Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Seneca Falls Caches and our first hide.

We visited Seneca Falls NY to visit family recently but in some of the down moments we got a chance to do some caching. We even got to hide our very first cache.
A Tribute to our Veterans
The first cache we found, we have been scoping out ever since we thought about getting a GPS and learned about Geocaching. We new basically where this Cache would be hidden and even looked for it. The park where this cache is located is a nice little park in the center of Seneca Falls right next to what was the old High School. They have even put out little stations for disposing of our waste, Very Nice!
We frequently walked by this park wondering if we would be able to find the cache hidden here. Finally we had our chance.
We had a busy week enjoying the Cottage on Cayuga lake and then we went to stay with family where we were cooped up indoors too much. So Josh took us out for a walk on a whim, and we brought the GPS. We figured that the cache was hidden on the cannon from the first time we learned there was a cache in this park. But it took a little time and we did use the hint which led us right too it! Thanks for the Cache MaMa Bear. Expect us to be after other caches you have hidden in the Seneca Falls, Auburn and the rest of the Finger Lakes since we visit often.

A Chance Encounter.
We encountered these ladies on many of our walks in SF as well. This is another nice little area that SF has done a great job at making welcome for dogs. The only problem is how close this is too the street. But it is a great photo-op. We are two confident strong willed girls that were happy to pose with these great ladies. Now for a little history
In May 1851, there was a chance encounter on the streets of Seneca Falls, which forever altered the struggle of Women's Rights. Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The friendship that was forged between Stanton and Anthony gave direction and momentum to the seventy-two year struggle for womens suffrage which culminated on August 26, 1920 in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Neither woman lived to see this happen.
Our owner when to Elizabeth Cady Staton Middle School in Seneca Falls and has also helped with the 150th anniversary woman's rights festivities that occured in SF.
This is a great place for a cache and again we thank MaMa Bear for providing us with some entertainment, education and exercise when we visit SF.

Our First Hide... First Cache for Linnaea
Although Linnaea is a little too young to be helping us with caching we thought that since she was baptized in this little country church that it would be a great place to hide a cache in her honor. We have never done this before and have been planning to for some time!
We decided to use an old plastic water bottle that Josh doesn't use anymore because of the BPTs. Do you think that this is a great recycling use for wide mouth plastic water bottles?
There was a great place to hide the cache at this church that makes it a wonderful quick grab for people passing through. We just hope that no one interrupts a church service to find it.
We thought about hiding the cache in the Cemetary but we didn't have a magnetic cache container or a good way to camouflage our container. But the handicap access ramp worked beautifully. We hope that many people come to visit this cache and enjoy the Beauty of the Central NY area.
Enjoy! Thanks for Reading!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Catching Up on Caches

The past several months have brought a big change into our home, so our blog has not been updated in a while.
We now have a new partner in crime Linnaea Joy Kraus is the new daughter of Marika and Josh. Eventually she will get out and Geocache with us. But right now we can't even show a picture of us with her because we really want to give her a good doggy tongue bath anytime she comes near us.
Now to complete last summers list of caches found and fill you in on the only cache found so far this year. It has been a little busy and Josh hasn't gotten us on the trail, and to top it all off Coralee had 9 puppies in February and wasn't feeling very up to wandering around to find caches this past year. But she is feeling herself again and ready to go out and hunt for some more! For pictures of the puppies follow the links on the side of this page. CNSAND Pwds Blog and meet the family.

Before Josh and Family left England last year a few caches were found in our name. If turns out our grandfather Stephen Beals is pretty good at finding caches.

Bournemouth Caches

Josh and family stayed in a beach resort area in Bournemouth, England. Three caches were found in Bournemouth. The first was called "I see no ships". This is where Mr. Beals first showed his skill at finding caches when after a few moments in the general vicinity of this find he simply put his hand right on it.
No ships were really to be seen.
After this cache Josh went off on his own to find the next cache, while the rest of the group rested in the Hotel. There was a pretty little park located along the ocean called Boscombe Chine Gardens. This cache was particularly well hidden along the side of the path after crossing the bridge.
A view from the bridge.

We can almost see the cache now. It was very well hidden but once the hint was read josh practically put his hand right on it.

There were two more cache found in Bournemouth one of them was along the ocean walk it was called the "Arty Railing". The other was near the shopping district called "The Only Street". I am pleased to say that Josh found the"Arty Railing" before anyone else did but Mr. Beals showed his skills with "The Only Street" putting his hand right on it the moment we came near.

Windsor Castle Cache
The group headed later headed off to Windsor and Eton. They saw Windsor castle and walked around Eton and yes tried to find some Geocaches. They tried for two caches and only found one. But they did see a Humped Zebra Crossing.
Here are two pictures of Mr. Beals in front of "Thames Path- Windsor bridge"
That is the Thames river behind him. Josh wishes he could have seen some crew shells.
There was a lady sitting here drawing a scene she probably thought that this group was incredibly strange as they searched around the railing for this cache. Josh and Mr. Beals tried for one more but after 30 minutes of beating around int he bush along the Thames river they gave up. :-(

One more cache was found in England right near Stonehenge.
This was our first Mystery cache. Now before you laugh this is the one and only time that Josh will probably ever appear on this page. This is his guest appearance. But we needed proof of our mystery cache.

Last cache of 2008-State Side.
With the school year started and winter looming and all the other events of the coming 10 months only a thought We headed out for a Cache that we had tried to find a long time ago and got stopped by Mosquitoes. Since it was now well into the fall and the air was cold at night the Mosquitoes were not a problem an more and we set out in the South Windsor Land Trust to find a cache.
Here we are in front of the find. Cora is not feels that there was more to find out here on the trails so she couldn't focus on the victory shot. Clearly you can see this cache. It was a fun find at the end of the year. We did expect to try to find more but life, school, puppies and a baby got in the way.

First Cache of 2009

With the women all a baby shower. Josh and Father and uncle set out to find a cache in RI along the Rails to trails, near Josh's parents house. We wandered around through two different developments trying to find the shortest way to the bike path and eventually with out a few ticks one us we found the cache. We picked up a neat little hand painted shell in this cache and left a caching pin. We did not expect the weather to be so hot this day and we drank all of our water quickly. Sorry for the lolling tongues.
Thank you for following along with our adventures. Please come back again and feel free to search the links at the side of this page. Bye for now. Maybe we will see you out caching... We are friendly!