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Sioneva

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  1. Days like this are why I love geocaching. From my newest cache hide: July 11 by Sioneva (410 found) Sean must have arrived just after I left. I went out after work at 5:00 to put the logbook in place, ended up hanging out on the (Missouri River) shore drinking a beer and chatting with a nice couple from Papillon (Carleen and Jim) who were doing catch and release near the cache site. They saw the FTF come and go, were full of questions, and the beer was great. Ended up leaving about 7:00. You never know what will happen when you go geocaching.
  2. Let's think on this a moment. The Bible states that the Arc was carried around from camp to camp. Travelling caches are illegal.
  3. I have a pair of caches out there - Chalogical #1 and Chalogical #2 - which require you to solve a logic puzzle and do a bit of research on my other cache listings... but once you solve the one puzzle, you have the coords, container type, and general hiding method for both caches. Not many people find the caches, but that's okay... I just enjoy it more when someone does! And they seem to enjoy the challenge, too.
  4. Oh... I forgot. I lost the seat of my pants, once. Mooned a (mostly) empty road for about a quarter of a mile.
  5. 60 pounds! Also my driver's license, my car keys, my brother in law's cell phone (but I found it again), my balance (splash!), and my sense of direction (which way through the higher-then-head-height grass is the bike trail? I dunno!) Some people would say I lost my mind, but they don't realize that I never had it to begin with.
  6. My first DNF was on a lightpole cache. Talk about depressing. I have to whack myself in the head with a rubber mallet every time I think about it. ... which probably explains a lot of my general weirdness.
  7. Sing along now: There's a tree in the middle of the field, There's a tree in the middle of the field, There's a tree, there's a tree, There's a tree in the middle of the field. There's a pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a pile, there's a pile, There's a pile under the tree in the middle of the field. There's a cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a cache, there's a cache, There's a cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field. There's a Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's a Mctoy, there's a Mctoy, There's a Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field. There's an crack in the Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's an crack in the Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field, There's an crack, there's an crack, There's an crack in the Mctoy in the cache in the pile under the tree in the middle of the field. Well, what else is going to be in a McToy? Aren't they usually broken? Hmm... maybe I should use this song in a hint... What do you think? Oh. My. God. I can't /breathe/, I'm on the ground, and I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.
  8. I think I'll be cotton. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, wears fairly well. Danit... since Jeremy posted, now I'm curious what kind of textile a sock puppet is! Argyle wool? Nylon? Streeeeetchy?
  9. I would like to know what kind of textile I am! Can I be denim? I like denim, it can take anything you throw at it. Or maybe silk, because it's expensive and just feels nice to wear. But denim is more practical for a geocacher, so I'll be denim. What textile are you?
  10. In which case, Jeep decides to stop doing the promotion in 2008, there is no contest, no one gets jeeps including Alaska and Hawaii (still!) but at least no one feels excluded anymore? I don't see this being a possibility but if it does.. thanks in advance for your support. All or nothing... right? <ducking> Kinda sure that's not what I meant. *swings anyway* Okay, the sarcastic mood has passed. I'm me again.
  11. In which case, Jeep decides to stop doing the promotion in 2008, there is no contest, no one gets jeeps including Alaska and Hawaii (still!) but at least no one feels excluded anymore? I don't see this being a possibility but if it does.. thanks in advance for your support. All or nothing... right? <ducking> Kinda sure that's not what I meant. *swings anyway* Okay, the sarcastic mood has passed. I'm me again.
  12. In which case, Jeep decides to stop doing the promotion in 2008, there is no contest, no one gets jeeps including Alaska and Hawaii (still!) but at least no one feels excluded anymore?
  13. There already is an attribute for 'available 24 hours'. It looks like this '24/7'. With a slash through it, means not available 24/7. There's also the moon icon for recommended at night or not.
  14. I totally agree. What is disappointing to me, is that there are apparently quite a few people out there who are willing to introduce an un-necessary element of nastiness into the sport by not accepting the honor system and accusing anyone who does not play be their interpretation of the loose guidelines as cheaters. It is absolutely inconceivable to me, for one of my caches, to ever challenge someones find or delete it, because it would be of bad character to me, and in any event it just does not matter. No one has to prove anything to me, and I certainly do not feel the need to prove anything to anyone else. I decided that logging the cache (in the field or electronically) is more of a way to thank the cache owner for his/her efforts. If I know a cache owner is real anal about the who gets the priveledge of a claiming a smiley for his/her caches, I have started to just log it in my person logbook, but not publically log it. In this way, everyone is happy. I was going to post my own reply, but why re-state what was already said so well? I've got better things to do then play cache-cop on my caches - if someone wants to claim bogus finds, it doesn't hurt me. Their problem, not mine.
  15. This is a note from my newest cache: CAUTION: This is just outside Offutt AFB. DON'T drive through the gate if it is open, or you'll find yourself explaining geocaching to some uniformed MPs. And I don't post bail for nobody! (Driving through the gate when it is closed is not recommended either. Best to just avoid the gate altogether.) Sometimes not reading the cache page can get you into a whole lot of trouble. But your call!
  16. Well, I can make a cache disappear in no time flat?
  17. Yep! At two AM. They joined in the search! *grin*
  18. I always carry a notepad and scribble down at least one memorable thing about the cache. Or I try to. Sometimes the cache is so nondescript, I forget! But I make a point of trying to leave a unique, interesting log for each cache, and this helps.
  19. OMG, that is exactly what I mean! How would you know if it's okay to open that? In your case there was a sign. But I see many that have no indication until you open it. You have to admit, that WAS pretty clever. I've seen that one too. In my opinion, in the absence of geocaching sticker real bad idea, no matter how clever. Bad precedent to set that electrical equipment should be openned in search of a cache. Same with fake sprinkler heads, as I have seen vandalized heads near cache sites, which very may well have the work of cachers. No kidding. I once found a sprinkler head within twenty feet of a cache. Being inexperienced with sprinkler heads, and since it was where my GPS zeroed out... well, I found out it wasn't a fake one. I still feel really bad about that, but mostly annoyed with the person who hid the cache there! Left a cautionary note in my log for the next cacher!
  20. I never take caches home. But I love those little toys with the metal tags attached to them. I collect the tags and let the baby have the toys! ... That's okay, right?
  21. Well, I use a Garmin 101, which is the most basic unit, pretty much. I wish it could diwnload waypoints, but other then that? It's small enough to look like a cell phone and hide in my hand or pocket, I found it gave much better coords then an Etrex, and we've been through a lot together! What would it take to get me to switch? Someone giving me a 60csx! But even then, I'd still keep the 101 as a backup.
  22. On a recent cache-dash, I ended up using a fully filled, hide-ready ammo can as a stepstool to retrieve a couple of caches. Surprisingly useful, but bloody heavy to carry around!
  23. It's definitely cut down on caching for me - I scrubbed a weekend trip to a Des Moines event because of gas prices. Looking into getting a bike - I figure it'd pay for itself in three weeks, the way gas prices are rising! I have to do some cache maintenance on two caches of mine about 15 miles away, and I've been putting it off until I have other reasons to be in that area, too. Yep. It's hurting.
  24. Most embarassing moment? Hmmm. Right after I moved! I was headed to church on a Sunday, late afternoon, but wasn't sure where it was located. I missed the turn, kept on driving, then looked ahead - uh-oh, rickety old toll bridge across the Missouri River into Iowa! I hate bridges, so I took the next (and only) turn I could, right into a beautiful camping ground/park area. I had some time to spare, so I powered on the GPS - score! A cache only 400 feet away! I got out of the car, started walking. It was such a short distance, I didn't bother to take my purse or cellphone. The cache seemed to be on a post sitting in a huge puddle of water - not good for dress shoes. Reluctantly decided to try again later, and that's when I realized that my car keys were still sitting in the ignition, and the doors were locked. Spare key was in the purse. In the car. Along with the cell phone to call for help. Luckily, a very helpful family group happened along, and let me use their cell phone, but I still nearly froze waiting for roadside assistance to arrive. Did I mention that I wasn't dressed for nighttime spring temps in Nebraska? Oh, and the cache in question? Turned out to be the first stage of a 10 mile multi-cache.
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