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.


Why are Our Gas Prices So High

Why are our gas prices so high? Maybe it's because Exxon Mobile Corp just reported the biggest profit ever in a quarter by any U.S. corporation. They made $11.68 billion, which is up 40% from last year. Then to confuse matters, oil man Bush is trying to push this bill for more off-shore drilling down our throats. Claiming that it will help alleviate fuel prices, by giving U.S. companies more of a supply. "To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially here at home," Bush told reporters this week. It turns out that these companies, Exon Mobil and others, all ready have an over abundance of oil, because, according to the Department of Energy, their exports went up 31% from a year ago. It sounds like to me that Bush is jockeying for a job as a CEO for one of these companies, once he is booted out of office in January. Read more here and here.

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