someone put a little thought into a message for a change instead of just sending another "Enlarge (whatever body parts apply) by taking this pill only 72 times a day" e-mail.
  6. A couple of ideas. The first is to try finding a local shoe store where the owner still works there. They are more likely to actually fit a pair of shoes/boots to your foot than any chain location. Don't be discouraged by the lack of hiking boots on display, a solid store under local ownership will order from many different sources and can probably order anything you want. If they can't, but you buy tennis/dress shoes from them on a regular basis they will probably consult with you on finding a boot that works for you and make recomendations. As for price, our local store is competitive, but if the shoe/boot fits well what difference does $10/$15 either way matter? The second thing is to buy boots at the end of a day on your feet. Things may be a little snug in a size 10 at the beginning of a day, but you might be an obvious size 10 1/2 after being on your feet all day. (with a fresh pair of socks of course ) Finally, if you're lucky enough to find the "perfect pair" of boots buy a couple of pair when you can. Small changes made by a manufacturer every other year to keep a shoe/boot fresh in the market may just make them useless for you.
  7. carleenp - will you be a go even if you get under 10 teams or some other level? Also, is there an IMA (in my absence) mechanism for the draft? We've had to give our top-lists to a semi-trusted associate when doing a live draft in person and I was wondering if there is something available for a computer generated version.
  8. quote:Originally posted by Dinoprophet:Gotta repeat the ones that I haven't seen answered correctly: "You are....Enrico Tortellini, of Passaic, New Jersey" "I don't feel Italian." (hint: 3rd in a series) Las Vegas Vacation? The first ID that the son got?
  9. quote:Originally posted by cachew nut: quote:Originally posted by jhwf4:I just wanted to say "Thanks!" to all the admins and their hard work. Yes we all know they are working hard, that wasn't the point of this thread. We all work hard. I'm trying to address the issues that seem to be causing me some grief. I'm sure if you search the forums you will find the brown nose thread in there somewhere Thank you cachew nut! The list of issues is not unreasonable and I don't think you ever questioned the intentions of TPTB.
  10. What are the odds of a mark being destroyed as the rails were removed? I was searching for one todayhere that does not seem to be there. I see in this thread that Michigan seemed to try and preserve them, anybody know about Ohio? There are 2 more benchmarks along this same line that I planned on looking for but spent so much time at the first one that I had to get back to work. I would rather spend my time elsewhere if it's likely that they were destroyed as the track was removed.
  11. And they are all micros! TPBM is going to place a really cool cache today that everyone will want to find.
  12. quote:Originally posted by ScottJ: quote:"Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!" Night of the Lepus ... the ultimate B-grade creature feature. -- Scott Johnson (ScottJ) I was going to say Night of the Killer Rabbits but knew that wasn't quite right. This movie requires a serious commitment on the viewers part not to change the channel! OK, how about this one: The only thing that pulls its weight around here is my #$%@#!@ truck.
  13. quote:Originally posted by clearpath:Another easy one... "He didn't slam into you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you. He rubbed you, and rubbing son- is racing." Days of Thunder
  14. quote:Originally posted by Team X40:Deep Impact GOOD ONE! Nope...but close. Armageddon
  15. That is correct sbell111 ! One of those strange scifi cult movies that I seem to like for some reason.
  16. I'm suprised that Zaphod Beeblebrox hasn't chimed in yet. There was a cache in the Restaurant at the End of the Universe but it was deemed "to commercial" and was archived.
  17. quote:Originally posted by Snoogans:Stumped by the monkey........ Here's mine: That's why they called us civilized. White man been sneakin up on us for years........... Same movie: All I got is this piece of hard rock candy, but it's not fer eatin. Its just ferrr lookin through. Sngans http://www.texasgeocaching.comThe greatest labor saving invention of today is tomorrow.... [This message was edited by Snoogans on July 15, 2003 at 11:53 AM.] The Outlaw Josie Whales Of course my favorite line is in "Stakeout" where Richard Dreyfuss is a cop on a stakeout (surprise surprise) and the other cop asks him "What movie is this line from?: This was no boating accident." Then he of course says he doesn't know. (This was the highpoint of the movie.) Take a guess: "Dr. Stone, there is a fire." [This message was edited by FFC on July 15, 2003 at 12:39 PM.] [This message was edited by FFC on July 15, 2003 at 12:40 PM.]
  18. FFC

    any way to ...

    Holy cow mtn-man, that's an awesome tip. Thanks
  19. Not sad, just typical. I actually have a problem finding stuff at home. The problem is that you really want to find the cache...
  20. It's a good idea but as Team Dragon said the definition gets a little fuzzy about what that actually means. The kids hate long searches at the general location much less when we can't find it. That can put them off the idea for a while and I keep a few that only I've found in reserve so I know the next time will be a positive experience for them. We generally do it as a family so our find count is only slowly moving up but it's something we do that is special for everyone in the family.
  21. I'm glad I wore the boots to work today so the kicking really hurts. The person below me really like Joe Millionaire and taped every episode.
  22. quote:Originally posted by Kordite: quote:"Two people, one night, one tent placed there (pointing). Cooked and ate there. About two weeks ago. They did a good job about leaving no trace, but the signs are there." She could have just been making it up. I've done something similar way back in the boy scouts. One scout was trying to impress us with his woodland knowledge attempting to convince us that a dog track was actually a wolf track. Nevermind that there are no more wolves around here and the very rare coyote is smaller than the noted tracks. I pulled a leaf off a nearby weed, rolled it around in my fingers and snifed it. "It's a German Sheppard," I announced after poking at the tracks again, judging the track compression in the mud. "Maybe a Husky-mix. That's why you mistook it for a wolf. A common mistake. But the wolf and sheppard scents are very different." It shut him up for a while, anyway. ROFL!!!
  23. I would say to go find a few on your own first so you have some backups. For the first trip find one that you're previously find so you know the interest level will start high. After that just make sure and check the ratings and read the descriptions well enough so you both enjoy the outing. If you're not sure if a cache is right either skip it or drop the cache owner a quick note asking about the terrain and or distance if you can't tell from the map. Good luck.
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