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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cache Entanglement - 3/31/15

Today's Texas puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and I was immediately intrigued by the description which references the new field of "geocache physics."  Have some fun sorting out:

Cache Entanglement

A little bonus entertainment for you ... I had an e-mail that geocachers might enjoy trying the LA Times crossword puzzle from March 8 ... you can access it here to solve it online or print yourself a copy.  You'll have to watch an ad, then scroll down through the list to get to the March 8 puzzle, which is called "Hide and Seek."

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Phone Booth - 3/30/15

Today's California puzzle pays homage to a nearly extinct phenomenon - the:

Phone Booth

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Will it all pan out in the end? - 3/29/15

Today's New Jersey puzzle caught my eye with it's unusually formatted title.  Have some fun with:

ⓟⓐⓝⓞⓡⓐⓜⓘⓞ ⓟⓞⓞⓛⓖⓤⓨ

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bigfoot? - 3/28/15

Today's humorous Rhode Island cache poses the hypothesis that some purported Bigfoot sightings are actually just geocachers in the woods.  Plausible?  Decide for yourself:

Finding Bigfoot RI - The Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Games We Play - 3/27/15

Today's fun Washington puzzle will have you thinking about:

The Games We Play

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Not a Sudoku - 3/26/15

Despite what it might look like at first glance, today's Minnesota puzzle is:

Not a Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rhymes with Chapel - 3/25/15

 Today's California puzzle will have you asking yourself what:

Rhymes With Chapel

Tomorrow we'll ..

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Virtual Hunt - 3/24/15

One of my friends recently returned from vacation in Europe and she told me about taking a photo of a particularly interesting thing they happened to be passing by.  Only later did she discover that there was a virtual cache there, and she was able to answer the question and submit her picture to claim the find.  Puzzles can take us far from home without ever leaving our desk chairs.  Today's puzzle from Japan involves a:

Virtual Hunt #2: World Heritage

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spy vs. Spy - 3/23/15

Today's New York puzzle, which came to me highly recommended, brings back those silent black and white characters from Mad Magazine:

Spy vs. Spy: Qwerty Quandary

Tomorrow we'll be in Japan. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cache-to-Cache - 3/22/15

Today's Wisconsin puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and I had some fun going:


Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

When will it be spring? - 3/21/15

It's been a long winter here, and now that it's officially spring I am ready for some warmth and sunshine.  As much as I am not a fan of winter, I have to admit that I was incredibly impressed with the gorgeous photography in this California puzzle about:

Glaciers, Foss, Ice Caves & Aurora Borealis

Tomorrow we'll be in Wisconsin.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Minesweeper - 3/20/15

Today's Pennsylvania puzzle is one I had fun testing pre-publication.  It is part of a geo-art "pi" series that was put out in honor of pi day.  (I'd really like to see a statistic of how many puzzle caches published this past weekend ... it must be an all-time high!)  I love how the description references the game of Minesweeper as an addictive pastime for "computer geeks and time wasters."  I'd have to plead guilty as charged on both counts.  If you've got a little spare time, have some fun with:

Easy as Pi 04: Minesweeper

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Trip - 3/19/15

Today's California puzzle was suggested to me recently, and I figured this would be a good time to feature it, as I have been really itching to get away recently.  My friends have been regaling me with tales of their recent and upcoming trips to fun (and warm) destinations and I've been feeling quite envious.  I guess even though I'm stuck at home there's always one way I can get away somewhere else:

The trip - a puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll be in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

English is a funny language - 3/18/15

I recently had a conversation with my son about the past tense of the word "shake."  He commented that if the past tense of "shake" is "shook"  then the past tense of "bake" should be "book" and "make" should be "mook".  I could only reply that English is indeed a funny language.  Have some fun with today's Nevada puzzle, which involves another aspect of this same issue:

English Pronunciation

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Beware the Ides of March - 3/16/15

I hope everyone got their Pi Day souvenirs this weekend ... I ended up getting a couple different pi-related puzzles in addition to attending a Pi Day event.  One of the puzzles I was advised to get to on showshoes ... something I had never tried before.  Lucky I had a friend that let me use hers.
Now that Pi Day is behind us we can focus on some other days ... seeing that yesterday was the Ides of March, it seems like today is a good day to feature this Washington puzzle, which was recommended to me recently:

Caesar Shift

Tomorrow we'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Illinois.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Third time's the charm - 3/15/15

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Just in case you didn't get the message the first two times:

Don't Be Evil 3

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day! - 3/14/15

I hope you'll indulge me for sharing one of my own central New York puzzles today, because it is such a good fit for the day.  This is the long awaited, extra special Pi Day, where not just the month and day get into the act, but the year as well.  Geocaching.com is even getting into the spirit, offering official digital souvenirs to everyone who attends an event or logs a "mystery" cache today.  However you celebrate, let me take you the opportunity to wish you a very:

Happy Pi Day! (PIE 3.14159265359)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday the 13th - 3/13/15

Today's Minnesota puzzle is one that I looked at some time ago, thinking I might share it on the Friday following Thanksgiving, but when I didn't get through it in time, I set it aside and forgot about it.  When it recently landed in my inbox I was determined to figure out what it was all about.  I don't want to risk forgetting about it again if I try to wait until November, so I figure a Friday the 13th is as good a day as any to feature a puzzle about:

Black Friday

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Pi Day in central New York.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

If I decide to be an idiot - 3/12/15

Today's California puzzle caught my eye recently.  I guess I'll have a cache to find someday:

If I decide to be an idiot ...

Tomorrow we'll be in Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

All that glitters is gold - 3/11/15

Find number 1000 is known as the "golden" one for geocachers, and the tribute caches that we put out for each other in honor of that milestone are one of my favorite kinds of finds.  Today's New York puzzle is:
LED Zeppelin (1K for Z and f)

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Yellow Snow? - 3/10/15

I recently opened the back door of my car and was surprised to see what looked like a decent quantity of yellow-ish snow on the floor behind the passenger seat.  You can guess what flashed through my mind ... but then I spotted an exploded Mountain Dew can over to the left.  I guess you can tell I am still a southerner at heart, not realizing what could happen with these crazy cold temperatures we've been having lately.  Anyway, as I often do, I wondered if I could find a puzzle about yellow snow.  Turns out there are several traditionals and challenge caches with that theme, but as far as a puzzle the best I could do was this one from Minnesota (where they certainly know a thing or two about the cold):

Alternate Music 2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 9, 2015

What time is it? - 3/9/15

I hope everyone remembered to set their clocks ahead yesterday ... otherwise you'll be running behind for everything today.  While I hate losing that hour, I love having that extra light in the evenings.  If it were up to me I would just keep daylight savings time year-round.  It seems to take me a while to get around to all of our clocks, so I'm sure I'll be asking myself repeatedly today, "Is that really what time it is?" Meanwhile today's Oregon puzzle asks:

What Time is it in Berlin?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

To Boldly Go - 3/7/15

Today's puzzle is part of a fun new Geo Art series.  The subject of this particular one brought back memories of the first summer my husband and I spent together after we were married.  I thought he was going to have a heart attack when "To be Continued" flashed on the screen and we had to wait until fall to find out what would happen.  If I ever get to the right part of Michigan, I'll be sure:

To Boldy Go - Geo Art #8

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 6, 2015

From Soup to Nuts - 3/6/15

Today's Ohio puzzle is one I enjoyed:

From Start To Svavfu

Tomorrow we'll be in Michigan.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Da Vinci - 3/5/15

The Da Vinci Code may have been written in English, but the book and subsequent movie have become a worldwide phenomenon.  Today we travel to Brazil for:

O código Da Vinci Parte 1

Tomorrow we'll be in Ohio.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

O is for ... - 3/4/15

Today's New York puzzle is close enough that I am going to try to make a point of making the find, if spring ever comes.  I hadn't spotted it until someone sent it along to me, though.  Try your luck with:

O is for Oronym

Tomorrow we'll be in Brazil.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Have you got a clue? - 3/3/15

At this point it's getting hard to believe that winter is ever going to be over around here.  At least there's lots of time to do puzzles, and play games ... or even both at the same time.  Today's Minnesota puzzle is set on a warmer day, but the idea is the same ... when you're stuck indoors, it's fun to get a:

Clue for a Rainy Day Cache

Tomorrow we'll be in New York.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Flaky Fix - 3/2/15

Today's California puzzle has the yummiest-looking background photo I've seen in a while.  A cache series about cookies?  If I lived anywhere nearby, I would be all over that.  Hope you don't get too hungry while contemplating:

MCC - Flaky Fix

Tomorrow we'll head back to Minnesota.

Sunday, March 1, 2015