More NoDak caches bite the dust!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Now that I have my lovely bride all moved in with me here in Williston, we decided to grab a few of her first North Dakota caches yesterday.  We managed to find 8 more local caches, and had to DNF two that we were unable to locate.  There seems to be very few active cachers up here, as many of the caches we have found were not previously found since last October.  

There are still about 30 caches just within a twenty minute drive from us.  We also plan on hiding a few of our own now that we are permanent residents.  We are also going to be sending a few travel bugs out into the world, we are tossing a few ideas around for a theme, and a goal.  

Stay tuned, now that our lives have seemed to settle down a bit, we should be a little more active in the caching world again.  

 Log signed, after sitting six months under the snow since its last was in great shape!

Cache replaced, another one that lasted well through the long winter....Little Muddy River in the background.

Back Home Caching

Monday, March 28, 2011

I have been home since Thursday morning, and have really enjoyed being home for a little break.  I have been eating way to much.  But it has been great hanging out at my normal places, and seeing some regular faces.  

Ruth and I finally headed out for some caching this has been so long since we have done some serious caching.  We found all 17 caches we set after, so it was a very successful, very beautiful spring caching day.

Here are a few pictures taken on our journeys today.

 This was a great cache in an area that recently became public property, it had a nice boardwalk, and a great view.

 Heading in!

 Are there boards on the boardwalk?

 The view of Big Green Lake in the background, you can see Sugarloaf behind us at the southern edge of Norwegian Bay.  Perfect Day!!

 Yup, there are boards.

 Another view of the bay

 Closeup taken with the Ipod...awesome caching tool!!!

 This is a picture of a log in a cache that we were unable to sign due to us stupidly forgetting the pen in the truck.  Will be sent to the owner, hoping they do not delete our log.

Now that the weather is getting better in North Dakota, and the snow is melting, I hope to finally get some caching done over there.  Keep posted!

Finally, my first ND Cache!

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 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.

Still No Caching

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.

New Life Out West

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.

 Me and my new truck, about 5 minutes before I pulled out of the driveway.

 My view for most of the trip.

 My home away from home, its older, but the price is right, and its warm and cozy.

 This is the reason I am here...ND Oil Fields.

 The bridge over Lake Sakakawea...beautiful area!

On day one, the boss hands us the company credit card and says, "go get whatever you need for your house", so we did.  Notice the flat screen!  He will also be getting us an xbox if we want it.  Really nice to be taken care of!

Stay tuned, hopefully I will find some time for caching this next weekend.

Happy New Year.

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.