2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died

I stayed overnight in Waterloo, IA in preparation for another place I wanted to see, which was in Clear Lake, IA. This was a place I wanted to visit for whatever reason long before I started geocaching. I can’t explain why I wanted to see it so much, but I did. First up, though, wasContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died”

2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball

So many places to see, so little time…. Initially, my outline had me staying in Davenport, IA overnight. I didn’t make it that far, so I still had to get through all of Illinois this morning. I drove pretty much right across the state only stopping in the rest areas. I made it to Moline,Continue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball”

2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL

Once again I set the alarm for 6AM to get on the road before many other people were. I drove towards the Starbucks down the road, only to find they didn’t open until 3PM on Sunday! Well, this was a problem. Good fortune smiled on me at Brandywine Falls. I had been talking about thisContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL”

2021 Road Trip Day Two: Utica, NY to Macedonia, OH

Today was one of the few days I had definitive plans for the day. I had a general outline of the whole trip, but a lot of that involved seeing how far I’d get in a day. Since I was going to be near Cleveland but I really didn’t want to stay in the City,Continue reading “2021 Road Trip Day Two: Utica, NY to Macedonia, OH”

2021 Road Trip: Day One – New Hampshire to Utica, NY

I’ve been geocaching for almost 11 years now, ad the oldest geocache in the world is located in Colby, Kansas. There aren’t many geocaches left from those early years of the hobby. I decided to plan a road trip out there. I like driving and there were some places I made it a point toContinue reading “2021 Road Trip: Day One – New Hampshire to Utica, NY”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021

About a week ago, I made up my mind to make a diary post once a week on Sunday afternoons. As you can see, that went by the wayside the first week. Still, I’m going to try just as something I can look back on and see what was happening in life. Currently in ourContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021”

Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching

Currently there are just 70 active cases of COVID in our county. The statistics have dropped sharply, despite the fact that it’s ski season and we have a lot of people from out of state in the area. I credit the vaccines taking hold among the population over the last month. The total cases topContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching”

Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure

Yesterday I decided to visit Monson Center. The area has five geocaches on it, and one in particular I needed to fill in a square on my Fizzy Grid (see my post on Geocaching Statistics). This area looked very interesting. Monson Center was a colonial settlement covering about 17,000 acres from 1737-1770. In the beginning,Continue reading “Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure”

Camping with a Pop-Up: Day/Night Two

Night one had been one with little sleep. We learned the thin mattresses at each end of our pop-up camper were not very comfortable. In fact, it was like sleeping on a board. We were up at Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis, Maine for a gathering of geocachers. I should geocache then, right? Well, IContinue reading “Camping with a Pop-Up: Day/Night Two”

Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid

My trip to New York State also allowed me to visit a few other places I had never been, despite living in New York for 39 years. These are areas in upstate New York, as we called it. One of the main ones I was eager to see were the facilities in Lake Placid, NewContinue reading “Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid”