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Fri, Apr. 28th, 2006, 09:23 am
vulpinefox: Urban Caching

Hey all,

Just saying hello. New to the group and geocaching in general.

I live in houston, and urban geocaching is proving kind of weird. There's always people around it seems like whenever I want to go look for something.

One of the caches (1, 2) I picked up this morning while riding my bike was in a weird area with the strangest trash. The ground was littered with assorted clothing articles and I found a key to a Lexus(!?!) next to the cache. Very strange.

So yeah, howdy.

Mon, Apr. 10th, 2006, 02:22 pm
li_kao: Home again

I've been travelling so much lately that almost none of my geocaching activity has been in Texas. I was in the DC area for the past couple of weeks, and launched a concept travle bug set that I wrote about in geocaching. That was a lot of fun putting together, but I was excited to be home for a few days, get out for some caching, and enjoy the weather. Unfortunately, I was ambushed by some social obligations, but I did get out and enjoy the weather a little bit. We visited the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and while there I tried to nab the one geocache in the garden: Box of Rox. I had to post a DNF, and after reading the logs of previous cachers, I realized that I came at it from every direction other than the one that seemed fruitful for others.

So, I didnt' find it, but I give myself an A for effort.Collapse )

Ah well; some other day!

Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006, 12:47 am
li_kao: Introduction

I live in Dallas, but travel a great deal for work. I enjoy hiking and camping, so when I've got the R&R time at home, I tend to either be looking for caches around my favorite hiking spots (e.g. Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, TX, and the Cedar Ridge Preserve just on the south side of Dallas), or exploring new spots. When I'm merely pit-stopping at home, I'll try to grab a few caches around town that I haven't yet found. As I flew home on Friday night, and flew out again on Sunday, this weekend only allowed a bit of PnG action while running a few domestic errands.When I'm on the road for work, I find geocaching is a great "excuse" to get out of the hotel/customer site, get some fresh air, walk around, and see some other than cubicles and computer rooms. I don't usually travel with much to contribute to caches while travelling, so I'm either mostly a TN/LN logger, or concentrate on getting travel bugs where they need to go, or simply helping them rack up some miles. The Google Earth Geocaching layer is a wondeful tool for impromptu travelling hunts.

In non-Texas related news, I found this cache last week while in the Raleigh/Durham area, and I have to say that the cache container (a giant, beach-ball size grape), was the most entertaining container I've yet seen.

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