Thursday, September 3, 2020

Monthly Review - July and August 2020


We started 2020 off with a BANG!!!

A Fantastic turnout for Parks of Tidewater #1

But then Covid-19 reared its ugly head and we all
played hide n seek with the outdoors!!!

For May and June, we picked up our pace just a little bit
while maintaining social distancing and
using our masks .



A quick look at the numbers for both
July & August 2020:
Total Caches found: 67
Traitionals: 33
Mystery: 12
Events: 4
Community Celebration: 1
Lab: 15

That brought our total number of
finds at the end of August to:
10556
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Caching Days in July & August: 14
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Places We Geocached In During July & August:

Virginia - 67 finds
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Caches which received
Favorite Points from us
July & August
  1. GC8VJ6B - A Puzzle from Ramses II - CO is SamGamgee2001 - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
  2.  GC8TF23 - Trail Blazing 757 #2 - CO is CJ757 - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
  3. GC8TTNF - Checkers - CO is STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
  4. GC8VY6Q - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - CO is shellodj - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
  5. GC8VZCP - Looking for smileys - CO is MarinaBallerina - Located in Suffolk Virginia
  6. GC8X889 - Scattered, Smothered, Covered & Topped - CO is shellodj - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
  7. GC8Q4CR - A Benchmark at Deep Creek Lock Park - CO is Musashi! -  Located in Chesapeake Virginia
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    July & August Caches Awarded the
    "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
    of the Day Award:
    1. GC8TF23 - Trail Blazing 757 #2 - CO is CJ757 - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    2. GC8X889 - Scattered, Smothered, Covered & Topped - CO is shellodj
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    July & August
    First to Finds!!!:
    1. GC8WFJ9 - COVID-19 - CO is chihuahuak94me - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
    2. GC8X8EG - Not Another Light Post Cache - CO is shellodj - Located in Suffolk Virginia
    3. GC8X889 - Scattered, Smothered, Covered & Topped - CO is shellodj - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
    4. GC8Z0XD - Monarch - CO is gina2771 - Located in Suffolk Virginia
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    July & August
    New Souvenirs Earned!!!:
    International Geocaching Day 2020
    Community Celebration Event

    International Geocaching Day 2020

    CITO Season 1

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    Here is a list of the upcoming
    events we HOPE to attend

    GC8JZT9

    Saturday – September 5, 2020 – Newport News, VA

    GCHR 18th Annual Picnic a Community Celebration

    Newport News Park – hosted by Geocaching Hampton Roads

    10:00 AM Till 2:00 PM

    GC8YCNF

    Saturday – September 12, 2020 – Smithfield, VA

    Parks of Tidewater #002 – Windsor Castle Park

    Windsor Castle Park – hosted by SNAP!!!

    9:30 AM Till 11:00 AM


    To Everyone!!!

    Wear Your Mask!

    Be SAFE!

    Be WELL!



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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!!! 

    #geocaching

    #gogeocaching

    #SNAPgeocaching

    #geocache

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    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    I finally finished it - a rough draft but it works!


    Are you looking for the new Adventure Lab Cache page???


    Here is a link to the new page!

    CLICK HERE!


    Be SAFE!

    Be WELL!

    Keep Caching!!!



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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!!! 

    #geocaching

    #gogeocaching

    #SNAPgeocaching

    #geocache

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    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Monthly Review - May & June 2020


    We started 2020 off with a BANG!!!



    But then Covid-19 reared its ugly head and we all
    played hide n seek with the outdoors!!!

    For May and June, we picked up our pace just a little bit
    while maintaining social distancing and
    using our masks .




    A quick look at the numbers for both
    May & June 2020:

    Total Caches found: 63
    Traitionals: 36

    Mystery: 19

    Events: 1 

    Multi: 1
    Wherigo: 1
    Lab: 5

    That brought our total number of
    finds at the end of June to:
    10489
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    Caching Days in May & June: 10
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    Places We Geocached In During May & June:

    Virginia - 63 finds
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    Caches which received
    Favorite Points from us
    May & June
    1. GC8MAVT - Calling All Secret Agents - CO is STNolan - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
    2. GC8PR42 - A Seventh Quarantine Cache - STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    3. GC8NHQX - A Second Quarantine Puzzle - STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    4. GC8PHCY - A Sixth Puzzle for the Quarantine - CO is STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    5. GC8PDBM - A Fourth Quarantine Puzzle - CO STNolan - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    6. GC8Q8KP - An Eighth Quarantine Cache - CO is STNolan - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
    7. GC8PYBT - Trail Blazing 757 - CO is CJ757 - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    8. GC8J0WY - B is for BUZZ - Buzzard Bob - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    9. GC8JY93 - Bloodhound VS Human Nose - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Virginia Beach Virginia
    10. GC8N5AZ - The Todd House - CO is chihuahuak94me - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
    11. GC8RN85 - Dubble Bubble & Cracker Jack - CO is steve-n-kim - Located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
    12. GC8PG7W - Lone Star Lakes - Ridge Treasure Chest - CO is SigEpBill - Located in Suffolk, Virginia
    13. GC8RM8J - Spidey - CO is Episcodad - Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    14. GC8T07W - 10^100 + What the Heck is this? - CO is RoyalSlash - Located in Norfolk, Virginia
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      May & June Caches Awarded the
      "COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
      of the Day Award:
      1. GC8MAVT - Calling All Secret Agents - CO is STNolan - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
      2. GC8PG7W - Lone Star Lakes - Ridge Treasure Chest - CO is SigEpBill - Located in Suffolk, Virginia
      3. GC8T07W - 10^100 + What the Heck is this? - CO is RoyalSlash - Located in Norfolk, Virginia
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      May & June
      First to Finds!!!:
      1. GC8QCAJ - Suffolk's Reverse Wherigo - CO is chihuahuak94me - Located in Suffolk Virginia
      2. GC8Q8KP - An Eighth Quarantine Cache - CO is STNolan - Located in Chesapeake Virginia
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      May & June
      New Souvenirs Earned!!!:


      Blue Switch Day 2020
      Memory Lane #1
      Memory Lane #2
      Memory Lane #3
      Memory Lane #4
      Memory Lane #5
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      Here is a list of the upcoming
      events we HOPE to attend

      GC8W23V
      Saturday – July 18, 2020 – Chesapeake VA 
      AACC #141 – a morning event
      Dismal Swamp Canal south end – hosted by SNAP!!!
      9:00 AM Till 10:00 AM

      GC8W254
      Thursday – July 23, 2020 – Chesapeake VA 
      AACC #142
      Elizabeth River Boat Landing – hosted by SNAP!!!
      4:15 PM Till 5:45 PM

      GC8JZT9
      Saturday – September 9, 2020 – Newport News, VA 
      GCHR 18th Annual Picnic a Community Celebration
      Newport News Park – hosted by Geocaching Hampton Roads
      10:00 AM Till 2:00 PM

      To Everyone!!!

      Be SAFE!

      Be WELL!



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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!!! 

      #geocaching

      #gogeocaching

      #SNAPgeocaching

      #geocache

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      Wednesday, May 27, 2020

      Something New From HQ!!!

      Memory Lane

      Geocaching HQ is inviting everyone to take a trip down Memory Lane to celebrate the community and the milestones that have made geocaching what it is today! 

      While they realize not everyone is able to go out caching right now they are doing things a little different this year. Memory Lane will start on June 1st and be available all year long through January 3, 2021. They invite you to move through the Memory Lane game board by finding different geocache types to collect points and earn up to five new souvenirs!

      To see the official post, click here!

      Here are some highlites of the game:

      From June 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021, collect points by logging geocaches.
      Earn up to five new souvenirs by collecting 200 points during the game.

      Earn points by logging finds on geocaches:

      The max points you can earn for any log is 10 points

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      What are the Souvenirs I can earn??

      First geocache hidden: 10 pts
      First geocoin: 50 pts
      First Mega-Event: 100 pts
      First million geocaches hidden: 150 points
      20 years of geocaching 200 points
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      What does the game board look like???


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      Everyone stay safe out there!!!
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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!!! 

      #geocaching

      #gogeocaching

      #SNAPgeocaching

      #geocache

      On Facebook at: SNAP!!! Geocaching

      On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

      On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

      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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        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!!! 

        #geocaching

        #gogeocaching

        #SNAPgeocaching

        #geocache

        On Facebook at: SNAP!!! Geocaching

        On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

        On Instagram at: snap_geocaching