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.


More DNF Fun

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Traditional CacheThe Skibos Sisters
 April 12 by djhobby (415 found)
I tried to find this one early this morning but came up empty handed. FTDNF YES!

But in my defense it was probably because of the poisonous Cane Toad that I found. As I was circling around the spot where I thought the cache ought to be, I spied what I thought might have been a very unique cache container, a plastic frog. But then I picked it up I realized it was alive! In my astonishment I gasped, and the toad, doing what toads do best, hopped. Unfortunately it hopped right into my gaping maw. I spit it out immediately, but after a few short minutes my head was spinning around faster than the arrow on my GPS unit. I finally fell down, but fortunately I could still reach my phone. I called my wife and she came and got me and took me to the hospital. Luckily the effects of cane toad poisoning wears off quite quickly and I was able to go home shortly. As a matter of fact I even found a few caches today!

Even though I couldn't find your cache, as I was laying on the ground hallucinating waiting for my wife to show up, I kept imagining skibos hopping around. It got so bad I came up with a limerick to commemorate the situation.

There once was a penguin named Willy

Who thought is was always very chilly.

He donned a small hat

But he always felt a draft

And he sneezed himself quite silly.