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

Full story HERE

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Locals Create Suspenseful Thriller-GPS Movie!!

‘GPS’: Locals Write and Produce Full-Length Feature Film

By Kevin Westrick
The Chronicle

Eric Colley grew up in Tenino with a movie camera in hand. He produced many different short films, but had never attempted a full-length feature film until he started writing the script for “GPS” three years ago.

Colley had an interest in geocaching, an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, thousands of geocaches are registered on various Web sites devoted to the sport.

The Tenino High School graduate put a suspenseful twist on the game in his film script.

Read the rest of this very cool movie HERE.

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Geocaching, Tunnels, Family and the Army

Geocaching, Tunnels, Family and the Army

 Yesterday started out very rainy. I puttered around the house for a while. Had my coffee, showered and got dressed. Checked E-mail and did a little work for my clients. I have an online office that provides personnel and professional services to many people.

The office name is Vicky’s Virtual Office. If you need assistance, check it out.

After work, I waited for our son to get up. He was sleeping in late because he had worked OT the night before then drove over and hour and a half to our place. He came to visit, do his laundry and wait for his Army recruiter. They were leaving for Mepps at 5 PM to drive to the motel so he could do the physical today before signing the papers. He is going to be an Operating Room Specialist. That is what he already does so it was a smart decision to transfer it to the service.

He got up at 11 AM, did his laundry and took me out to lunch. We got home and still had a few hours so decided to go on a cache hunt. We had missed this one cache a few weeks ago. It is Fiddlers Gorge. It is an interesting hike by MC Nary dam, along the Columbia River, through two tunnels, finishing with a hike up about 300 feet on a very sandy trail. When you get to the top, the view is spectacular. My son and I both love to do these kinds of caches so we had a blast. We spent about 2 hours walking and talking. The pictures really do not do the view justice but I was using my cell phone in the rain so it was the best I could do.

One more memory created while Geocaching!

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All Day Cache

Wednesday Bruce and I went caching in Washington. WE ended up with 12 total. Wow we had fun. Started out with a huge travel bug hotel. There were some neat items in it. We took 3 TB’s to send on their journey. Stopped at the next exit where there were 4 caches. Nice views and a great hike to a dam. I never knew the dam was there.

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From there we continued on to Kennewick to find a nice park, a painted rock and some neat hides by the river. All in all I think we hiked about 15 miles. We got home just in time to go to bed so we could get up and do it again. This time we headed out for a 3 part multi Terracache. What we ended up finding, was some awesome scenery, 8 deer and one huge coyote. The hike was about 10 miles total up a mountain and along a ridge line then back down to the Park. 

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Under 240!

Yeah, that’s right. I now weigh 238!! I love Ediets and geocaching. Ediets is so easy to stick to and the price is right. Geocaching is so much fun and so good for you too. The fresh air, the hiking and good company. The thinking is good for your brain. Just like the game Brain Age. Bruce and I are going to spend the day caching tomorrow. Lots of exercise when you get 15 or 20 caches in a day. Are you exercising today?

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Exercise

Bruce and I walked 3 and 1/2 miles tonight! We started early because it gets dark by 6 now. We walk around a farmers crop circle right across the road from us. I like to walk there because I don’t have to put Ellen’s leash on her. I got a Pedometer last night do I could accurately measure how far I walk each day. When we were in town yesterday we ate dinner at a Chinese restaurant. I thought for sure I’d gained some weight because I ate way too much food. I had to check on the scale this morning instead of waiting for my weekly weigh in. I was pleasantly surprised. I had lost another 2 lbs.

Caches, Waymarks and new Gps

Bruce and I spent the day yesterday with our daughter Casey and her friend caching in Pendleton,Oregon. We found some cool caches and also logged some waymarks. Met another cacher and his baby. Traded some discoveries and had a nice chat. Got one dnf which I hate, but we had a new Garmin Etex Legend gps unit that we’d gotten in the morning and it wasn’t working right. It kept shutting off and you had to take out the brand new batteries to reset it. After that cache we took it back and exchanged it. No trouble with the second unit so far.

Got about three or four waymarks also. If you want more info on them you can go to the website. There was a benchmark close by but it was getting too late. We’ll get it next time. Casey had to go to work so we dropped her off and headed home. You can find out about benchmarks here.

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