Friday, August 30, 2019

Our "Trip of a Lifetime" - Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed arriving in Seattle and the first few days...

On Tuesday August 6, after a small problem with Uber,
Nana, I and the family finally arrived at the terminal,
passed through security and boarded the 
Carnival Legend!!!

The view from our balcony on the Legend!

On Day 3 of the cruise we arrived in Tracey
Arm Fjord where we boarded a smaller boat
and made it to the southern face of Sawyer Glacier.

After getting very close (per the Captain we were
closest he had been all year) and watched some
minor calving of the glacier - Amazing!!!

The Captain then took us to the main face of the
Sawyer Glacier where Nana just happened to be filming.

Nana just happened to catch some major calving
of the face of the glacier!!!  Shortly after that,
the crew hauled aboard a small piece and put
it on the deck so everyone could feel it.

While in Tracey Arm Fjord, we made sure we had all
the answers and pictures in order to claim our
find for the Earthcache there.

GC1DG1T - Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier

On Day 4 of the cruise we arrived in Skagway Alaska.

Nana & I made our way around town sight-seeing
and grabbing a few caches.

GC5Z1T9 - White Pass Remains
a quick walk n grab!

GC76XP1 - I (We) made it to Skagway, AK.
a cleverly hidden cache.

GCGJ2Q - Camp Skagway No.1
A very nice Virtual Cache in the
heart of the town

GCG627 - Skagway cliffs
another Virtual Cache and this one
was right by our ship

We spent the rest of the day hanging out
with the family and browsing the stores!

Whale tail
Day 5 of the cruise was Juneau Alaska.  We spent most of the day
with our family but we did manage to get one cache found
before heading back to the ship.

GC10RDC - The Mountain King - TB Hotel
favorite point awarded and dropped of quite a few trackables!

looking down on Juneau
Ketchikan was the port for Day 6,
Nana & I left the ship early, grabbed a few caches and
then joined the family for a tour of all the stores in the area.

very few salmon were running when we passed by
 GC521YF - Cache Fish-On

GC4CN8W - Well...Here I am!

GC1RQRW - Cache Bin Caching TB Hotel
favorite point awarded

GC5XYGZ - liquid sunshine
dodging the muggles took some time!

our new GC Headquarters Souvenir!
Our last full day of the cruise ended with a very short
visit to Victoria British Columbia.  Finding caches here
while the family toured the shops enabled us to get the 
Souvenir for British Columbia!

GCA00B - Crows visit the Govenor of Nootka
a very nice Virtual Cache

GC7B752 - The Fountains at Parliament - Virtual Reward -
another nice Virtual Cache

GC29BEM - Little Brown Lamp Post
gotta love quick grabs!

GC80YK5 - Urban Bird Watching Tour---1. Kingfisher-HAG XV

GC6ZXW7 Traditional Cache Super fish

Our cruise ended the next day - sadly we were only
able to grab one more cache as we headed home.
I noticed there was a Virtual Cache right in the
terminal as we were waiting for our plane.

GC7B73R Virtual Cache Flying Fish at Sea-Tac

Did we get in all the geocaches that were on our lists - NO!
But, considering the sights we saw and the
people we spent the time with...

our "Trip of a Lifetime" was a trip we will always remember!!!

That is all for now
Till next time...

Don't forget to visit our favorite Geocaching Store

Stay Safe & Keep Caching!!!

Suffolk Nana & Papa
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Our "Trip of a Lifetime" - Part 1

As some of you may already know....

Nana & I took an amazing trip!!!

We flew to Seattle, spent a few days, and then
took a Carnival cruise to Alaska!!!

Our first view of Seattle
One of the first things we did upon arriving in Seattle was
to meet up with our geocaching friend Chihuahuak94me
and her muggle husband Michael.

The first cache on our Geocaching Agenda was the Ape cache!!!
Of course, we had to get there first!!!
Here is a list of the caches we found on August 1

Our caching group!
GC493V9 - Walk around the mall 4 - we had to out wait
several muggles before grabbing this one!

Never seen Alpacas listed on a trail sign???
GC2ATM6 - The Iron Horse Express - a quick grab
on the way to the APE cache.

Nana & I near GZ for the APE cache
GC1169 - Mission 9: Tunnel of Light - favorite point awarded - we also
awarded the cache the "Coveted" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award!!!
P.S. we took the climb and the short walk vs the tunnel!

GC2FHZ7 - The Rocket Cache - it was right on
the way back to parking!!! - favorite point awarded

a small waterfall along the way
Our last cache of the day was:
GC69FGZ - Chocoholic --- Travel Bug hotel
Aug 2: our Geocahcing Agenda was, of course, 
Geocahcing Headquarters followed by the
GCHQ GeoTour.

Here is a list of the caches we found on August 2

GCK25B - Geocaching Headquarters
favorite point awarded!

GC32A0H - HQGT: Ode to the Golgafrinchan Phone Workers
favorite point awarded!

GC7B665 - HQGT: Gas Works Park

GC3Z3PE - HQGT: Geo Post Office
favorite point awarded

GC20Y24 - HQGT: Troll Droppings
favorite point awarded

GC1F79P - HQGT: Fremont Library

GC4GW89 - HQGT: De Libertas Quirkas

GC2AD97 - HQGT: Chairy Tree
favorite point awarded and we also awarded the
cache the "Coveted" SNAP!!! Cache of the Day Award!!!

GC4B84C - HQGT: Within Reach
favorite point awarded

GC49HR7 - HQGT: Beneath Aurora
favorite point awarded

GC7B9AY - Late for the Interurban

GC62C8 - Kerry Viewpoint Park
NOTE:  While at Kerry Park we were told the Blue Angels
were getting ready to practice in the area for an upcoming
air show.  Nana was lucky enough to catch the below
picture of the Blue Angels and the Space Needle!!!

GC46QJ1 - In the Shadow of the Globe

The next few days of the trip were for family and sight
seeing but we did manage to grab a few more before our cruise.

Here is a list a few more caches we found before our cruise.

GC7B6BG - The Seattle Space Needle
favorite point awarded

favorite point awarded

GC37EYR - ADA Compliant #2-Big K

in part 2 we will show pictures and list the caches
we found in Alaska and Victoria British Columbia
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' - - -






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Monday, August 19, 2019

Woodbooger is almost here!!!

You only have a few weeks left until....

Norton, as well as some of the surrounding towns
in south-western Virginia get together to celebrate



On September 7, at about 10AM the
NEW 2019 Edition of the
Woodbooger Geo-Trail will be published.

The 2019 Woodbooger coin (front)
The 2019 Woodbooger coin (back)
If you happen to arrive a day early...
there will be a Friday Night Cookout
hosted by a groups of really great geocachers!

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 Geo-Trail Kickoff 2019

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

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 while geocaching around the city.
All the businesses 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
Heritage Inn - 276-679-6655 - $74.99 nightly plus a breakfast coupon. Be sure and mention you are geocachers there for the Woodbooger Geo-Trail.
Econo Lodge - 276-679-7000 - 10% discount

The Holiday Inn in Norton is booking rooms for geocachers at $74.99 nightly plus a breakfast coupon.
(276) 679-6655

Be sure and mention you are geocachers coming for the Woodbooger Geo-Trail.

OH!!! Let's not forget this...

This (above) is the old version....

On Friday September 6...

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


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....
since Nana & I will not be able to make it.....

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

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' - - -






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On Instagram at: snap_geocaching