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.


World Without End

you loved Pillars of the Earth and want to read 1000 pages full of
great characters revolving around medieval life in a growing English
town, re-read Pillars of the Earth and save yourself the slight
disappointment from reading World Without End.

World Without End would be a good book on it's own, but when it is
inevitably compared to Ken Follet's masterpiece Pillars of the Earth,
it falls way short. The characters in World Without End are strikingly
similar to their ancestors from Pillars of the Earth, but not as
fleshed out or likable. You never really find out what motivates most
of the main characters. And as with Pillars, Ken Follett tried to make
the plot drive around a great construction project, but for some
reason, I never knew if it was the bridge, or the hospital, or the
tower, and I never really cared. It seemed to me the book could be
summed up by saying: a group of the main characters get together in a
public place, they argue, a poor decision is made by some bureaucrat,
something bad happens as the result, some people have sex, some people
die, repeat for 1000 pages.

An O.K. book, but not great like Pillars of the Earth