For the last few weeks, I’ve been finding caches that were placed for or with children. As you can imagine, I’m totally simpatico with that. I just recently had to replace a cache that I hid with my daughters that has turned out to be my most frequently found cache, and memories were so thick … Continue reading You Know…For Kids!
I was coming home from a thing late in the evening when I realized that I didn’t have my daily cache. Technically, I don’t need a daily cache since I’m no longer officially keeping up my find streak. However, I originally said that when I hit the four-year mark, and now I’m closer to five … Continue reading Symbiosis
Early last week, a Houston cacher said that he was thinking about archiving a scorpion-themed Geoart he owned in Gillespie County. A local cacher and friend of the site, Razorbackgirl, put out a query: did anyone want to go after it before it disappeared? A number of cachers answered the call to action, and I … Continue reading Stinger!
There’s a Multi-cache that begins in my neighborhood a few blocks away from home. When you get to GZ, you find a yard full of gnome statues. Being not unacquainted with the wily ways of the most benign (and insidious) of the faerie folk, it was not hard for me to divine the location and … Continue reading My Favorite Faerie Folk
A couple of months ago, I decided to go for a cache, the bonus for an Adventure Lab series, in the middle of downtown Austin. I parked close to GZ, a monument in the shadow of the state capitol, checked the cache page, and then noticed some people hanging around at the statue. I waited … Continue reading Chance Encounters
My buddy Carrot Killer placed a challenge cache near Georgetown a couple of weeks ago. Its goal is relatively simple and straightforward: find a cache in all eight states that border Texas, four American, four Mexican. I'm not an FTF hound, so I didn't rush out to get it. I figured I'd go out sometime … Continue reading The Undiscovered Country
I was worried that I was going to have to find a rock in a field of rocks for this one, but it turned out not to be the case (blessed be and crap). But this isn't what I intended to talk about. I was thinking more about the night before. A new cache showed … Continue reading Denied!
I found myself on a walk through one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin: Hyde Park. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was the city's first suburb. Now it is unquestionably inside the borders of central Austin. It still has many of the fingerprints of a wealthy neighborhood such as a lack of … Continue reading Anarchy Burger
Let us address the elephant in the room (or rather, the photo) first... I found a cache on a metal casket yesterday outside of a bar devoted to music icons who have died. I opted not to feature the murals dedicated to Austin legends Randy "Biscuit" Turner and Roky Erickson because I know the musical … Continue reading Uncertainty Abounds
I know this is hard to believe, but yesterday I went out and found a cache. I found myself in a different urban park near the University of Texas, a green space behind one of the older dormitories. I knew the park was there, but I hadn’t had reason to go in over a decade, … Continue reading Archenemy