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Jimrky

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  1. My own experience on First Class overseas: when it was still possible [we now have NO official USPS service to Australia - blocked by them according to USPS] I mailed, First Class, an envelope to OZ. Took over THREE MONTHS for it to be received. That was a year - to less than 2 - ago. Now 2 years ago sent a package to Portugal at this time of year via Priority International - cost me $45 for about 8 ounces. Took 6 weeks. If we got someone overseas this year I was going to bite the bullet and go Priority Mail Express or (gulp) Global Express Guaranteed (which, oddly, has NO guarantees). We got lucky - 2 small, fat packages to US destinations left via Priority Mail yesterday. Best of luck, and Wings(!), to your little package. May its' journey be of short duration.
  2. I can imagine - but since most of the 'people' engaging in that activity would never be anything more than a 'passle of pixels' on a screen (lacking male appendages but with bravery behind an ASCII appliance) I find it excruciatingly easy to IGNORE them. Or, better still (yes, I am a poor example of a human being) engage in Passle-of-Pixels-Baiting. Triggering, anyone? I do wonder: was the Health Cycle of a cache discussed? Was it made known that Reviewers get notice from HQ when a cache is logged as Needs Maintenance and the Cycle takes care of Archiving 'needy' caches? (Almost can't believe I said that with the number of [sh#&*$] caches hanging on for years, locally! But the system exists.) I ask as you were there, Walter Cronkite...er TyroneShoelaces. From the little shown I'd wonder if Archive messages were deserved. If the cache functions, it functions. And if no maintenance was needed, the cache functioned. We found our first Earth cache - that was NOT a find - a few weeks ago: the needed Historical Marker had gone aglimmer in the week between our visit and the last. Was able to log with minor research as the basis for the cache and marker was still there - the Earth part hadn't gone away. But within 3 days of our message to the CO and log with the facts showing the situation (OK, aaaaand posting it on FB) an Earth cache Reviewer had investigated and put it on Temporary Archive. If the CO doesn't show up, the cache will go away. Seems, to me, that the System is working - without my sending a Needs Archive ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ (OMG! I was actually nice, and respectful, to the original poster of this thread throughout that - could it be ... no. I am NOT 'growing up'! I re-FUSE! ๐Ÿคฃ)
  3. Hear, hear Tyrone! I like to put it a bit simpler: People are people wherever they go and whatever to do. Geocachingยฎ doesn't improve them, except as hunters of caches. As you noted, as long as the activity doesn't harm anyone else - who cares? And, quite honestly, if THIS is what the poster was talking about ... well, I'm just missing "demonizing" by a mile. Some people like to whine online, though; that's for sure although attacks do happen. For me it's just nice to know that Virtuals CAN be adopted. I never liked the "Clear the Gameboard" craze doing away with old caches. Crappy ones, fine. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  4. I will say "probably" this is similar to why Cacher Names can't be given to other people even if the original owner of the name (note: OWNER) hasn't been on the site for years. In an interview on a podcast, Bryan Roth ventured that there are some legal 'grey areas' as to who has ownership of the intellectual property of a Cacher Name. I'd venture that the same 'grey areas' may well pertain to ownership of the virtual cache as it appears on the website. And YES, Geocaching/Groundspeak created the cache code number and the cache only lives on their servers - Bryan indicated there's still questions. I'd say for more info, message Bryan Roth ๐Ÿ˜
  5. Mission 1 - JimRKY: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: November 27, 2021 Sent my gift: November 29, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0075 8264 05 My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: Mission 2 - Bethie_Biker: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: November 27, 2021 Sent my gift: November 29, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0075 8264 29 My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: Missions A W A Y ! ! ! Fly to our Mission Partners, little packages - fly! Bring our small offerings of Holiday Joy to other Geocachers!
  6. Mission 1 - JimRKY: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: November 27, 2021 Sent my gift: My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: Mission 2 - Bethie_Biker: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: November 27, 2021 Sent my gift: My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: We are stoked to begin customizing and packing. (I feel like Rufus in 'Love Actually' !) T-minus 28 Days and Counting. Waiting to acquire NORAD sighting ...
  7. Remember people - SignalClaus is watching to see if you're Naughty or Nice!
  8. Mission 1 - JimRKY: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: Sent my gift: My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: Mission 2 - Bethie_Biker: Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 18, 2021Name received from Laval K-9: Sent my gift: My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift: I've behaved, done what I should, so Signal bring me something G O O D ! Claire - Thanks for, once again, leading this merry exchange of Geocaching Holiday Cheer! yAy!
  9. You've just quoted GLONASS (GNSS) specification and averaging (augmentation) - you do realize this, right? ๐Ÿ˜Ž I don't think we're arguing anything different, but I do think I have it right as I stated it.๐Ÿ˜
  10. Claire - You and your 4-legged friends deserve some spoiling for all that YOU do! You're more than welcome, my friend ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  11. Yes GLONASS and GALILEO can do better, but GPS tops out at about +/- 10 ft per all sources that I can access. Averaging attempts to give better results but is an overlay not an access of greater accuracy. If you have a source stating that GPS systemic accuracy is better than +/- 10 ft I'd appreciate a citation so that I can access it, thanks ๐Ÿ˜
  12. GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO are all different systems commonly lumped under "GPS". GPS, the US Civilian system, has a positional accuracy of +/- 10 feet, inherent. If Leica can overcome this, systemic, inaccuracy everyone should have one ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  13. Late to the discussion but here ๐Ÿ˜Ž I wouldn't try to ship your empties to anyone - even in your home country - as has been said, freight is expensive. Regarding the containers, themselves - It Strictly Depends On The Container. I have medicine vials that HAVE round, self-sealing ridges under the caps, and I have those which do not. Ditto for Child-proof/non in one lid. If it has a self-sealing ridge, it's probably waterproof - if not NO WAY. And a closed, properly sized ziplock (of good mil thickness) - with the seal NOT folded, and so compromised - will keep ANY log dry. Better still, always use Rite-in-the-Rain paper or logs made from it - that way even if wet they can be pressed dry enough on a pants leg to sign ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  14. Let me preface this with saying that Bethie_Biker (for the First Time Ever) will post her own reply: we were both just so b l o w n a w a y with the generosity of our Mission Partners. Halloween (yesterday) was hectic - we actually had Trick-or-Treaters for the first time in years...well, we were home for the first time in years and out of Covid ๐Ÿ˜ - and we had to square away a slew of optional donations for the vets from GC8MAMA on Saturday - got a carload (literally). Many, m a n y thanks to my Mission Partner, kini_ont for a lovely package so Chock Full of coins and Path Tags (!!) I was one smiling Geocacher last night (after the kids stopped coming) I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves - such beautiful coins! Such great Path Tags! Were I to compare them I'd be here saying, "Oh! My GeoCoins - Oh! My PathTags!" [yes, I'd become 'The Geocacher of Venice'...and Shakespeare never had it so bad ๐Ÿ˜]
  15. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 CJ189948975US OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: October 18, 2021 INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: October 12, 2021 Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0025 5337 35 OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: October 13, 2021 INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: October 19, 2021 Full Boat! All sent, all received! Bethie_Biker says that she'll hold out to open her large package on Halloween......but I don't knoooooow...she had me open hers to make sure that it was her Mission, and now she's bugging me about what was in it ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  16. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 CJ189948975US OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: October 18, 2021 INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: October 12, 2021 Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0025 5337 35 OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: October 13, 2021 INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: โ™ชโ™ช And another one bites the dust! โ™ชโ™ช
  17. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 CJ189948975US OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: October 12, 2021 Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0025 5337 35 OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: October 13, 2021 INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: A little catching up on the stats. Enjoying watching the posts and package pictures. Can't wait for the 'mother lode' when The GReat Pumpkin finally arrives! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  18. We only send what we'd want to receive! Very glad that you're pleased. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  19. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 CJ189948975US OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: October 12, 2021 Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0025 5337 35 OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: J'ai reรงu aujourd'hui un petit paquet! (<-- small hint as to where it originated ๐Ÿ˜Ž) I will be saving it to open on Halloween! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’€
  20. We send with tracking, but OK! And speaking of tracking, does anyone know if it is part of the "Planned Slowdown of Services" that an International Package from KY, bound for Canada, has to go through - - - Miami, FL??? ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  21. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 CJ189948975US OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: October 7, 2021 9405 5036 9930 0025 5337 35 OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: The coins, tags, cards and small gifts Geocaching (and otherwise) are wending their way to the Mission Recipients. We hope they are liked!
  22. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: September 26, 2021 MISSION SENT BY ME: OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: It appears that both Beth and I have received Special People - being Geocachers, that is. We're going to do our Very Best to surprise these good folk of the 'caches ๐Ÿ˜Š
  23. The best time of the year for me. Many happy memories. I wish the same for you!
  24. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: MISSION SENT BY ME: OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 15, 2021 NAME RECEIVED BY ME: MISSION SENT BY ME: OUTGOING MISSION ARRIVED AT DESTINATION: INCOMING MISSION RECEIVED BY ME: The die is cast - the email sent I wonder where my coin will...went? Many thanks for again having this Halloween Mission GeoCharmer81. Soooo glad Bethie_Biker reminded me - we've had a few things distracting us of late ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  25. On 5/10 Laval K-9 said: Her mission was shipped March 10th and is probably floating on a raft somewhere in the Atlantic Bun-ny Shark Doo Doo Doo-doo Doo-doo...
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