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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Catching Up with Friends - 2/20/18

Within the last week I've had the opportunity to catch up with two of my caching friends that I don't get to see very often.  I attended this event with my friend momd (if you click on the link you'll see why it was one I was willing to drive an hour to attend), and drove our mutual friend spooko13 all over Ithaca so he could pick up a bunch of puzzle caches since the last time he'd driven the 2 hours down from Rochester.  In honor of my friends, today I'm featuring a central New York puzzle created by one of them for the other:

Hey, look! Something shiny for momd!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidential Pups - 2/19/18

This Presidents' Day we travel to New Hampshire for a puzzle involving:

Presidential Pups

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Downside Up in Korea - 2/18/18

One thing you can count on at the Olympics is that your expectations are often turned upside down.  If you missed the look on the Czech snowboarder's face when she won the Super-G skiing race, it was priceless. I didn't type that wrong.  She's a world-champion snowboarder who also just happens to compete on the world-cup level in skiing, and she won the race against the top alpine specialists ... on borrowed skis.  NBC was so sure all the medal contenders had come down the mountain that they had declared an Austrian the winner and cut away to figure skating.

I have to stop here and give a shout-out to the men's Norwegian curling team's pants, which have their own facebook page (I can't make this stuff up).  I'm not sure how I missed them 4 years ago, but when I noticed what they were wearing on Friday and told my daughter to google it, we couldn't believe the variety of results.  Apparently the team members each brought 12 different pairs with them (a different one for each potential match).

I'm looking forward to the final week of competition and seeing what will come next. Here's your own chance to visit South Korea:

Llama Art - Downside Up

Tomorrow we'll ...






Saturday, February 17, 2018

Are you an expert? - 2/17/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Switzerland.  My choice was inspired by my Olympic viewing over the last couple of nights.  If I wasn't before, by now I ought to be quite the:

Eislauf-Experte / Skating expert

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Down on the Farm - 2/16/18

Today seems like the perfect day to visit Colorado for a puzzle that's:

Down on the Farm

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Czech this out - 2/15/18

Today we head to the Czech Republic for a well-favorited puzzle that you could work on with the junior cachers in your life.  I can't swear to it, but I expect that the title translates to "Find the Differences":

Hledejte rozdily...

Tomorrow we'll ...


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day - 2/14/18

I always enjoy scouting out themed holiday puzzles, since it can be quite entertaining to see what people have put out there.  For example, this one from Canada's Alberta province suggests going caching together as:

A Cheap Valentine's Gift

I'm not so sure I want to know the story behind this California one:

Thirteen Rotten Eggs For My Valentine

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Winter Fun and Games - 2/13/18

If you've been following this blog for long, you'll know that I'm not a huge fan of winter.  We haven't had any really huge storms this year here in central NY, but it seems the small ones just keep coming and coming.  I've already had one "snow day" from work and hope we don't lose any more days or it's going to get hard to shoe-horn in everything we need to cover.  Today I'm featuring one of my own puzzles, which I put out about 4 years ago around this time:

Winter Fun and Games

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 12, 2018

MMmmonday! - 2/12/18

While they're not inexhaustible, the CO of today's Oregon puzzle certainly has a lot of them, and of a wide variety.  I noticed a pattern of featuring them on Mondays or Tuesdays lately, so I figured I'd keep the trend going with:

Not Nori But Nuri, Kare

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Curling - 2/11/18

I don't expect you'll have any trouble figuring out what I was watching while I prepared today's posting, which takes us to Finland:


Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Camel Maths - 2/10/18

Today's puzzle has us paying a visit to the United Arab Emirates.  I didn't remember if I'd featured any puzzles there before, but it turns out there have been three of them over the years.  I chose this one in honor of my daughter, who is into her last semester of college majoring in Chemistry and Math, and has always had a particular fondness for camels (the quilt I made for her dorm room wall is below).  How perfect, then, is a puzzle called:

Camel Maths


Tomorrow we'll ..




Friday, February 9, 2018

Poor John - 2/9/18

I love the poster in today's Pennsylvania puzzle, broadly proclaiming that "John is not really dull ...".  You have to feel sorry for the kid:

Poor John

Tomorrow we'll be in the United Arab Emirates. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Victoria's Acrostics - 2/8/18

Not long ago I wrapped up binge-watching season 2 of "The Crown," and decided to follow it up with Masterpiece Theater's "Victoria." (OK, I know they dropped the "Theater" a while back, that's just how I always remember it.)  I didn't know very much about the queen, and have been reading up on her a bit as I watch the show.  With today's puzzle from Northwest England, you get the chance to solve a puzzle that's attributed to the queen herself:

Queen Victoria's Acrostics

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Groundhog Day ... again? - 2/7/18

I spotted a Groundhog Day puzzle that popped up in England last week, which wasn't too surprising.  But then I saw another one.  And another one.  And another one. Are you sensing a theme here?  I had to investigate, and ended up deciding to share this one with you today.  But if you're interested, you can find a bunch more recent ones by the same CO, all entitled:

Groundhog Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Round of Applause - 2/6/18

Today's cache takes us to Minnesota, site of a rather exciting Super Bowl game the other day.  I can't say I was exactly happy to see the Eagles win, but I expect there are a lot of folks like me who upon seeing the Patriots lose wanted to:

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Slash or Backslash? - 2/5/18

Today we return to Oregon for another interesting logic puzzle of a type I'd not tried before.  Try your luck with:

/\

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Not So Super Bowl - 2/4/18

Well, it was fun while it lasted ...  although the festivities are in Minneapolis, this Iowa puzzle is about the only chance you'll get today to see our favorite team, the:

Minnesota Vikings

Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Soon, no swims - 2/3/18

Tonight we'll be celebrating the final home swim meet of our daughter's college swimming career. I know she's going to miss the camaraderie of the team, but probably won't miss the early morning workouts.  She'll probably be glad to say:

"NOW NO SWIMS ON MON"

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Groundhog Day - 2/2/18

It's Groundhog Day again, and today's puzzle takes us to California.  I'm hoping the little furry guy predicts an early spring, but I won't hold my breath.  At least our days are finally getting noticeably longer.  I was coming home from work at 5:30 the other day, and could still:

See the Light

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dammit, (again) Jim! - 2/1/18

Today's puzzle takes us to Washington state.  Way back in  in a blog post  in 2012, I mentioned this t-shirt.
It has long been a mainstay of my husband's wardrobe, so much so that for Christmas this year he received a 3rd iteration (#2 being rather faded and about ready for the rag bag).  In honor of the man on the receiving end of these oft-quoted zingers:


Tomorrow we'll be in California.