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A unusual thing happened at our house ...

 

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Yesterday a UPS truck pulled up to our place and dumped a

1-800-FLOWERS carton onto our porch. Sure enough it was

addressed to our name, address, and space number. Made no

sense to us.

 

Looked in our park telephone book without result and so

I called the flowers-number and reported the incorrect

delivery. I was thanked and advised that because flowers

are perishable, the delivery wouldn't be picked up.

 

Opened the carton and found a condolence card, vase, and

bouguet of fragrant lillies. At my age I asked my sweet

bride "Is here something I should know, did I pass away?"

 

Today our telephone rang and I was asked "Did you receive

a delivery of flowers?" Chat-chat and then ... "A couple of

us will come over and pick the flowers up." Three showed up

just as my sweet bride returned home to be asked "Are you

Sandy?" and "We're here to get the flowers." Imagine her

surprise.

 

Hearing the conversation I stepped out of the door to see

and realize that Michelle of Geoaching Snflwrmsh fame was

leading the recovery team. Go figure, the owner of the

"Senior Living" hide that's at the entrance to our park.

Some kind of convergence going on ... scawy!

 

BQ #8

 

Harmon & Sandy

SD Rowdies

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Now THAT's pretty cool!! Reminds me of a wind chime thing we once had...

Thanks Tom,

 

By golly Geocaching wind-chimes might be

another good marketing niche for you.

Think of it, Geocaching wind chimes with

a built-in cache container.

 

No charge for the idea,

Harmon

I think Jodi's already done it and patented it... :rolleyes:

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Now THAT's pretty cool!! Reminds me of a wind chime thing we once had...

Thanks Tom,

 

By golly Geocaching wind-chimes might be

another good marketing niche for you.

Think of it, Geocaching wind chimes with

a built-in cache container.

 

No charge for the idea,

Harmon

I think Jodi's already done it and patented it... :rolleyes:

Omnipotent Jodi y' say?

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Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

Sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down

Yes Lord,

You know sometimes I'm almost to the ground

O yes, Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

If you got there before I do

O yes Lord,

Don't forget to tell all my friends I'm coming too

O yes Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

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dry.gif Honk if ya Know who the gal is John's been hanging out with! Should I be jealous?

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Easy to see what John was doing with his hands!

Tighten up on him Jodi or he'll go feral on y'.

Wasn't there a movie about a Palm Springs weekend... someone's got some splaining to do!

 

Been busy up here, we had a lady missing for 3 three days, finally we got her back, healthy. Most of us are dog tired though.

 

I'm not going to try that thing I can't pronounce while tired, or even if it's a quiz item...

 

Back to napping, and plotting a mountain top FTF sometime, just showed yesterday while I was grabbing the new valley bottom one.

A decoy that.

 

Doug 7rxc

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Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

Sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down

Yes Lord,

You know sometimes I'm almost to the ground

O yes, Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

If you got there before I do

O yes Lord,

Don't forget to tell all my friends I'm coming too

O yes Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

When it comes to the horrific event associated with those

frisky Tralfamadorians a prayerful song is surely called

for. Well done James.

 

What with the Lemurians and the Tralfamadorians it's a wonder

that humanity endured. Those frisky Tralfamadorians rose out

of the most destructive military campaign in history ... even

though they existed only in literature.

 

Gosh, ain't Geocaching educational?

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Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

Sometimes I'm up and sometimes I'm down

Yes Lord,

You know sometimes I'm almost to the ground

O yes, Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

 

If you got there before I do

O yes Lord,

Don't forget to tell all my friends I'm coming too

O yes Lord, still

 

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Nobody knows but Jesus

Nobody knows the Tralfamodarians I've seen

Glory Hallelujah

When it comes to the horrific event associated with those

frisky Tralfamadorians a prayerful song is surely called

for. Well done James.

 

What with the Lemurians and the Tralfamadorians it's a wonder

that humanity endured. Those frisky Tralfamadorians rose out

of the most destructive military campaign in history ... even

though they existed only in literature.

 

Gosh, ain't Geocaching educational?

 

Okay, Harmon, that's it!!! All those other ladies get pretty pics with nice banners and great backgrounds, and what do I get??? My face on a Garmin-fisted cyclops-headed green plunger! :surprise: Sheesh, and here I thought we were friends! :sad:

 

Looking silly in Alpine,

Poor ol' Sue

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Okay, Harmon, that's it!!! All those other ladies get pretty pics

with nice banners and great backgrounds, and what do I get???

My face on a Garmin-fisted cyclops-headed green plunger! :surprise:

Sheesh, and here I thought we were friends! :sad:

 

Looking silly in Alpine,

Poor ol' Sue

O! ... hi there sweet-Sue ... darlin',

 

Funny you should mention it, I've been saving BQ #10 just

for you as a spashul-edition of the Banner Queen photo

series.

 

Thang is I've got a little problem, yeah ... that's it,

I've got a little problem finding just the right photo

of you for BQ #10. For one thang I've plowed through the

404 photos of your profile gallery and I've learned that

your camera is seldom pointed at yourself, it's mostly

Mom or Chelsea in your shots.

 

So here's my public appeal to your San Diego County

Geocaching pals ... I need just the right shot of sweet

Sue so's I can produce the crowning glory of the Banner

Queen photo gallery. (Make it fast too! I'm feelin' some

heat.)

 

Not t' worry sweet Sue, ever'thang is goin' t' work out

jus' right. Them other ol' Banner-Queen gals'll be plum'

jealous of yore spashul edition. Trust me darlin', have

I ever lied t' you b'fore?

 

Yore ol' pal,

Sweet ol' Harmon

 

BQ #9

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Okay, Harmon, that's it!!! All those other ladies get pretty pics

with nice banners and great backgrounds, and what do I get???

My face on a Garmin-fisted cyclops-headed green plunger! :surprise:

Sheesh, and here I thought we were friends! :sad:

 

Looking silly in Alpine,

Poor ol' Sue

O! ... hi there sweet-Sue ... darlin',

 

Funny you should mention it, I've been saving BQ #10 just

for you as a spashul-edition of the Banner Queen photo

series.

 

Thang is I've got a little problem, yeah ... that's it,

I've got a little problem finding just the right photo

of you for BQ #10. For one thang I've plowed through the

404 photos of your profile gallery and I've learned that

your camera is seldom pointed at yourself, it's mostly

Mom or Chelsea in your shots.

 

So here's my public appeal to your San Diego County

Geocaching pals ... I need just the right shot of sweet

Sue so's I can produce the crowning glory of the Banner

Queen photo gallery. (Make it fast too! I'm feelin' some

heat.)

 

Not t' worry sweet Sue, ever'thang is goin' t' work out

jus' right. Them other ol' Banner-Queen gals'll be plum'

jealous of yore spashul edition. Trust me darlin', have

I ever lied t' you b'fore?

 

Yore ol' pal,

Sweet ol' Harmon

 

BQ #9

 

Well, I must say, you sure have gotten skilled at getting out of the dog house! (How am I supposed to remain indignant when you post a great pic like that of my beloved geo-pup???)

 

You're off the hook, ol' bud!

:rolleyes:

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Well, I must say, you sure have gotten skilled at getting out

of the dog house! (How am I supposed to remain indignant when

you post a great pic like that of my beloved geo-pup???)

 

You're off the hook, ol' bud!

:rolleyes:

Whew! ... thang is that I have a lifetime of

practice with the problem of getting out of

the doghouse.

 

BQ #10

 

Congratulations, the first-ever duet Banner-Queens.

Wonder if there will be other Banner Queens in the

series?

 

Nominations anybody?

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Well, I must say, you sure have gotten skilled at getting out

of the dog house! (How am I supposed to remain indignant when

you post a great pic like that of my beloved geo-pup???)

 

You're off the hook, ol' bud!

:rolleyes:

Whew! ... thang is that I have a lifetime of

practice with the problem of getting out of

the doghouse.

 

BQ #10

 

Congratulations, the first-ever duet Banner-Queens.

Wonder if there will be other Banner Queens in the

series?

 

Nominations anybody?

 

Much better, Harmon! My heart is a-thumpin' with joy!

 

Nominations...how 'bout those Thirsty Ladies??? :grin:

 

Enjoyin' life in Alpine,

Content ol' Sue

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Well, I must say, you sure have gotten skilled at getting out

of the dog house! (How am I supposed to remain indignant when

you post a great pic like that of my beloved geo-pup???)

 

You're off the hook, ol' bud!

:rolleyes:

Whew! ... thang is that I have a lifetime of

practice with the problem of getting out of

the doghouse.

 

BQ #10

 

Congratulations, the first-ever duet Banner-Queens.

Wonder if there will be other Banner Queens in the

series?

 

Nominations anybody?

 

Much better, Harmon! My heart is a-thumpin' with joy!

 

Nominations...how 'bout those Thirsty Ladies??? :grin:

 

Enjoyin' life in Alpine,

Content ol' Sue

Glad you are pleased Sue, you and Mom and Chelsea deserve

the honor, if indeed an honor it is.

 

Actually I've thought of Thirsty Ladies but it stumps me to

figure out the membership of that gang of rascals. When it

comes down to it ol' Harmon ain't dumb enough to leave-out

some card-carrying member of that traveling circus knowing

that I might pay a dear price for any such mistake.

 

Of course if somebody can furnish a sanctioned group shot

then I can avoid naming names by using the "Thirsty Ladies"

text as the banner, except the banner would probably lie

horizontally rather than on angle.

 

One thing for sure, I'm really in favor of this task because

once upon a time I encountered a roving squad of Thirsty

Ladies while out Geocaching and had the pleasure of being

scrum-hugged by the lot of them.

 

BQ #11

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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Wonder if there will be other Banner Queens in the

series?

 

Nominations anybody?

 

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Hmm, "X Posted image" should be easy but maybe a bit boring.

 

Meanwhile, here's more about the interesting

world of Internet forensics. Getting to know

you, getting to know all about you and your

"private" Facebook information!

 

An open book!

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Well then ...

 

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What about this?

 

Or this?

 

Good gosh, ... abstract art strike your fancy?

 

Jodi as 3D Color-Gradient Sphere

 

See, there's photojournalism where photos are not

altered in the least; so they say, and there's

photographic art where anything goes.

 

Here's the funny thing ... if a crumpled beer can

appears in a photojournalism image it must remain.

However, if you ask a photojournalist "Say you

notice crumpled beer can in a scene you mean to

shoot, do you remove it?" The reply will be "Why,

yes, of course do." Go figure.

 

Now I'm not saying that there's any connection

between a crumpled beer can and an abstract shot of

my gal-pal Jodi.

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This Forum thread must be what Thoreau had in mind.

 

Jodie & Janie 3D Color-Gradient Cyclinder

 

Challenge: Identify the source photo.

 

The neat part is that the 3D image retains all of

the digital information needed to reconstruct the

source image. How's that for encoding? Maybe I

should do a few puzzle caches using this approach

by starting with a source photo of a Garmin 60CSx

that displays the needed coordinates.

 

O what th' heck ...

 

Here it is!

 

C'mon, just havin' some fun with the puzzle cachers.

 

Aw, heck ... just one more.

 

3D Jodisphere!

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This Forum thread must be what Thoreau had in mind.

 

Jodie & Janie 3D Color-Gradient Cyclinder

 

Challenge: Identify the source photo.

 

The neat part is that the 3D image retains all of

the digital information needed to reconstruct the

source image. How's that for encoding? Maybe I

should do a few puzzle caches using this approach

by starting with a source photo of a Garmin 60CSx

that displays the needed coordinates.

 

O what th' heck ...

 

Here it is!

 

C'mon, just havin' some fun with the puzzle cachers.

 

Aw, heck ... just one more.

 

3D Jodisphere!

 

:blink: Puzzle cachers? Was there an answer to a puzzle in there that I missed somehow? Cool images though....and they didn't make anyone's butt look big!

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This just in ...

 

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Oliver Twist meets one of the Lollipop Kids.

 

They had a Dickens of a time while Geocaching until

the Wicked Witch of the Old Iron Bridge drove up in

her FJ. That's the story ... en Toto.

 

(Stop groaning!)

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

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Oliver Twist meets one of the Lollipop Kids.

 

They had a Dickens of a time while Geocaching until

the Wicked Witch of the Old Iron Bridge drove up in

her FJ. That's the story ... en Toto.

 

(Stop groaning!)

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Nice image! But... I had such Great Expectations for the accompanying text :P

 

Doug 7rxc

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This just in ...

 

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Oliver Twist meets one of the Lollipop Kids.

 

They had a Dickens of a time while Geocaching until

the Wicked Witch of the Old Iron Bridge drove up in

her FJ. That's the story ... en Toto.

 

(Stop groaning!)

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

 

I'll second that. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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This Just In...

 

The connection to geocaching is a bit tenuous, I'll admit, but there is a connection nonetheless...

 

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Honk if you know the name of this ship...

Sure its Makin ____

Honk! looks like a long way down from

that elevator to the sea.

 

The followup question is ... what is

James doing on a boat during a working

day?

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This just in ...

 

b9399d70-0701-4971-bbdb-2cb1929b85cd.jpg

 

Oliver Twist meets one of the Lollipop Kids.

 

They had a Dickens of a time while Geocaching until

the Wicked Witch of the Old Iron Bridge drove up in

her FJ. That's the story ... en Toto.

 

(Stop groaning!)

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Nice image! But... I had such Great Expectations for the accompanying text :P

 

Doug 7rxc

Now that's a Pip of a remark!

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This Just In...

 

The connection to geocaching is a bit tenuous, I'll admit, but there is a connection nonetheless...

 

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Honk if you know the name of this ship...

Sure its Makin ____

 

It is not the Broken Island. It's John's ship....many a geocacher created on that ship ( the Commanding Officer was even kidnapped in Maylasia and dragged around by John from geocache to geocache)......and many ammo cans in the wild because of that ship...

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got any pics of the sail rig?

This is the tops'l schooner Cailfornian. Here she is as I saw her in 2004. The puff of smoke is from the fact that she has just fired one of her 6 pound guns. (She's a replica of the C.W. Lawrence which was a revenue cutter operating off the coast of California circa 1850.)

 

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Great... Just what we need for 'treasure hunting' in style. I prefer them topside... got to poke around too many wrecks in the Great Lakes a bit to late for that.

Used to get out on STV Pathfinder in Toronto for a sail now and then... it was brigantine rigged.

Toronto Brigantine

 

Then the Sea Cadets turned HMCS Haida into a display of a WWII vintage destroyer complete with summer camp living on board.

HMCS Haida

That is not sail of course, but still interesting. Not sure if the Cadet summer camp still uses it since it was relocated.

 

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Doug 7rxc

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This Just In...

 

The connection to geocaching is a bit tenuous, I'll admit, but there is a connection nonetheless...

 

941e2544-f044-4b8a-8726-33a68f38469f.jpg

 

Honk if you know the name of this ship...

Sure its Makin ____

 

It is not the Broken Island. It's John's ship....many a geocacher created on that ship ( the Commanding Officer was even kidnapped in Maylasia and dragged around by John from geocache to geocache)......and many ammo cans in the wild because of that ship...

 

I miss my ship and my shipmates and Marines aboard the USS BONHOMME RICHARD(LHD-6). Thanks for the pic James. She was returning from Seattle

and training after a long yard period. :smile: John

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This just in ...

 

Team Fatman

Thank you harmon i love it even made it my Profile pic. on FACEBOOK :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

My pleasure pal, you and that gobbler go together so well.

 

So far you are the only one to remark about the banner shots.

Guess I need to do something to pump up my fan-base. No wait,

my tiny fan-base defected to Facebook didn't it? Can't wait

until Google Plus eats Facebook for an appetizer.

 

Yeah! Yeah! ... Facebook. Facebook is for seesies. Here's

another link about the Facebook risk of that stupid "Like"

button that sucks away your personal profile and sells the

data for profit. How clever of them to set such a seemingly

innocent trap. Just another lie about their clever security

violations.

 

Facebook personal data-mining

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

Super Stretched Limo

 

What happens when there's a party of

fourteen for Sandy's 65th birthday.

 

I rode in the rear seat and got to the

Catamaran about fifteen minutes after

the front-seat riders. By the time I

arrived the others had already eaten,

seen the show, and were climbing back

in to head for home. Only thing left

for me to do was to pay the bill and

grab a taxi for home.

 

See what happens when you marry into

a big Catholic family; no wait, that's

redundant isn't it? ... marries into a

Catholic family just about covers it.

 

All was not lost however ... that limo

was so long that I was able to hide two

new Geocaches inside it.

 

Poor ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

Violation 20110827

 

San Diego County Unbunched Sock Police issue yet-another

citation. Is there no end to this problem?

 

The standards of society continue to crumble even as

Deputy BlondHiLites works tirelessly for the cause of

sartorial splendor.

 

In the words of Seargent Seymore Argyle "What makes a

grown man that isn't an IT-guy dress like a fourteen-

year-old?"

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