Tuesday, February 28, 2006


States, here for my 3 year inspection.
This should be lots of fun.
I will get nothing done at work, so now I spend 3 more days catching up.

When I down load the files into my Palm and GPSr I seem to get diffent counts. Not smal amonts.
300 in palm, 445 in GPSr

Sunday, February 26, 2006

A Fun Pizza Event 36

Saturday was a lazy day, did not get much or nothing done.
Worked on setting-up the palm program in palm and down loading cache pages in.
It realy looks good, so on the way to the event I tried it out and found some problem it IDing the cache.
On the palm list the cache by the name and GPSr its list by the GC number.
So now on a quest to chang to the way the GPSr list the cache.
I was told that the "spinner" soft ware is the way to go. So I down loaded the test ware and it dose not seem to come out that way, so back to the drawing board.

After the event I drove up to BabyFoot lake trail head, I have been thinking about hiking to this one. It about 14 miles from the pavement, and two cache are along the way complete mest these up, because one this tied to the other. I be back.
And back to the lake hike, got up to the trail head and its about 1.2 mile hike on the sign.
But there was some problem to consiter, one is that all the the trees are burn from the big fire that came through here about 3 years ago and two there was still lot of snow on the ground, so the hike would be little hard to do realy quick, so I hiked about .25 mile to get a feel for what type of trail that there was.
The trail is not to bad, I could see about .50 mile down it, and it run pretty flat, for alone ways.
But we have to wait for the snow to melt and I have my doubts that the lake is still there.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Palm Program Realy Works

I receive the ID code today and spent about 2 hours getting this thing to work.
And seem it going work realy good, I plan on using it on the DC trip and this summer Hawaii trip.

Today at work was, see who could hit the bus the hardest. One at 10 this morning and another at 3 this after noon. Lucky for me the damage was to the cars and not the bus.

One more day this week, maybe we can get through this week with out sending something to the body shop.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Its The Trip That So fun, Not getting There

The hike was about 3.25 one way, but it seem alot longer, so it was a total 7 miles total.
I have been thinking about doing this one for some time.
I gussed, that the snow was up highter, so I thought it would not be any trouble.
We started hiking about 12 noon, and was up there about 3 o clock.
Will there was a lot of snow up there, about 2 feet at the top in places. But trees and rocks where showing good.
Wife and daught came up almost to the top but it was to slippery to come all the way up.
I look around the rock and under the rock and on top of the rock but no find. Spent about 1/2 hour looking. Most of the rock was uncovered so I look realy hard, I did not want to leave without find it, but sun was going down and air was cooling off.
So off we went with no find.
Got back to the car about 5, made good time.
About another time or summer any ways.
The Kirby Peak Cache link.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A New Road to Travel On

Worked on the new drive way most of the day, had about 60 feet to go to get to the road.
Cutting all the trees over 3 inch in size, leaving the stumbs about 3 feet high so I can get hold of them with the cat and pull these out.
So looking from the road you have this stumb forest for about 300 feet, there has to be about 60 or so of these.
Was able to cut the last 60 feet out, but did not throw the limb and logs to day, looks like about 4 hours of stick stacking yet.

The "From the Elk Back" cache I drove up and picked it up and archived tonight. I had been about a year sence a new find on it. I was going to do the same for" The Beaver slide" cache but I could not find it in the dark, I will have to go back in the day light and see if its still there.

Monday is a Holiday so the famliy is go to see it we can get to "Kirby Pick cache" its about 3.25 mile hike so that totals out to about 7.00 miles.
If that dosen't work out, we'll try and find BabyFoot lake, found it on a map and got the coordinates so it should be easy to find.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Day On The Trail

Out hiking and Re-Finding a cache to show own, there still and in good shape.
Just as I was re-hiding the cache I started down the trail to 4 corners, I could hear the voice down the trail, so I walk about 30 feet and just started to see the horse and when it did 180* turn in the trail and dump the male ride on to the trail. I made way over to the horse and check the rider out and he was ok. That why I don't ride horses.
The hores was suprised by me being on the trail.
The the cache "Horse Trail" check out the link.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Palm Thing, Will it Work ?

With some diretion from Blazerfan, I down loaded this cachemate software into my palm.
My son the computer man, had to help me to get it to work. Seems like a lot of steps to get it to the palm, but if it works it works.
If I can get the real program in, it looks like it will realy work good, lots of inform in one place, I have hunted for so long with out hints it going to be odd, to have them at my finger tips.
We are planning some trips and and I don't what to have a bunch of paper with me for looking and track.
Found two caches to night.
Wing to roots
And is the north pole?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Its Monday All Ready

What a day, off to wolf creek to chang alt that locked up and burn the belt up.
Got back to the shop and out again to get a van started that would not start for the other crew.
Had it running in about ten minute, and got it back to the shop and found a bad relay, and the parts house had it stock.
Then knock out an inspection on a van realy quick.
All that before lunch.
Then it started back up again. Go get 2 vans and one big bus and get the crew to do the inspcetions and fix before 4:30 on the vans so we could take them back to use them tomorror.

Ben and Elme went for and hike in the snow up on the big mountain on snow shoes.
They got above the tree line on Mt. McClophle, my GPS got them back to the car.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Another Day

Not much happing to day, but the weath has been unseansonal harm, in the 70s.
Read this book "The Tower of Babel" its about PLO and the Israel and the going on between two people.
Just finshed "Master of Space and Time" a funny book.

The 2 cache I submit have been appoved, I realy didn't think it would happen that quick.
Must be getting better.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Anniversary Day

To day we spent all day together, checking out a fossil bed and hiking to a view point and then going to a simple dinner.
I place geo caches at these two place for others to enjoy.
It has been 27 years as of the february 9, when we were seal for eternty, as one, as a team, as a frind ship for all times.
The weath has been very blue skys and clean out, very nice after all the rain. Still use more snow and rain before summer set in.
I have been watching the opening Olympics, Torino games stuff.
Cool stuff, people working together in the world.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Blue skys shining on me

Realy nice today, blue skys and some clouds, but realy cold out there.

New man starts tomorror, hope he work out.

Going in early so maybe I can get off a early also.
Plans of test my GPS out after it trip to garmin factor.
Some cache that still need a finder.

Start driving the 95 subaru tomorror we see it gets as good of fuel milage as the old subaru.
Got the CD player moved over and 2 way installed, still need to remove the good speaker out of the old unit for the other car, I have old speaker from it, I'll put these back in, realy not bad spearks, there are 20 year old but still give good sound, no crack or any thing.
Got to get to bed, 5 am come pretty early.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Found It

A nice day at work, was in early and got some of the jobs going before the rest of the crew showed up, so we got a good jump the days work.
Was able to get away about 4:45 and went in to the Cathedral hills.
With the hint, I was able to locate the cache and be the 1st to find it as will.(no GPS)

Got home and my GPS had come in from Garmin, the repairs or trade for a another unit.
They gave me a good deal, only $50. and every one else has to pay $100.00.
The only thing wrong with the old unit was the battery compartment had become cracked in about 5 pieces.
So a good deal for me.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday the Day of Rest

Sleep in and went to church and alls will.
Boys are up snow boaring on ashland today, with the blue skies and some fresh power I'm sure that there be up there all day.
Molly and John, and Robyn and Paul are coming over to eat dinner tonight, smell the roast cooking the crock pot.
Re-doing the bearing in the rear end in the 95 Subaru, good tooth patton and back lash is good but I have this low whinn on desel. I going to try one more thing and if it don't work I'm going set the pinion gear into the ring gear another .010 to .020 to get more tooth contact. I'll need to find some shim stock and cut my own shims.
Tryed to find a geocache yesterday on the way home from town and with no GPS, I new that there wasn't much in the area to, I throught it could be easy, no such luck, the hint had something about a bush, will it turns out, that there is lots and lots of bushes in the area, next time.
I need to get this car done so I can sell the old 85 Subaru, I have a buyer already, need to pull the speaker and install the old ones and CD play, 2 way radio, and move my junck out.
This should take me about 2 nights after work.
Maybe the GPS will be back by friday, the wife and I are planing a hike for that day.
Also the Coin Quest mybe be starting up soon.

Friday, February 03, 2006

A walk about

After work I make a short hike into Cathral hills.
This was cool to get out, and get some fresh air and be out and about.
When I got home and was looking at the geocaching.com and had found that I'd had walked by 2 new cache.
I try find these next week if I'm in the area.

This is Super Bowl week end, I not going to watch any of this, I don't do TV sports.
Seems like a wast of time watching that much TV, and you need to watch more just tp stay on the in as to who is playing who and what player is best so on and so on.

The crew pulled it off and got the work done so, no saturday work, Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
the end

Thursday, February 02, 2006

There is always friday

Wife gets a newer car and I get the hand me down.
So now I sell my 85 subaru wagen and get a 95 subaru wagen. Move CD player and 2 way compy radio and all my other stuff I can't live with out.
The old 85 has 247 k on engine and running gear, I sure it would run out to 300k, about 2 more years of driving for me. The some subaru can log a lot of miles.

Febuary 9 will be 27 years of marraged for us. It seem like just yesterest day that we start a new life with one another, not being 2 people but thinking and living as one, and thats how you must live to last longer than the average marrage.
I think in are office I am the only one out of 14 or so people, that haven't been divorced. ( some are on the 3rd or 4th marrage).

Life and just happens if you will let it.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

No one at work

Will, that person did not show up for work.
Whats up with people. Not happy because of no work and then they don't come the work and still think they should be paid.
They will be finding a new job now.
And some one else will get and new job here.

Replace "Shannon's Cache" to night, I hope it last this time. geocaching.com
That it for now.