Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Iconic Challenge

On Sunday, we made a geocaching trip to complete the Iconic Challenge (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=91a789d5-98d3-45f0-9517-5eb29ab2274b&log=y&decrypt=). It took a little bit of planning, but was lots of fun! Mr. Diecast did most of the planning...Ok, almost all of the planning...I helped a little!

With the Iconic Challenge, there are two different versions...version 1 has you finding six different cache types in one day. Version 2 has you finding 10 different cache types in one day. We chose to complete version 1...version 2 is very difficult to complete! So we had a choice of caches to do...

This is what we found:
  • Virtual Cache (KSARNG Aviation History Lesson)
  • Mystery Cache (A Christmas Story)
  • Earth Cache (Echo Cache)
  • Regular Cache (Jason's Cache)
  • Multi Cache (Mount Hope Multicache)
  • Letterbox (Welton Grove Park)

We had planned several backup caches in case we couldn't find one...in fact, we had to use one of the backups! We had planned to use Twisted Lines as our Mystery Cache, but we had the wrong coords! So we ended up using A Christmas Story to satisfy that requirement. Good planning on Mr. Diecast's part to have a backup!

Speaking of A Christmas Story...(http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=60afb1e2-013b-433b-a80f-8b69c5a62f45)

It's a funny story...we had a dickens (ahahahha...nice play on words, huh??) of a time finding it. Jeff was giving it one last try and went into the wooded area by him self. He crashed thorugh the trees and bushes and scared a coyote away! In the middle of Topeka! Then he heard something walking through the bushes and thought the coyote was coming back...instead, Larry 739, Team Snoot and Saucytoad came around the bend looking for the same cache! What a relief to have found the cache!

All in all, we were successful and had a great day! This was a fun challenge to do. We saw some interesting things that we would never have seen if we hadn't been geocaching!

See you on the trails!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meet, Greet and Geocache Event

Team Diecast hosted our very first geocaching event: Meet, Greet and Geocache! It was a lot of work preparing 26 new caches for this event...we talked about this for months; planning, researching, creating cache containers, thinking, worrying, wondering if anyone would come... And then suddenly, the day arrived and it was wonderful!

We had such a great time meeting and talking with all of the geocachers who came to the event! We had a super turnout...we were able to meet and talk to everyone The weather was wonderful...I never imagined we would have a sunny day with temps in the low 80's! It's never this cool in July! And everyone had an awesome time finding the new caches (or at least that's what they told us!) Many of us went to Sirloin Stockade for dinner after the event...we heard stories after stories of memorable geocaches. What a fun time...
I can't wait to plan our next event! :)
Thanks to Suzeequ, Kiddiekardriver, Ole Timer, Larry 739, Hockabee, DA 438, Boxstalker, ZROZRO7, Granny Shay, Grandpa Santa, JJTally, Legolaws, Wolf Spider, Chaprebdeb, Nicoole, Phil and Verla from Oz, Powercats on the prowl, Sharcar 52, Geohawk7998, KcOdwx, Morgie H, and Countryguy.