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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Next (and last) monthly Souvenir for 2018

a.k.a December Friend League

You might be a

Trackable Lover if…


Here are the details about December's Friend League event!!!
You can learn more "HERE"

From December 3 at noon UTC through December 31 at noon UTC, use the Friend League to individually earn points towards the “Tracekable Lover” souvenir.
To earn the Trackable Lover souvenir, earn 80 points individually on your Friend League beginning Monday, December 3 and ending Monday, December 31.
The scoring*:
Log a FOUND IT on any geocache - 5 points
Log a FOUND IT on any geocache with 10 or more favorite points - 7 points
ATTEND any event - 5 points
ACTIVATE a trackable - 10 points
DROP OFF any trackable you do not own5 points
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Did you notice - the new address for this blog???
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That is all for now
Till next time...

Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store
Space Coast Geo-Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


and...
we are less than 150 finds away from...


Suffolk Nana & Papa

 - - - or just plain ol' - - -

SNAP!!! 

#geocaching

#gogeocaching

#SNAPgeocaching

#geocache

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Friday, November 9, 2018

Testing out our new knees...

As  most of you know, both Nana and I have had minor knee
surgeries in the last 6 weeks.  Her left knee and my right.

So, now that we are back on our feet and feeling almost as good as new, we thought
this would be a great time to take a short trip to test out our semi-new knees!!!


We left our home in Suffolk and made our way to the southern end of Skyline Drive.
We arrived at the southern end about just before noon.  We figured this left us just enough
time grab about half of the caches along the route and make it to the northern end
before darkness would settle in. 

Step One was to make sure we brought our Senior America The Beautiful Pass
so we could sail right on through the Checkpoint and save some money right off the bat!!!


Being as Skyline Drive goes through a National Park, Traditional geocaches are not allowed.
But all that means is there are Virtual and Earth geocaches along the drive!!!

There are numerous overlooks to pull off at as well as comfort stations along the way.


The Appalachian Trail crosses the drive several times along the way.

There are about 14 different Virtual or Earth caches available at pull offs or after a short walk.  But there are a few more for you to find if you do not mind a hike!!!  Needless to say we were taking it easy on our knees this trip.


Wildlife was rather abundant on this trip.

We managed to find the answers to 6 of the Earth caches and 1 virtual on our way north.

Skyline Drive is about 75 miles long and goes from Afton Virginia to Front Royal Virginia.

It was a little chilly and overcast on our trip!

We both agreed to come back in the early Spring to see if we could grab the rest of the
geocaches.  We also decided to make a complete day of the Drive as to have more time
for some of the caches you have to hike to.


We made it to Front Royal Virginia with some time to grab a few Traditional geocaches
before eating dinner and finding a nice place to stay for the evening.


Day 2 of the trip featured a slow country drive back south to Suffolk 
with plenty of geocaching stops along the way including
Lake Anna and Powhatan State parks!


By then end of the trip we managed to locate a total of
31 geocaches which earned us the November Friend League
"You might be a Social Butterfly if..." Souvenir!!!  


When we made it back home we both decided the knees
were ready for a little more strenuous activity.

Look out caches!!!  We are ready to get back out there!!! 

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Upcoming Events we plan to attend!!!

GC7ZK3D
Thursday – November 15, 2018 – Chesapeake
AACC #119
Great Bridge Lock Park
4PM Till 5:45PM
GC7ZYJF
Tuesday – November 20, 2018 – Virginia Beach
Third Tuesday Burger & Beer (No Turkey) GCHR
Rick’s Caf—ź
6PM Till 8PM
 OFFICIAL EVENT – GC7YBCJ
Saturday – December 8, 2018 – Norfolk
Chrysler Treasures M & G #6: Chaos and Awe
Chrysler Museum in Downtown Norfolk
11AM Till bout Noon 

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That is all for now
Till next time...

Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store
Space Coast Geo-Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


and...
we are less than 150 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, November 1, 2018

Monthly Review - October 2018

Yes - once again our numbers are down but we really do have
a really good reason...
Nana had minor left knee surgery on September 19th and then...
I had minor right knee surgery on October 17th!!!

We did manage to get out in the woods a few days
in October!!!
near a cache in First Landing State Park
October Monthly Review

Nana & King Neptune

A quick look at the numbers for October:
Total Caches found: 21
Traditionals: 14
Events attended: 2
Earthcaches: 3 
Mystery: 3
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FTFs in September: None
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Caching Days in October: 6
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States We Geocached In During October:

Virginia - 21 finds

Caches which received Favorite Points from us in October: 
  1. GC7R8QG - Traditional - Northside Toy Box - hidden by Episcodad - located in Virginia Beach, Virginia 
  2. GC6ZTCV - Earthcache - Neptune Rocks - hidden by idcacher - Located in VIrginia Beach, Virginia
  3. GC7PXZT - Traditional - Poet Society Series #46: Alexander - hidden by BookwormMSW - located in Virginia Beach, Virginia

October Caches Awarded the
"COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award:
  • GC7R8QG - Traditional - Northside Toy Box - hidden by Episcodad - located in Virginia Beach, Virginia 
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New Souvenirs Earned during October:


and...

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Upcoming Events we will be attending!

OFFICIAL EVENT – GC7ZK3D
Thursday – October 25, 2018 – Chesapeake
AACC #119
Great Bridge Lock Park
4PM Till 5:45PM
 OFFICIAL EVENT – GC7YBCJ
Saturday – December 8, 2018 – Norfolk
Chrysler Treasures M & G #6: Chaos and Awe
Chrysler Museum in Downtown Norfolk

11AM Till bout Noon 
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Events not published yet that we might also be attending:
- 3rd Tuesday GCHR event
- another AACC event on 11/29
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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...
coming soon...

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

SNAP!!! 

#geocaching
#gogeocaching
#SNAPgeocaching
#geocache

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Thursday, October 25, 2018

November Friend League!!!

You might be a

Social Butterfly if…


Here are the details about November's Friend League event!!!
You can learn more "HERE"

From October 29 at noon UTC through December 3 at noon UTC, use the Friend League to individually earn points towards the “Social Butterfly” souvenir.
To earn the Social Butterfly souvenir, earn 70 points individually on your Friend League beginning Monday, October 29 and ending Monday, December 3.
The scoring*:
ActionPoint value
Log a Found it on any geocache5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points10
Attend any event15
Drop off trackable1
Earn 15 points for attending any regular Event Cache, GIFF Event, CITO Event, Mega or Giga-Event! There are no extra points for Difficulty/Terrain ratings this month.
*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, October 29 at noon UTC.
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That is all for now
Till next time...

Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store
Space Coast Geo-Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!


and...
we are less than 200 finds away from...


Suffolk Nana & Papa

 - - - or just plain ol' - - -

SNAP!!! 

#geocaching

#gogeocaching

#SNAPgeocaching

#geocache

On Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

On Instagram at: snap_geocaching