Tag Archives: virtual

GREEN HEAD CACHE

22-04-13 GC1509

GC1509
39.091833 -94.56385

Last day of my trip. It’s cold. I do not have clothes for this weather with me. I guess the storm that rolled last night reversed the seasons.

Decided to play tourist instead of geocacher today. Visited the nearby museums. Spent close to four fours there before heading to Arthur Bryant’s for brisket. Yum!

Thank you for highlighting this as it is in keeping with with my day; I appreciate it.

KC#3 “Brickyards”

22-04-12 GC88C1

GC88C1
39.08 -94.5863

’twas here for the Adventure Lab. Truly an awesome site! As I walked back to the vehicle, I noted this waypoint. Might as well . . .

Night was setting in as I scoured for the correct brick. 🙂 It’s always nice when a geocache has a powerful view; this one meets the bill!

Thank you kindly for listing this for me to find; I appreciate it.

1840 Shawnee Indian Cemetery

22-04-12 GCA555

GCA555
39.021117 -94.712317

A cache so nice I found it twice!

‘Tis true. Back in 2006 I was here visiting my sister. She brought me here. At that time I didn’t log caches. Finally registered a new account in 2016. I like revisiting some of these caches far from home. Flew out the other day and have been touring the countryside. Finished up with the To-Do list, but I still wanted this one. Had the wrong GC# so went and found a different cache before this. Had to message my sister. She came up with it. She no longer lives here. Turns out this was here very first find. That confuses me because I know she lived in Iowa when the GPSr was gifted to her. Must have waited a couple years. 😁

Lovely location. It’s nice to be back.

Thank you for keeping this one going so I could return to it; I appreciate it.

Lost Pride

22-03-05 GCGEF9

GCGEF9
39.2816 -76.6084

The Waymark Is Not There Day
aka “Ain’t nothin’ gonna to break my stride

Two days ago I had planned a much different outing that would have take me to Maine. I scrapped that last evening and cobbled together a day around Baltimore. The focus was a waymark of all things. I needed it to complete a challenge from Oklahoma I logged nearly a year ago. That is why I drove more than two hours to get here. Timed everything perfectly on this early Saturday morning. And BOOM, the waymark is no longer there! Arggh!!

Not to be deterred, I walked the couple hundred feet further to take in this nice virtual. This was an interesting tale and I appreciate you listing this for me to experience this morning.

The Great Falls of the Passaic

22-01-10 GCA2D3

GCA2D3
40.915983 -74.181267

When we discussed our day last evening, I mentioned I would like visit here. I am a school teacher. Every social studies book we have ever used has had a majestic photograph of the waterfall. I have seen gorgeous images over the years. This was something I had wanted to see.

We drove through Patterson and arrived here. Construction is going on nearby. Still snow around which highlighted the view. Saw a splendid rainbow coming off the falls. Beautiful!

We learned the footbridge is off limits and has been since August due to safety concerns. Took the requisite photograph with a foot on the bridge under the gate. 🙂

Thank you for bringing me here; I appreciate it.

Cloud Gate aka The Bean

21-07-28 GCJZDR

GCJZDR
41.8826 -87.623

My blackout day continued. flowers22 arranged a day for me where I knew nothing of what we were to do. Each step of the day revealed itself as it happened. Beginning with a train ride into the city, coming to the Art Institute, Millenium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, an architectural boat ride, Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, the Hancock Building, and prime cut ribeye and Manhattans at Smith & Wollensky. Eleven miles walked, smiles broad, and memories imprinted in my life’s story, this was a fabulous day.

Wow! I had noted the slanted-roof building (Crain Communications Building) as we walked down Michigan. When we were here, we could see the building even better.

Love the bean! It was hot out today.

Thank you for listing this for me to enjoy; I appreciate it.

Crown Fountain

21-07-28 GC7B9BZ

GC7B9BZ
41.881467 -87.623733

My blackout day continued. flowers22 arranged a day for me where I knew nothing of what we were to do. Each step of the day revealed itself as it happened. Beginning with a train ride into the city, coming to the Art Institute, Millenium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, an architectural boat ride, Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, the Hancock Building, and prime cut ribeye and Manhattans at Smith & Wollensky. Eleven miles walked, smiles broad, and memories imprinted in my life’s story, this was a fabulous day.

This was very kewl! Loved this fountain. It is so creative! Had a good time waiting for the water to rush. Also enjoyed the vibe. Lots of folks in town for Lollapalooza. Good times!

Thank you for bringing me here; I appreciate it!

The Art Institute of Chicago

21-07-28 GC7B6B1

GC7B6B1
41.8794 -87.6241

Out and about on a blackout vacation day. flowers22 arranged a day for me where I knew nothing of what we were to do. Each step of the day revealed itself as it happened. Beginning with a train ride into the city, coming here to the Art Institute, Millenium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, an architectural boat ride, Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, the Hancock Building, and prime cut ribeye and Manhattans at Smith & Wollensky. Eleven miles walked, smiles broad, and memories imprinted in my life’s story, this was a fabulous day.

As we waited the couple minutes for the Art Institute to open, decided to log this virtual. It was here that we looked at the sign and learned that the Art Institute is closed on Wednesdays. Yikes!

Thank you for listing this for me to enjoy; I appreciate it.

Who can turn the world on with her smile?

GCG0MV
44.976767 -93.27235

This midwest adventure was focused around North Dakota, but I knew we were going to be in Minneapolis. It turns out we were here twice. At dinner one night we discussed what we all know about this place and I was reminded of Mary Tyler Moore. I have fond memories of watching this with my folks on Saturday evening. What a show!

I knew there was this statue and soon enough we saw there was this virtual here too. Today on our way out of town we stopped by. Found the needed information without incident. I attempted to re-create the hat toss. I only had a buff. The lady crossing the street chuckled as I filmed myself. Yeah, pretty pathetic. 😉

Thank you for the memories; I appreciate it.

21-07-25 GCG0MV

The Holy Grail?

21-07-25 GCG3Q1

GCG3Q1
44.910867 -93.284117

This is an impressive water tower. Can’t ay I have ever seen one quite like it.

This midwest geocaching adventure has brought a new game to my travel arsenal: the water tower game. Apparently, anytime one spots a water tower, he calls it out. Seems to me point values should be assigned. This one would be worth a lot of points!

Thank you for highlighting this for me; I appreciate it.