Thursday, January 17, 2019

The WINNER is......

So, in our last blog we showed you the 13 finalists for the

2018 "SUPER-COVETED" SNAP!!! 

Cache of the Year Award

If you didn't read that blog - here is a link.
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In 3rd Place...

A really really good puzzle cache!!!

GC6M6JX - Denizens Of The Deep

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

The Runner-Up for the 2017 Year:

GC5RMA6 - Mrs. geocat's Trackamobile

- hidden by geocat_
- located in Mongomery County Ohio

After much consideration, and numerous
discussions between Nana & I



The Winner is...

GC8FBF - Stone Faced

- hidden by camp637
- located in Cook County Illinois (downtown Chicago)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 in and around the Hampton Roads area.
 Mark your calendars – hope to see you at some of these events!

GC815VE
Saturday – January 19, 2019 – Norfolk
Chrysler Treasures M & G #7 - The Barry Museum
Located on ODU Campus
1 PM Till 2 PM
GC81Z9B
Sunday – January 20, 2019 – Chesapeake
Super Blood Wolf Lunar Eclipse of January 20, 2019
Located near public boat ramp on the Dismal Swamp Canal
9:30 PM Till ????
GC821NR
Thursday – January 24, 2019 – Chesapeake
AACC #123
Moe’s off of Eden Way
4 PM Till 5:45 PM

 That is all for now
Till next time...


Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

and...
we are less than 50 finds away from...


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

SNAP!!! 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Who will be named the WINNER????

2018 Finalists!!!

First of all, we want to thank all you readers out there:
1)  those that take the time to read our blog
2) those that leave feedback or drop us a note, an e-mail
3) or those that come up to us at a meet n greet just to say Hi!
and everyone else.  
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I guess a brief history lesson would be appropriate here.
In our second year of caching, while traveling back to Suffolk
after a long day of caching, we would talk about the best
geocache of day.  It didn't take long for this to develop into
The "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award.

The idea of a Cache of the year came to us in 2011.
We took each of the winners of the Cache of the Day and laid them
all out and eventually came down to 3 or 4 best of the year.

This year, just like last year and the years before,
we are having a terrible time figuring out who the winner is.

So far,  and it has been VERY HARD - we have worked on the list and narrowed our choice down a little.

 We will continue to work our list down and name
the winner with the next week!

So, here are the FINAL 13!
Note: they are listed in the order we found them.

Back in February we joined took a trip with visit our grand-daughter Juli who is working and going to school at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

while there, we of course, geocached around the area!

GCKB6J "Rose Station"... A lil' Tazewell history....
 - hidden by groundsquirrel & chunky chipmunk
- located in Clairborne County Tennessee

GC3Q3BR Zodiacache Series - Capricorn the Goat
 - hidden by Ol'Fogie
- located in Clairborne County Tennessee

Alex got to milk at goat near the Capricorn cache!!!
Probably the best puzzle cache we found during the year:

GC6M6JX - Denizens Of The Deep
- hidden by steve-n-kim
- located in Virginia Beach Virginia

In April we took a little trip to Senoia Georgia to
visit "The Walking Dead" area.  Of course, there was geocaching involved...

GC20 - Marooned
- hidden by Jeff Andrews (now cared for by Lakebum)
- located Forsyth County Georgia

On the way to Marooned
GC36BKD - Elvis in...
- hidden by T&Bburnett
- located in Coweta County Georgia

Back home in Tidewater a local cacher hid the area's
first Reverse Wherigo geocache - we were First to Find!!!

GC7N4FE - Smithfield's Reverse Wherigo
- hidden by chihuahuak94me
- located in Isle of Wight County Virginia

In late May and part of June, Nana & I took a 21 day road trip to
to GeoWoodstock and then added geocaching finds in 8 new states!!!

GC9F8 - Pioneer's Honor
- hidden by Ender1701
- located in Hamilton County Ohio

GC5RMA6 - Mrs. geocat's Trackamobile
- hidden by geocat_
- located in Mongomery County Ohio

GC8FBF - Stone Faced
- hidden by camp637
- located in Cook County Illinois (downtown Chicago)


GC4K4QN - There's A Bug On The Bump On The Log
- hidden by ottieolsen
- located in Thomas County Kansas

GCD672Schnurbusch Karst Window
- hidden by thehairyhillbilly
- located in Perry County Missouri


GC7B8A0 - Colonial Williamsburg - Virtual Reward
- hidden by Scottish_Calvaryman
- located in WIlliamsburg Virginia

Last but not least, in September we visited the Woodbooger Crew
in Norton Virginia for their annual celebration: 

GC7VAJT - WBGT--Tracking the Woodbooger
- hidden by Woodbooger Crew & GR8CACHERS
- located in Norton Virginia

I met the Woodbooger!
Nana & I will continue our struggle to pare this list down to a final winner.
We will try to make the final announcement within a week!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Monthly Review - December 2018


December was quite a month!!!

Nana and I took our second cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines


But the month ended with both of us catching a bad case of the FLU!!!
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December Monthly Review

A quick look at the numbers for December:
Total Caches found: 24
Traditionals: 13
Multi Cache: 1
Events: 4
Earthcaches: 2 
Virtual: 4
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FTFs in December: None
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Caching Days in December: 9
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Places We Geocached In During December:

Virginia -  14 finds
North Carolina - 2 finds
South Carolina - 1 find
Turks and Caicos Islands - 3 finds
Dominican Republic - 3 finds
Bahamas - 1 find 

Caches which received Favorite Points from us in December: 
  1. GC80MW2 - Soccer Anyone? - hidden by: J&Leebee - located in Poquoson, Virginia
  2. GC80MWY - Poquoson Museum - hidden by: J&Leebee - located in Poquoson, Virginia
  3. GC7WNZ3 - LEARN AND DISCOVER - hidden by coquipr78 - located in Poquoson, Virginia
  4. GC7T5AY - Geo-buddies - hidden by Kelgorthon - located in Hampton, Virginia
  5. GC563E - H.L. Hunley - hidden by Civilwarranger - located in Charleston, South Carolina
December Caches Awarded the
"COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award:
  1. GC80MW2 - Soccer Anyone? - hidden by: J&Leebee - located in Poquoson
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New Souvenirs Earned during December:



Oh, and we ended the year with our Total Find Count at 9900!!!
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A peek into things ahead.

Nana & I will be archiving some of the SNAP!!! caches in and
around Suffolk to make room for some new caches.

Here is a list of the geocaches that will be archived.
IF you still need to find these - get to them
soon as they are scheduled to disappear!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
GC3XA5J - Lone Star Archery
GC3XA5J - Lone Star Archery
GC3XA3T - Can you see the "Waterfall"
GC3WVMY - Another Lone Star Cache
GC3WVM2 - Lakeview
GC3WVJF - The Hobbit Cache
GC3WVR1 - Lonestar Fir
GC3WVHX - Beauregard's Booty
GC71HW2 - Stuart - Phase I of the Minion Invasion
GC6ZD6N - Dave - Phase I of the Minion Invasion
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Upcoming Events we will be attending!
GC81NTB
Tuesday – January 15, 2019 – Virginia Beach 
Third Tuesday Burgers & Beer
Rick’s Diner
6 PM Till 8 PM
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GC815VE
Saturday – January 19, 2019 – Norfolk 
Chrysler Treasures M & G #7 - The Barry Museum
Located on ODU Campus
1 PM Till 2 PM
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GC81Z9B
Sunday – January 20, 2019 – Chesapeake 
Super Blood Wolf Lunar Eclipse of January 20, 2019
Located near public boat ramp on the Dismal Swamp Canal
9:30 PM Till ????
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GC821NR
Thursday – January 24, 2019 – Chesapeake 
AACC #123
Moe’s off of Eden Way
4 PM Till 5:45 PM
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Who will be named the WINNER???

of the "Super-Coveted" SNAP!!!

Cache of 2018????

The answer will be posted here in a few days!!!
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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!!!

and...
we are less than 100 finds away from...


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

SNAP!!! 

#geocaching
#gogeocaching
#SNAPgeocaching
#geocache

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Thursday, December 27, 2018

My Apologies to all.....


Yes - it has been far too long since our last post

Nana & I took a cruise 

and then....

THE FLU!!!!!

I am still recovering

But in the next week you will see

1) The December Review

2) The List of the Top Caches found in 2018

3) The Announcement of the WINNER!!!
that is the winner of the "SUPER-COVETED"
SNAP!!! Cache of the Year 

Stay Tuned!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Monthly Review - November 2018


It took a few weeks but Nana & I think we have finally recovered

from our recent knee surgeries (Nana's left - my right)...


We took a mini-geocaching trip the first full week of November just
to make sure our knees could handle short hikes and a little climbing
and was deemed "Fit to Geocache!!!"





November Monthly Review


A quick look at the numbers for November:
Total Caches found: 36
Traditionals: 26
Earthcaches: 6
Virtual: 1
Events: 3
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FTFs in September: None
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Caching Days in October: 5
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States We Geocached In During November:

Virginia - 36 finds

Caches which received Favorite Points from us in November: 
  1. GC46XPJ - Traditional - Cato - hidden by Bodabud8 - located in Front Royal, Virginia 
  2. GC7M74J - Traditional - Warren Heritage - hidden by TLandCL - located in Front Royal Virginia
  3. GC5C641 - Traditional - R.I.F. 2.0 - hidden by Bodabud8 - located in Front Royal, Virginia
  4. GC4JWRD - Traditional - Sideways 8 - hidden by Bodabud8 - Located in Front Royal, Virginia
  5. GC6YJWH - Traditional - VSP Get L.O.S.T. at Lake Anna State Park - hidden by NatureGator - located in Spotsylvania County Virginia
  6. GC7R3HX - Traditional - 3 Billy Goats Gruff - hidden by Collinbmc - located in Goochland County Virginia
  7. GC7FHAJ - Traditional - Poet Society Series #41: Weaver - hidden by BookwormMSW - located in Virginia Beach Virginia

November Caches Awarded the
"COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award:
  • GC7M74J - Traditional - Warren Heritage - hidden by TLandCL - located in Front Royal Virginia
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New Souvenirs Earned during November:


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A peek into things ahead.

Nana & I will be archiving some of the SNAP!!! caches in and
around Suffolk to make room for some new caches.

Here is a list of the geocaches that will be archived.
IF you still need to find these - get to them
soon as they are scheduled to disappear!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
GC3XA5J - Lone Star Archery
GC3XA5J - Lone Star Archery
GC3XA3T - Can you see the "Waterfall"
GC3WVMY - Another Lone Star Cache
GC3WVM2 - Lakeview
GC3WVJF - The Hobbit Cache
GC3WVR1 - Lonestar Fir
GC3WVHX - Beauregard's Booty
GC71HW2 - Stuart - Phase I of the Minion Invasion
GC6ZD6N - Dave - Phase I of the Minion Invasion
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Upcoming Events we will be attending!

GC7YBCJ
Saturday – December 8, 2018 – Norfolk
Chrysler Treasures M & G #6: Chaos and Awe
Chrysler Museum in Downtown Norfolk
11AM Till bout Noon
GC808ZQ
Sunday – December 9, 2018 – Chesapeake
Tidewater Meeting
Hardee’s on Battlefield Blvd
2PM Till 4PM
GC80PPA
Sunday – December 9, 2018 – Charles City
HD JP Geoart Kickoff Event
Cul’s Courthouse Grill
11AM Till ????
GC80WZJ
Thursday – December 27, 2018 – Chesapeake
AACC #121 - the last AACC in 2018
Pop’s Diner on Greenbrier
4PM Till 6PM
GC80XCJ
Monday – December 31, 2018 – Norfolk
Thanks 2018 Souvenir-Let's set a Resolution
Moe’s @ Ward’s Corner
1PM Till 3PM

  
That is all for now
Till next time...


Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

and...
coming soon...

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

SNAP!!! 

#geocaching
#gogeocaching
#SNAPgeocaching
#geocache

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching