2000

Finally hit the 2000 mark. Appropriately enough it was named for a team we met when we first started geocaching, Lookin’ Good who have gone on to find over 41,000!! Don’t know how many we’ll find in the Phoenix summer heat, but I’ll be in Utah next month and it will be a little coler

First to Find – (FTF)

It’s been a while since I was the first to find a cache. Today I found two, including one with my grandson Beckett. Given that both were in a few miles of our house, that was all I wanted to do – it’s way too hot to do anything else unless it’s very early in the morning

Israel

Our trip to Israel and Jordan was amazingly unbelievable. Loved every minute of it. Israel is a high-tech 1st world country that needs to be visited by anyone interested in history, religion, archeology, and current events. Jordan is trying hard to get to 1st world status but not having natural resources, and a growing educated relatively secular population that wants to get out of the country as fast as possible make it difficult.

I was lucky to find 9 geocaches in Israel, none in Jordan despite looking for three of them, and not able to get out of the Heathrow to search in Windsor as originally planned

Geocaching Outside the US

I’m taking a trip next week to Israel (over 1000 geocaches), and Jordan (45) with a long layover in the UK – I will get caches in all three countries and if it works out, will hit 2000 finds while in country! Will keep you posted!

It’s The Time Of The Season

The weather has changed for the better. Sunny in the 70s with nice breezes. This is the time of the year to be in AZ. Sharon, Fergie, and I found 8 today including 6 along a trail that we haven’t been on before behind a local elementary school. I had hoped we would get to 2000 this year, but unless I really puch it along a road/trail where there is one every .1 mile, that goal will be reached by early next year

Long Island. Just Like I PIctured It.*

Spent last weekend on Long Island to celebrate a niece’s wedding. Stayed in a waterfront house in the town where I grew up. Nice to be there, but could never move back…too old, too crowded, too liberal, too high taxes, etc…Found a few caches, did some sailing, had fun with family. In short, a good time was had by all.

 

*Apologies to Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life was a great album

Fun With Favorites

To celebrate 15 years of geocaching, Geocaching.com introduced 6 new souvenirs as part of Geocaching Road Trips ’15. Here is our first – We earned this souvenir by finding a geocache with 10 or more Favorite Points.

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Rocky Mountain High

Spent a few days in Colorado, escaping the heat. Found some caches in the Denver area, then went up to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday. Ate brunch at the Stanley Hotel – what a gorgeous place and absolutely perfect weather. Our friends, Shauna and Jim were with us – they live outside Boulder – and had never been to this area.

California Caching

Just spend a week in SoCal with my friends including the one who got me into geocaching, Picked up 10 between the OC and in Fallbrook. Great weather to hunt. I need to go back and do a marathon hunt. Next stop, Colorado