Tag: Geocaching

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Location: Sunriver, OR

Geocaches: 300!

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We’ve been on the road for a whole year! We left July 16th, 2013, and took off from Austin. We’ve hit a whole lot of places, and I’ll do a gallery of photos in another post, and my mom made our Freejourner video. We just left a RV park with our best friends, The Halls. We got a cake yesterday, and today we kayaked down a river. Here’s a list of some of the things I have done/learned on our trip, and I’ll probably keep updating it.

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  • I learned what a yurt is!
  • Glacier water is freezing.
  • You need to be close to your home to hide a Geocache
  • Getting in shape is hard
  • I learned I love tennis
  • I learned how to snowboard
  • Snowboarding is awesome!
  • Voodoo Donuts are amazing
  • Doing school while snowboarding a lot makes you get behind
  • Our parents college friends are cool!
  • Mt Rushmore has a secret room behind it
  • Sugar is worse for me than I thought
  • 1 Second Everyday is cool for remembering stuff
  • Seattle is the Geocaching jackpot
  • Wifi is essential to school
  • Wifi is essential to making money
  • GoPro’s are helpful in making videos
  • The sky is blue (just kidding! :P)
  • Always be prepared
  • ALWAYS KEEP TRACK OF YOUR STUFF (I learned the hard way a lot)
  • Lakes can be many different shades of blue/green/turquoise
  • Slow-mo is one of the best inventions ever
  • It helps to have amazing equipment
  • It would help a lot to have 4WD
  • tan 90 degrees is undefined

That’s it for now!

We’ve played a lot of sports on this trip, including soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis, mini golf, pickleball, and pool (does this count?). Some of my best memories on this trip are when our car got stuck in snow, snowboarding at Brighton, any time with the Halls, hiding a Geocache with our friends in Spokane, Geocaching with our friends the Maculley’s, tennis in St. George, paddle boarding on Lake Mcdonald in Glacier National Park, jumping off St Mary’s falls, jumping into Lake Louise in Canada… Oh, and crossing the Canadian border for the first time, that was interesting.

 

Totally random break between paragraphs: Have you ever considered what would happen if Pinocchio said “My nose will now grow!”?

PARADOX! 😛

I recently hit 300 Geocaches, and for my 299th (I meant that one to be for my 300th), I found an amazing one! It was connected to a light post, and it had the appearance of an electrical box, filled with Travel Bugs. I’ll probably post some pictures of it. Thanks for reading this!

Our trip post 9: Location: Spokane, Washington

We’re leaving Spokane soon.  Yesterday I went to Starbucks and worked with Dad. Then I went to Will’s house and we hid a Geocache. We called it “Tug of War” because you pull a rope, a stump comes up, and the Geocache is revealed. We played with Justine and rode to Albertsons and then Isaac, Jadyn and Justine went to the Sand Pit with the wooden bike ramps. We’re off to Yellowstone National Park soon. Today we’re going to be packing up and getting ready. Time to get on the road again!

What we did in Spokane:

 

  • Got a cool house
  • Hid 2 Geocaches (“Tug of war” and “Zebra cache”)
  • Met some cool friends
  • Finished a lot of books
  • Worked with Dad at Starbucks
  • Started 6th Grade
  • Found almost every Geocache in a 1 mile radius
  • Started the Artemis Fowl series, on the last book out of 8 now
  • Isaac got a new bike
  • Went to a rock concert at the Spokane County Fair
  • Watched some movies (We finally have/had a TV)
  • Went to Dad’s talk
  • Got too much candy from Dad’s talk
  • Biked around the new neighborhood
  • Worked out and played Soccer in the park
  • Downloaded iOS 7
  • Watched the release of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C  at Starbucks
  • Went to Bowl and Pitcher with Will and Faith
  • Posted on my blog a lot
  • Went to the Buck Knife Factory
  • Ate at a Vietnamese restaraunt
  • Talked to friends on the phone
  • Ate pie (this is kind of irrelevant but i’m running out of things to say)
  • Finished learning Javascript on Code Academy
  • Started learning HTML on Code Academy again
  • Went to our friends house for dinner

That about sums it up! We had a lot of fun in Spokane (What am I saying? We still have 1 more day here!). Well, the good news is, the location in the title is not always going to say Spokane, Washington. There is probably going to be a post later about today. I can already imagine the title: “Our trip post 10: Locaction: Spokane, Washington”.