Polymer Science II

28 05 2012

The last cache we found on Memorial Day, 2012.

It’s in the running for Favorite Cache Ever.

If you don’t see the video above, you can find it here.


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Monterey Bay View

14 04 2012

Did I mention I went to Monterey for a meeting?

I’ve been to a lot of meetings before, but I’ve never been to one where the view from the meeting room looked like this.

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This was on the way to the cache.

Hmmm. This looks strangely familiar.

Here’s the view from the cache site.

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And these were on the way back to the hotel.

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All You Need Is Love

14 04 2012

I think the name came from the fact that the cache container was a heart-shaped tin.

It was quite cold and windy, but still gorgeous.

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I found the warning signs rather appropriate, considering the name of the reserve.

Lovers Point State Marine Reserve

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PG Gothic

13 04 2012

Bit of a story behind this one.

A few months ago, a cacher from out of town found some of my caches, then emailed me, saying she quite enjoyed them and would like to use one of my puzzles for a cache up in her area.

I said I’d be honored and even helped her set it up.

She published the cache, and, come to find out, it was about a 10-minute drive from where the Monterey meeting was held.

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Funny how things work out.

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Shell Beach

12 04 2012

When I saw the signs on the 101 Freeway alerting me to the Pismo Beach offramp, I knew I had to make an unscheduled detour. Any destination recommended by Bugs Bunny is worthy of a quick stop, even if there were no geocaches there…but of course there were.

In this case, there was no physical cache; it was a virtual, where you were given the task of counting the steps of this staircase.

The surrounding area was also rather impressive.

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Stay tuned for more posts from this trip.

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…or The Beginning

12 04 2012

Another stop on the trip to Monterey. This one was a bit further from the freeway than I normally go on these occasionas, but totally worth it.

Just as I arrived, a group of people was getting out of their cars. I struck up a conversation with a couple of them and found that it was a hiking class from the local college. They were waiting for their instructor, who arrived about 20 minutes later. Everyone was milling around the area my GPS was pointing to, so I had to wait them out. Waiting did give me a chance to appreciate my surroundings, though.

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Once they hit the trail, finding the cache took but a moment.

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Butterfly Beach 2 – Montecito

12 04 2012

Another stop on my trek north to Monterey.

Here’s the view from the cache site.

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And here’s a view of the cache container.

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I couldn’t find it either…until I looked at the front of the sign.

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Actually, it took me quite a few looks before I had the A-HA moment. But those moments are among the best parts of geocaching.

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