Saturday, October 24, 2009 (River of Action) CITO

This morning we went to Lego Laws and Wolf Spider's CITO event.
Even though we didn't go paddling down the Kansas River, we had a great time. Jacob and I each won a geo pin and a geocoin in the drawing.

October 24 is's International Day of Climate Action. Events were held around the world. We picked up trash along the Linear Trail and around the boat landing. The group that went paddling down the river also picked up trash along the way. There were 11 new caches hidden along the Linear Trail. Even though we didn't go boating, we enjoyed the crisp fall weather and we were able to find a few caches; and even snagged a co-FTF with Jadefalcon!

Thanks Lego Laws and Wolf Spider, we had a great time! Oh, Angela...I think Jacob has a little crush on you...he told me he had a great time picking up trash with Mrs. Lego Laws and then he blushed and giggled! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

LAME Geocaching Event in Topeka

Jacob and I attended the LAME geocaching event on Friday night in Topeka. We had a lot of LAME fun! Lots of great conversation, heard lots of stories (tall tales included!) and ate some pretty good subs.

In May 2008, Jeff had just gotten back from a deployment in Iraq. He told me about this game type thing with a GPS and that is was like a treasure hunt. I was a little skeptical, but figured since he'd just spent 15 months away from us, I'd go along with his idea of fun. Jeff did the first couple of geocaches while I was at work and told Jacob and I what fun it was. I kind of raised my eyebrows at him and thought, "Fun? This is going to be fun?" A few days later, Jeff and I spent the day geocaching. I was hooked. It was fun! We have seen some awesome places during our geocaching travels and we've met some wonderful people. I had such a good time talking with everyone on Friday night. Thanks for taking the time to make this event happen!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rock City

It has been a LONG time since my last post... We've had a few changes since August, which have led to less geocaching than usual. Mr. Diecast (aka Jeff) has left for a year-long deployment to Iraq. Mrs. Diecast (that's me) changed jobs and is no longer teaching 1st grade; but is instead teaching 2 classes at Kansas State University and also hard at work on her (my) doctoral degree in Literacy Education. So that leaves far less time for geocaching. :(

The days are starting to get cooler, and the colors are changing across Kansas. Jacob (aka Buggywasher) and I loaded up the Prius this morning and headed to Rock City for Nicoole and Debbie's Earth Cache. On our jaunt this morning, we saw signs that winter will soon be upon us. When we moved to Kansas 5 years ago, I used to think the fall colors here were such a let down. This year I really appreciated them...they aren't vivid yellows, reds and oranges like the fall New England colors. They're more subdued, quieter...Kansas colors. I love the mustard yellows, the browns, the rusts, the dark reds that look almost purple. The yellow orange, the tans, the russets, the greenish yellows. This is the first year that I've really noticed the landscape. It's taken me 5 years to appreciate what we have here.

We did a couple of caches before and after the Earth cache, but I must say the highlight was Rock City. The rock formations were amazing! I've said this over and over again, but if it hadn't been for geocaching, we would never would have visited this spot. Geocaching has brought us to some amazing places along the way.