Monday, August 7, 2017

This week's Mary Hyde criteria plus other news

Mary Hyde

By now, if you have been playing each and every week,
3 new Mary Hyde  souvenirs should be in your stats

Souvenir #1
Souvenir #2

Souvenir #3
which means that you are waiting for Wednesday and the next souvenir.

This week you work alone to gather 25 coins!!!  Only 25.

The scoring criteria for this week

  • Find and log a geocache = 5 gold coins.
  • Find and log a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points = 7 gold coins.
  • When logging any geocache, earn double gold coins (points) for the D and T rating.
  • Attend any event cache = 15 gold coins.
  • Retrieve a trackable from a cache = 3 gold coins.
  • Drop a trackable into a cache = 4 gold coins.
  • Good LUCK!!!
Senior National Park Lifetime Pass

For the last few years there have been numerous postings about the cost of the Lifetime Pass
for Seniors (that is 62 and older by the way) getting ready to increase.

I know when I recently got mine the nice lady counter asked me if I was
reacting to the impending increase.  When I said "Yes" she stated she
had been hearing about the increase in price for years!!! 

Well now it is official.  Starting August 28th, the price for a seniors 
LIFETIME pass (yes one pass gets you into more than 2,000 sites
and parks across the country that are managed
by the National Park Service) goes from the $10 current price to $80.

Now really, if you think about it, $80 is not bad for what you get!!!
But $10 is a while lot better.

Yes, you can order them online (but they charge you another $10) - or -
you can check out this list (click here) to see where to purchase your lifetime pass.

By the way current U.S. military members and dependents are eligible for free annual passes!


SNAP!!!-land
Geo-art will be archived October 1, 2017 !!!

This has been scheduled and re-scheduled more than once.
Delayed time and time again when my in box fills up with
out-of-town requests so a big group can come complete the art.
Virginia's largest geo-art.
Click HERE for the SNAP!!!-land #001.


HINT:  I have began plotting out the next art!  What will it be???

SLOGGERS Outing #5

Yes, finally - another SLOGGERS Outing is on the works!!!

Saturday - August 12, 2017
Bisons Galore Trail
Meet at N 36° 50.490 W 076° 26.556 parking area
10AM
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OK - There are entirely too many people scratching
 their heads going "What the heck is a SLOGGER???

Depending on who you ask... It could be: 

Sexy
Looking
Older
Geocachers
Getting
Everywhere
Relatively
Slowly

OR...

SLower and
Older
Geocachers
Getting
Everywhere
Relatively
Slowly

Either way, we move at the pace of the slowest geocacher in the
group and we do NOT leave anyone behind.

The target for this outing are ten caches along the PAVED TRAIL
starting at the above coords and ending at Bisons Galore #19. 

We will take at vote at the end of he outing to determine which,
nearby resturant we will select for our lunch!!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message.


Upcoming Events
Here is the current list of upcoming Geocaching Events (and other outings)
in and around my area (Hampton Roads).

OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79DN7 
Friday – August 11, 2017 – Newport News, VA
AMCC - The Lost Liferings of Mary Hyde
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
6 till 645AM 
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UNOFFICIAL - SLOGGERS Outing
Saturday - August 12, 2017
Bisons Galore Trail
Meet at N 36° 50.490 W 076° 26.556 parking area
10AM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC791V7 
Sunday – August 13, 2017 – Elizabeth City, NC
River City Pirate Parlez Trois
Waterfront Park
11AM till Noon
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79W4W 
Tuesday – August 15, 2017 – Hampton, VA
Going to the Dogs
Hampton, VA
6 till 8 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79YQ6 
Saturday – August 19, 2017 – Williamsburg, VA
International Geocaching Day: Beers of the world
DoG Street Pub
You earn a souvenir for attending this event!!!
1 till 2 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC793MW 
Monday – August 21, 2017 – Chesapeake, VA
Don't Stare at the Sun! Event
Chesapeake City Park
1:30 till 4 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC790T6 
Thursday – August 24, 2017 – Chesapeake, VA
AACC #101
Chesapeake City Park
4 till 6 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79HWF 
Friday – September 1, 2017 – Chesapeake, VA
Friday Night Meet and Greet 2017
Indian River Community Center
5:30 till 7:00 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC6WW8C 
Saturday – September 2, 2017 – Chesapeake, VA
15th Annual Geocaching Hampton Roads Picnic
Chesapeake City Park
9 AM till 5 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79J7X 
Thursday – September 14, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA
TWELFTH Revolution Around the Sun
Neighborhood Park
5 PM till 6:30 PM
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OFFICIAL EVENT – GC79DR4 
Saturday – September 30, 2017 – Norfolk, VA
Fall CITO
You get a souvenir for attending this event!!!
Elmwood Cemetery
9AM till 1PM


PLEASE DO NOT FORGET
THE WOODBOOGER:

Bring your GPS to Norton, Virginia the weekend after the GCHR picnic and
find out exactly what a WOODBOOGER is!!!
There will be a new Geo-Trail, a new Geo-art, and 3 events.

There will also be a 50 cache geoart published on Sept. 8th. 

There will be a big event on September 9th at Flag Rock in Norton VA
for the new Woodbooger Geotrail 2017 which includes
a custom made geocoin you can receive after
completing all 20 geocaches in the trail.

Here are the events scheduled around Norton:

GC76XPR - 9/8 from 6 till 8PM
GC723NJ - 9/8 from 9 till 10PM
GC71X25 - 9/9 from 9AM till 5PM

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That's All for Now!
Till next time...
Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


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


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2 comments:

  1. Hello! There's a broken link to the pass issuance list up above. I've got a working link to the same publication (if you need it):
    https://www.templateroller.com/template/1763163/federal-recreation-areas-where-interagency-passes-are-issued-america-the-beautiful.html

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