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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020 - 12/31/19

If you're caching today and tomorrow you'll be able to earn two brand new souvenirs.  Let's say Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020 with a timely puzzle from Connecticut that I shared with you back in 2015:

Let's Celebrate - New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 30, 2019

Wine and Cheese Compliments - 12/30/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  If you're preparing for a New Year's Eve party tomorrow, perhaps it would be a good time to consider your:

Wine and Cheese Compliments

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

M - 12/28/19

Today's puzzle from North Carolina is simply:

M (TPS2014)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 27, 2019

A Karaoke Cache - 12/27/19

This puzzle from England was a bit of a surprise.  I had to do a little homework to sort out how the picture went with the familiar tune in:

A Karaoke Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Happy Boxing Day! - 12/26/19

In the past I've featured a puzzle about the meaning of "Boxing Day" but this year we'll travel to Norway for:

Xmas 16/2019 - Boxing Day Football

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! - 12/25/19

Let's head to California and a puzzle I shared back in 2013 to wish you a very Merry:

Christmas Day

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Eve - 12/24/19

Today's Massachusetts puzzle, featured previously back in 2015, wishes:

Merry Christmas, Carol

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 23, 2019

Scrooge and Marley - 12/23/19

Here's a Utah puzzle that I remember from sharing 5 years ago.  It's the perfect time of year for a puzzle about:

Scrooge and Marley

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A Holiday Favorite - 12/22/19

With only a few days left before Christmas I thought I might re-share the first holiday-themed puzzle I ever wrote.  It's still an active cache, an ammo can with a little over 100 finds in the 8 years it's been out.  I went on to write quite a few other Christmas puzzles, but it all started with:

Puzzled, Ithaca Edition: 12/12/11

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Things Left Unsaid - 12/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us back to Canada where there were some:

Things left unsaid

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 20, 2019

Phone A Friend - 12/20/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Mexico for a puzzle that landed in my in-box recently.  With the holidays approaching, what better season than this to:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 19, 2019

"The Path Less Travelled By"- 12/19/19

It must be the blustery, snowy weather that got me thinking about Canadian puzzles this evening.  The CO of today's puzzle has a number of fun puzzles that I've featured here before, including several with a holiday theme. I tried to see if I could sort out another one of those for today, but I didn't make it in time.  I did come across a couple of other good candidates to share with you though, including this:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Fattar du galoppen? - 12/18/19

I haven't kept up with all of the 2019 Wexio Christmas Calendar's daily puzzles, but I did find this Swedish one to be a fun challenge:

Fattar du galoppen?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Other Reindeer - 12/17/19

Today we have a pair of puzzles, one old and one new.  I remember loving this whole series when it came out, and was tickled to be able to find a few of the caches on my first trip to cache in California four years ago. This was my favorite:

Santa's Fifth

I think of that series every year around this time, and recently suggested a new entry which ended up becoming:

The Other Reindeer

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 16, 2019

Hot Off the Press - 12/16/19

I've known for a while that a 2nd edition to Cully Long's "How to Puzzle Cache" book was in the works, and wanted to be sure to let everyone know that it's now available.  If you already have the first version, there is a supplement you can purchase which contains the new content (so you don't have to purchase the whole book all over again).  I didn't have any part in the update but did edit the original version pre-publication and have been recommending it for years, so I'm excited to see what's waiting in the update.  Here's a link to the supplement (which contains a link to the full version of the 2nd edition in the bottom right). 

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  In honor of the the new edition of the book I was going to re-feature one of the author's popular Central Park "Gates" puzzles, but then I stumbled across:

An Easier Puzzle Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hallelujah - 12/15/19

I chose today's Ohio puzzle (which I first shared back in 2016) in honor of singing part 1 of Handel's Messiah with my church choir today.  It's such a treat to be able to experience that wonderful music, although this part doesn't include the famous chorus called:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Are you ready for some football? - 12/14/19

I've always enjoyed watching football.  The players come and go but the love of our teams lasts a lifetime and is often passed down to the next generations.  Today I have for you football-related caches from the two states that meet right in the town where I grew up.  From Tennessee, this is the first in a UT-themed geo-art (Go Vols!):

Rocky Top 01

and the second, a bit surprisingly (you'll see why when you look) is from Virginia:

Straight Cache Homie!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 13, 2019

Santa's Lists - 12/13/19

Ever wish you could put your fellow cachers on Santa's "naughty" or "nice" list?  The CO of today's Wisconsin puzzle has been doing so for the last ten years, and making a puzzle out of it each time.  2013 must have been an especially interesting year:

Santa's List 2013

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Twisted Logic - 12/12/19

Today's Ohio puzzle landed in my inbox recently (keep those messages coming!) and I felt like it was well suited for today.   In grading exams I've encountered quite a bit of:

Twisted Logic

Tomorrow we'll ...

Added on 12/16:  Rats! I just realized this one didn't publish as scheduled.  Sorry for the oversight.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Modulo - 12/11/19

Today's the day I'm giving most of my math exams, so I figured I'd present you with a few math problems as well in the form of this puzzle from California that was recommended to me quite a while back:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Exam Time - 12/10/19

I'll be giving final exams this week, so I thought it was a good time for an exam-themed puzzle.  This one from Rhode Island is holiday-themed, but not the holiday you might be expecting to see right now.  See if you can pass:

The Bar Exam

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, December 9, 2019

You know ... but do you recall? - 12/9/19

After re-sharing one of my own holiday puzzles yesterday I realized I had one I haven't shared here before, so I'll go ahead and pass it along to you today:

You know ... but do you recall? (PIE 2.12)

If anyone has come across any fun puzzles they've been thinking about sending me, I could use some recommendations.  Holiday-themed would be great, but anything is fine. 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hallelujah! - 12/8/19

I shared this puzzle of mine back in 2013, but I figure there are probably some folks who haven't seen it yet.  Perhaps it will make you say:

Hallelujah! It's Another Holiday Music Puzzle!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

A Day to Remember - 12/7/19

Today is an appropriate day to revisit Hawaii and a puzzle of remembrance that I first shared back in 2014:

AFO - Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cyber Monday Puzzle - 12/6/19

Today's California puzzle is one that I had fun testing pre-publication.  You might learn a thing or two while sorting out this:

Cyber Monday Crossnumber

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter Mix - 12/5/19

We had an early shot of winter earlier this week ... a layer of ice with about 10 inches of snow on top.  The snow is bad enough but the ice is much worse, as you can't really always even tell where it is, and it takes forever to chip out the car once it's been encased in it.  But at least it does look like Christmas is coming.  Let's head to Colorado (where they know a thing or two about winter weather) for:

Musicology - Winter Mix

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ireland - 12/4/19

Over the weekend I watched the new film "The Irishman."  I thought it was good overall, but perhaps too long. I'll be curious to see how it does commercially and during awards season.  If you're not familiar with the backstory behind its making, there is some interesting digital sleight-of-hand which makes it quite unique.  That's why I decided to travel to Texas for a little word puzzle involving:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

December in Sweden - 12/2/19

I always enjoyed advent calendars as a kid, and I still do.  Every year I return to Sweden for a look at the Wexio Christmas calendar, upon which pre-existing puzzles from a lot of different locations appear daily up through December 24th.  The first puzzle this year (which is from Denmark) has a Muppets theme, which made me grin.  I'm going to have fun trying to keep up each day with the:

Wexio Christmas Calendar 2019

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Happy Birthday, "A"!

Today's the day my son (who is the  "A" of teamajk) turns 21, so I thought it would be a great occasion to hearken back to a puzzle he wrote when we first got started caching:

Puzzled, Ithaca Edition 3/3/11

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Counting Cache - 11/30/19

Let's head over to western New York today for:

A Counting Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday - 11/29/19

Today we travel to Minnesota for a very memorable puzzle I featured here back in 2015.  Oddly enough, though, it wasn't actually on:

Black Friday

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The School of Turkey - 11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving! I've had today's thematic puzzle in the hopper for quite a while.  Let's head to Texas for a lesson in:

The School of Turkey

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Black Friday

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Turkey Turkey - 11/27/19

Today we head to Michigan for a puzzle with a theme that's on our minds this week here in the U.S.:

Turkey Turkey

Tomorrow we'll celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving - 11/26/19

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought it might be fun to revisit a memorable California puzzle I shared back in 2011:

Top Six Signs You've Eaten 2 Much On Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 25, 2019

GIFF - 11/25/19

Today's New Jersey puzzle took quite a bit of planning to pull off.  Hats off to the CO who's saying:

I hid a mystery cache location in my GIFF film

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tons of Fun - 11/24/19

Today we travel to Washington state for a puzzle that's:

Tons of Fun

Tomorrow we'll be in New Jersey

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Another road trip - 11/23/19

This California puzzle popped up just last night.  Let's head there for a:

Road Trip - Highways and By-ways

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 22, 2019

Gone to the dogs - 11/22/19

Today I mentioned to my students that a particular page in their workbooks was going to be particularly useful and they'd want to refer back to it.  I suggested highlighting, starring, or even dog-earing the page.  Imagine my surprise when several of them had no idea what I meant by "dog-earing."  I freely admit that a lot of the expressions I use are out-dated (my son very often tells me that "nobody says that"), but I had no idea that this might be one of them.  In looking for a dog-themed puzzle I ended up coming across this one from Pennsylvania.  Take a spin with some:

Dogs Playing Roulette

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Math is .... - 11/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  It's approaching midnight and I've just finished grading a big stack of math tests that I gave today. I always hated having to wait a long time to get tests back, myself, so although I'm really tired out I am glad to have them ready to return tomorrow. Based on the results I have to say that some of my students would disagree with the claim that:

Math is easy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Definitely! - 11/20/19

I heartily agree with the CO of today's California puzzle:

Every Turnout Needs A Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Craptacular - 11/18/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I remember first seeing this emoji expressed as a throw pillow someone had given my daughter.  I admired it, thinking it was a Hershey's kiss.  D'oh!  I hope you'll forgive me for featuring:

💩 A Craptacular Puzzle 💩

Tomorrow we'll be in California for another day.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Holiday Time - 11/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Ohio.  It's hard to believe that it's already the week before Thanksgiving.  We've had a little snow on the ground, I've been starting my Christmas shopping, and will enjoy singing some Handel with the church choir this morning.  It's really starting to feel like:

Holiday Time

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Deep Thoughts - 11/16/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Iowa.  It caught my eye because living here in Ithaca we know a thing or two about:

Deep Lakes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Let's Get Logical - 11/15/19

It's been a while since I featured one from the series of French multi-stage logic puzzles that I've enjoyed, so let's get logical with:

49 - Grilles Logiques : facile

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cattleman's Code - 11/14/19

Today's puzzle is one that I remember attempting a long time ago, but I wasn't successful until taking another run at it recently.  It sounds like something out of an old episode of "Dallas," but you'll have to travel to California for the puzzle of the:

Cattleman's Code

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Good Ole Days - 11/13/19

Today we travel to Iowa for a puzzle that takes us back to the:

Good Ole Days

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Road trip! - 11/12/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  With the winter setting in here in upstate New York it's time to start thinking about a January getaway.  But I think I'd have to wait until summer before trying an:

Ultimate Geo-Roadtrip!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Veteran Code - 11/11/19

In honor of Veterans Day I thought I would go back and share one of my own puzzles for a still-active cache that was published 7 years ago today:

A Veteran Code - (PIE 2.11)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Where does the time go? - 11/10/19

Today's California puzzle was chosen especially for today since we're celebrating our daughter's 23rd birthday.  Where does the time go?? It's really amazing how quickly:

Children Get Older

Tomorrow we'll ..

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dashing through the Snow - 11/9/19

Today's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  We've had winter's first round of ice and snow here in upstate New York already.  It didn't amount to a whole lot, but was definitely enough to cover the ground and necessitate a good scraping of the windshield Thursday night.  I think some of our high temperatures next week won't even make it out of the 20's.  Brrr.  I guess at least this weather does go along with all of the Christmas items that have popped out on the store shelves lately. It's enough to make you start singing:

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells ...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 8, 2019

On a Roll - 11/8/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Chicago, Illinois, where:

I'm on a {Sushi} Roll!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Scrambled Squares - 11/7/19

Today we head to Minnesota.  See if you can solve the puzzle of the:

Scrambled Squares

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Times They Are A Changin' - 11/6/19

Well, I think I'm almost used to the time change itself, but Idon't think I ever do get used to the sun going down before 5:00.  I know that some folks appreciate having the extra morning light but if it were up to me I'd stay on daylight savings time all year round.  Today's puzzle is a California one that I tested pre-publication, and seemed like a perfect one for a post about change:

I'd Love to Change the World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Illusionary - 11/5/19

I'm gearing up for the launch of season 3 of "The Crown" later this month by rewatching some of the earlier episodes.  I've also been watching some of HBO's "Catherine the Great" mini-series.  The main problem I have had with it so far is that it picked up well into her reign and left a lot of information out of the story.  That pushed me to read a full biography about her.  She certainly was an interesting person, and I'm glad to have learned a little more Russian history.  That all got me thinking that it might be fun today to revisit a Russian cache I shared with you back in 2013.  It's an:

Illusionary Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Copy Cat - 11/4/19

Today I have for you a nice new cache from here in New York about 45 miles up the road from me.  I'd hoped to be able to go make the find on Friday with a friend, but our plans got scuttled. Let's hope maybe one day soon I can go and get this:

Copy Cat Cach

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

What the Check? - 11/3/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Australia.  Sometimes you look at a puzzle and just ask yourself:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Happy Birthday - 11/2/19

Well, it's time to add another candle on my birthday cake.  Where does the time go?  Today's puzzle takes us to Pennsylvania, and it reminds me of my Dutch friend (who actually happens to share a birthday with me) who keeps a perpetual calendar in the bathroom with all of her friends' and family members' birthdays on it.  It's a tradition to keep it there where you're most likely to notice it. ;) Whenever yours falls, I hope you have a very:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, November 1, 2019

Treehouse of Horror - 11/1/19

I hope you'll allow me to post one more Halloween-themed puzzle. The actual night itself was kind of a washout around here, due to torrential rain and wind.  We knew the storm was coming and I had gotten my pumpkin carved and was ready in case anybody came out early but we only got 4 umbrella-toting trick-or-treaters before the rain got too hard. This puzzle takes us to Nebraska.  It wouldn't be Halloween without a visit to the:

Treehouse of Horror

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! - 10/31/19

Today's puzzle takes us all the way to New Zealand to wish you a:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tricks or Treats - 10/30/19

Today we're back in Minnesota for another Halloween puzzle ... just one more day to get ready for:

HHX -Tricks or Treats

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Candy Corn - 10/29/19

When it comes to Halloween candy I am firmly biased towards all forms of chocolate, so candy corn is not something I have ever been drawn to.  I don't think I gave much thought as to where the name came from, until recently seeing a posting similar to this one:
  Image result for why they call it candy corn

I couldn't believe I'd never noticed that before.  Even if you don't like it either, I hope you'll enjoy this Minnesota puzzle that I first featured several years ago:

HHX: Time for Candy Corn!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Math is Friendly - 10/28/19

Today's cache takes us back to Maryland.  I work with people almost on a daily basis who tell me that they hate math.  It's so hard for me to understand because:

Math is friendly.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 27, 2019

It's Still about Balance - 10/27/19

Today's California puzzle is one I first shared back in 2012, when I mentioned how much I enjoyed the original Karate Kid movie.  Lately I have been having a blast cathcing up with the YouTube series "Cobra Kai" which picks up the action with much of the original cast 30-some years later.  I find it surprisingly well-written with a lot of humorous moments (including some that poke a little fun at the 1980's).  And it's still all about:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Find and Replace - 10/26/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  The goal is just like any other cache:

Find and Replace

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 25, 2019

Going Batty - 10/25/19

I'm a little late getting this posted since I was deep into finishing up our online puzzle hunt.  I just had a feeling we were going to be able to finish tonight and I didn't want the west coast members of the team to have all the fun crossing the finish line without me.  We managed to get all 103 puzzles solved (since Saturday) in a great group effort.  But my brain is officially now fried.  I pulled up this memorable puzzle for you (I first shared it back in 2014) since it's nicely in theme with the season and  I'm feeling a bit batty myself:

You Drive Me Batty

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

One week until Halloween - 10/24/19

Today's puzzle is from western New York.  Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought I'd share this puzzle featuring:

Trick or treat on a Silent Night

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Befuddled Fish - 10/23/19

I was working in the tutoring center yesterday and ended up spending quite a bit of time with a student working on a Physics problem about a fish hanging on a spring scale in an elevator.  I hadn't done this kind of thing in probably 25 years, but I had the right idea from the start.  I ended up reversing the signs on my first try and it took me a while to sort out what I was doing wrong.  But it's so typical ... if there's a way to do something backwards, I will definitely find it.  But the main question I had, honestly, was why someone was sending this fish up and down in an elevator??  Today's Colorado  puzzle which I featured back in 2013 just seemed appropriate for the occasion:

Befuddled Babel Fish

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Too Bizarro - 10/22/19

We had another simply gorgeous day here today.  Just looking at the glow of the leaves in the afternoon sun literally put a lump in my throat.  I hope there will still be a few left after our next round of bad weather.  Today I have for you a memorable puzzle from Australia that I featured way back in 2014.  It was actually inspired by a NY puzzle that the CO saw here on this blog.  I love it when that happens.  Obviously we can't do the field puzzle from afar, but you can enjoy the first part of:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 21, 2019

More Pictures - 10/21/19

I've been puzzling like mad all weekend in an online hunt called "Puzzle Boat 6."  Our group has done about 40 puzzles and there's probably that many more left to go.  But I worked on one more so I'd have something to share with you today, and had a sweet "aha" moment with today's California puzzle featuring:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Another one? - 10/20/19

Today we travel to Colorado.  This puzzle might have you saying:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Apologies - 10/19/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  I suppose I should apologize in advance, because:

This one may not be up to par...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 18, 2019

Puzzling Pup - 10/18/19

Today's puzzle from Washington state involves a story of a puzzling pup and a CO who says:

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

This puzzle is ... interesting - 10/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Maryland.  Some days it's really an uphill battle, but I keep trying to convince my students that:

Math is...interesting.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Opus 244 - 10/16/19

We had another beautiful Fall day here in the Finger Lakes.  It really reminds me why this is my favorite season here (as long as I can forget about what's around the corner).  Not enough leaves have fallen to require raking yet, and the colors are just breathtaking in bright sunlight.  I'm in full Fall mode ... fixed my yearly apple crisp over the weekend,  made no-bake pumpkin cheesecake bars the other night, and bought a delicious New York "Apple Pie Moonshine" with which I spiked some hot cider tonight at a potluck.  Yum.  I was even inspired to go out after work and do maintenance for 5 caches (2 fresh logs, 1 complete replacement, 1 found missing and archived, and 1 found in place despite being DNF'd recently).  It was good to get out and get those all taken care of.

Today's puzzle is from a California cacher who has been featured here many times before.  It's his 244th puzzle cache, but it's called:

Opus 13

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

You Need Another Puzzle - 10/15/19

Today I'm steering you towards a new California puzzle that I enjoyed working on while watching football Sunday afternoon:

Alpine Needs Another Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, October 14, 2019

A Really Easy Puzzle for Columbus Day - 10/14/19

It's Columbus Day again, and I just learned yesterday that I'll have a chance to travel to Columbus, Ohio again next March (yeah!), so I figured I'd feature a memorable puzzle from that part of the world today. This one was first shared here back in 2012.  Since it's a holiday I figured it was a good day to feature:

A Really Easy Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll try something a little harder.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Privacy at a Premium - 10/11/19

Today's recent California puzzle offers:

Premium Grade Privacy

If you missed yesterday's post due to its late arrival you can read it here. 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ten/Ten/Ten - 10/10/19

Looks like I did it again.  I had started a draft for today's post, and thought I had finished it but I guess I hadn't.  This memorable puzzle is one that I had great fun solving during a 10/10/10 event.  That was the first event I ever attended, and it marked my 100th cache find.  See if you can find the:

caTENated writTEN conTENts

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UpHill Battle - 10/9/19

Note:  I posted the date incorrectly on this puzzle, so it was meant to come up yesterday.  Today's puzzle finds us in Oregon.  As I'm posting this it's just past midnight on the east coast, and our beloved Minnesota Twins are down 2 runs, and heading in to the 9th inning of what will probably be their last game of the season.  They had a great year, but it seems like whenever they meet those guys in the pinstripes in the playoffs it's an:

UpHill Battle

P.S.  If you missed yesterday's post, the puzzle took you here.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October 8th needs a puzzle - 10/8/19

Well, rats.  I wrote a post last night and *thought* I set it for today, but it looks like I set it for tomorrow.  So, this post is very late.  But, better late than never.  It's a brand new one from California, where apparently:

Boulder Creek Road Needs A Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Turnabout - 10/6/19

Today's memorable puzzle from New Hampshire was first featured here back in 2012.  It's a perfect one for this weekend of my quilt show, because the posted coordinates take you to a nationally known quilt shop.  Be sure to check out the cool knitted hat that was an FTF prize for:

Turnabout is Fair Play

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Quilt Related? - 10/5/19

Today's Australian puzzle is one I featured on this same weekend four years ago.  Every two years I participate in my quilt guild's big quilt show, and it's time again for another one.  Can you blame me for wanting to share a puzzle that's:

Quilt Related?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, October 4, 2019

Can Machines Think? - 10/4/19

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina.  I've been amazed at how well my phone is able to suggest replies to my incoming e-mails.  It's obviously able to read the messages and offer a suitable short reply, like "Great!" or "Thanks!" or some such that I can click on and reply automatically.  When I compose messages, it's constantly looking ahead and offering suggestions for words it thinks I want to type.  But it makes me laugh when I sign my e-mails with my full name.  When I type out Jennifer it offers two suggestions for continuing other than my own last name:  "Lawrence" and "Lopez."  It does make you wonder, though:

Can machines think? (TPS2015)

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Letters - 10/3/19

Today I have a memorable puzzle I first shared back in 2013:

The Letters

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Follow the Directions - 10/2/19

Today I have another memorable puzzle I shared back in 2012.  I thought it was appropriate because I'm giving the first big test of the semester today.  I hope it goes well.  A big part of the students' success will be remembering to:

Just Follow The Directions

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I'll tell you who you are - 10/1/19

I solved this North Carolina puzzle a while back (it was actually published 7 years ago today(!)), but haven't featured it here before.  It came to mind recently because my daughter has gotten interested in the subject matter. I'm betting she could say:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tomfoolery - 9/30/19

Today's puzzle, first shared back in 2012, is memorable because I went way, way down a rabbit hole before eventually sorting out the CO's:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Avon Calling - 9/29/19

Today I have a memorable puzzle I shared back in 2011.  I'm always attracted by a clever title, and this was one I really liked:

Avon Calling

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Quantitative Literacy - 9/28/19

If you were to take the math class I'm teaching this fall you might encounter a problem similar to this Rhode Island puzzle about a:

Shirt Sale

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 27, 2019

Skyscrapers and Thunderbirds - 9/27/19

I recently worked on  fun series of non-geocaching puzzles in a Labor Day Extravaganza,  which contained a super hard sudoku variant that you might like to check out in  this file, on the late page, called "Thunderbirds".  It was really tough but I managed to get through it in the end, due to having a little practice with a more basic form in this memorable puzzle, featured back in 2015:

Skyscraper Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Clever! - 9/26/19

Today I have for you a brand new California puzzle that I enjoyed testing due to the:

Clever Cache Coordinates

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New York Teams are Number 1? - 9/25/19

The calendar says the season is officially "Fall" now, but around here it's the time of year when two of our favorite seasons ("Baseball" and "Football") overlap. As I've mentioned before, we follow Minnesota's teams since that's where my husband grew up.  With the Twins in the mix for the playoffs and the Vikings not having blown their chances yet, there are good reasons to be optimistic, and plenty of games to watch.  The last two Sundays we found ourselves watching football and baseball at the same time. The dog keeps having to change jerseys, which he must find very confusing.  So, all in all you'll have to forgive us if we disagree with the CO of today's New York puzzle who claims that:

New York Teams are Number 1

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Strange but True - 9/24/19

Today I have another central New York puzzle for you.  I enjoyed doing this series of "spycraft" puzzles several years ago for the interesting stories it relates.  This particular one is almost too strange to believe:

Spycraft: Operation Acoustic Kitty

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 23, 2019

CryptoTurtle - 9/23/19

Well, Fall is officially here.  We had a gorgeous weekend for the last blast of summer, and I made the most of it with some geocaching up in Rochester and a puzzle-themed geocaching event on Saturday. Even though it's not that far, I hadn't been up there on a puzzle run in about 4 years.  It was super to be able to see some friends I hadn't visited with in a long while, and make some finds on caches that have been in the solved pile for way too long.  I even did the finale and one other from the series that starts at this cache, which is memorable to me but hasn't actually been featured here before:

NPC2 #1 CryptoTurtle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

It's Just Cool - 9/22/19

This puzzle that I shared back in 2013 is memorable to me, because of the way cool factor of the:

Giant Etch-A-Sketch Compass

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Black Adder - 9/21/19

Today's memorable puzzle is one I shared back in 2013.  I actually was out caching yesterday up in Rochester, NY for the first time in several years.  It was a gorgeous day and it was great to be out on the trails.  At one point I stepped around a little tiny snake.  Fortunately it was not a;

Black Adder

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Imitos Tree - 9/20/19

This memorable puzzle taught me something new, and was one of the first puzzles I ever tried in Greece:

Imitos Tree

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Pretty Good Puzzle - 9/19/19

I thought this one, first featured back in 2012, was:

A Pretty Good Puzzle

Tomorow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Eyes Up - 9/18/19

Today's memorable puzzle is one I first shared back in 2014.  Whenever anyone I know is going to Rome, I always suggest it since getting a cache with posted coordinates in Vatican City would be pretty cool.  Keep your:

Eyes Up

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Climbing Higher - 9/17/19

Today's memorable puzzle, first shared back in 2013, invites you to:

Climb the New High Mountain

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 16, 2019

Clouded - 9/16/19

Here's a memorable puzzle that I shared back in 2012.  See if you can spot the:

Clouded Coordinates

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Memorable Attributes - 9/15/19

Today's memorable cache is one I featured back in 2011:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Minimalism - 9/14/19

Today I have a couple of memorable puzzles for you.  This past summer I was able to log this puzzle which I featured back in 2012:

Not Much To Go By

I thought I remembered exactly which one it was, but it turned out I was thinking of this other one that I first shared with you all the way back in 2011:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Junior - 9/13/19

Today's puzzle, first featured back in 2013, is definitely one of my favorites. One of these days I have to get back to NYC and find:

Culper Junior

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cutting Up - 9/12/19

Today we have another memorable puzzle from a very memorable series.

Enjoy: It Begins at the Engineers Gate

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Psychology Master - 9/11/19

I've been up to my neck in getting back to work and Mark Halpin's Labor Day Puzzle Extravaganza, but hope to be back to doing more geocache-related puzzling soon.  I've also gotten a promise from some very dedicated puzzlers to send me some of their recent favorites.  So, if you're itching for some brand new content, please stand by.

Today's puzzle is memorable for me because it was timely.  I had just been dealing with its theme the day before I worked on it.  First shared it back in 2011, I give you: 

Red Herring: Psychology Master

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

White on White - 9/10/19

Today's morable puzzle was first posted back in 2014.  See if you can sort out:

White On White

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Start of the Season - 9/9/19

Today's memorable puzzle that I first shared back in 2015 is posted in honor of our beloved Minnesota Vikings kicking off the season with a win this weekend.  As usual we were all decked out in purple and we enjoyed the game:

From Start to Svafu

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Yet Another Music Puzzle - 9/8/19

Today's memorable puzzle is one I featured back in 2014.  It's:

Not Yet Another Music Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Easy as Pi - 9/7/19

Here's a memorable puzzle from a series I featured back in 2015.  If you like this one you should try the others.  It's:

Easy as Pi 04: Minesweeper

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, September 6, 2019

Back to School (Again) - 9/6/19

Fridays used to be days that I'd try to serve up the trickiest puzzles for you.  Back when I was really in a groove I could stockpile a few weeks of puzzles in my queue, which gave me time to work through some of the harder ones.  Today's memorable puzzle was first featured back in 2013. This week feel like the perfect time to head back to:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Back to School - 9/5/19

The days following Labor Day are seeing the last folks heading back to school.  I know some parts of the country have been back for about a month, but around here there are still a few districts starting up over the next couple of days.  Let's head to a memorable puzzle I featured back in 2012 that contains a little course from Geocaching University in:

Flexagons 101

If you pass that one, you're qualified for the graduate level course:

Flexagons 301

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Let's Play Two - 9/4/19

Today I'm giving you a two-fer on memorable puzzles, both featured back in 2016:

If a tree falls ...

and one of my all-time favorite titles, this puzzle is:

Easier than a root canal

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Don't Get Mad - 9/3/19

I hope you've been enjoying these memorable puzzles featured in previous years.  If you're anxious for some brand new ones, please feel free to send me some good ones you've either solved or written yourself.  I hope you'll try out this one, which I shared way back in 2011:

You Might Get Mad

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, September 2, 2019

Feet Fresh - 9/2/19

Here's a memorable puzzle I shared back in 2016:

Feet Fresh

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Guide to Geocaching -9/1/19

Today's memorable puzzle is one of the local ones that really got me interested in figuring out puzzle caches. Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Simply Stated - 8/31/19

Today's memorable puzzle is by a CO who has been featured here quite a few times.  It's especially memorable to me because the solution method is the same as for one of my own puzzles.  I'd come up with the idea of creating mine after trying it unsuccessfully on another cache I'd been try ingto solve.  I was so disappointed to see that someone else had used "my" method about 5 years earlier than I had:

Simply Stated

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Gauntlet - 8/30/19

Today's memorable puzzle is from a series I featured several times back in 2012.  The puzzles vary in difficulty, while I remember several of them this particular one stands out because  I think this is the first puzzle I ever did where I stayed up way later than I should because I knew I was making good progress.  Try your luck with:

Wellsand's Gauntlet #8

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Enterprise Employees - 8/29/19

I recently spotted a sign down near the Enterprise car rental that indicated spaces for their employees to park.  I'd love to use that spot for a Trek-themed cache (or at least have the posted coordinates there).   Today's memorable puzzle, first featured back in 2015 is one that lit up my geek-o-meter quite nicely:

tBLT - The Klingoni Sudoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Gametime - 8/28/19

Over the years I've shared a number of game based puzzles.  This one, which I shared back in 2014 is particularly memorable:

Flappy Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

(If you saw a different early posting, consider it a little bonus ... I reconsidered since I realized it required "flash" which a lot of people don't have on their computers any more).

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sheepdog - 8/27/19

This memorable puzzle is one that I first featured back in 2015.  I love it when CO's put their creative talents on display in the making of their puzzles ... whether it's musical, crafting, or artistic talent like with this:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 26, 2019

Need a drink?- 8/26/19

Today's California puzzle, which I'm surprised actually hasn't been featured here before, is memorable because it was inspired by a NY puzzle that intrigued me (I'd share that one but it doesn't seem to be available right now).  I loved this new spin on the idea, and was tickled to be able to make the find on my first visit out there, even before I made the find on the one only two hours from me.  Now, how about a:

Martini, please!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 25, 2019

That's Not Ascii - 8/25/19

Today's puzzle is one that I featured way back in 2011.  It's very memorable to me not only because it gave me fits before I finally sorted out how it worked, but I'm pretty sure it's what drew me to Rochester on what proved to be the first of many super "puzzle runs":

That's Not ASCII!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Line it up - 8/24/19

Today's puzzle that I featured back in 2014 is particularly memorable because after I shared it, a cacher from the other side of the world was inspired to create his own puzzle on a related theme.  Have some fun with:

Nina and The Line King

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Skunky - 8/23/19

Firstly, if you missed yesterday's post due to me setting the time wrong, I hope you'll go back and check it out.

Moving on ... this puzzle that I featured back in 2015 is part of a network of puzzle caches quite unlike anything I had come across before, and which I've only seen anything similar to a couple of times since then.  If you're looking for an experience you can really sink into, give this a shot:

Skunk Tales - The Gallery

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Three-in-one - 8/22/19

In early 2013 I featured a memorable puzzle which actually turned out to be three puzzles in one.  With this very unique puzzle, if you have trouble confirming the answer to:

Zeppelin Post 1

you may have actually solved:

Zeppelin Post 2


Zeppelin Post 3

Sorry this one posted late!!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bingo! - 8/21/19

I've had fun thinking back over all of these great puzzles from past years.  Here's one I remembered from way back in 2012:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pile of ... - 8/20/19

I have often bemoaned my lack of a systematic process to my record-keeping in solving puzzles.  Every so often I try to start a notebook where I vow to write everything down and keep printouts of puzzles in a folder, but over the years I've accumulated stack after stack of scribbled on legal pads, composition books, notebooks, and spiral-bound graph paper notebooks (I love those).  Bunches and bunches of puzzles also end up in the recycling, as discarded printouts, scratch paper, and backs of envelopes.  Today's Oregon puzzle, which I featured back in 2014, is one that I held on to, though, and recently came across in my sewing room, which most of the time is kind of a metaphor for:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 19, 2019

Covering the bases - 8/19/19

Today we have another memorable puzzle I shared with you back in 2014:

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dicey Situation - 8/18/19

Today we revisit a Canadian puzzle I first shared back in 2013.  I remember it well since it was such a:

Dicey Situation

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fall is coming - 8/17/19

Today we return to a memorable puzzle I first featured way back in 2011. It won't be long before I'm back to school and hearing excuses like:

My dog ate my homework

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 16, 2019

Three Blind Mice - 8/16/19

Here's another favorite of mine, that I shared back in 2013.  This CO is better known for his Central Park multi-cache, but I have also really enjoyed his puzzle caches like this one:

See No Evil

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Memorable Encounter - 8/15/19

Here's another memorable one I first shared back in 2012:

The Encounter

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Alert! - 8/14/19

Today we have another extremely memorable puzzle which requires a group effort to solve. I featured it first back in 2014 and have participated many times in helping people work on it, and it's always fun:

Mystery Game #2 : Alerte à la bombe 💣

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Start of My Travels - 8/13/19

Today we return to South Florida, where I have two extremely memorable caches from the same CO that I want to remind you about.  If you've never done this series, they are the gold standard for teaching new puzzlers the tricks of the trade.  This was the series that first got me really interested in traveling for puzzle caching.  Work your way up to:

Puzzle Solving 101 - The Final Exam

and after whetting your appetite there, you can then go on a:


I appreciate someone letting me know that the Geodyssey website link isn't working ... I'm trying to follow up with the CO and will post an update when I have one.  Sorry about that.  If it comes back it will have been worth the wait!

And, we're back in business!  It was a quick fix for the CO.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 12, 2019

I've always been crafty - 8/12/19

This puzzle had been archived even before I solved it and shared it back in 2014, but I remember it so well because I still have my solution which I take with me every time I do a puzzle talk. I love sharing:

Joani's Crafty Cache - Crochet

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hope you're not hungry - 8/11/19

Thinking about this puzzle I featured way back in 2012 always makes me grin:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mastermind? - 8/10/19

Here's another one I remember from way back when I featured it in 2012.  Let's see if you're a:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 9, 2019

Word games - 8/9/19

I'm enjoying thinking back about these old puzzles.  If it's one I can remember crystal clearly after all these years, you know it made an impression.  Here's one such, that I shared way back in 2012:

Verbal Alchemy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Another Classic - 8/8/19

Today we'll revisit a classic Florida cache I featured back in 2012:

Magnum, P.I.

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Simply Amazing - 8/7/19

Today's look back has us visiting a Minnesota puzzle that's one of the most creative I have ever come across.  I featured it back in 2015 and was thrilled to log the find  a couple of years later:

My Tme on the Amazing Race

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A little bit more reminiscing - 8/6/19

It didn't take long to remember another favorite, from a CO who just had a birthday this week. :)  If you haven't tried any of his puzzles, you should investigate them further.  There are many fun challenges in his work.  This is one I featured back in 2012:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, August 5, 2019

A Classic - 8/5/19

Today's walk down memory lane takes us to a cache that's almost old enough to have a driver's license in many states.  I first featured it back in August of 2012, and it's an absolute classic by a CO whose other works have been featured here many times:

The Sentence

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Gone to the Dogs - 8/4/19

Today's puzzle is one that immediately comes to mind when I think of puzzles that have really stayed with me over the years.  I first featured it back in 2014:

Dalmatians and Dachshunds

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Looking Back - 8/3/19

Here's another puzzle from my first weke of postings back in 2011.  This Vermont series were some of the first distant puzzles I worked on in my efforts to get better at puzzling, and were a big part of me deciding to start this blog.  I also liked the "PIE" acronym so much I did two of my own series of caches here in New York called "Puzzled, Ithaca Edition":

Puzzled in Essex #5: "Abe, We Got Your Back!"

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, August 2, 2019

Back in the beginning - 8/2/19

Today we take another little trip down memory lane, to revisit a cache I featured back in 2014.  It's from a much favorited series that I started featuring back in 2011, well before the CO became known for his "How To Puzzlecache" book. If you haven't tried the series yet, they are all highly recommended.

I know this puzzle was inspired by a puzzle I featured here in March of 2011, not only because childofatom told me, but because the CO of that puzzle (which is actually in Norway) made the find on today's New York City puzzle and discusses the connection in the log, which you can read here.  I'll probably never get to make the find on the original, but making the find on this one was a special treat, knowing I had helped facilitate the connection:

It Begins At the Girls Gate

Tomorrow we'll ...

(P.S.  It helps if you hit "publish"!  Sorry for the delay.)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In the Beginning - 8/1/19

Nine years ago today I posted this note on a puzzle:

"As the puzzle solving member of a new geocaching team I've been working on lots of puzzles for caches around the area in hopes of getting to them some day ... don't know if we're up to the 3 star terrain here, but this puzzle was fantastic! The "Aha!" moment of how to get it to work was quite unique. I feel like I've learned something new and very cool. Thanks! Maybe some day we'll be able to find the cache."

A couple of months after that I did make my way to the cache, and a couple of months after that I featured the puzzle as my second post for this blog:

Chain Reaction? Absolutely!

As I've been writing my logs for my recent California trip I'm reminded how much I enjoy looking back over the excellent puzzles I've solved in the past.  They feel like old friends, especially now that I've gotten to visit so many of their locations and meet a lot of their owners.  Even if you've solved this puzzle already, I hope you'll enjoy this little trip down memory lane.  I'll probably be posting some others in the coming days.

If you have your own favorites from your early puzzling days, please consider sending them along to me.  Your contributions are always greatly appreciated.   

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Misdirection - 7/31/19

Today we head to Florida, unless I've experienced some:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Easy Mix-Up - 7/30/19

Today we head to Texas.  Will you find this an:

Easy Mix-Up?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Space Rangers - 7/29/19

I had a wonderful trip to California last week and found lots and lots of great puzzle caches.  Just as fun, though, was the chance to meet up with some of the creative puzzlers that I have corresponded with over the years.  I've started the process of writing my logs, but it will take me a while to do them all.  Even the DNF's were not all bad, because I as I log them I enjoy thinking about the puzzles again and even making my way to GZ at all was a fun experience.  I put a nice dent in my "solved" list, but there were many more that I didn't get a chance to look for. Here's a recent one that I wasn't able to get to, but it will remain on my list for a potential future visit:

Space Rangers

Tomorrow we'll ...

Don't Shake Your Fist - 7/28/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California, but if you don't like that please:

Don't Shake Your Fist...

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Add a Letter - 7/27/19

Today I'm taking you to Rhode Island for:

Add a Letter #2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 26, 2019

Geo Heartbreak - 7/26/19

Here's what Ol'Fogie has to say for us today:

I recently made my first trip to North America’s left coast, traveling with
yomegranate, JackTN and the non-caching member of the fam affectionately
known as MuggleBoy. We did a few days in Portland and Seattle getting the
Trifecta of HQ, the Ape Cache and the Original Stash. We also ventured into
British Columbia and hung out around Vancouver for a few days. While there, I
hammered out some really nice puzzles. This was one of my favs, even though
it revolves around:

Tomorrow we'll...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

TARDIS - 7/25/19

Here's what Ol'Fogie has for us today:
Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)
I stumbled across this South Carolina gem while working on a puzzle from the
Going Caching mega event a couple of years ago. I’m not a follower of the
 series, but it didn’t take long to figure out what needed to be done. And you’ll
 recognize it immediately if you are a fan of...
Tomorrow we'll...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Gridlocked - 7/24/19

Another posting from Ol'Fogie today, while I'm off on my cache-cation.  He says:

There are lots of grid-based puzzle types out there. But a fellow cacher brought 
this North Carolina diddy to my attention the other day and I had not seen this
 type before. Given the method to solve it, the grid could really be any size
 depending on what you wanted to tell the solver; this one just happens to be...

Tomorrow we'll...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer Vacation - 7/23/19

I'm on a little geocaching vacation so I'm going to let Ol'Fogie take the wheel again for me for a few days.  Today he brings us to an "alarming" cache from California:

I assume that most of us have a checklist (even just a mental one) of the things 
we examine when trying to solve puzzles. Dissect images, look at page source 
code, check for oddly used words, Google stuff, etc. And every time I come 
across a new way to hide coordinates, I add that to my puzzle-solving...

Tomorrow we'll...

Monday, July 22, 2019

Even More Between Before and After - 7/22/19

Today we return for a couple more caches in a California series I introduced you to a while back:

Between Before and After, III


Between Before and After, IV

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quack Quack - 7/21/19

Today's California puzzle might have you saying:

Quack Quack

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Man on the Moon - 7/20/19

I have enjoyed following all of the historical coverage of the moon launch and landing this week.  I was only 8 months old at the time so I don't remember Apollo 11, but I do have vauge memories of watching some of the coverage of one of the later trips (probably Apollo 15 or 16).  If you have the time to watch the actual 4.5 hour rebroadcast of  CBS' coverage from the morning of the launch (including commercials and other news of the day), I think you'll find it highly interesting as a record of that time.  Today's puzzle finds us in Paris for a bit of:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 19, 2019

How many? - 7/19/19

Let's head up to Minnesota today for a little quiz:

2 W on a B

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hue Betcha! - 7/18/19

I just love getting messages from folks who have a puzzle to share with me.  Today's featured cache from Canada's Ontario province dropped into my inbox yesterday and I thought it was a fun challenge.  If you've been thinking whether you should send me a puzzle yourself, the answer is:

Hue betcha!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ride the Rails - 7/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Michigan.  As I read this cache page I was reminded of the many summers when we took our kids half way across the country on the train to visit my husband's parents in Minnesota.  Have some fun with:

Cardboard or Card Bored? #4 - Ride the Rails

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ice Heroes - 7/16/19

Today we find ourselves in California for a puzzle featuring some:

Disheveled Ice Heroes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 15, 2019

Ready? - 7/15/19

I hope you're ready to kick off the week with a puzzle from Pennsylvania:

It Shall Begin Now

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sweet Miracle - 7/14/19

Today we wrap up our week of visits to puzzles by California CO Lamneth.  This one is a:

Sweet Miracle

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Discovery - 7/13/19

Today's puzzle by California CO Lamneth sounds like an interesting:


Tomorrow we'll wrap up our week with Lamneth.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Freewill - 7/12/19

I hope you've been enjoying this week of California puzzles by Lamneth.  We'll wrap things up over the weekend with two more.  This one is a matter of:


Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Territories - 7/11/19

Today we remain in California with another puzzle from CO Lamneth.  This one will have you investigating:


Tomorrow we'll have yet another.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Digital Man - 7/10/19

Today's puzzle from California CO Lamneth might have you thinking he's a:

Digital Man

Tomorrow we'll visit another of his caches.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Halo Effect - 7/9/19

Today we're back in California for another Lamneth puzzle.  This one has a:

Halo Effect

Tomorrow we'll continue our visit to this CO.

Monday, July 8, 2019

A Week with Lamneth - 7/8/19

Longtime readers may remember my fondness for the puzzles (and hides) of California CO Lamneth. He has a real talent for finding interesting locations and creating caches and puzzles to fit them.  I'm always sure to check the street views of my solutions to see if I can spot the connection.  In hopes of traveling out that way later this summer I recently binge-solved a bunch of his most recent ones, and am happy to be able to share them with you throughout this coming week.  Let's start off with the newest one:

Red Barchetta

Tomorrow, we'll continue our week with Lamneth.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Cache Cow Sunday - 7/7/19

Let's wrap up this brief revisit to the UK with one more cow:

#04 Charolais

Tomorrow we kick off a week in California.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cache Cow Saturday - 7/6/19

Today we return to the UK for another episode in the cow-related series I've featured previously.  Watch your step with:

#35 Murray Grey

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, July 5, 2019

Cache Cow - 7/5/19

I found myself taking another look at this fun cow-themed series from the UK recently, and thought I might share a few more of them with you this summer.  If you haven't tried these yet, you're in for a treat.  Here's one to kick us off:

#28 Welsh Black

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July! - 7/4/19

Today we travel to California for a puzzle I had fun testing pre-publication.  With its founding-father theme, it came out just in time for me to share it with you today:

Drop Quote - Ben Franklin +

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Reverse Word Search - 7/3/19

Today's recent California puzzle is one that I found an especially fun challenge.  Try your luck with this:

Reverse Word Search (KPC2019)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hunt and Peck - 7/2/19

Today's California puzzle is one that I had looked at more than once since its publication several years ago, without success, before making any progress.  I'm glad I gave it yet another shot.  Sometimes you just have to keep at it and:

Hunt and Peck

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, July 1, 2019

Let's get logical - 7/1/19

I can't believe it's the first of July already.  Let's head to France and kick off the month with a nice little dose of logic:

21 - Grilles Logiques : moyen

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

GOAAAAAL! - 6/30/19

I admit that I don't really follow soccer, but I do take notice whenever the world cup comes around. Here's a puzzle in honor of the U.S. women's team returning to the semi-finals this week.  From Canada:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Helping Hand? - 6/29/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Texas where I hope somebody can:

Lend me a Wrench

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 28, 2019

Negligible - 6/28/19

Today's California puzzle is posted in honor of all those days when we feel:

"Mentally, Somewhat Negligible"

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Stumped Again? - 6/27/19

I took another look at North Carolina caches by Stumpwater and found this interesting specimen:

Quercus Nasconditus

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I guess it depends on the dog - 6/26/19

Today's puzzle takes us over to western New York. Our little pooch has a pretty easy and happy existence, especially since he's been getting walked for up to an hour a day since I've been off for the summer.  In between walks you'll often find him sacked out on the couch flat on his back with all four paws in the air, snoring blissfully.  But I don't think that's what they mean when they coined the expression:

It's a Dog's Life

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ex Libris Stumpwater - 6/25/19

Yesterday's North Carolina cache was a tribute to a CO whose puzzles I remember featuring quite a while ago (there were a whole week of them starting 1/5/13 if you want to check them out).  I know that I had really enjoyed his work at the time so I decided to go back and see if there were some others that might be fun to play with.  Here's one I came across:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 24, 2019

Calling Stumpwater - 6/24/19

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one that I looked at more than once before finally having an "aha" moment.  I'm glad I sorted it out without having to resort to:

Calling Stumpwater

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Yard Work - 6/23/19

Today's puzzle takes us to the UK.  Our weather has not been very summery so far.  Temperatures have been below normal and we've had a ton of rain.  The grass has sure been growing, though, which means it needs regular mowing even though the ground is really too wet for it.  Our backyard is quite squishy.  Fortunately the wind hasn't been that bad, so we haven't had to go around and:

Pick up Sticks

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Who? - 6/22/19

Today's puzzle finds us back in Australia.  I've never heard of them but apparently:

MS 49 - The Googies Are Coming!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 21, 2019

Stonehenge - 6/21/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  With the summer solstice upon us, it seems like a perfect day to visit:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bucket of Rocks - 6/20/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusets, which I'm pretty sure is the home base for an online puzzle hunt called Puzzle Potluck 2, which I had a lot of fun working through for a few days this week with a couple of other puzzle cachers.  There's still time to give it a try if you're interested; we found it a lot of fun.  I don't get to do as much group solving as I'd like, and it's amazing how much more progress you can make when you're able to bounce ideas off of others.  I will admit I was feeling pretty rusty when we first started out ... I was glad I finally got my mojo going a little bit because at the beginning my brain was basically a:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Crafty - 6/19/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Ohio.  I really hope to start working on some of the projects I've been putting off for far too long.  Now that summer is here I ought to have more time for:

Being Crafty

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This is Torture - 6/18/19

Today's puzzle takes us to North Carolina.  I suppose there are people who enjoy car shopping, but neither my husband nor I is one of them.  As far as I'm concerned:

This is torture (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 17, 2019

Just up the Highway - 6/17/19

I took a little ride up to Rochester this weekend. I used to go there regularly for puzzle runs, but it's been quite a while.  I need to get back up there again and make a dent in my solved puzzles pile.  This one I'm sharing with you today is one I did make the find for quite a while back.  It's part of a fun series that I highly recommend if you haven't looked at them.  Take a ride on:

NPC2 #7 The International Highway

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day - 6/16/19

Today we travel to Texas for a cache in honor of Father's Day.  It will undoubtedly be a tough day for me this year, but I've got many wonderful memories and many tangible reminders that I treasure - photos, mementos, and:

Letters from Dad

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

'Til the Cows Come Home - 6/15/19

I was flipping channels the other night while awaiting the results of the Blue's game (I didn't want to watch lest I jinx them, since I hadn't been watching regularly so far ... I know it doesn't make sense, but that's the way my brain was working) and came across a show on the History channel about competitive butchering.  It's even called "The Butcher," so it shouldn't be hard to find if you wanted to check it out.  My maternal grandfather was a meat inspector and my mom worked in the meat department for a while and once or twice tried to teach me about looking at the cuts of meat to be sure I was getting what I was paying for.  She said if you knew what to look for you could even occasionally find a better piece of meat labeled as a cheaper one.  Those lessons never really took, and I don't think I'd put much thought into everything that's involved in the whole meat packing process.  But it did get me thinking about a California puzzle I'd seen a while back that I could share with you today.  Now you can be:

Caching Until The Cows Come Home 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day in Flag City - 6/14/19

Well it's Flag Day so I thought it would be appropriate to pay a visit to a themed cache.  Little did I know, there's an Ohio geo-art with the theme "Flag Day in Flag City."  I chose one  of them to share with you today, and if you like it there are a bunch more that go with it:

Flag Day in Flag City: State Flags

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Let's go Blues! - 6/13/19

Today's Maryland puzzle doesn't have a hockey connection, but I chose it in honor of the St. Louis Blues winning their very first Stanley Cup last night.  I lived there for four years during graduate school, so I was definitely rooting for them. Hope you won't get the:

System Test Blues

If you ever find yourself actually in St. Louis, I highly recommend this puzzle and cache, which I heard about from a friend recently.  You can get the jist of it remotely, but you really need to be on site to properly:

Dance to the Music

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Where was it? - 6/12/19

I was looking back at some previously solved puzzles and came across this one from California.  I found it pretty ironic that even though I had suggested the puzzle to the CO, I couldn't remember how it worked.  Fortunately, with a little homework I was able to sort it out:

Now where did I hide that cache?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Big Adventure - 6/11/19

I've been considering traveling back out to the San Francisco Bay area again later this summer, and decided to start figuring out what puzzles I had solved and which other ones I wanted to work on before heading out on another fun puzzling adventure out there.  There were several more of the FF10K series that I hadn't done, and this one seemed like the perfect place to start:

FF10K: Fizzymagic's Big Adventure

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 10, 2019

G.O.T. Geeks Only - 6/10/19

Today we travel to a series of caches in Belgium.  What are we Game of Thrones fans to do while we wait around for the books to come out, now that the television series is finished?  A G.O.T.-themed geo-art is just the ticket.  I had fun going through these last night, and got through them all except for a couple that I couldn't figure out the Dutch equivalent of the answer.  I thought I knew my G.O.T. pretty well, but I admit that I did have to look up a few.  The real fun got to be seeing whether I could figure out the question without translating from the Dutch. ;)  This one was probably my favorite:

#24 Game of Thrones 

but if you want to start at the beginning go here: #1 Game of Thrones

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cabbages and Kings - 6/9/19

Today let's head to California for a puzzle with:

Cabbages and Kings (Link fixed)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Celebrity Jeopardy - 6/8/19

It's been a long time since I watched "Jeopardy " on a regular basis, but I couldn't help but be aware of the buzz surrounding the amazing recent run of James Holzhauer, which came to an end earlier this week.  In honor of all the excitement I bring you, from Virginia:

Celebrity Jeopardy

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, June 7, 2019

Happy Birthday! - 6/7/19

Today's puzzle takes us to Canada's province of New Brunswick.  Although I'm sharing it in honor of my husband's birthday today, you definitely won't catch me saying:

Happy Birthday Old Man

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

If it were a snake ... - 6/6/19

Today we travel to California.  I've been trying to get in a little yard work in between the rain drops lately.  I know they're probably out there but I'm really happy I haven't seen any:

Garter Snakes

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Xenobiology - 6/5/19

Today we find ourselves back in North Carolina for a little excercise in:

Xenobiology 101 (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Garden - 6/4/19

I had noticed today's California puzzle when it published, but hadn't taken the time to go through it until it was recommended to me by a fellow puzzler.  Enjoy your time in:

The Garden

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, June 3, 2019

Moon Jumping - 6/3/19

Today let's head to California for a little:

Moon Jumping

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Who are you? - 6/2/19

Today's North Carolina puzzle is posted in honor of my 29th wedding anniversary today. The connection may not be obvious from a first glance, but then:

I'll tell you who you are

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rush Hour - 6/1/19

Today's North Carolina puzzle was constructed as a tribute to:

Rush Hour

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 31, 2019

Marking your way - 5/31/19

Today's puzzle is one that I beta-tested years ago, and then never went back and put the solution into the cache page after it published.  So when I came across it again recently I had to go through and solve it all over again.  Fortunately I remembered just enough about:

Marking your way through history (TPS2013)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cloudy - 5/30/19

Today's puzzle is from North Carolina but it could have well been written for Ithaca, where about 210 days a year it's:

Cloudy out there

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina for another day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Can Machines Think? - 5/29/19

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one that I enjoyed solving a long time ago. We're even closer today than we were back then to being able to say yes to the question:

Can machines think? (TPS2015)

Tomorrow, another North Carolina puzzle.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In my Mind ... 5/28/19

I've been thinking about possible summer travels and as a result James Taylor is now in my head singing, "In my mind I'm going to Carolina."  I've got so many good puzzles solved in North Carolina, and in the process of poking around I've found even more.  Here's an example:

Room Morass Hit

Tomorrow we'll be in North Carolina for another day.  In fact, don't be surprised if we spend the whole week there.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day - 5/27/19

Since most of the "memorial" themed puzzle caches out there involve field puzzles I searched far and wide for a puzzle for today's holiday that I hadn't shared with you previously.  Here's one I found in Texas:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Puzzle Solver's Toolkit - 5/26/19

Today's California puzzle is one that I had beta-tested a long time ago, but then didn't get the coordinates on the cache page after it published.  So I had the fun of resolving it all over again:

Puzzle Solvers Toolkit #2

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Blue Star - 5/25/19

Upon further review I realized yesterday's puzzle had some issues.  I replaced it with a different one.  In the mean time, let's head back to Australia for this

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 24, 2019

Take it Easy - 5/24/19

The puzzle I originally posted for today had some issues I hadn't noticed.  Sorry about that.  Let's try again with:

L'énigme facile

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A's, B's, and C's all around - 5/23/19

I got my grades all turned in recently, so this French puzzle was right up my alley.  Try your luck assigning all the A's, B's, and C's in:

10 - Grilles Logiques : facile

Tomorrow we'll be in ...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Geocache in Heaven - 5/22/19

Today's puzzle takes us to China. I've been missing my Dad a lot lately, so it made me happy to think that there's:

A Geocache in Heaven

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

The End-Game - 5/20/19

By the time you read this, Game of Thrones will be in the books ... or, left to the books, I suppose.  I hope you'll indulge me for sharing my most recent puzzle in honor of:

Game On! #12: Playing the End-Game

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Suitable Alternatives - 5/19/19

Today we travel back to Australia.  I know we've spent a lot of time there recently, but I've really enjoyed the variety in this "MS" series and I've been so busy that I don't have any other:

MS 38 - Suitable Alternatives

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Out with a Bang - 5/18/19

Today's puzzle takes us to California. I've been so focused on Game of Thrones wrapping up this weekend that I almost forgot to make note of the fact that we're saying goodbye to:

The Big Bang Theory Too

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Drama Queens - 5/17/19

Today's puzzle takes us to England and a little exercise involving:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Burger of the Day - 5/16/19

Let's head to Oklahoma where I'll treat you to the:

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chain of Hearts - 5/15/19

I've probably done one of this type of puzzle from Australia before, but it had been a while.  Test your logic with this:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Back to the Pyramid - 5/14/19

I thought the first one was fun, so let's head back to Australia and try:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mission Impossible - 5/13/19

I'm using another one of Ol'Fogie's recommendations for today, since I ended up being delayed a lot on my trip home Sunday.  It felt like a "mission impossible," honestly, but I did finally make it in the end, only about 6 hours late.  I woke up to a cancelled flight and a suggestion by the airline to just wait another day, which wouldn't work since I have exams to give.  I got a ticket on a different airline and then ended up having my Atlanta-bound flight diverted to Knoxville because of a problem with the landing gear (part of it was stuck "down," which is obviously better than stuck "up," but they told us it created extra drag on the plane, burning a lot of fuel so we couldn't make it to Atlanta and it was enough of an issue that they declared it an emergency landing).  I probably would have had enough time while I was waiting around for a replacement plane to go ahead and go and find some of Ol'Fogie's caches. Let's see where he's sending us today:

"Good afternoon, Geocacher.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to solve this Cyprus puzzle in
order to find the correct coordinates. As always, should you or any of your team
be caught, we will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blog will
self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck..."

Tomorrow we'll...

Sunday, May 12, 2019