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Apr 23, 2011

Spring Fling Potluck 2011

By: dw-thegirlsfromPA-thelins-Red Rovers-Winterwo Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

It was great seeing familiar faces, and a few new faces too. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful park for a lunch event. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBNBTC]Scuba Jack[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB3DJJ5]Mt Whitney Geocoin[/url], and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. TFTE!

Oct 10, 2010

10-10-10 Multi-Event - The GBA version

By: Marky & Joani, anne.and.eli Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

Mrs. niraD and I celebrated 10-10-10 with dinner and this geocaching event. The room was awfully loud, but our dinner was good and it was great seeing familiar faces (and a few not-so-familiar faces). TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks for pulling everything together for this fun event, and TFTC!

Aug 6, 2010

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit-Turtle Bay Park

By: Groundspeak Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

My wife and I stopped here on our way home from a group camping trip at Lake Siskiyou with others from our church, and spent the afternoon exploring the maze exhibit, finding the keyword caches hidden at Turtle Bay Park as part of the maze exhibit, and exploring a few of the other exhibits at the Turtle Bay Museum. The GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit was interesting, even though the geocaching-related information was very familiar to me. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this exhibit moving. TNLNSL, and discovered a bunch of trackables. TFTC!

Jul 17, 2010

Happy B-Day Joani & Summer Fun!

By: nielsenc Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

It was good seeing familiar faces, as well as meeting a few new ones. Happy birthday, Joani! Thanks for organizing the party, nielsenc! TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2T15E]Molokai One Travel Bug[/url] and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTE!

May 1, 2010

10 Years! Redwood City, CA

By: mjp303 Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

It was fun to see so many familiar faces, and to meet a few unfamiliar ones as well. And now I know what a "Nevada nano" is. SMILIE TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBK0CB]Sandra's Picture Book[/url] TB, [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2TFH9]Palm of Alaska[/url] TB, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. Thanks everyone for a great brunch, and thanks mjp303 for the successful 10-year event!

Jan 9, 2010

Team Checkers' First 10K

By: way2wild Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

It was fun to get together to celebrate Team Checkers' 5-digit milestone before the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC21Y0T]FINAL ACTIVITIES 2009[/url]. Congratulations! TN, L [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, SL. FWGB. TFTC!

FINAL ACTIVITIES 2009

By: SPHERICAL FULLERENES Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Large

I'm honored to have been included in this year's ACTIVITIES. Thanks to Venona and his minions for making it happen! FWGB. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTC!

Sep 12, 2009

Seabright Beach CITO

By: OneAngryPuppy Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Container: Not chosen

I arrived a little late, and it took a bit of effort to find a spot along the beach that actually needed CITO, but it was great to visit with folks and to clean up the place. Discovered [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2HQ6W]Skypoodle's Family Joules[/url]. TNLNSL. I'll keep my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this CITO event moving. Thanks for the new icon :D and TFTC!

So many caches, So little time, event

By: British Invasion Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Mrs. niraD and I came to this event after dropping by [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB27PJV]Bud's Table[/url] and visiting the surrounding buildings at Wilder Ranch. It was good to see so many familiar faces, and many new faces as well. And the pizza was delicious, once it arrived. :) T [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1F2F4]HH das Tor zur Welt[/url] TB and [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB2YEHY]Micro Compass Rose Geocoin[/url]; L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB1EXQ4]Mr.Explorer3's Police Geocaching Squad Coin[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB27RC8]Hula Gem[/url] TB, and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token; SL. Thanks for bringing everyone together to remember Bud's life, thanks for the milestone, and TFTC.

Jun 20, 2009

Summer... I scream, You scream, We all scream II

By: nielsenc/hjnielsen/worlds worst cacher Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Other

Mrs. niraD and I enjoyed the ice cream and the opportunity to socialize. Thanks for making it easy to donate to 50sumtin's memorial, for organizing the group purchase, and for the raffle. I also swapped geocoins and dropped my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token (the first of my latest design that I've released).

Jan 10, 2009

FINAL ACTIVITY EVENT

By: Venona (hosted by Bullitovsky) Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

It was great to see so many familiar faces again, and to meet so many geocachers that I knew only by name. Receiving the Order of Venona was quite an honor, and tagging along for the final puzzle was a lot of fun. TN, L [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB28ZG8]Moon Mushroom Geocoin[/url], [url=http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TBKBTE]ARIZONA Key Chain 2 TB[/url], and my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig tokens, discovered a bunch of TBs and GCs, SL. Thanks to Venona for preparing such creative and enjoyable 2008 ACTIVITIES, thanks to all my fellow Order of Venona recipients for letting me tag along for the ride, thanks to Bullitovsky for hosting the event, and TFTC!

Nov 9, 2008

TA @30,000 - Gone in a Flash(mob)

By: Team Checker Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

Congrats to Team Alamo! My (muggle) wife was even willing to join me for this micro-event. TN, L my [url=http://nirad.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token and the California Bound TB (now heading back home to Florida), SL. TFTE!

Nov 8, 2008

WoW's Polymer Clay Workshop V

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

This was a great opportunity to start the cane for my next set of sig tokens, and I even learned a thing or two. (And you thought I wasn't paying attention...[;)]) I also enjoyed visiting with everyone, or at least with those at my end of the table and those who stayed late. TN, L my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token, SL. TFTE!

Feb 2, 2008

Meet & Greet Groundspeak & Garmin in the Bay Area

By: Signal the Frog Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

I dropped by between sessions, and while I couldn't stay for the next Wherigo session, it was fun visiting and hearing others' thoughts after they had played with it a bit.

Jun 2, 2007

Little Shop of Horrors IV

By: workerofwood Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

That was fun. I got to see some of the madness coming soon to a cache near you [:D], and I got to examine one of the [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCK1CC]ANX[/url] clue tokens. I didn't spot the clue, but I did get to examine the token. I had thought about bringing what I needed to make another container like the one in [url=http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNB05]Almost Eden[/url], but I barely had time to drop by for an hour while preparing for that evening's [url=http://www.therallyeclub.org/what.htm]gimmick car rallye[/url] (I was the rallyemaster.) I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this event cache moving, but I won't move it very far. Thanks for an excellent event!

Feb 3, 2007

Puzzle and Crypto Workshop

By: The Rat Difficulty: 1.0 Terrain: 1.0 Container: Not chosen

After attending several unevents, I finally attended an actual event cache! I will keep my [url=http://niraD.sigitem.com/]trackable[/url] sig token for this event cache moving. Thanks for the new icon and TFTC! The only criticism I could have about the workshop is that it was too short. [:D] The material was very well organized and presented, and the homework examples were well chosen, and were used effectively. I also enjoyed the post-workshop conversation with everyone. It was great to see you all agai n!

Before the class, I announced a gimmick car rallye that will be later tonight. If anyone wants more info, but didn't pick up one of the fliers, the Rallye Club's web site is [url=http://www.therallyeclub.org/]www.TheRallyeClub.org[/url].

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