Friday, May 1, 2020

Monthly Review - March & April 2020


We started 2020 off with a BANG!!!

Unfortunately,
Covid-19 had other plans for all of us!!!!

As you will see below, for the most part - Nana & I dramatically
cut back on our geocaching.

We did manage to grab a few caches around our area before
the state of Virginia issued it's "Stay At Home" order


All of the caches we found in March were before the order.
We took a short trip down to Edenton NC, worked a new
Lab Cache series and grabbed some more caches.
We also managed to grab some local caches before the order went into effect 


In April, we grabbed a few caches but maintained our distance from
everyone the entire time.   


A quick look at the numbers for both
March & April 2020:

Total Caches found: 35
Traitionals: 24
Mystery: 3
Events: 1
Multi: 1
Virtual: 1
Lab: 5

That brought our total number of finds at the end of April to: 10426
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Caching Days in March & April: 6
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Places We Geocached In During March & April:
Virginia - 16 finds
North Carolina - 19 finds
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Caches which received
Favorite Points from us
March & April
  1. GC6GDAC - Beasley Road Exit - CO is *A&K* - Located in Washington County North Carolina
  2. GC66WQB - "Prayer of the Woods" - CO is *A&K* - Located in Washington County North Carolina
  3. GC72KE3 - White "Nano" - CO is Draginfly - Located in Washington County North Carolina
  4. GC880ZK - VB STRONG - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
  5. GC8NTXY - 10 of Hearts - CO is Ramblin Roses 3 - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
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    March & April Caches Awarded the
    "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
    of the Day Award:
    1. GC66WQB - "Prayer of the Woods" - CO is *A&K* - Located in Washington County North Carolina
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    March & April
    First to Finds!!!:
    1. GC8N0HN - Gnome Home - CO is coffee_and_music - Located in Suffolk Virginia
    2. GC8NEMC - A Puzzle for the Quarantine - CO is STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    3. GC8NTXY - 10 of Hearts - CO is Ramblin Roses 3 - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
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    To Everyone!!!

    Be SAFE!
    Be WELL!


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    Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


    Suffolk Nana & Papa
     - - - or just plain ol' - - -


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    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    Monthly Review - January & February 2020


    We started 2020 off with a BANG!!!

    GCC413

    January included a cruise to the Bahamas,

    Key West and Cozumel
    GCC41F

    February on the other hand featured both Nana
    and I coming down with the flu - but not at the
    same time - Nana was 1st and then I got it!!!

    The flu put us out of competition for almost 2 weeks!  

    Just before the start of the February Chrysler Event!
    A quick look at the numbers for both
    January & February 2020:

    Total Caches found: 99
    Traditionals: 25
    Mystery: 50
    Events: 7
    Multi: 2
    Earthcache: 1 
    Virtual: 4
    Lab: 10

    plus we also logged 1 Benchmark

    That brought our total number of finds at the end of February to: 10391
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    Caching Days in January & February: 14
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    Places We Geocached In During January & February:
    Virginia -  84 finds
    Florida - 2 finds
    Bahamas - 6 finds
    Denmark (Lab) - 5 finds
    Mexico - 2 finds

    plus 1 Benchmark in VA

    Key West
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    Farmville Virginia area - The Virginia Star
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    Caches which received
    Favorite Points from us
    in January & February
    1. GC8357H - VA Star 001 v2 - CO is StarFriends - Located in Prince Edward County Virginia
    2. GC79Z0N - Lee's Retreat - CO is TuesdaysAspen - located in Nottaway County Virginia
    3. GC4RHV2 - Terrapene walmartus - CO is DscGlfGuru - Located in Nottaway County Virginia
    4. GCC413 - The Water Tower - CO is forman - Located in Nassau Bahamas
    5. GC5QC27 - The Queen's Staircase Earthcache - CO is Team Mollymap - Located in Nassau Bahamas
    6. GC5HQQX - It's Fort Nassau, Mr. Bond - CO is geoGnasher - Located in Nassau Bahamas
    7. GC2C32 - USA, all the way South - CO is metacognate - Located in Key West Florida
    8. GCAA24 - A Great Mom - CO is BuckeyePilot and Snoopy - Located in Key West Florida
    9. GC5H1MD - Cruise Ride N Cache - CO is justforfunA&B - Located in Cozumel Mexico
    10. GC8HTYB - Ornithological Volery - CO is Bikalot - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    11. GC8HG4B - Cache Your Way - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
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      January & February Caches Awarded the
      "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
      of the Day Award:
      1. GC4RHV2 - Terrapene walmartus - CO is DscGlfGuru - Located in Nottaway County Virginia
      2. GC5HQQX - It's Fort Nassau, Mr. Bond - CO is geoGnasher - Located in Nassau Bahamas
      3. GC2C32 - USA, all the way South - CO is metacognate - Located in Key West Florida
      4. GC5H1MD - Cruise Ride N Cache - CO is justforfunA&B - Located in Cozumel Mexico
      5. GC8HG4B - Cache Your Way - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
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      January & February
      First to Finds!!!:
      1. GC8J1K0 - We thought they would never finish...again. - CO is Kwik and Linda - Located in Suffolk Virginia
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      New Souvenirs earned during

      January & February:




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      Hopefully...

      we won't have another month where both
      of us end up with the flu... or
      at least not anytime soon!!!


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      That is all for now
      Till next time...

      Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

      Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


      Suffolk Nana & Papa
       - - - or just plain ol' - - -


      SNAP!!! 

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      Tuesday, January 21, 2020

      Monthly Review - November & December 2019


      November was a very quiet month for us - but we tried
      to make up for it in December!!!


      A quick look at the numbers for both
      November & December 2019:

      Total Caches found: 37
      Traditionals: 24
      Events: 8
      Mystery: 2
      Earthcache: 1
      Virtual: 1
      CITO: 1

      plus we also logged 2 Benchmarks


      That brought our total number of finds at the end of December to: 10292
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      Caching Days in November & December: 16
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      Places We Geocached In During
      November & December:
      Virginia -  27 finds
      Tennessee - 6 finds
      Kentucky - 4 finds

      plus 1 Benchmark in TN and 1 in VA

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      Map of our Nov & Dec finds
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      Caches which received
      Favorite Points from us
      in November & December: 
      1. GC7BY4B - Wally World - CO is SS.Cache - Located in Roanoke, Virginia
      2. GC7B7CV - Cumberland Gap Tri-State Marker - CO is dsms99 - located at the exact site where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky all meet!!!
      3. GC8GKFT - The Little People - CO is Bikalot - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
      4. GC8D2JY - Marshview Park WeaselCache - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
      5. GC812XN - No Room For It - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
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        November & December Caches Awarded the
        "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
        of the Day Award:
        1. GC7B7CV - Cumberland Gap Tri-State Marker - CO is dsms99 - located at the exact site where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky all meet!!!
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        New Souvenirs earned during
        November & December:

        GIFF 2019



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        Hopefully...

        2020 will be full of geocaching adventures!


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        That is all for now
        Till next time...

        Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

        Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


        Suffolk Nana & Papa
         - - - or just plain ol' - - -


        SNAP!!! 

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        Saturday, January 18, 2020

        The 2019 Winner is.....

        So, in our last blog we showed you the top 10 finalists for the

        2019 "SUPER-COVETED"

        SNAP!!! Cache of the Year Award

        If you didn't read that blog - here is a link.
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        In previous years we have just listed the top 3

        This year we are changing things up just a bit!

        But there will still be one overall winner!

        The Best Earthcache found by us in 2019

        GC1DG1T - Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier

        - hidden by PeanutsParents
        - located in Tracey Arm Fjord Alaska

        It did help that about half of the glacier face calved
        while we were mere yards away

        The Best Hike to a cache found by us in 2019

        with all due respect for the hike to
        the Washington State Ape cache...

        GC7B7CVC - Cumberland Gap Tri-State Marker

        - hidden by dsms99
        - located near Cumberland Gap Tennessee

        The Hike, the information along the hike,
        not to mention the view at the top!!!

        Honorable mentions go our to the following three caches:

        GC106A4 - More Pieces of Eight

        - hidden by Sea_Dog
        - located in Virginia Beach Virginia

        GC82VP7 - Caged Bison

        - hidden by steve-n-kim_
        - located in Virginia Beach Virginia

        GC89AWG - # 24 Chrysler Treasures - Here Kitty Kitty

        - hidden by Episcodad
        - located in Virginia Beach Virginia

        After much consideration, and numerous
        discussions between Nana & I



        The Winner for 2019 of the

        "SUPER-COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Year is...

        GC2AD97 - Chairy Tree

        - hidden by Geocaching HQ
        - located in King County Washington

        CONGRATS!!!

        ANNOUCEMENT

        Nana & I are extremely honored.
        We just received an email from
        Geocaching Headquarters!!! Here is the
        first paragraph of the notification:

        "You were randomly selected to receive a Community Celebration Event from Geocaching HQ. These events will enable cachers around the world to commemorate the 20th anniversary of geocaching with a special icon and souvenir. We selected your name from those who applied via the Celebration Event opt-in page....."

        Our event will be sometime between
        May 2nd and December 31st.

        Stand by for more info!!!


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        That is all for now
        Till next time...

        Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

        Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


        Suffolk Nana & Papa
         - - - or just plain ol' - - -


        SNAP!!! 

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