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I have become overwhelmed trying to maintain all these blogs... 

I will leave the exisiting content up and avaialable, but if you want to view my GeoCaching adventures, click on through to my PRIMARY blog (The Life of a Father of Five).  There, I have a tag for all posts related to GeoCaching.

http://www.father-of-five.com/search/label/GeoCaching

Enjoy!

09-17-2010 - 1 out of 1 (sort of)

 
FIRST, THE DNF on 09-16-2010
 
Not sure what time the FTF and STF's happened - I noticed this was still "unfound" on the sight around 10:30pm - so I took my lunch break from work and headed out (flashlight in hand)...

After prowling around the bushes in the dark (very carefully - I didn't want any of the neighbors calling the police on me) I gave up - but a couple of hours later - I noticed that others HAD found it - not sure if there were there before me or after me..

Dang! Another missed FTF... I'll be back to "right" this "wrong" ("find" this "DNF") - Perhaps in the daylight next time, huh?? (wink)

THEN THE FIND ON 09-17-2010

Ahhh... Redemption!

Swung by on my way to work this afternoon (in the daylight) - not only did I find the cache (so much easier in the day time, but I also got to meet the cache owner!!

Grabbed a TB. TFTC Maznroll!! (Find #167)

08-27-2010 - 1 for 1

One quick lunchtime GeoNab... The cache was laying in the middle of the path - right in the open. I moved it to where I thought it may have originally been. TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#166)

08-09-2010 - 3 out of 3

I passed by these three caches, and "had to" nab them on my way home from Tomahawk Scout Reservation (where my boys were camping for the week, and I was chaperoning for a half week)!

#1 on a 3 out of 3 cache-stop on my way home from Tomahawk. TNLNSL (#163)

#2 on a 3 out of 3 cache-stop on my way home from Tomahawk. TNLNSL (#164)

#3 on a 3 out of 3 cache-stop on my way home from Tomahawk. TNLNSL (#165)

07-26-2010 - 2 out of 2

OUT OF STATE GEOCACHING!!! (Dallas, TX)

I nabbed a few caches while on a recent trip to Texas to see family and for a birthday party for friend and fellow GeoCacher AtHomeDaddy!  Yikes... I see why you Texans don't cache in the summer (while we Minnesotans do not cache in the winter)
#1 on a 2 out of 2 morning - this being our LAST morning in Texas (heading back to Minnesota). As previous finders have mentioned the cap is missing off this cache... Log is still dry (at this point). TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#161)

#2 on a 2 out of 2 morning - this being our LAST morning in Texas (heading back to Minnesota). Nice sized container (was hoping to find a TB to take back with me.... but that did not happen.) TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#162)

Headin' back to Minnesota!

07-25-2010 - 2 out of 2

OUT OF STATE GEOCACHING!!! (Austin, TX)

I nabbed a few caches while on a recent trip to Texas to see family and for a birthday party for friend and fellow GeoCacher AtHomeDaddy!  Yikes... I see why you Texans don't cache in the summer (while we Minnesotans do not cache in the winter).


THESE were the two caches I HAD TO get on my list!!  I've been waiting a LONG time to mark these "found"!! 
#1 on a 2 out of 2 day. Oooo... I've been waiting a long time to nab these two caches!! I've had them in my GPS for a long time now, but the 1400 mile distance was just too much to tackle... NOT TODAY!! I went out on a mission to get these in my list, and sure enough - my name is finally in that log!! This one I approached from the wrong side and had to rough it down, across the creek, and back up again... Then after the find, back down, across the creek, and back up the hill... I EARNED THIS LONG AWAITED CACHE!!! Dropped the GOPHER TB from Minnesota too! Hey, cache-owner, GREAT HIDE!! Thanks for the cache!! (#159)
#2 on a 2 out of 2 day. Oooo... I've been waiting a long time to nab these two caches!! I've had them in my GPS for a long time now, but the 1400 mile distance was just too much to tackle... NOT TODAY!! I went out on a mission to get these in my list, and sure enough - my name is finally in that log!! This one had my GPS bouncing all over the place - and there were SO MANY options!! But having traveled so far to find this one, the Summer heat of Texas was not about to discourage this Minnesota Cacher!! Determination finally paid off! Dropped the COWBOY'S DOG TAG TB from Minnesota too! Hey, cache-owner, GREAT HIDE!! Thanks for the cache!! (#160)

07-24-2010 - 3 out of 4

OUT OF STATE GEOCACHING!!! (Austin, TX)

I nabbed a few caches while on a recent trip to Texas to see family and for a birthday party for friend and fellow GeoCacher AtHomeDaddy!  Yikes... I see why you Texans don't cache in the summer (while we Minnesotans do not cache in the winter)
#1 on a 3 out of 4 trip... We are in town from Minnesota for a birthday party. Wife and I went for a nice long walk in this Texas heat with mission... Nab a few caches. This was the first of the "four stage progression. TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#156)
#2 on a 3 out of 4 trip... (This was the DNF) We are in town from Minnesota for a birthday party. Wife and I went for a nice long walk in this Texas heat with mission... Nab a few caches. This was the second of the "four stage progression". I too can confirm that this cache was not in place. Sorry.
#3 on a 3 out of 4 trip... We are in town from Minnesota for a birthday party. Wife and I went for a nice long walk in this Texas heat with mission... Nab a few caches. This was the third of the "four stage progression. TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#157)
#4 on a 3 out of 4 trip... We are in town from Minnesota for a birthday party. Wife and I went for a nice long walk in this Texas heat with mission... Nab a few caches. This was the fourth of the "four stage progression. Log was soaked and almost unwritable. Normally, I carry replacement logs with me, but I'm 1400 miles from my home area.. Did not have one with me today (sorry) TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#157)

07-16-2010 - 1 out of 1

Just a quick single today... Was on a TB mission - alas, the TB listed at this cash is MIA... LOTS of thorny bushwacking though... TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#155)

07-15-2010 - 1 out of 1

A quick single find while the kids were swimming in the Millpond! TNLNSL - TFTC!! (#154)

06-25-2010 - 1 out of 1

One quick grab on my way home from work... Had me climbing all over until I found it! TFTC! (#153)

06-19-2010 - 7 out of 8

Ever since "Best Bud Ed" has gotten bit by the Geocaching bug - we have been eager to get together and log some finds together.  This weekend, he was in town - and we had the better part of a day to go out and log some finds!!  It made for a GREAT caching-run!!  Here are our results!
 
#1 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak and Jake the über Geo dog - This was our first trip Geo-caching together! Grabbed the TB to move it along. June TFTC! 19, 2010 | 12:32 PM  (#146)
 
 
#2 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak and Jake the über Geo dog - Second find on a geocacing run with EJHudak! June 19, 2010 | 12:42 PM - TNLNSL TFTC!  (#147)
 
#3 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak and Jake the über Geo dog - This has proven to be the best run of the year in more ways than one! June 19, 2010 | 1:04 PM - TNLNSL - TFTC! - (#148)
 
#4 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak, Jake the über Geo dog, and my child #3 of 5.  This was our DNF for the day. 
 
#5 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak, Jake the über Geo dog, and my child #3 of 5.  LOVED the cache container!!  TNLNSL - TFTC!  (#149)
 
#6 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak, Jake the über Geo dog, and my child #3 of 5.  This was a GREAT cache to watch EJHudak try and figure out - he's from a more "woodsy" area and had never seen a cache of this type!!  When he finally gave up I told son #3 to "show him where it's at" - The look on his face was PRICELESS!! - GREAT FUN! - TNLNSL - TFTC  (#150)
 
#7 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak, Jake the über Geo dog, and my child #3 of 5.  Great scenery - the cache name is spot on!  Child #3 traded a Canadian dime for the Paintball coupon! - Log Signed - TFTC!!  (#151)
 
#8 on a 7 out of 8 Cachefest with lifelong buddy EJHudak, Jake the über Geo dog, and my child #3 of 5.  Great hide!  Couldn't have found it without child #3!!  He gets all the credit on this one!! - TNLNSL - TFTC! (#152)

06-18-2010 - 2 out of 3

#1 on a 2 out of 3 day out with son #2. Grrrrrrr... My frustration lives on! Two failed tries at Shakopee Rocks! - and now a failed try at Shakopee Rocks! Lives On... Why me??
#2 on a 2 out of 3 day - had son #2 with me today. TFTC! (#144)
#3 on a 2 out of 3 day - had son #2 with me today. TFTC! (#145)

06-15-2010 - 2 out of 2

#1 on a 2 out of 2 afternoon.  It sure is nice to cross a DNF off my list!  How or why I missed this one the first time is BEYOND me...  TNLNSL - TFTC - BTW - the Monster TB that is listed as being in this cache is not there...  (Find #142)
 
#2 on a 2 out of 2 afternoon.  It sure is nice to cross another DNF off my list!  How or why I missed this one the first time is BEYOND me... TNLNSL - TFTC (Find #143)

06-05-2010 - 1 out of 1

Feeling a little inspired by my last TB run, I sought out another TB...  (I do enjoy moving TB's.)
 
Well, in honor of Caching buddy AtHomeDaddy, I found a cache with a TB called Texas Bound 2 (TB2JX5Q).
 
While I was able to find the cache itself, Texas Bound 2 was missing in action.
 
#1 on a 1 out of 1 geo-mission. Sadly, I have to report the cache is SOAKED... Bits of paper inside... Soaked, The Geocaching explanation sheet soaked... Scraps of soaked orange bits of paper.. and the log (even inside the bag) soaked almost beyond usability. I did not have a new log with me, (I usually carry one) otherwise I would have dropped one in there for ya... Sorry. And TFTC anyway!!

06-05-2010 - Travel Bug Run

Having had little time for Caching as of late, I went in search of a Travel Bug as a means to try and "inspire" me into finding some time for caching.

Passing by this cache every day - the GC1VBYR - CLOSE TO PURRKINS cache was already on my found list - but I noticed it contained a new TB.  A previously located cache, with a new TB in it was JUST what the doctor ordered.

I retrieved the TB15DP8 - GOPHER travel bug.