Tag Archives: West Bend GeoTour

WBGT 01: Historic Frisby House

20-08-13 GC53BAT

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Finished!

I have been looking forward to this geotour. I have heard so much about West Bend and this geotour was wonderful! We found a smattering of other geocaches while we were here. All were fantastic. Yes, I want to return. It’s possible that may happen next week on a couple open/fluid days. We shall see. Definitely will be back at some point as there are oodles of geocaches that we want to complete.

I had my passport all ready. I put the last code in and approached the door. Well, it’s COVID-19 time and that wasn’t going to happen. I had a question, so I called and left a message. As we were getting ready for another hunt a little bit later, the head of the Chamber returned my call. He answered my question, invited me back to the Frisby House, and took care of the passport.

We had a lovely chat. I explained to him that this geotour was the reason I was in town. We shared some stories and he presented me the geocoin.

Someone mentioned that West Bend is the geocaching capital of the midwest. That sounds like a good description. Love this town and the geocaching. Thank you for a grand visit; I appreciate it.

WBGT 06: Historic Suckow Mill and Bridge

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Three times.

We heard from someone and gave this another shot this morning. No dice. We went off to do another geocache. Then we heard from someone else. It was the same information we had previously heard. We went back again.

It’s interesting what one does when he can’t find a geocache. I had developed this entire story of how this could have been found three days ago but be missing today. Admittedly, it didn’t sound logical. Yet, metal man said he moved it.

Anyhow, with new vigor, we returned. I found it immediately.

I should have found this yesterday. It is within the range of the coordinates. The hint, however, no longer applies. Metal man has not moved this version of the geocache. Parked at the other end of the bridge to avoid his cranky disposition.

Thank you for the beautiful location; I appreciate it.

WBGT 05: Sculpture Walk

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This is one for the history book.

About a month ago I planned my visit to West Bend for the geotour. I flew out from New Jersey yesterday into Chicago and drove up here for a day and a half before heading south. Because of wandering around yesterday, we had plenty to scramble and do to complete the geotour this morning. We were making good time in that goal, but another event had to happen.

Geocaching is all about the story. We all have them. Our first hunt. First find. Trips we’ve taken. Friends we met.

I came to the geocache as a married man. In 2001 my wife and I sought our first geocache. Not thinking anyone would believe we found it, we videotaped the entire experience. Since then, my geocaching story has had many episodes.

This geocache will be one of the anchor points in that story. I arrived as a married man, as I said. I left as a single man.

Last week, my lawyer informed me that the divorce proceeding would be conducted this morning via Zoom. I explained I would be in Wisconsin, but since it was a virtual procedure, that could be done on the hunt. So, I found the geocache, walked to the bench, called into the court, met the judge, did what needed to be done, signed the log for the geocache, and left.

Ain’t technology great? Seriously. This could not have been done just a few years ago.

Yes, this is a geocache that will always be remembered by me. This was a wonderful stop along the West Bend geotour and in my geocaching story. Thank you for being a part of that; I appreciate it.

WBGT 04: Art and Trains

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We learned the difference between a beaver and a badger here. Thank you; I like that. Lovely area. The sign is currently detached, although present. I really liked the train. There was a sculpture nearby that was interesting too.

Thank you for all the geocaches you placed that I found the last couple days. I knew every time I sought a geocache with your name, I was in for a positive experience. I am most appreciative of all the work you put in to make my visit to West Bend a wonderful experience.