Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More stamps I have made

More Stamps I've made

Our Route 66 Stamp

This is our stamp we used while on the Insane Train trip through Arizona, California, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. It really sums up what most caching trips are like with us. 

Portland Cache Machine Stamp

The story with this stamp is, well, ummmm.... you get part of it but the other part is Portland Oregon is called the city of Roses. So Flower from Bambi doing what she does really embodies what we do :) 

Help me on this one!

Another stamp I made for a Cache Machine but for the life of me I can't remember which one. So if you know please post for me. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stamp it!

Some of the stamps I have created

On Google+ I was asked if I used stickers to sign the logs on power trail. No I don't I make stamps to go along with the group I am with and the area that we are caching in. So here are a few of my creations and the stories that go with them.

My Personal Stamp

I created this stamp for my personal use while caching. It uses brown ink so it looks like mudd.

The GeoShuttle Stamp

I created this stamp for my friends trip to the first ET Highway. The stamp is of a Ford Explorer as the Space Shuttle because they were taking their Explorer and they named it the GeoShuttle. After they returned home this stamp was made into a Letterbox cache GC2H38J.

NW Alien Hunter

This stamp was created for my trip to the second ET Highway. You can see this thing stamped in Nevada over 1500 times!!

These are just three of the stamps I have made. I will add another post with a few more in a bit. I really love to make these things for our different trips and friends. 

Will my wife ever get a weekend with me?

Will my wife ever get a weekend with me?

So it's not all about the numbers. But sometime it's a lot about the numbers. I'm in the final stretch of my 10,000 push. I am headed to Tonopah NV to get 450 caches this Labor day. I was hoping to get it done so I could spend it with the family but that didn't happen so off to the ET Highway again. Globaltreckers needs 805 caches and I need 465 caches. So I will be grabbing only ones I need and not signing the rest, then hitting up the others on the trail I have already found. 

How many of you would do that? I think I am kinda sick in the head, but loving every minute of it.

So the best part off this weekend is another chance for a car load of 12 year old boys to get together and have some seriously juvenile FUN! 

Stay tuned for some GoPro video of our high jinx :) 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

10,000 Smiles
1 Long Frown

So how can you make your sixth anniversary more work than fun? Make a goal that is tough to reach!

September 16th I will have been caching for 6 years and what fun that has been. In the last few years I have done some serious power caching on the ET highway, Route 66 and a few other smaller power runs and I am burned out on numbers. So WHAT was I thinking when I thought of making my 10,000 cache by my anniversary? Shouldn't be tough I'll just hit some trails and it will be easy. 

Well I am now down to the wire, I have switched jobs so I can no longer grab a few caches everyday and I am totally burned out on power runs. So that brings us down to one month left and I need 800 caches (yup I know my profile says more but I am being lazy in logging also). So I will head down to Boise hit some trails and be done with it. One problem I start doing the power trail and I just want to go for a hike, get one with a ton of fav points, go swimming or anything but be stuck in a car all day getting the same cache over and over again. I do have some great fun with my friends (check this video out) but now I have to give up my Labor day weekend to go get 500 caches. So off to the ET highway again to get the newest caches and ride with my buddy while he gets another 500 caches I already have so he will reach 10,000 on the same day! Crazy? NO! INSANE? YUP for sure! My wife keeps saying just quit. But I can't quit it is not in my blood. So in a week and a half I will be driving 16 hours to cache all day and get 1,000 caches (only can sign 500) and driving back just to say that I have 10,000 caches in six years. Dumb, very dumb. I vow this to be almost for sure my last power trail!

If anyone is up in the Sammamish, Washington area on the 16th of September come see us at my party 10,000 Smiles in six years what a game and get a smiley for yourself.