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    Posted: Feb. 24 2002,10:32 pm QUOTE

I hit 5 caches today on my way home from Grad school interviews at Penn State.  After the 5th the sun was starting to set but I figured I had time to snag a few more (darn addiction  :grinnin ) so I'm trying to find this one end up crawling through a ton of prickers and getting destroyed only to realize that in my hurry I had put the wrong coordinates into my GPS.  To make it worse when I got back to the car (it was dark by then) and was picking out the thorns I realized I gotten a tear in my brand new freakin Columbia coat that's worth $300, AHHHHHH,  :angry: man I tend to do that a lot get so caught up in caching I'm not realizing stuff like this, had to throw out a pair of shoes and jeans before because they got horribly filled with burs during a night cache in the central US.  This was worse though, then I almost got stuck in a mud bog, all cause I was in a hurry to get more crack... I mean caches  :grinnin
Ahh if only I had an infinite supply of money and infinite caches so I could hit them all at my leisure.

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Posted: Feb. 26 2002,6:20 am QUOTE

So this weekend of geocaching was great.  We hit 3 caches and 4 out of the 5 tribe members were with us (butterfly girl decided to hang with a friend).  The the first was rated a 3 for terrain.  And I thought "Man either this is easy or we're getting to be pretty good hikers"......then the - elivation land forms started popping up without warning.....:ok so maybe it really is a 3".  But hey I thought at least my feet aren't wet as they have been for the past 2 weekends.  So off we go to the next one.  And I say to myself this is a 3 terrain  and a "Piece of cake".  Then we came acrost the bog, that you had to cross.......I was wondering what is the density ratio of the thickness of the ice to weight, walking acrost it.  Well Eversure was within allowable limits.  I on the other hand was not.  "Just go through and don't stop" says Fearless leader...who wears these nerd boots....ya know the kind that's made of rubber and slipps over your shoes.  Well his feet broke the ice......nerdy coverage kept him dry....I on the other hand started to wonder if there were any fish in there next to my toes.  So undaughnted I squished on.  That was when we found the thorn peril.  These would have slaughtered large rats!!  But hey, we made  it through....had to go "butt first"  out of the bramble and then replenish the pond in my boots.  So fearless says.....ya know I have the paper for a cache only 7 miles from here.  Ya wanna go?  So I wrang out my socks, secured them to the window so they could air dry as we drove down the road and of course we headed out.  The next one was even more ammusing....We added mudd to the pond mix....What a way to grow height!!

Down side.......today I have a nasty cold/flue/sinus infection....But it was definately worth it!! :rotflmao

DxChallenged   Oh yeah bonus part...Butterfly girl tells me she was bored at her friends house...we certainly weren't and she can't wait to go next time.............

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Posted: Feb. 26 2002,9:56 am QUOTE

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So this weekend of geocaching was great

Sounds like you had 'fun'!

The trouble with the cache difficulty rating is that it seems a bit non-linear.  It's also a bit subjective, one persons 'easy' is another persons 'nearly impossible', I guess?

By the way, DxChallenged, with a name like that you wouldn't happen to be a radio amateur, would you?

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Posted: Feb. 26 2002,4:48 pm QUOTE

The DxChallenged thing.......ya know you are the second person to ask the radio question and I don't get the connection  :(

I use that name as I am directionally challenged.  Dx in health care notes stand for direction so thats why I picked it......

I really do gets my directions mixed up.  I used to attibute it to being left handed.....But now I just accept it as a part of who I am.  If I say turn right the tribe automatically turns left.

When I'm driving bymyself my husband gives me a kiss and says "Now remember, go the opposite way that you think you should and you be alright".  When I lived in South Dakota I ended up in Nebraska.  Now I work strictly in the town I live, for obvious safety reasons.......

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    Posted: Feb. 26 2002,4:55 pm QUOTE

DX :rotflmao "nerdy coverage"
Definately entertaining,

"today I have a nasty cold/flue/sinus infection"

Unfortunately I seem to have the same infection, been fighting it for a few weeks and it hit hard today.

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    Posted: Feb. 26 2002,5:14 pm QUOTE

That stuff is going around. I had it so bad it lasted for 3 months (No joke) i went to the doctor and they told me I had a bad cold  (3 months?)
well...I hope you start feeling better soon so you can get back out caching. ???

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Posted: Feb. 26 2002,6:22 pm QUOTE

Hey!  We are setting in motion plans to go to Erie PA on 3/15-3/17.  Sweety gal is going to Cradel beach camp then and the rest of the tribe will lhead out for the cache we've been dyeing to pursue  :grinnin

I landed a number of LOTR toys to trade with and at the same time hope to put in motion the next quilt project....My last project will be debuting at a mega caching event at Mt. Rainier:D

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    Posted: Feb. 26 2002,6:23 pm QUOTE

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The DxChallenged thing.......ya know you are the second person to ask the radio question and I don't get the connection  :(

DxChallenged

In Amateur Radio, "DX" refers to radio contact with a distant station in another country, usually on another continent.  There are 330 or so recognized "countries", including a lot of remote islands, and the quest to contact as many as possible is a large part of the hobby called "DXing" , with awards and prestige involved (I've contacted 303 of them, but it took 20 years to do it).  So in the Ham Radio context,  "DxChallenged" would imply an inept radio operator.

Now, if we could get the coordinates of each station contacted, maybe we could call it "DxCaching" and combine a couple hobbies....... ;)

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    Posted: Feb. 26 2002,6:24 pm QUOTE

Quote (Quinn @ Feb. 26 2002,7:14 pm)
That stuff is going around. I had it so bad it lasted for 3 months (No joke) i went to the doctor and they told me I had a bad cold  (3 months?)
well...I hope you start feeling better soon so you can get back out caching. ???

Noooo!

Ah well, I'm just going to ignore it, the only time these things bother me is when I have something important coming up (ie I had grad school interviews last weekend and therefore really didn't do anything he week before except sleep, never went out or anything).  Since nothing is coming up that I know of for awhile, I'm just going to pretend it don't exist, on my way out right now, this weekend I'm heading out on a backpacking trip with a couple people from work, so don't worry I'll keep on caching, may be a little miserable but that aint' gonna stop me, after all an addicts gotta get his fix and springtime is in the air.

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Posted: Feb. 28 2002,6:39 am QUOTE

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"DxChallenged" would imply an inept radio operator.

I'd agree with everything, up to that bit.

DxChallenged, at least in the UK, can mean that you have a location or a station set up that is less than optimum.

Although, I can now see the heath connection as well!

The Health Service is *not* flavour of the month in my family.  Dad just had his operation to remove cancer cancelled, due to lack of Intensive Care Unit beds. :angry:

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Posted: Feb. 28 2002,9:53 am QUOTE

Is the lack of beds due to socialized medicine?  Butterfly girl needed open heart surgery when she was 6 months old.  She suffered a bit of heart failure just prior to and they "worked" her in.  I would have been climbing the wall if she would have had to wait.......BTW she's 10 now and every bit as flitty and amazing as a butterfly...I'll pray that your dad gets in soon

DxChallenged (inept radio operator....prob would be as I've never really tried anything other than a CB and that was back in my youth in Mission SD)

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    Posted: Mar. 01 2002,5:00 am QUOTE

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Is the lack of beds due to socialized medicine?

I think it's a case of not enough beds for the number of people who need them.  The frustrating thing is that you go through all the preparation and it gets cancelled just before the operation.  I'd call it cliffhanger management, keep hoping that something will turn up until it is just too late to be able to do the job...

Glad Butterflygirl is OK now, after the scare early on, and thanks for the best wishes for Dad.

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    Posted: April 02 2002,2:36 pm QUOTE

CQ DX Hi there folks
Went out caching this weekend with the familly on this nice easter long weekend.We left a bit late 10:00am or so after I finally finished printing all the 9 caches info pages and maps. We finally did 4 out of that.We got stuck on one no found near Cornwall Ontario. After that we crossed the border and logged one from the USA. We also visited the shopping malls and had a nice meal at the restaurant before returning home. It was a great day we discovered nice new area's to revisit.
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