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Sunday, July 31, 2011

In Training - 7/31/11

Here's a nice puzzle out of California.  Here at my house I also have a couple of:


Tomorrow we'll head back to the Buckeye State.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Puzzles for Everybody! -7/30/11

I liked today's California cache for two reasons: 1) there are multiple ways to get the answer, which is a fun idea, and 2) it features the gorgeous Faberge eggs that I've admired forever.  If I ever hit the mega-millions jackpot, one of those would be at the top of my shopping list.  Have fun with:

Puzzix: Puzzles For Everybody! #1: Multiple Images

Tomorrow we'll check out another California puzzle.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Programming Challenge - 7/29/11

Today's featured puzzle from California is the first in a five puzzle series related to Python programming.  Are you up to the challenge?  Even if you've never heard of Python, you may be able to figure out:

Progamming Challenge Puzzle Series: Level 1

Tomorrow we'll hang around California for another day.

Bonus Blog #30 - 7/29/11

Today's site is created for geocachers by geocachers in the South West Arlington  (Texas) area:


Next week: all kinds of alphabets.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Please! - 7/28/11

I've seen several puzzles like this, and figured I would share the oldest one I've seen, from Missouri.  Remember, please:

Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate

Tomorow we'll be out in California again, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Year from Today - 7/27/11

One year from today the 2012 Summer Olympics will be opening in London.  I always enjoy watching the Olympics and thought an Olympic-themed puzzle might be fun to try.  In honor of that, I bring you from Ontario, Canada:

OMAX - Olympic Mascot Mania!

Tomorrow, a puzzle from Missouri.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Puzzles Rule! - 7/26/11

Today we return to Vermont and the newest puzzle from a CO we've visited before.  I agree that "Puzzles Rule" and waiting for some new puzzles to come out after the winter had me thinking:

It's Been too long

Tomorow we'll pop up to Canada's Ontario province for a puzzle.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Some Are - 7/25/11

Today we have another Ithaca puzzle that I had fun solving.  Lightpole caches sometimes get a bad rap, but:

Oh, Hated Micro. Some Lightpoles Are Worthy.

Tomorrow we'll make a return trip to the Green Mountain State.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back in the Day - 7/24/11

Today's Tennessee puzzle reminds us that it seems like folks are always talking about how things were better:

Back in the Day

Tomorrow we'll head back to my current hometown of Ithaca, NY.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thomas - 7/23/11

Today's puzzle from New Zealand may be easier if you have some junior cachers at home.  Don't forget the S and E in the geochecker when you solve:

Thomas and Friends (Auckland) 

Tomorow we'll head to my old home state, the Volunteer State.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bonus Blog #29 - 7/22/11

Here's a handy site with all kinds of numerical tools:

The Number Empire

Next week a site for geocachers, by geocachers.

Satellite View - 7/22/11

Today's puzzle from California is a fun one.  It asks us to consider the:

Satellite View

Tomorrow we'll travel back to New Zealand for a puzzle that the kids might enjoy.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Le Tour du ... - 7/21/11

The Tour de France is nearing its completion, so let's honor that with a trip back to France for a puzzle called:

Le tour du monde en 80 minutes

Tomorrow we'll head for a puzzle in California and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Old Town - 7/20/11

Today we have a puzzle out of Virginia.  Try your luck with:

Da Old Town Mystery

Tomorrow we'll head for a puzzle in Michigan.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

School Days - 7/19/11

Today's puzzle, recommended by a reader, is part of a series of "School Days" puzzles in Eastern New York.  I hope you'll be able to solve the:

Fisrt Grdae Cahce

Tomorrow we'll be back in the Old Dominion.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dr. Ivan's Dates - 7/18/11

Today we head back to the United Kingdom for a puzzle involving:

Dr. Ivan's dates

Tomorrow's puzzle will be back in New York.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Walk Through History - 7/17/11

Today we're back in Alaska for:

A Walk Through History On This Date

Tomorrow we'll visit the U.K. for another date-related puzzle.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cartoon Connection - 7/16/11

Our first visit to Mississippi brings us to:

Cartoon Connection

Tomorrow we'll return to The Last Frontier.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Eazy Peazy? - 7/15/11

I hadn't done the type of game in today's featured Virginia puzzle in a long time, but I used to really enjoy them.  I wonder if you will think it's

Eazy Peazy Lemon Squeezy

Tomorrow we'll check out our first puzzle from the Magnolia state.

Bonus Blog #28 - 7/15/11

I found today's site as a result of checking out a puzzle suggested by a reader.  Lots of interesting information to be found about:

Basic Cryptanalysis

Next week:  Some handy numerical tools.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bastille Day - 7/14/11

Today is the French national holiday of Bastille Day, so what better day to visit a puzzle in Paris, France.  Bonne chance avec:

The mysterious lettre - la lettre mistérieuse

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle in Virginia, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Camp - 7/13/11

Summer brings back fond memories of going to camp.  In honor of those memories, I bring you, from Ohio:

Robert Went to Camp

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Bastille Day in Paris.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

No Swimmin - 7/12/11

It's finally summer and one of my favorite things to do is go swimming.   I wouldn't recommend today's Florida cache location for a swimming hole:  Check out the photo at the bottom of the cache listing and you'll see why there is:

No Swimmin

Tomorrow we'll head back to Ohio and recognize another memorable summer activity:  camp.

Monday, July 11, 2011

In Plovdiv? - 7/11/11

I recently noticed this blog's first pageview from Bulgaria, which got me wondering what kinds of geocaching puzzles I might find there.  Imagine my surprise to find:

Predators in Plovdiv

Tomorrow features a different kind of predator as we check out a Florida cache which warns us against alligators - I haven't seen an attribute for that!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fotune Teller - 7/10/11

Today's puzzle takes us back to Missouri.  I wonder what you'll learn from the:

Fortune Teller

Tomorrow we'll check out our first puzzle from Bulgaria.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dan Cooper - 7/9/11

Today's puzzle from the Buffalo, New York, area is one I had fun solving and finding recently.  I wonder if any of you have you met:

Dan Cooper

Tomorrow we'll try our luck with a puzzle from Missouri.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just the Fax, Ma'am -7/8/11

I remember enjoying reruns of "Dragnet" as a kid, so this puzzle out of Rochester, New York,  gave me a chuckle:

Just the Fax, Ma'am

Tomorrow we'll check out a puzzle a bit further west, towards Buffalo.

Bonus Blog #27 - 7/8/11

Here's a site that could be helpful in working word-related puzzles.  See what you might do with:

More Words

Next week we'll get some useful cryptographic training.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Old Fashioned - 7/7/11

I came across today's puzzle from Maine as a result of a reader suggestion.  I'm glad to pass it along because you can definitely:

Call Me Old Fashioned

Tomorrow we'll visit a puzzle from New York, and have another "bonus" blog.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A man of many words - 7/6/11

We remain in California for another day to make the acquaintance of:

A man of many words...

Tomorrow we'll take a trip to the Pine Tree State.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Parallel Universe - 7/5/11

Some of my favorite sci-fi episodes have been the ones where the characters get a glimpse of their lives in a parallel universe.  With today's puzzle from California, we find ourselves:

Caching in a Parallel Universe

Tomorrow we'll visit another cache by the same puzzle maker.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day! - 7/4/11

Today I'll use this Delaware puzzle to wish you a Happy:

Fourth of July

Tomorrow we'll head to a puzzle in California.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Can You Sujiken? - 7/3/11

Today's Massachusetts puzzle features a twist on sudoku that I hadn't seen before.  Work your way up to (4: Difficult) from this one:

Can You Sujiken? (1: Easy)

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Independence Day with a puzzle from Delaware.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Enjoying Montana - 7/2/11

Our first visit to Montana and a puzzle designed to help you be:

Enjoying Montana On A Rainy Day

Tomorrow we'll work on a puzzle from the Bay state.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tree - 7/1/11

This central NY puzzle was one I had fun solving last fall.  Had to wait out deer season, snow, and a crazy wet spring before finally making the find.  Try your hand at:


Tomorrow we'll take our first trip to the Treasure State.

Remember, I'm always looking for puzzles for this blog ... not necessarily the hardest ones out there, but ones that are different, fun, or memorable in some way.  If you have one to suggest, I'd love to hear from you!  Contact me through geocaching.com - I'm part of teamajk.

Bonus Blog #26 - 7/1/11

Today's tool can perform a number of useful calculations for you ... it might be just what you need to solve a puzzle:

GPS Visualizer's Coordinate Calculators and Distance Tools

Next week we'll have a tool for word puzzles.