This was not the cache I originally intended to get. I left work to grab my daily cache before going home and noticed one I thought I had gotten previously. A closer look revealed that there was a nearby cache on the same trail that I had found before, but not this one. That’s good … Continue reading Not Every Cache
Austin has been cold for the last few weeks—cold enough that I've returned to cardigans and my favorite wool coat. It has been delightful after the summer we've had. Today, however, it was warm. It got up into the low seventies with cool breezes. While I had the occasional chill outside, it was T-shirt weather. … Continue reading The Sun-Kissed Earth
Let’s eat turkey in a big brown shoe! I’m sure that those of you who are not in the United States are vaguely aware that Thanksgiving is upon us! No matter where you stand on the question of the holiday’s roots—a touching feast of cooperation or harbinger of the twilight of Native Americans—it has become … Continue reading Turkey For Me, Turkey For You
... are usually inconsequential to me, but them's the breaks, no?A couple of weeks ago, I had some words for those of us who have been doing this for a while. Today, I speak to the newest of us. I have no doubt that I'm talking to the bees here. Then again, maybe we should … Continue reading Rainy Days And Mondays
I have children who live in another city. Sometimes I go to see them, and sometimes, they come to see me. Every now and then, I meet them somewhere in the middle, pick them up, and bring them back to my home. Conveniently, there is a town about halfway between Austin and Longview that serves … Continue reading The In-Between
The title (much like the cake) is a lie. I make mistakes all the time. In fact, fairly recently, it was brought to my attention by someone more eagle-eyed than myself that I have been wrong about Connecticut for quite a while. I have mentioned in the past that the state is replacing its current … Continue reading I Don’t Make Mistakes!
The TXGA puts on two major events every year, the best known of which is the Texas Challenge, Geocaching's first (and now only unbroken) Mega Event. The second, colloquially referred to as Roundup, only reaches Event status but is a lower-key alternative for those who don't want the competitive energy of the Challenge. Just like … Continue reading The Lone Star Roundup
So, I'm not naive. I know the only reason any of you read all this is for the hot geocaching action. Some of you true deviants might be enraptured by all my county talk. Sometimes, however, as staff writer, editor-in-chief, and owner of this periodical, I have to consider subjects ancillary to the geocaching shenanigans … Continue reading A Peek Behind The Curtain
It feels a little disingenuous saying this because I have three or four caches sitting around the house and three or four more envisioned but not made yet, all gathering dust because I can’t come up with quite the right places to put them, but I think this needs to be said, and it’s inspired … Continue reading Hide For The Future!
Yesterday, I attended an Event a bit unlike any I had attended before. My friend Moosiegirl hosted one devoted to snake identification and behavior. She had a local professional come out and give a presentation on the types of local snakes and how to tell the venomous snakes (a.k.a. danger noodles) from the non-venomous ones … Continue reading Noodles? Yes! Danger? Not So Much!