Tuesday, July 2, 2019

WOODBOOGER Updates!!!


Some of the wondrous folks behind the 
Norton Virginia Woodbooger Events
have been in contact with me and have asked
that I provide all my geocaching friends with some updates
on the events and happenings in and around
Norton Virginia coming this September!!


First of all - 
If you have not completed the 2018 version of the 
Woodbooger GeoTour - you only have weeks left to do so.
Sometime late August the current caches will disappear!
On September 7, at about 10AM the NEW
2019 version of the Geo-Tour will be published.

The 2019 Woodbooger coin (front)
The 2019 Woodbooger coin (back)
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There will also be a Friday Night Cookout


The Woodbooger Crew wants to give back to you with a Woodbooger Cookout!

Join us for Food, Fun and Fellowship.
Bring your funniest and most entertaining geostories to tell.
There will be a prize for the best told story! I know there are some good ones out there.
Event starts at 6:00 PM and will end at 8:00 PM

AND On Saturday...

Woodbooger GeoTrail Kickoff 2019

At 10AM - The brand Woodbooger Trail will hit the geocaching
community!!!  And the first 150 people to Complete a passport
with 25 points required will receive a the above CUSTOM trackable geocoin!

Now, let me tell you this - and this is coming straight from
me - not from anybody in Norton!!!

Sewwatt heads up a fantastic group of geocachers
that organize this event.

The City of Norton really gets involved with this entire
weekend (as well as some of the nearby communities).
I have met the Mayor of Norton as well as a City Councilman or two at
these events, and while geocaching around the city.
All the stores in the area surrounding Norton generously contribute
to this weekend not only with discounts on meals, rooms and services,
but also by contributing merchandise and coupons for raffles and door prizes!!!

Speaking of discounts:  The local hotels in the area are offering these deals:

Days Inn - 10% discount - 276-679-5340

Super 8 - $58.95 nightly - Mention Geocaching - 276-207-8833

Holiday Inn - 276-679-6655 - TBA

Econo Lodge - 276-679-7000 - 10% discount

OH!!! Let's not forget this...
the old version....

The picture just above is the 2017 version of the Woodbooger footprint.

This Geo-Art will also be disappearing from the Western part of Virginia
very, very soon - so if you have NOT completed it...
get to the Norton area soon!!!

On Friday September 6...

a new Geo-Art will be published near Norton!!!

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Make your reservations now!!!

Get to the Norton area a day or two early just to pick up some
of the great geocaches in the area!

But most of all...

Have fun geocaching in the area

and if you wouldn't mind....

Tell them SNAP!!! told you about the Woodbooger!

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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!!! 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Lonely Cache Challenge Achieved!



OK - I understand the first question is probably....

What the heck is a Lonely Cache???

Any cache that you find where the last geocacher
to find that particular geocache was over a year ago.

Simple right - not really!

We thought we had previously met that qualification but could not
1) remember the geocache and,
2) could not find it by reviewing our "Found" database

Well, a review of nearby geocaches revealed there was one
particular geocache about 30 miles away from our home!!!


AND... even though it was a puzzle cache, I knew the final 
coordinates for that particular cache!!!

So all that was left was to travel a small distance, spray down really good
to ward off all the bugs and other creepy crawlies,
and then set off and hope we found the correct trail to the cache

It took us far longer to find the correct trail than we had intended...
but eventually - we found it!!!

The cache in question was GC106A4
More Pieces of Eight

and when we signed the log on June 22 - it had been
2 years, 10 months and 2 days since the last found log on the cache! 


Now all we have to do is find a Lonely Cache Challenge - 
and then go find it!!!
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We have a lot of fun searching for Challenge caches.
Then you have to see if you qualify to find them!

** Note: Project-gc.com has a Challenge checker 
in the Tools section of their website where
you can check to see if you qualify
for most challenge caches 
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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
will be disappearing before the end of the summer!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC3AEHX - Suffolk History #002
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
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
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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 Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

We got a surprise in our e-mail


It has been a little bit since I wrote our latest blog,
and to tell you the truth I was stuck for an idea
on what to write about.


I had thought about a blog concerning some recent "Found"
logs I had read - but I realized it would be a very
negative blog and I really didn't want to go there!!!



But then I read my e-mail and received a very
special gift from Geocahcing HQ!!!


YES!!!

SNAP!!! Geocaching was selected!!!

Nana & I are honored to be selected!!!

But now comes the hard part - selecting the "ONE" spot for our Virtual!!!

We have some ideas...
most of them dealing with local history
here in Suffolk Virginia.

But. if you want to give us some more ideas to consider...

feel free to add a comment to our blog!!!!

Our only requirement - your recommendation must be near
Suffolk, Virginia!

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A new geocaching series!!!

So far 11 geocaches from our new series have been published.

The plan is to publish at least 2 new ones each week.
  1. GC874F8 - Old Tweeters #01 - located in Southampton County Virginia
  2. GC874HM - Old Tweeters #02 - located in Southampton County Virginia
  3. GC87EN6 - Old Tweeters #03 - located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
  4. GC87H9X - Old Tweeters #04 - located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
  5. GC888FM - Old Tweeters #05 - located in Suffolk Virginia
  6. GC87HA9 - Old Tweeters #06 - located in Isle of Wight County Virginia
  7. GC888FM - Old Tweeters #07 - located in Franklin Virginia
  8. GC888G4 - Old Tweeters #08 - located in Suffolk Virginia
  9. GC888GF - Old Tweeters #09 - located in Suffolk Virginia
  10. GC88W93 - Old Tweeters #10 - located in Suffolk Virginia
  11. GC88W09 - Old Tweeters #11 - located in Suffolk Virginia
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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
will be disappearing before the end of the summer!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC3AEHX - Suffolk History #002
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
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
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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 Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Monthly Review - May 2019

Have you ever had one of those months???

Granted, we are saving up some money for a
huge geocaching/scenic event coming soon...

but only 5 finds the entire month of May???

We haven't had a month like that since
December of 2016... and I was sick most of that month!!!

Terrible!


A quick look at the numbers for
May 2019:
Total Caches found: 5
Traditionals: 1
Events: 4

That brings our total number of finds to: 10112
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FTFs in May: ZERO

That means our total number of "First To Finds" is 120
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Caching Days in May: 4
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Places We Geocached In During May:
Virginia -  5 find

Caches which received
Favorite Points from us in May: 
NONE
May Caches Awarded the
"COVETED" SNAP!!! Cache
of the Day Award:
None

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NEW SNAP!!! Geocaches 
which were published in May: 
  1. GC874F8 - Old Tweeters #01 - located in Southampton County VA
  2. GC874HM - Old Tweeters #02 - located in Southampton County VA
  3. GC87EN6 - Old Tweeters #03 - located in Isle of Wight County VA
  4. GC3ETZ9 - Historic Fort Huger (adopted on May 7th) - located in Isle of Wight County VA
  5. GC87ENX - Historic Fort Huger parking - located in Isle of Wight County VA
  6. GC87H9X - Old Tweeters #04 - located in Isle of Wight County VA
  7. GC888FM - Old Tweeters #05 - located in Suffolk, VA
  8. GC87HA9 - Old Tweeters #06 - located in Isle of Wight County VA
  9. GC888FM - Old Tweeters #07 - located in Franklin, VA
  10. GC888G4 - Old Tweeters #08 - located in Suffolk, VA
  11. GC888GF - Old Tweeters #09 - located in Suffolk, VA
New Souvenirs Earned during May:

NONE

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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
will be disappearing before the end of the summer!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC3AEHX - Suffolk History #002
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
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
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Upcoming Events we hope to attend!

GC87Q47
Tuesday – June 4, 2019 – Northern Suffolk 
The Swedes are back in town 2.0!
hosted by rockset2010
6 PM Till 6:30 PM
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GC87ZF2
Thursday – June 6, 2019 – Chesapeake 
Sorry, I moose be leaving
Pop’s Diner - hosted by Cameramoose
6 PM Till 8 PM
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GC86QAF
Saturday – June 8, 2019 – Richmond 
Richmond Rally XV 
Pocahontas State Park – hosted by CVGA
11:00 AM Till 4:00 PM
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GC88M3Z
Thursday – June 13, 2019 – Chesapeake 
AACC #118 
Chesapeake City Park – hosted by SNAP!!!
4 PM Till 5:45 PM
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GC884QE
Tuesday – June 18, 2019 – Virginia Beach 
 Third Tuesday Burger & Beer GCHR 
Rick’s CafĂ© – hosted by steve-n-kim
6:00 PM Till 8:00 PM
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GC883PR
Thursday – June 27, 2019 – Chesapeake 
AACC #129 – with FOOD TRUCKS!!!
Elizabeth River Boat Landing & Park – hosted by SNAP!!!
4:00 PM Till 5:45 PM
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GC80P38
Saturday – September 7, 2019 – Norton 
Woodbooger GeoTrail Kickoff 2019 
Norton VA – hosted by Woodbooger Crew

9:00 AM Till 5:00 PM
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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 Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching

On Instagram at: snap_geocaching

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Woodbooger Event in Norton - - and some other information

I just got a message from one of the main
coordinators for the

2019 WOODBOOGER EVENT!!!

Here is a quick summary of their plans:

The Woodbooger Kickoff event will be Saturday September 7th at 9:00 AM

We are planning to have 20 new caches in the geotrail

A new geoart will be published on Friday

There will be a coin given to the first 150 to complete the geotrail.

Although the new event is in the process of being
submitted - it will be:  GC80P38

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Mark your calendars!!!

Take it from us
The Geocachers in and around Norton Virginia
throw a fantastic event
- actually 3 or more events over the weekend!!!

You have till about mid August to get to Norton and
complete the current geo-art and trail!

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New SNAP!!! Geocaches

GC874F8 - Old Tweeters #001
located in Southhampton County, VA

GC874HM - Old Tweeters #002
located in Southhampton County, VA

GC3ETZ9 - Historic Fort Huger
adopted & repaired
located in Isle of Wight County, VA

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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
will be disappearing before the end of the summer!!!

GC2319B - Suffolk History #001
GC3AEHX - Suffolk History #002
GC2XJ24 - Another P&G
GC6BBVV - Nana thinks Papa Has SNAPPED!!!
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
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Upcoming Events we will be attending!
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GC86WZB
Friday – May 10, 2019 – Norfolk
The Koalacanucks are coming to town
Denny’s – Hosted by Koalacanuck
6 - 7 PM
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GC85EG6
Monday – May 13, 2019 – Chesapeake 
GCHR May Event - but NOT on the 3rd Tuesday
There will be a guest speaker talking about ,osquitoes, ticks and
other pest we normally run into!!!
Pop’s Diner – Hosted by SNAP!!!
6:00PM Till 8:00 PM
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GC86WW8
Thursday – May 15, 2019 – Chesapeake 
AACC #127 
Chesapeake City Park – hosted by SNAP!!!
4:00 PM Till 5:45 PM



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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 Twitter at: @SNAPgeocaching
On Instagram at: snap_geocaching