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Friday, March 31, 2017

Snow Day Fun - 3/31/17

A couple weeks ago I unexpectedly had two days off of work due to the big snowstorm that came through.  As a kid a "snow day" meant a chance to play outside sledding and making a snowman.  Now it just means shoveling.  But at least I had plenty of time on my hands to test out this puzzle that landed in my inbox that afternoon.  Try your luck with these:

Compound Words (My Little Briones #4)

Tomorrow we'll celebrate April Fool's Day.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

We Three Kings - 3/30/17

Having shared two Kings from Michigan with you already this week, I figured I'd might as well go for a third:

ASCII Art: Foresight

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Suicide King - 3/29/17

Did you ever notice that the King of Hearts looks like he's sticking his sword in his head?  I expect that's why the CO of today's Michigan puzzle named this puzzle:

ASCII Art Kings: Self-Destruction

Tomorrow, one more King.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

King Me! - 3/28/17

When I stumbled across this series of puzzles in Michigan I remembered looking at them years ago.  Let's start with:

ASCII Art Kings: Victory

Tomorrow, another in the series.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Triangular Treasure -3/27/17

I was poking around looking at puzzles in Florida recently when I saw a familiar CO's name and a little puzzle about:

Triagular Treasure

Tomorrow, we'll ...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Puzzle Cache - 3/26/17

Today we travel to Australia.  Do you know folks who complain about geocaching puzzles being too hard?  ... that they never know where to begin?  If so, please take a moment to introduce them to:

The friendly puzzle cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Newman Zone - 3/24/17

I've had great fun over the last week or so doing an online puzzle hunt with some fellow geocache puzzlers.  I know we were all inspired with lots of new things we could use in creating our own puzzles  While my brain recovers a bit I'm relaxing my usual "tough Friday" puzzle standards and offering a fun little alternative in the form of the Illinois version of a California puzzle I featured way back in 2013.  If you're expecting something about Seinfeld or salad dressing you're going to be surprised when you check out the:

Newman Zone


Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Monkey See, Monkey Do? - 3/23/17

A little something from Rhode Island today ...


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A "Cap"ital Cache - 3/22/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  I'm on my spring break this week (not that you'd know it looking out the window at the remnants of what "Stella" left behind last week) but I don't have any big travel plans. After all, I can stay right at home and visit:

The Bottlecap Capital of the World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fighting the Trees - 3/21/17

Sorry this post is appearing a bit late ... today I have a New York puzzle that was passed along to me by a couple different fellow cachers.  I wonder which side will win when:

Trees Go to War

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quiet Remorse - 3/20/17

I was recently asked why I hadn't shared more of today's California CO's puzzles.  All I could offer was some:

Quiet Remorse

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Card bored? - 3/19/17

Today we travel to Michigan for the first puzzle of a series I would like to explore further.  Try your luck with:

Cardboard or Card Bored? #1 Far Away Places

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Smithish - 3/18/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  I know people who are Danish, English, and Finnish.  I could eat catfish, horseradish or even licorice if I found myself feeling peckish.  It's really quite freakish ... I'd better finish with all this gibberish.  Today's puzzle is:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day! - 3/17/17

It seems like everyone is going green for St. Patrick's Day today.   Even Krispy Kreme is getting into the act:

I looked high and low for a suitable puzzle - not too hard, not too ... soft(?) ... you get the idea.  I even poked around a few puzzles in Ireland (more on that next week).  I eventually chose this one in California, after coming to the conclusion that:

It's Not Easy Being Green

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hi! My name is Joe ... - 3/16/17

Today's California puzzle reminded me of an old camp song.  After singing it I knew one thing for sure about where I wanted to work some day:

Not the Button Factory!

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fast Cash? - 3/15/17

Today we travel to Germany for some:

swift money

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day! - 3/14/17

Today we travel to Pennsylvania, and the home of the the longest continuously running Pi Day geocaching event series in the world, now in its 8th year.  Can you think of a better way to spend Pi Day than with CaptainMath and:

A Slice of Cherry Pi?

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Poems #3 - 3/13/17

With St. Patrick's Day falling at the end of the week, I thought today's little poem from California might be appropriate:

Poems: Awful Limericks

P.S.  With a quick search I also found limerick-based puzzles written in German and Czech, but figured this is one case where we'd definitely expect to lose something in translation.  ;)

Tomorrow, a puzzle for Pi Day.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Poems #2 - 3/12/17

Today another California puzzle from the Poems series:

Poems: Waiting Lament

Tomorrow, the final entry in the series.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Poems #1 - 3/11/17

Today's California puzzle landed in my inbox recently, and is part of a series I thought you might enjoy:

Poems: Unique Ode

Another in the series tomorrow.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Pretty please? - 3/10/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Austria.  This one might find you thinking - That sounds good:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A long trip, or just around the corner? - 3/9/17

Today's puzzle finds us in California.  I hope in the process of working on it you won't be:

Driven Nuts

Tomorrow we'll be in Austria.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time to Pay the Piper - 3/8/17

As the old saying goes, if you want to dance, you've got to pay the piper.  The CO of today's recent California puzzle certainly found this out.  He enjoyed the dance:

And on the 13th day, the invoice arrived

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The next big best-seller? - 3/7/17

Today's puzzle takes us to Utah.  I don't know about you, but I'd be interested in reading a book entitled:

The Fibonacci Code

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Beale Street Blues Boy - 3/6/17

I missed today's California puzzle when it published, but was glad I came across it the other day.  It explains the origin of B.B. King's nickname.  I once shared the stage with the legendary jazzman back in Memphis ... well, OK, not like that.  But he was present to receive an honorary degree at my college graduation.  I spent four years there in Memphis but that was my closest brush with any of the famous:

Blues Boys

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Sunday, March 5, 2017

500 What? - 3/5/17

Last weekend saw the running of the Daytona 500, the first race of the Nascar season and the annual competition for the Winston, Nextel, Sprint,  Monster Energy Cup.  I don't really follow the sport, but since I grew up at the sight of a popular track in Bristol, TN, I have had a lot of exposure to it.  It's interesting how much variation there is from track to track, and race to race. The major race there every spring is called the "Food City 500." The track in Bristol is only a little over a half a mile around.  To complete 500 miles there you'd have to go around something like 938 times, so the "500" means "500 laps."   How many laps do you think there are in the Daytona 500?  Today's Florida puzzle asks the same question:

Daytona Beach, FL: Sunshine State Geoart #18

Tomorrow we'll be in California.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Geocaching Reality Show? - 3/4/17

This new Rhode Island puzzle caught my eye because it sounded like part of a new geocaching reality show ... the goal is:

Don't Get Eliminated!

Tomorrow we'll be in Florida.

In an unrelated news flash ... a little bird rodent tells me that "The Rat" is giving away free kindle downloads of one of his Cliff Knowles books this weekend.  If you're interested, just click on the link for details how to get your Fatal Dose.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Many Hands ... 3/3/17

They say that good things come in threes, so since it's "3/3" (no matter how you like to write your months and days) I have a trifecta of puzzles for you today, from California, Oregon, and Spain.
They (whoever "they" are) also say that many hands make light work.  Such can certainly be the case in geocaching.  Whether it's creating or solving puzzles, or placing or finding caches, things can go much faster (and be much more fun) when working with friends.  Earlier this year I worked on a puzzle that involved collaboration.  I'm glad I didn't feature it here right away, because now I can share with you the rest of the story.  It turns out that the original puzzle inspired a couple of other cachers to create their own versions.  The CO was not only happy to share the idea, but even helped one of them with the implementation.  Now that's:

Collaboration       Team Effort        Colaboracion

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Smoke Signals - 3/2/17

Today's puzzle takes us to California and a puzzle sent out using:

Smoke Signals

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cachbefound - 3/1/17

I love it when CO's find clever ways to honor other cachers with their puzzles.  Since puzzles by both the CO and the honoree of today's puzzle have been featured here regularly (and I had the pleasure of meeting both of them on my 2015 visit to California) I knew I'd have to share with you this puzzle in honor of:


Tomorrow we'll ...