Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tom's at it again...

This won't be as long as last time, but I did some exciting things while geocaching this week. I found a couple FTF's (first to finds for you non-caching types.) This brings our total FTF count to 10. This is a pretty highly contested part of this activity around our area. We live in a black hole and are surrounded by FTF-hounds, but a couple daytime postings have helped me out.

I also finished our second hide this week. After about 16 hours of boaring a hole in a piece of granite from the backyard of Lynette's parent's, I was ready to place our first Puzzle Cache. I scoped out Seibenthaler Park in Sumner...I played little league soccer there when I was about Jackson's age. Once I submitted the cache for review it took about 45 minutes to publish. We all piled in the car to meet anyone who might come find it.

Afterwards we had to take the kids to get milkshakes since we drug them out of the house...they aren't spoiled or anything.

That's it for now...maybe I'll start taking this thing over more often. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tom's hi-jacking the blog!

So since Lynette has been slacking off on the blog for almost two months, I thought I would toss something out there.

Some of you might have noticed the new little banner on the right. This reflects our geocaching career. If you don't know what that means, it is basically a high tech treasure hunt with GPS units. It's an excuse to go traipsing through the woods like we used to when we were kids.

After a December with no finds, we have more than made up for it. We found 60+ in January, and we are currently sitting at 70+ so far this month. That almost doubles our find count for all of last year (which didn't really start until March.) Most of this has to do with a challenge I have been working on that involves finding at least one cache everyday for 65 days. Prior to starting the challenge our longest streak was 20 days. We're now at 24 days! Lynette basically tells me which ones I can't find without her and to take her on any major milestones. (We have hit finds 200, 250, and 300 in the last couple weeks.)

We also hid our first cache this year. The kids were super excited to finally place one (they are bugging me about the next one now. :p) Of course I'm not real sure what they were more excited about, the hide or the hide location. We got permission from Indulge Cupcakes to place it on their property. So basically every couple weeks the kids get cupcakes. :D

Well, that's about all for now...I just thought this thing needed some new life. And what better time to hi-jack the blog then while Lynette is sleeping?! Later!