Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Yesterday I finally got my first cache while out here in ND...instead of typing the story over, I said it pretty well in my log...here it is.
----This is my first ND cache!! I am living here in Williston temporarily from work, I am from Wisconsin. I have been in town a little over a month, and have been wanting to cache since day one. While at work today I started to talk about caching with my boss, and he said "lets go find one" he downloaded the app for his IPhone and off we went. This was the closest cache to work. I quickly started using the title as the hint like was stated in the description. With my boss's help we were able to make the find pretty quickly. He would have had no idea how to find it, but I have found this style before, and it caught my eye right away. I just looked at him and said "I see it" he was blown away and said where. I snagged it and he was amazed. Great cache, and great container...thanks for my first ND cache....many more to come.
He will be setting up an account and going back to sign and log this cache! Another member of the caching community!----
Now that he is hooked on caching already, he said we need to go out today again after we get a little work done at the shop. So maybe I will get a few more caches today, but not sure.
It felt good to get a find after such a long dry steak.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Well, I have been here in ND for over a month now, and I still have not gotten a cache. I have been working allot of hours, and for being so far from my routine, have stayed pretty busy. I will be flying to Kansas in a few weeks for some training. I will definitely be sure to get at least one cache near the hotel so I can add Kansas to my list of states.
As for now, I have basically come to the conclusion that I will just wait until spring before I do any caching around here.
Keep in touch everybody, I miss WI and the abundance of caches there. There are caches over here, but the area is so un-populated with caches, and cachers. Many of the caches up here have not been found for months.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Just to let all of you in blog land know, I have recently moved to North Dakota for work. I will be here at least 4-6 months, with the possibility of moving out here permanently. My company is paying all of my living expenses, including housing, food cable, internet, everything! It really is a great deal, I also got a huge raise, monthly bonuses, and they pay for me to fly home every four weeks.
Now that I am here, and settled in, I am hoping to do a little caching. There is a allot of snow on the ground here in Williston ND, but I think I can find a few caches if I try.
Here are a few pictures of my house, the area, and things I have seen out here in my first week.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I have not faded away into cyberspace, I am still alive.
We would like to wish everybody a happy, safe, and successful new year. May 2011 be better than 2010 in every way.
We have been so busy in the shop working on Chistmas gifts for friends and family that we have not had any time to go caching, or even do any blogging. Now that the holidays are over we might find a little time to get out into the woods again.
We will be sure to post pictures and stories of our next adventure.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Just letting everybody out there in blog land that I am still alive and kicking. I have been super busy lately in the wood shop making gifts and other projects. Its too bad, because this is my favorite time of year for caching. I am hoping to be able to do some caching after this deer season is over. I already have my two deer, but I still like to go out and help my group fill their tags as well. Keep stopping back!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Today I went caching with my parents who were only a few finds away from reaching #200. I recommended a cache for them which we had found over a year ago. I offered absolutely no help, as I feel they needed to find the milestone on their own. I walked behind them the whole way, and they did a great job. "Fox Proposal Point" is an excellent cache that still remains on our top 5 list of all time caches. It is a somewhat strenuous hike, and a little of a "which way do we go" type of cache. The views are great, and it fit the bill for their milestone perfectly.
It was an absolutely perfect day for caching, sunny, cool and just enough breeze to make it comfy.
With the milestone cache, which obviously was not logged by us, we ended the day with 7 finds which is good considering a few of them were longer hikes. What a great day, I love caching in the fall.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday was a perfect day, for a few reasons...one, the weather was beautiful, two, I shot some skeet, and three, we did some caching.
We started the morning off with some breakfast at our favorite local cafe, we go to Kristinas every weekend. It is the place where everybody knows your name, and the cooks come out to say hi to us every time. We love living in a small town.
After breakfast we headed to Oshkosh to shoot a few rounds of skeet at the gun club we are members at. I am pretty new to skeet shooting, I shot my first round in June. I have not shot a 25 yet, but I do have a 24, and shot 17,19 & a 23 on Saturday. I absolutely love skeet shooting, it is such a challenge, and every shot poses a different challenge.
After the skeet range we headed out to do some caching. Our first few caches were DNF's, we are sure the caches were missing. They were caches along a "rails to trails" abandoned railroad bed. It seems the DNR did some major tree trimming because GZ for the first two caches was completely leveled, and the took down some pretty substantially large trees.
After the two missed caches we were able to find 7 caches. A few nice walks, and few cemeteries, and a couple nice multi caches.