Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mulitcache Bang on the Head

I don't think I've mentioned our multicache that we've set. Our multicache consists of 4 different caches. The first 3 have numbers written on them. Once you find them and write (or remember) the numbers, you travel to the 4th one, which is in our yard (hidden in a tree.) The 3 numbers are the combination to the padlock. So you have to do them in order so you can open the padlock and sign the logbook. Or, I guess you could just play with the 3 numbers until it opened.

Here's the link to the mulitcache

Here are the ones to the other 3

So...a few nights ago, one of my friends dropped off some cookie dough that her son was selling as a fundraiser. We were busy talking and Jacob wanted to show her the ammo box that is hidden in the tree. He's not quite tall enough to reach the ammo box (it's propped up in a vee of the tree.) Jacob is all stretched out, standing on his tiptoes reaching as high as he can. He was able to push it a little...and then it promptly fell on his head. OUCH!!! No blood, just a bump, which is amazing! Every time Jeff is gone, we end up in the ER...knock on wood, we have 2 more days until he's home and we haven't been to the ER yet! Anyways, Jacob tried so hard not to cry, but a few tears escaped. After he put some ice on it, he was fine.

So that's the bang on the head story. Once Jeff gets home, we'll be back to caching a little more. We're getting close to 200!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jeff's in California

Hello everyone!

So Jeff made it to Ft. Irwin last Sunday. There were a few bumps in the road, but Jeff and his team have settled in...they're providing medical care for soldiers that are out in the desert training.

On Thursday, which just happened to be September 11, Jeff did 8 caches with one of his soldiers. Here's what he wrote on

I just had to do some caches on 9/11 and found it fitting that I was at the Army’s National Training Center providing medical support on this day. I took out one of my medics with me today and introduced him to geocaching. He had a great time and I think he is hooked.

Follow the link to read about one of the Ft. Irwin caches.

We've managed to hook several people into brother, my dad, and a few friends. It's so much fun!

Jacob and I have plans to get some geocaching in here in Kansas while Jeff is away. However, after receiving a few inches of rain last night, we're waiting for things to dry out a little before we venture out in the wilds of Kansas!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Hello to everyone!

We've had some positive feedback on our blog lately! Glad you like it! :)

Jeff went on a wild goose chase the other day for a cache. He's been trying to do this multicache for a while and just hasn't been able to do it... The coords for the first leg were right on, and there was math involved to make it to the 2nd set of coords. Once he got to the 2nd place, which was a monument, he had to answer a question with a date, and that gave him the coords to the last leg of the cache. However, the question didn't match up with the info that was given at the monument. So...Jeff emailed another cacher who was nice enough to help Jeff out...and lo and behold, he completed this multicache!

Jeff's unexpected TDY to Louisiana was changed at the last minute...he is en route to Ft. Irwin, Ca (as I write.) Jeff made sure that he packed his geocaching stuff, and he's printed all of the caches that are within that area of the country. In fact, the cacher that helped Jeff out with the multicache is returning to Ft. Irwin and they've talked about getting together and doing some caches! Small world.

While Jeff is away, Jacob and I are going to do some caches to fill up our time. No driving on old railway beds for me, though!

Happy caching!