Supplemental: Monticello photos

22 05 2008

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Geocaching in TWO Nations’ Capitols

22 05 2008

My singing career took me to both Ottawa, Canada AND Washington, D.C. last week! My first stop was the former where I had time for a handful of caches and photos:
Wave the Flag – webcam near the capitol buildings
Canal One – a quick find near the Performing Arts Center
Laurier Bridge Troll – this multi showed me the historic underpinnings of the city’s first bridge
R910.285 T5 – a classic library cache

Waving at their flag:

The capitol building’s impressive tower:

An eternal flame burns out front:

A very pink tree near the 2nd of the caches:

WWI Memorial, and the crowd of kids out front was there for MusicFest, as was I:

The library still has a card catalog along with its computers:

The cards inside were mostly HANDWRITTEN!

An old staircase:

A sign at odds with itself:

This was my breakfast menu; it’s a good thing I know what “oeufs” are!

My next stop was a whirlwind couple of shows in Morristown, NJ, then I landed in Charlottesville, VA for two more shows! I had time for several in and around Charlottesville and on the way to DC. Here’s the webcam shot from Charlottesville:

It was just a block away from the theater where we performed:

I also visited Monticello, where there are NO geocaches, not even a virtual! I took several nice photos of the grounds, and will post them in an addendum blog post after this. My last stop before DC brought me to a virtual at a cemetary in an unusual place – right in the middle of a shopping mall!
Shirley You Jest


I found about a dozen virtuals in Washington DC:
Do you feel stupid yet?
The Lone Sailor
Pointing Skyward
The Actor Really Did Break A Leg
Expanse of Freedom
General of the Armies
a Wood Chuck’s Paradise
Mile Zero
Look west old man
What’s the Connection?

I also got this cool shot of the Washington monument with its big red eyes:

I wrapped up my week with a hike in the Topanga area on Monday, finding two and hiding two, then did two urbans while running errands today.
Another Topanga State Park
TSP: Resting Rock
Bridged Again
Hooray For Hollywood

Next week…. Geowoodstock VI!!!





A Hike and a Flash Mob

12 05 2008

I took a lovely hike with f0t0m0m on Friday, in the hills near Whittier. We found these caches:
Rue Bourbon
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Heart Attack Hill Bypass
Shaken not Stirred
Dirt Track Date
Buddha’s Feast
WestwardHo’s Booty Cache find #15,700!
Godzilla vs Creosote
Hansel & Gretel This was my favorite of the day, as we had to follow a trail of small white stones to the gingerbread ammo can!
Pixie Stix
Marzipan Alligator Krewe
South Specific

Legless Muggle (NO rattles):

The Buddha greets us:

The weeds are THIS tall!

Purple thistle, golden sticky monkey flower, and – yikes! – a big bush of poison oak with berries:

On Saturday, I hosted one of 167 concurrent World Wide Flash Mob Events:
Worldwide Flash Mob with a view! (WWFM)
I’ll let the photos tell the tale…

The View:

The Mob:

There are many more photos on the event page.

My next report will be of Ottawa (Ontario), Charlottesville (VA), and Washington (DC).





Scattered Geocaching

8 05 2008

My week was occupied by other pressing matters, so this might be one of my lightest caching weeks since is started! I found 4, count ’em, 4.

#1 was a cache right outside my hotel window in Medford, OR, where I met my parents for a visit.

CLOCKOVER

Here’s the cache site, as viewed from my room:

It’s right next to the fabulous Harry and David store, too.

I then went back to Yreka with my folks and time to find one that I’d missed before:
Phoenix 52

Of course, it was an AMMO CAN in a BUSH. Duh.
I got a couple of nifty photos on the way back, and enjoyed the short ride up the river with my dad.

Poppies

Old Rock Wall

Mount Shasta

Upon my return, I had a performance out in Rancho Cucamonga, and found the cache conveniently located in the parking lot of their beautiful, new performing arts center:
Tour De Gardens
This was a tricky one, and nicely camo’d.

Finally, yesterday, I had time to pick up one kinda close to my house:
Just For You, OLdweeb
This was also a tricky one, but fun to finally grab it.

Until next week, happy caching!