GeoCaching Adventures – Prize Winners

Gizmo and I were so happy that there were some folks out there who went out and geocached!  We hope you enjoyed the game and that you’ll keep playing!

We have two prizes for you today – and you know the drill, everyone got assigned a number and they were put into our randomizer for a chance to win the prizes!

The first is a geocache cap and coin from my buddy Gizmo.   And….drumroll please….the prize goes to #6 Riley the Shih tzu…  Please email Gizmo with your contact info in order to receive the prize!!

The second is a $20 gift card to Petland Discounts (if there isn’t one by you, you can use it on their website).  And…..drumroll please….the prize goes to #11 Murphy & Stanley!!!  Please email us at marianne(dot)d(dot)howard(at)gmail(dot)com with your contact info so we can mail you our prize!

Thank you again Geodogs!!  See you out there in the wild – – feeling, groping, sniffing out some caches!

Finn Says, “It’s GeoDog Day!!”

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Hewwwow!! Finnackles here, telling you about the cache I helped Momma find. Check it out GC2N6BV – The Way a Sandwich Should Be (1996-2000). Momma had me out and said she needed my sniffer to find this one. It was actually hidden with a magnet under this random sign in a strip mall.

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We looked to the right to make sure there weren’t any muggles around when we grabbed it.

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We looked to the left to make sure there weren’t any muggles around when we grabbed it.

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Anyone see what’s behind me? A Subway shop. And their slogan was “The Way a Sandwich Should Be” from 1996-2000 (apparently!  We looked it up when we got home). The sign where the cache was hidden was directly across from the shop in the parking lot.

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There’s the cache! Our log was rolled up inside there. We signed it and put it back so the next person could find it. Geodog Finn here, hoping you all had a great time looking for your caches!

Over and out!

PS – Make sure to hook up with the linky link over at Gizmo’s if you’re joining us on your geocache adventure today!  And….last but not least…I would like to thank my outdoor partner in crime today for hosting this event!  You rock Gizmo!

Charley Says, “It’s Geodog Day!!”

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Hi guys!  We can’t wait to see where you took your peeps for GeoDog Day!  And, have you seen Head Cheerleader Madi today?  She knows how tough it is to sniff out those caches so she is cheering us on!

GeoDog Charley up!  I am back in Patchogue with my friend Maya and we are out looking for virtual cache GC86F8 – Sticky Situation. The map took us just a little bit behind the Main Street in town, and we knew we were looking for something sticky from the description (and name).  Can you see what we found?

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How about now?

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I think Maya was trying to get a taste! Here it is close-up!

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Reminds me of a smaller version of the alley way in Seattle, if you have ever been there. Once we made our find, we had to email the person who set up the cache what we would name it and if we had a contribution. We did not make make a contribution (gross!) and I called it Bubble Gum Alley!

The cache was right next to a church, and since we were there on a Sunday, we had a little listen to some music and said a prayer.  I wanted to go inside and see if Goose’s Mom was there with Goose and Murphy & Stanley, but my Momma told me they weren’t there.  Sorry guys, I tried!

GeoDog Charley reporting here, cache found.  Over and out.

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PS – Make sure to hook up with the linky link over at Gizmo’s if you’re joining us on your geocache adventure today!

GeoDog- Cache Up in a Tree?

Dudes, Charley here.  Reporting to you about the time Momma met her friend C and my friend Maya for some cache hunting.  You can find their blog here!  Yep, Momma has real life friends with doggies too!  Click on over and go say hello!  Anyways, Momma and her friend wanted to go for a walk with us, and did not want to have any ticks, so they decided on going for a little walk in a town called Patchogue, on the south shore of Long Island.  It’s undergoing some revitalization, so they are trying to build back up their main street.

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Check out the cool murals! We had never been here before, and Momma wanted to see how I would do just the two of us in a new and busy place. She said I did just fine! Duh, like of course.

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Okay, so here are our friends.

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Ain’t Maya a cutie?? Ok, so we took a little walk to try to find cache GC343KB – Garden of Delights.  Click on the link to follow along.  The cache is in a small garden and the hint says to look up.  Out little app took us to this garden.  So pretty!

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We were lead to a nice looking tree, and since the clue said to look up, we did. Do you see what I see?

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C found it:

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A black canister hanging under the tree. You never know what you are gonna find when you play! So we found the log, but neither of us had a pen with us (doh!) so we submitted a photo of the log as proof we were there.

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GeoDog Charley signing off. This is the end of our geocaching examples until you have to post yours on Friday the 16th.  We’ve shown you park and grabs, we’ve shown you nanos, we’ve shown you virtual caches, we’ve taught you to look up and look down, you never know where they are gonna be!  Hope you are now able to play along and we can’t wait to see where you went.  Til next time dudes.

GeoDog Reminder! Virtual Cache Example

Don’t forget – next Friday, August 16th you can post your geocaching adventures and link to our linky link to be in the drawing for some prizes!

I want to tell you about a Virtual Cache I found – #GCE840 – Water, Water Everywhere.  Click on the link to read about the cache.

Since this is a virtual cache, there is not a physical, tangible cache here.  Virtual caches generally require you to navigate yourself to a landmark area and then answer very specific questions that you would only know if you had been there.  For this cache, you have to go to a very pretty area, and then email the person who created the cache  answers to 2 questions that he/she posted.

1. Where are you?

2.  What boat is docked to the south?

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My photo is actually of the dock where you are supposed to find the cache – you are at the South Street Seaport and the boat to the south is The Peking. The Ambrose is blocking part of it there.

I emailed the owner the answers (I found her email address in her profile) and within ten minutes I had a response saying I was correct!

There you have it!  Easy as pie!  Or, biscuits dipped in peanut butter, or bully sticks, or as my loooove for Wally!  We have one more example to show you of how to play and then you are on your own!  I have been getting some great comments that you are sending your peeps out to find some caches, so keep it up Geofinders!

Geodog – Nano and Urban Cache

Hewwwow! Finnackles here to tell you about a geocache Momma found WITHOUT ME! But, since it is a good example of a few places to look, I told her she could share it with you all. This is number GC1XFVT – Coenties and Stone.  It brought her down in the cobblestone streets of Manhattan.  This is an urban cache!  Take a look at the link there to read the description.

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The last line reads that there are strict penalties for not cleaning up after one’s dog and the hint reads “Pizza Pizza.” So, Momma found the dog walking sign and it was in front of a pizza place.  If you enlarge the picture above, you see the orange sign on the right side of the street, right behind the No Standing Anytime sign.

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The picture above is looking underneath the sign, where it joins the pole. And in her hand is the cache, it is a nanocache, so it was really really small. Small enough so that the only thing in it was a rolled up piece of paper for finders to sign.  The end of the cache is magnetic, so it stuck to the pole and the sign.

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There you have it folks! GAME ON! Geodog Finnackles here, hope you have fun playing! I am going to show you two more caching examples before you can post your geocache experience on Friday, 8/16 and link to our linky then too.  I hear Murphy & Stanley and Easy and the Fraidy Cats have already made their first finds!!  Awesome!

GeoDog – Park and Grab Example

Reminder – Post your experiences on finding a geocache on August 16th. Linky link. Prizes. All good fun.  And in between now and then I am going to show you some examples of geocache hunts and finds I’ve had recently, so you know what you are looking for.

I want to show you an example of a Park & Grab we found.  We were on our way home and I decided we were going to find a cache together.  There was one pretty close by #GC33DPA – The WB.  Remember on the app, you are the blue dot heading towards the green map pin.

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A park & grab is generally a quick find near a place where you can closely park and walk to the cache. The description told me it was magnetic and the hint told me it blended in well.

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My map brought me over to this lightpost area and I looked all around the base, at the screws bolting it down.  There was this panel which looks like it was screwed into the pole, but…

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Psych! It is held onto the pole with magnets and the paper inside is the log that I had to sign.  I was also told in the description to BYOP – Bring your own pen – since there was no room to hide a pen or pencil in this cache.

Now, you don’t think I did that all alone, did you?

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Complete family effort!! Geodogs and Geohubs in tow. It was well over 90 degrees that day, so I didn’t make them get out of the AC.  And no, we didn’t drive with them crawling all over like that.  Rock on Geodogs!

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