Desert View

The heat wasn’t too bad this morning so we took a short hike out into the desert near the Western boundary of the McDowell Regional Park, and grabbed a cache up on a hill. The 360 degree view was spectacular. Saw a red tailed hawk soaring close to the ground looking for brunch. Magnificent bird.

Despite the Heat

Went back out to Fountain Hills, and grabbed a few more. It was too hot for Fergie, but we hate to leave her home. There are some along a trail, so maybe early tomorrow we’ll go out again and see what we can find

Vancouver & Whistler

After Victoria, we spent a few days in Vancouver where we only had the opportunity to grab a couple of caches – one at the Museum of Anthropology on the University of BC campus – unbelievable exhibits, and the other in Stanley Park – both beautiful locations. On our last day in Canada we drove up to Whistler through stunning scenery, and found the one hidden in the Florence Peterson Park. I would have liked to spend more time there (the whole summer!!), but I will return. What a gorgeous place. We visited the Audain Museum home to some amazing First Nation artwork and carvings.

We’re now home, and I’ll hunt for more local caches until our next trip, likely to visit friends in Lake Arrowhead

Pacific Northwest May 2019

Traveling with our dear friends Leslie & Jack, our trip started in Seattle where we grabbed a number of caches as we walked around the city near Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Took the ferry up to Victoria, British Columbia And stayed at the Fairmont Empress where we were treated like royalty. High tea is elegant. Beautiful area on Vancouver Island. Butchart Gardens is amazing! Went whale watching, and saw a couple of Humpbacks. Found 7 caches around the Inner Harbour. Took a seaplane to Vancouver yesterday and will continue the adventure today.

The Fab Four

They’re Alive!

Life has been in the way. Just started up hunting again, but without the fervor of the early days. Heading up to Seattle (still looking for the first Washington cache) & British Columbia (found a couple 2 summers ago in Creston, BC), and will grab some up there. The Garmin 64st (can’t justify getting a 66st) accompanies us everywhere, and it’s loaded with caches to find, so it’s just a matter of finding them! Happy Hunting!

2000

Finally hit the 2000 mark. Appropriately enough it was named for a team we met when we first started geocaching, Lookin’ Good who have gone on to find over 41,000!! Don’t know how many we’ll find in the Phoenix summer heat, but I’ll be in Utah next month and it will be a little coler

First to Find – (FTF)

It’s been a while since I was the first to find a cache. Today I found two, including one with my grandson Beckett. Given that both were in a few miles of our house, that was all I wanted to do – it’s way too hot to do anything else unless it’s very early in the morning