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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Code Book - 11/30/12

Today's fun Texas puzzle series was inspired by a book I know well.  See if you can get from:

The Code Book #1 to

The Code Book #10: The Final

Tomorrow we'll hang around in Texas for another day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Florida Story - 11/28/12

Although today's puzzle comes from California, it involves a:

Florida Story

Tomorrow we'll head to North Carolina.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When Grandma Goes Caching - 11/27/12

Today's puzzle to us from California.  I chose it because I expect there were some folks visiting with family over the Thanksgiving holiday, and I can just imagine the conversations about stories from:

When Grandma Goes Caching

Tomorrow we'll hang around in California another day.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Leftovers again? - 11/26/12

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, and that you've been enjoying all the leftovers.  After all this feasting I must say that I certainly agree with today's North Carolina puzzle maker:

There's something about Turkey

Tomorrow we'll head to California.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sounds like Ithaca - 11/25/12

Today's puzzle from Minnesota reminds me of Ithaca this time of year, where most of the time it's:

Goodbye Blue Sky

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Julia - 11/24/12

Earlier this month I had a surprise birthday cake baked for me, from a recipe in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."  It was a delicious chocolate cake called "Reine de Saba" (Queen of Sheba) so today's Ohio puzzle is in honor of:


Tomorrow we'll head up to Minnesota.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! - 11/22/12

With today's Colorado puzzle I wish you all a very:

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Black Friday in Indiana.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Curse of the 9th - 11/21/12

Today's puzzle takes us over to Great Britain, where I enjoyed investigating:

The Curse of the 9th

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with a puzzle in Colorado.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Verbal Arithmetic - 11/20/12

Today we head for California.  How good are you at:

Verbal Arithmetic?

Tomorrow we'll head to Great Britain.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's your number? - 11/19/12

Today's Oregon puzzle asks:

What's Your Number?

Tomorrow we'll head back to California.

It's about time to start thinking about whether I'll be continuing this blog for a third year.  I would like to continue, as I enjoy it and I think there is a small contingent of folks out there that are following along daily.  However, I would like to enlist some helpers for next year, as it takes quite a bit of work to scout out a nice variety of puzzles.  If you'd be willing to be a guest puzzle-picker next year, please contact me via geocaching.com and I will let you know what I've got in mind.  If I can get a few helpers on board, I'll be happy to keep going into 2013.  Remember, I cache as part of teamajk (I'm J). 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mountain Dew - 11/18/12

It shouldn't surprise me any more that there are geocaching puzzles with just about any theme you can imagine.  Today's puzzle from Canada's Nova Scotia province is the result of my searching for a puzzle about a beverage I relied on to get me through graduate school ... not coffee, but Diet Mountain Dew.  My limit was 3 cans a day, though, or I got pretty jumpy.  Recently I spotted the gigantic cans pictured below in a minute mart, and couldn't resist getting some for old time's sake ... perhaps I've rediscovered some new fuel for long days of puzzling?  Maybe after this puzzle you'll be inspired to get yourself some:

Mountain Dew

Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Urgent, Please HELP! - 11/17/12

Today's puzzle from Pennsylvania is:

Urgent, Please HELP!

Tomorrow we'll be in Canada's province of Nova Scotia.

Friday, November 16, 2012

#8 - 11/16/12

Regular readers will remember how much I enjoyed this Indiana series, so I thought it might be fun to return for a look at:

Wellsand's Gauntlet #8

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crap - 11/15/12

Today's Minnesota puzzle got me wondering why any CO would call their own puzzle:


Tomorrow we'll be in Indiana.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Puzzle Jeek - 11/14/12

I learned something new investigating today's Utah puzzle, which is that according to urbandictionary.com the word "jeek" is short for geocache.  The actual entry reads: "In geocaching, the global scavenger hunt game played with a GPS, jeek is the name for the "treasure" you find."  Now that you know that:

Now is the TIME to solve this puzzle jeek.

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Armistice Day - 11/12/12

Today's Texas Puzzle is in honor of Veteran's Day, being celebrated as a federal holiday today, due to 11/11 falling on Sunday.  The official end of World War I at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month led to this annual celebration of all of our country's veterans.  In honor of the day, I present an:

Armistice Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Smiley - 11/11/12

If you're ever in Vermont, perhaps today's puzzle will bring:

Another Smiley For You

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweet 16 - 11/10/12

Today we travel to Colorado, where I would like to take the opportunity to wish a very special someone a Happy:

Sweet 16

Tomorrow we'll be in Vermont.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Score! - 11/9/12

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle was passed along by a reader, and I thought it was a lot of fun.  See if you can:


Tomorrow we'll be in Colorado.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

They're At It Again - 11/8/12

Not long ago I featured these two playing the slots.  Now they're at it again in today's Nevada puzzle in which:

Nancy and Walter Play Blackjack

Tomorrow we'll head to Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Math-terpiece 11/7/12

Today's Minnesota puzzle is a:


Tomorrow we'll head to Nevada.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day - 11/6/12

In honor of Election Day I present you with a puzzle from Oregon involving:

Presidential Nicknames

Tomorrow we'll head back to Minnesota.

Monday, November 5, 2012

College Decisions - 11/5/12

I hope you'll indulge me for featuring another of my own New York puzzles today.  Like a lot of  families with teenagers, we've been thinking quite a bit about:

College Decisions

Tomorrow we'll head to Oregon.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Qui est-ce? - 11/4/12

Today's California puzzle will have you wondering who in the world is:

Monsieur Theirry Rodell Ectus

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Yummy - 11/3/12

A treat for you today, because this puzzle from New York is:

Yummy? Yummy!

Tomorrow we'll be back in California.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Triptych - 11/2/12

When I was growing up, before we took any big trip my parents would order up a Triptik from AAA showing just the route we would take.  I loved flipping the pages as we drove along and got closer to our destination.  With GPS machines and google maps/mapquest, etc., the old paper Triptik seems like ancient history.  Anyway, today I have for you a different kind of Triptych:  a trio of interconnected puzzles from not just one state, but three.  I give you:

Triptych - XOXO from Pennsylvania

Triptych - ABCs from Delaware

and Triptych - Francis Bacon from New Jersey

Tomorrow we'll be back in New York.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Enjoy the Journey - 11/1/12

Today's puzzle from Maryland reminds us that in caching, as in life, it is important to:

Enjoy the Journey

Tomorrow we'll head to a trio of puzzles in 3 different states:  Pennsylvania, Delaware, & New Jersey.