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.


Whole Lotta Love

From Wired

Dancing days are here again, especially if it has been a long time since you rocked and rolled.

OK, enough bad Zeppelin lyric lifts, let's get to the reunion tour, which reportedly lands at an arena near you in 2009.

According to the UK's Sun, Robert Plant finally caved once he found out that the rest of the band -- including guitar god Jimmy Page, bass deity John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, the son of rock's arguably greatest drummer John Bonham -- was going ahead without him. The others were so committed to the idea that they were even auditioning singers for Plant's role, and were rumored to have found an American to fill his shoes.

Sucks to be that American today.

Once Plant absorbed the enormity of Led Zeppelin reuniting and touring without him, as well as the insane amount of money it would bring, he changed his mind and joined the party.

"He realized he couldn’t face the thought of not being involved," a source told the Sun.

Yes, I'm sure it was just the thought he realized, and not the green. That said, it is simply killer to see that Led Zeppelin has resuscitated its legend long enough to remind early adopters and late comers alike why it was one of the most potent live acts of all time. It will be interesting to see how Led Zeppelin II, the band not the album, translates to Generation Xbox.

Would you see them? How much would you pay? Is Zep a legend whose time has passed, or is it still the best rock band not just of the '70s, but of all time? I need these questions tackled. I'm going to have to take out a loan to see Led Zeppelin live. And I hear the banks aren't lending jack these days.