Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Star Wars Props On Sale

If you have a few grand you want to part with, you could have a piece of Hollywood History.

From Ananova
Star Wars model set to fetch a packet

A spacecraft from the first Star Wars film is set to fetch £100,000 - even though it's just 18ins by 14ins.

The T.I.E fighter is the prize item at an auction of Hollywood movie props, reports The Sun.

It is the filming miniature of the craft which knocked Darth Vader's fighter out of the trench allowing Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star.

Rubber shoes worn by actor Anthony Daniels as robot C-3PO are among other Star Wars items for sale.

Film fans have the chance to snap up more than 1,000 original pieces of Hollywood history at the end of this month.

Jack Nicholson's axe from The Shining is expected to sell for £4,000, the tablets held by Charlton Heston in 1956 classic The Ten Commandments for up to £25,000 and a monster used in Alien 3 for around £20,000.

A pair of silver space suits worn by Dr Evil and Mini-Me in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me should go for around £15,000.

The mask worn by Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man is set to fetch a similar price.

The sale on 31 July and 1 August features a huge collection of super-hero costumes including a Superman outfit worn on screen by Christopher Reeve.

Joseph Maddelena, of Hollywood auction house Profiles In History, said the sale was "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire some of the most important visual effects pieces ever created for modern cinema".

I would like to have one of these:

The problem is I probably couldn't afford the fuel.