Caching To Spokane

Downtown Spokane, Washington, as viewed from Palisades Park to the west of the city.

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Our son is coming home on leave today from the Army and we have to go to the airport in Spokane to pick him up. Not like you need a reason to cache but we are going to do a few on the way there. The weather is crappy today. I think it will be fun anyway. A little rain never hurt anyone. I can’t wait to see our son. It’s been 5 months! I will get lots of photos.

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Beautiful Area to Cache in Florida

Already, Possum Long is considered by many as a jewel, with its paths winding through palms and bursts of tropical flowers. A butterfly garden leads to a hidden rustic shelter, the perfect place for a nature talk.

With no fences — or admission cost — anyone can bring a basket for lunch on a picnic table under a leafy archway.

“The latest thing is Geocaching. Actually, I’ve had people come here to do the Geocaching,” said Audubon’s local volunteer president, Laurie Odlum. “You do your GPS markings on a map to show that you’ve been here, you’ve done a particular task. And a lot of the birders these days are doing that.”
By Gabriel Margasak (Contact)
Friday, November 30, 2007

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Caching through the snow-la la la la la la

Well almost! Bruce and I spent the day yesterday driving to Yakima and back. On the way there, we did a little caching. We found eight in about 2 hours and one dnf. Our gps was going crazy in the area. I am sure we were close but no cigar. Lol. There are some nice caches along Hwy 82. Had to stop caching and continue our drive though because the Weather service was calling for snow to start in Yakima around 3 PM. We got there at about 1 PM, took the first exit we came to and had lunch at Denny’s.

We asked the server where to find RV parks in the area. As she was telling us about one, an older gentleman came up and gave us directions to another. We checked them both out but really liked one of them. It has an indoor heated pool and two spas. We also drove by the Army training center. That is why we were there checking into parks and looking over the area. Bruce may be going to work there.

It was getting late and still no sign of snow. We figured we had pushed our luck far enough so we headed for home. On the way I took the pictues below of the Flamingos and Tea Pot real quick with my cell phone. The third one is How we roll! As we were getting to Umatilla it did start raining. It continued the rest of the way home.

Got up this morning to about a half an inch of snow!! I guess it followed us home. :} I like it as long as we don’t get too much.

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More fishing and caching!!!Oh Yeah, hiking too.

Yes indeed. Is there any other reason to live? hahaha  We spent Wed. night fishing at one of our favorite spots. Didn’t catch anything big enough to keep but we all enjoyed the peace, including Ellen. She is so funny in the water. She doesn’t lap at it when she wants a drink, she kind of shovels at it with her whole face! Did pass one very grumpy guy on the way to our spot. Wow if I ever get that way I hope someone tells me.

Today we went caching.  Got 6 more. Yeah! Also got to see some neat country. We go to the tri-cities often but without caching, we would never have found the cool places or seen some of the best scenery because we are always in a hurry to get there and back. Well we found some today and some very easy caches.

Easy Caches and Dog Quilts For Sale

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Logged 2 easy ones last night. It was great weather and a beautiful drive along the Columbia river. I was so energized by it that when I got up this morning I had Bruce help me rearrange some things, build small shelves and put up some new curtains. Just settling in for winter. Because we live in a fifth wheel we have to winterize more than most people. The photo is of one of the dog portrait quilts that I make. I can do most breeds. They are for sale. 

Rattlesnakes and Caching

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Last night Bruce and I went caching. Found 5 more!!! Found plenty of nice scenery and excitement too. We started out on the Oregon side near McNary Dam in Umatilla. We walked through a beautiful area on bark covered trails to find 3 caches. 2 micros and 1 regular. Bruce took some nice photos. We had no idea that area was there. We talked to some very nice people who wanted to learn about geocaching. We left there and headed for the Washington side for some more wonderful scenery. Wow what views of the dam. Lots of excitement too. Bruce was hiking up a cliff to one cache and came very close to 2 rattlesnakes!! Jumped clear thank goodness. We found 2 more caches, a travelbug from CT and our first pin. It is a USA flag. We ran out of daylight so headed home. Stopped for a snack which is a no no that late but we had walked about 4 miles and were hungry. Will try to behave next time. lol