Just finishing off a visit to the Metro Toronto Zoo. Pretty tired after a busy day, but we got some great pictures.
Well the Hanover trip, wasn’t what I expected. We got there and a group of about 33 met up. The first few caches went great, but then it started to turn into more of a mission, than an actual fun event. People rushing ahead, and bailing before the rest of us got there. Pushing caches back in so far, that we couldn’t get to it, ripping apart trees and vines, looking for caches, and the best of all…. Logging finds they didn’t find. We decided after 14 finds, to do our own thing. I’m glad we tried it, but this type of Caching, isn’t for us. We had a great time, finding roadside caches, on the way back to Guelph. We ended up with 21 Caches, that we actually found.
There’s a Group get together this weekend, in which 46 Geocaches are scheduled. Not sure how many we will get, but it sounds like a good day. Going to meet at 11am, at the first cache, and move with the group. Also picked up 2 Life jackets today. Dad can have his back, and keep as a spare. Bout time I got my own, and 1 for Cindy as well. Saturday morning, looks like agreat start to Shutdown. Can’t wait!
It seems, I want to blog away, and get sidetracked, and forget all about it. Not this time. New site update, new Theme, and I’ll hopefully be adding regular content. The energy burned before, but like a Phoenix, I’m gonna rise up again. Let’s hope no one has a Super Soaker, to put out the fire!
Well, I just happened to notice, that the site main page, has not had an update in 1 Year. 1 Year ago today actually was the last entry. So, here’s another! To another Great Year!
Well, it’s been well over a week since I last wrote here. Geocaching is turning out to be a blast. In this time, we’ve placed our own cache, in the Grange Rd. Park. We’ve had 2 First to finds, and found a total of 17. Weather has been pretty miserable, which is the only thing that’s been holding me back from finding more. That, and maybe the lack of new cache’s in the area. I picked up 3 Ammo boxes, so we’ll either hide 2 more and replace the container for the first. Or hide 3 more. I broke Kaitlynn’s EPCOT pin that she wanted to use as a travel bug, so now I’ll have to grind off the edges and drill a hole in the pin to attach the Travel Bug tag. Christopher is going to use a Mickey car, and have his quest to send it back to Disney World. Not sure what me and Sherry will be using yet. Weather should be warmer this weekend to get back out. Last weekend it was -30C with the windchill, but that’s didn’t stop us from finding a bunch of new caches. I’m sure we’ll have a great time with this hobby.
Today we found our FIRST GeoCache. After school I took the kids and myself on our first hunt. We decided to find the Bow Bridge Cache. We drove down to the Barber Scout Camp and parked the car. I knew the cache was close to the old bridge. So I plugged in the Coordinates into my Garmin 12XL and we headed across the bridge. About half way across I stuck my head out each side of the bridge, the old hight sign that was ontop was laying in the river. I noticed a large tree not far from where we were and I saw that we could access it fairly easily. We crossed over and went down a small hill, careful not to fall, as we had a couple of inches of snow fall last night. I went out ahead of the kids and lead the way, watching the GPS and trying to get as close to the marked point as we could. We headed towards the tree, which was right near where we needed to be, and I started looking around. After a few minutes Kaitlynn spotted something up the tree, and I looked right away and saw a plastic box covered in Camo Tape. We pulled it out and had found our first cache. Inside there were about 10 items including a Travel Bug, the “Skater Jack” Bug. We took the bug and I wrote down our info in the log book with the time and date. We needed to place something back in the cache, so Kaitlynn pulled out the plastic glowing snowman the kids got at the Toyota Kids Christmas party, pulled out the electronic insides, and placed it in the box. We carefully closed it back up and went on our way. It was exciting. By the weekend, we hope to have a cache of our own placed somewhere.
Well, I’ve came across a new Hobby. “Geocaching” And I think this one will takeoff. We bought a new Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS Yesterday, to compare to the Mio I got for christmas, and the Garmin wins, hands down. I’m not sure yet how well it will work for Geocaching, but I still have the other 2 Garmin’s the eTrex and the 12XL, but both are really outdated. SInce I’m going on nights for work this week, we will no doubt be starting to find Geocaches in the area next weekend, weather permitting of course. We’ve also made a cache of our own, and will be hiding that in the very near future. The kids seem excited about it, and I’m sure We’ll have a great time. I’ll be posting out adventures and hunts on here as a blog as well. The Blog has been dead for the past year, so it’s time to revive it. Stay tuned.
Yeah so it’s been, what? 7 months since my last post. I kinda forgot all about this. Anyways, I’m finishing off day 3 out of 3 of a Short winter Vacation, it’s been dang cold. A High of -15C for the most part, and on Monday it was over -25C probably -35C With the wind chill. Not much else to say right now, so that’s about it.
Well, it’s Summer Shutdown time. I’m not off to a good start though. I went after work to the Moose for a beer and wings, with people from work. When I left to get into the car, the key in the ignition wouldn’t turn. Nothing, it’s like I was trying to turn it, without a key in it. Luckily I got Thomas to give me a ride into Guelph, where I got Sherry and the kids out of bed, to come pick me up. UGH! Not a good start. I’m sure it will get better. Time for bed.