Friday, December 22
Saturday, December 9
Also changed all the locks and deadbolts with a new keyed alike set. Kitchen door, front door, french door and garage door. I have to get another hole saw for the garage door which doesn't have a dead bolt. I bought a lock install tool at Lowes but it seems to be for wood doors and can't cut through the skin of a metal door.
Also got the Barracuda and Mustang moved over to the new place and they're now parked in the new garage. Have to run the Red Dakota over there tomorrow and get it off the trailer so I can use it to carry other items in the move. The enclosed trailer is working out great. I was concerned about the lack of tie downs in the trailer but we've been able to pack it well enough so things don't slide around much. Have to get a photo of it on the back of the Ram. Truck and Trailer combined are over 45' long. But I've still been able to maneuver it around the tight drive way in West Hartland with a little effort.
Friday, December 8
Monday, November 20
Saturday, November 11
Friday, November 3
Tuesday, October 31
Monday, October 30
Have $300k you want to piss away, this Beauty is on AutoTrader.Com
UPDATE: Looks like the crack high is starting to wear off and the seller has lowered the price to just $89,000.
ANOTHER UPDATE: This guy must be out of crack, he's lowered the price again to a bargin price of $16,000.
How do you paint tires anyhow?
Monday, October 2
Sunday, September 17
Monday, September 11
Then Team MnMizzou picked it right back up and deposited it in the Horsepen Hidey Hole cache in Virginia the same day.
Log by Team MnMizzou for Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #4 - Dodge Dakota (Travel Bug Dog Tag)
Thursday, August 31
Took an early morning walk before the muggles awoke.
Went by last night but there was a game in progress so I decided to wait. Woke up earlier than normal this morning and decided I wanted a coffee and some fresh air.
Wednesday, August 30
Another one that gave me a lot of trouble. It seems my little Garmin eTrex Legend has a lot of trouble locking onto signals when I get into an area with heavy tree cover. I found the area including following what the hint implies, but I kept loosing signal and when I did manage to lock in on a couple satellites, the GPS would drift around the waypoint by as much as 100 feet while I was standing still. Couldn't get the accuracy to read below 80 feet at best. Poked around a bit looking for obvious signs of a typical hide but after killing an hour, I gave up and hiked out. Looks like it'll be time to upgrade units soon. A better GPS with a better antenna will definitely help on this one.
3rd time is a charm. As I suspected this isn't a micro cache but a 6x6, shallow plastic container. The tall plant growth obscures the hint so walk around by the marker a bit and the hint will jump up and trip you.
Tuesday, August 29
Saturday, August 26
Need a hint?
The Gen II Dakota Travel bug Jon dropped in CO during the National Meet.
Now I have to figure out where I'm going to drop it. Hmmmmmmm.
Quote of the day: "I Use A Multi-Billion Dollar Military Satellite System To Find Tupperware In The Woods, What Do You Do?"
Friday, August 25
Decided to get out of the house for a few hours in the light rain. The hint doesn't make sense but that could be due to signs of recent excavation work on the trial. It looks like they scraped and widened it a bit as well as some tree removal. Several small piles of cut logs were along the trail. Otherwise, a great hide. Left Dodge "Charger is Back!" wristband, TNSL.
I tried to give this one a shot this evening but with it just about dark and with the light rain, it was making it difficult. Found the momument with no problem, did the math but the GPS was jumping around so I was having some trouble. Think I was within a few feet of the cache but couldn't locate it. Looking at the other logs, it's a bit confusing. Is this a micro like listed? I see logs where items were left. I will give this another shot tommorrow in the daylight.
Sunday, August 20
A bunch of DTW members and myself went to the show today.
More Photos Here
Saturday, August 19
Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #4 - Dodge Dakota Travel Bug has made it to Nebraska
Log by Walt_Felix for Hartland Hollow (Traditional Cache)
This is my second visit to this cache which is closest to my house, this time with success.
I do want to add though, while the GPS coordinates seem pretty accurate, though hard to get a signal in the woods, I don't agree with the owner's "additional hints". If going counter-clockwise around the pond, you'll come to a party area just before the second creek and the cache is between the second creek and third creek. The owner's hints make more sense if you were going clockwise instead of counter-clockwise.
Thursday, August 17
Travel Bug update.
Looks like the Mustang Travel Bug was dropped just SE of Colorado Springs, which is actually closer to LoneDuck, where we we staying when we were in CO, than the original cache we dropped it in. It made it 101.5 miles on that trip.
Log by DogCatFxr for Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #3 - Ford Mustang (Travel Bug Dog Tag)
But it didn't stay there long, another Geocacher retrieved it the same afternoon, so it's still on the move.
Wednesday, August 16
Tuesday, August 15
One of out travel bugs got picked up, Walt-n-Ingrid's Virtual Roadtrip #4 - Dodge Dakota (Travel Bug Dog Tag) is on the move. Here the Geocacher Turnkey1 took a photo of it with a Dodge Dakota.
Sunday, August 13
Monday, July 31
Sunday, July 30
Our morning started off by breaking down our campsite and then heading over to South Buder Park to meet up with the group for the last time of this meet.
Dodger modeled for a few photos with the trucks.
Snapped a few more photos of the trucks in the lot and hit the road about noon.
Drove through St. Louis on our way back towards CT and discovered about a half hour into the trip that the AC in the truck has quit working. The overhead console reads 102° outside and it's uncomfortably hot in the truck. But we continued on, through Indianapolis IN and Columbus OH, eventually stopping at a Super 8 Motel in Clarion, PA about midnight.
Saturday, July 29
A bunch of us went back to the Drury Inn for an evening of
First off, Gary and myself took a few moments to capture a few photos of our trucks in the parking lot.
Then a little side trip back over to Hotshots for some libations.
The was an incident involving Mustard that I can't go into detail about because I took an oath to protect the identity of those involved.
Frenzy (Filip) the Crazy Drunken Belgian
Queen JZGirl holds court in room 304. Bless Her Heart! Later on, Hotel management had to intervene because of noise complaints.
On that thought, Ingrid and I were schooled in proper southern etiquette. It is perfectly acceptable to say anything about a southern girl and long as you follow up with the phrase "Bless her Heart". For example "She had all those little babies from all those different gentelmen, Bless her Heart!"
Photos of the drunken Belgians have been omitted to protect the not so innocent. But I will add, in hindsight, asking someone to toss you a beer might be interpreted differently by someone from Belgium. David has quite an arm and Brad can really catch.
Because the weather was quickly changing with an approaching thunder storm, we quickly rushed through the trophy presentation at FastLane and headed over to Chuck-A-Burger Drive In.
There the clouds moved in and it got really dark.
As the storm moves in, we could see a rotating area in the clouds that could potentially be the beginning stages of a tornado.
Everyone started moving their trucks under the canopy as the rain began.
But as soon as the storm moved in, it passes by and dissipates.
So after an hour or so, we move most of the trucks (some attendees had already left) for the group shot.
More photos from Chuck-A-Burger.
I won a "Top 10" Trophy at the show with the Ram.
Gary Hedlin's 98 Dakota. I know Gary from the Dakota Mailing List though this is the first time we've met in person.
Gary also won a "Top 10" as well as cleaning up on some cool door prizes.
Click here for more photos from FastLane.
After getting back to the campground after 1am again, we got a slow start this morning. First order of business is a trip to the car wash to prepare the truck for the show today at FastLane. Then after giving the truck a quick once over, back down to Buder park to meet up with the rest of the gang.
We all ate some more dogs and burgers and everyone started out for BIGFOOT® 4x4, Inc. - The Home of BIGFOOT®, The Original Monster Truck.
Ingrid and I bought some mud flaps, in their open store front, to replace the one that melted on my tail pipe on the way out to CO. I checked out their shop from the observation windows upstairs, but not much was going on as it was mid-afternoon on a Saturday and the shop was closed. All I could see was one of the early Bigfoot trucks in the far bay with a newer Bigfoot in another and a couple of rolling chassis in the rear bay. The shop was pretty empty and no one was there.
Friday, July 28
Q: What's the capacity of a hotel hot tub?
A: 12 to empty it and 14 to fill it.
From there, we drove back to the campground to clean up and then met up with everyone in the parking lot of the Drury. A quick dinner at Bandana's Bar-B-Q and then some fun parking lot shenanigans.
One of the folks from the GA chapter had a mason jar with a clear liquid in it and said to me, "Here, take a sip of this, it'll blow you buubs off!" Never tried moonshine before so I took a sip. It had an interesting flavor at first but then started to burn. "It'll blow you buubs off!" became the unofficial saying of the meet and produced hours of drunken laughter.
"Rick, I'm on the webcam! Can you see me now!?"
David and Filip from Belgium
I think we need a few more coolers!
It's time for Walt's World Famous Lawn Jenga!
Hey, You at Home. Hungry?
This Can't be Good!