Monday, August 29, 2016

August Special Souvenirs


Did you get all your MISSION GC souvenirs???

For the past few years Geocaching.com has had special souvenirs available each August.  This year was the Mission GC souvenirs.


The first souvenir available was for finding a geocache (of any type) 
with 10 or more favorite points during the weekend of July 30 & 31.
We earned ours finding a Geocache called "EVIL" - GC190EK.

Souvenir #1
The second souvenir available was for finding a multi-cache  
during the weekend of August 13 & 14.
We earned ours by finding "Confederate Cemetery at Jonesville, Va." - GC2EBY8.

Souvenir #2
The third souvenir available was for finding a mystery cache  
during the weekend of August 27 & 28.
We earned ours by finding 23 Mystery/Puzzle caches on the
 west side of Richmond, Va.  {even though we really only 
needed to find one}.

Souvenir #3

Then once you had all three of those - magically - you were
(or at least we were) awarded a fourth!!!
WOW!!!
The 14th ANNUAL GCHR PICNIC

I hope to see y'all at Saturday's Picnic here in Hampton Roads.

If you see me - please come up and say HI!

Here are some other events in the area we plan to attend.

Events within a few hours of Suffolk!!!
 Mark your calendars – hope to see you at some of these events!
Thursday – 9/1 – Virginia Beach, VA
GC6P252 – AACC – September 1, 2016
City View Park
4 till 6PM
Friday – September 2 – Newport News, VA
GC6NACQ – Friday Night Meet and Greet
Courthouse Way Community Center
6:30 till 8:30 PM
Saturday – 9/3 – Newport News, VA
GC644HX - 14th Annual GCHR Picnic – MEGA EVENT
Newport News Park
 ALL DAY EVENT!
Sunday – September 4 – Newport News, VA
GC6P99T – Sunday Morning Farewell
Belgian Waffle and Steak House
8 till 9AM
Tuesday – September 20 – Virginia Beach, VA
GC6Q9N0 – 3rd Tuesday – HIDEY AWARD RALLY – GCHR Sept Event
Rick’s Cafe
6 till 8 PM
Tuesday – November 1 – Virginia Beach, VA
GC6Q9TM – The Nominees Are…..
Rick’s Cafe
6 till 8 PM

  Till next time!!!
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Monday, August 22, 2016

International Geocaching Day, MEGA News and other Upcoming Events and Next Weekend

International Geocaching Day!!!


Hopefully, all of you were able to find a cache or attend an event on August 20th.  If you did you will find a new souvenir amongst your statistics!!!  Congratulations!!!


MEGA Event News !!!


We are now less than 2 weeks away from the 14th Annual GCHR Picnic
This is our MEGA (for us nice folks in the Hampton Roads area)!!!
There has been a major change for the Friday Night Event - you know, the one where you can pick up all your stuff and then hang around and talk with people - - and then go out to dinner with friends!!!
The location of the event has been changed - the event page (GC6NACQ) - has been updated with the new location including updating the GPS coordinates at the top of the page.
Hope to see you there!
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Other Upcoming Events in the area...

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Thursday – 9/1 – Virginia Beach, VA
GC6P252 – AACC – September 1, 2016
City View Park
4 till 6PM
Friday – September 2 – Newport News, VA
GC6NACQ – Friday Night Meet and Greet
NEW LOCATION!!!
Courthouse Way Community Center
6:30 till 8:30 PM
Saturday – 9/3 – Newport News, VA
GC644HX - 14th Annual GCHR Picnic – MEGA EVENT
Newport News Park
 ALL DAY EVENT!
Sunday – September 4 – Newport News, VA
GC6P99T – Sunday Morning Farewell
Belgian Waffle and Steak House

8 till 9AM

Next Weekend
So far this summer, if you were in the right place and found the right thing at the right time - you have, in your statistics, two really nice new shiny souvenirs.  It is all part of GC.com's Mission GC.  


Part 1: This souvenir was awarded for finding a cache with 10 or more favorite points on the weekend of July 30/31.


Part 2: This souvenir was awarded for finding a multi-cache on the weekend of August 13/14.

So, part 3 of this entertaining series will be this weekend (August 27/28).

Hopefully, you have either already received the coded message containing the clue to this weekend's mission, or, someone has told you how to go about earning it.

If you have not received any help - fear not - just click here to be taken to the clues you need to decode to earn the next souvenir.  Good Luck!

Still having trouble???  Try investigating something called flag semaphore... or better yet....

  Till next time!!!

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Monday, August 15, 2016

Last Weekend your Mission Was.... and other news

So last weekend, if you had the inside scoop, and if you accepted the mission, you found a Multi-cache and received your new souvenir.


A couple of weeks ago, the mission was to find a cache with 10 or more favorite points.  If you did, you received this souvenir.


Starting this Friday, August 19 premium members will start receiving their next coded message.  Once solved, they will know what the next souvenir to be awarded will be and what they must do to qualify for that souvenir.  Stay tuned - more information to follow.

PICNIC NEWS !!!


Mark your calendars – the date for the next GCHR Picnic is fast approaching.
I will be there and hope to run into all of you - please do not hesitate to come up and say HI!
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Friday – September 2 – Newport News, VA
GC6NACQ – Friday Night Meet and Greet
Denbigh Community Center
6:30 till 8:30 PM
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Saturday – 9/3 – Newport News, VA
GC644HX - 14th Annual GCHR Picnic – MEGA EVENT
Newport News Park
 ALL DAY EVENT!
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Sunday – September 4 – Newport News, VA
GC6P99T – Sunday Morning Farewell
Belgian Waffle and Steak House
8 – 9AM
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Blog Updates


On the right hand side of this page is a list of links to other pages.  Most have been updated with information you might find useful if you are coming to the picnic.

Hopefully these pages will help.

Among the list are:

Till next time!!!
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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


Monday, August 8, 2016

Thanks for the help, Upcoming Events and Trip Recap (last part)

Thanks for the help!


Bikalot had coordinated with the Chesapeake Library and then came by and helped me put on a small Geocaching Class.  We had a good time!!!



Upcoming Events !!!


Mark your calendars – hope to see you at some of these events!
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Tuesday – 16 August – Newport News, VA
GC6NQ07 – Third Tuesday Surf & Suds Meet ‘n Greet
Harpoon Larry’s Fish House & Oyster Bar
6 to 8PM
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Thursday - 18 August – Chesapeake, VA
GC6P241 - AACC – August 18, 2016
Western Branch Park & Sports Park
4 to 6PM
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Saturday – 20 August – Chesapeake, VA
GC6P9H5 – 2016 Summer Kayak Adventure on Coopers Ditch
Starts at 8AM
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Saturday – 20 August – Richmond, VA
GC6PJF7 – August, 2016 Third Saturday
 Capital Ale House Midlothian
4 to 7PM
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Saturday – 20 August – King William County, VA
GC6P03N – CITO Return of the Deadly Ducks
 Zoar State Forest
10 to 12AM
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Thursday – 9/1 – Virginia Beach, VA
GC6P252 – AACC – September 1, 2016
City View Park
4 till 6PM
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Friday – September 2 – Newport News, VA
GC6NACQ – Friday Night Meet and Greet
Denbigh Community Center
6:30 till 8:30 PM
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Saturday – 9/3 – Newport News, VA
GC644HX - 14th Annual GCHR Picnic – MEGA EVENT
Newport News Park
 ALL DAY EVENT!
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Sunday – September 4 – Newport News, VA
GC6P99T – Sunday Morning Farewell
Belgian Waffle and Steak House
8 – 9AM
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Trip recap - Last part


SNAP!!! left town on Friday, July 1st and headed towards Nova Scotia.  We also took part of a day and visited Prince Edward Island.   Here are some of the best pics from the last part of the trip.  

Peggy's Cove

Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

more Peggy's Cove

Canada's Oldest Geocache

Titanic graves

our hotel - Fantastic place
Till next time!!!
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Beginner Geocaching Class, Upcoming events, a new SNAP!!! Cache and Trip Recap (Part 2)

Beginner Geocaching Class


Granted - most of you reading this will not need it but... Bikalot will be helping me with a Beginners Geocaching Class on Thursday August 4th at the Main Library in Chesapeake.  I will be there early but I believe the class starts at 2PM.

Have Fun!!!


Upcoming Events !!!


Sunday – 8/7 – GC6NMB0 – Mitovirginia Surprise Event – Held at Rick’s CafĂ© in Virginia Beach from 5PM till 7PM
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Thursday – 8/18 – GC6P241 - AACC – August 18, 2016 – Held at Western Branch Park & Sports Park in Chesapeake from 4 till 6PM
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Saturday – 8/20 – GC6P9H5 – 2016 Summer Kayak Adventure on Coopers Ditch – Held on the water in Chesapeake
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Thursday – 9/1 – GC6P252 – Held at City View Park in Virginia Beach from 4 till 6PM
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Friday – 9/2 – GC6NACQ – Friday Night Meet and Greet – Held at Denbigh Community Center in Newport News from 6:30 till 8:30 PM
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Saturday – 9/3 - GC644HX - 14th Annual GCHR Picnic. Held @ Newport News Park and is an ALL DAY EVENT!
Registration has now closed but that doesn't mean you can't come.  
Come on out and help us celebrate!!!
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Sunday – 9/4 – GC6P99T – Sunday Morning Farewell – Held at the Belgian Waffle and Steak House in Newport News from 8 – 9AM
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The newest SNAP!!! Cache


The newest SNAP!!! Cache was published last week - a new (and easy) puzzle cache.  GC6P7AD - Hampton roads Cache-opoly.
For those of you that might be in the area for the upcoming Mega Event (GC644HX), here is a new cache you might want to check out!  It is located at a small park in Suffolk - daylight caching only.

Trip recap - Part 2


SNAP!!! left town on Friday, July 1st and headed towards Nova Scotia.  We also took part of a day and visited Prince Edward Island.   Here are some of the best pics from the second part of the trip.  
Nana at a virtual in Massachusetts

Nana found some rocks she wanted to take home!

Another Virtual - in Maine

Guess where the cache was

Beautiful Maine scenery

The wind farm going into Nova Scotia
Till next time!!!
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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