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.


Two Guys on a Motorcycle

Every once in a while, my friend Ben and I will find ourselves in a situation where we need to go somewhere and the only means of travel is his motorcycle. I have always opted to just stay home, than to risk the ridicule we would receive. I say always, but about 10 years ago, for some reason after getting really drunk at home, Ben and I decided to go to a bar, and we only had his motorcycle to ride. So being drunk I didn't care at the time that I would have to hold on to Ben, while he bent over the handlebars and stuck his ass in my lap. I remember thinking the next day that I probably stuck out like a sore thumb. If people had cell phones with cameras, I'm sure someone would have taken a picture of us. After that I told him the only way I would ever ride with him again would be if he had a sidecar. Well recently he bought a new bike.

motorcyclepiano.jpg picture by djhobby

At least this guy has on a helmet. But did they have to do this in the rain?