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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 ...