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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Reading List - 5/8/21

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  I have always been an avid reader, and enjoy lots of different genres. With the end of the term just around the corner, I'm looking forward to putting together my summer:

Reading List

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, May 7, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Chill - 5/6/21

Today we have a Washington state puzzle that was passed along to me a while back:

Chill on the Sill 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cinco de Mayo - 5/5/21

Today we'll head back to Canada's Alberta province.  With "Star Wars Day" behind us, it's clearly time to celebrate:

Daily Dose of Happiness-107 Cinco de Mayo

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May the 4th be with you - 5/4/21

 If you're geeky like me you'll be mailing letters this summer with these stamps, which release today.  




In celebration of this year's Star Wars Day, let's travel up to Canada's Alberta province for:

Daily Dose of Happiness 106- May the 4th be with U

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

May Day - 5/1/21

It's hard to believe it's May already! Let's travel to Sweden for a puzzle that's just right for:

MAY DAY

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 30, 2021

Grand Tour - 4/30/21

Today we travel to Minnesota for a little exercise in logic:

Grand Tour: Keep Out!

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Destinations - 4/29/21

 Today's puzzle takes us to Arkansas.  After not going anywhere throughout the pandemic, now that I'm fully vaccinated and the end of the semester is approaching, I'm starting to think about traveling to visit family and maybe some geocaching:

Destinations

Tomorrow we'll ...



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

ΓⱯ CⱯꕗⱯͶ̰Ɐ DE ⟘ᖉOИCOƧ DE ᖉ⅄ⱯИ ⅄ ЬΓⱯCE - 4/28/21

Today's Massachusetts puzzle was passed along to me recently, and I enjoyed sorting out exactly what was going on.  Try your luck with:

ΓⱯ CⱯꕗⱯͶ̰Ɐ DE ⟘ᖉOИCOƧ DE ᖉ⅄ⱯИ ⅄ ЬΓⱯCE 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ogres and Onions - 4/27/21

Today we travel to a recent puzzle that published here in New York a bit to the west of me:

Ogres and Onions 123: On a Roll 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 26, 2021

Geo-Personalities - 4/26/21

What's your Geo-Personality? Find out with today's Washington puzzle:

ITGP

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Academy Awards Puzzle - 4/25/21

Tonight's the movies' big night so let's travel to Minnesota for an:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

It's logical - 4/23/21

Today is the birthday of one of my good friends, who happens to enjoy a nice little logic puzzle.  She also loves France, so let's head there for:

09 - Grilles Logiques : facile 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Diverting Ride - 4/21/21

Today's Minnesota puzzle was passed along to me recently.  It's:

A Diverting Ride 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It's your choice - 4/20/21

Today's intriguing puzzle takes us to Minnesota.  It's:

Your Choice

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 19, 2021

That's Creepy - 4/19/21

Today let's head to Illinois for this brand new puzzle:

CreepyLeech

Tomorrow we'll ...


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Family Party - 4/18/21

 Today we travel to Massachusetts for a little riddle:

SHCA - Family Party

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The State of the Movies - 4/17/21

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Things are gradually starting to open up around here, but no movie theaters yet.  I'm guessing it will really be summertime before we can assess: 

The State of the Movies

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Indeed - 4/15/21

Today's Missouri puzzle was pointed out to me a while back, and it immediately made me think of my daughter.  She's visiting with us for a few days, which is very nice:

Indeed

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

I saw myself selecting - 4/13/21

Today we travel to California for a puzzle that's hot off the presses.  It's kind of funny to see myself selecting:

I saw myself rejecting 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 12, 2021

Conveyance - 4/12/21

 Today we have a New York City puzzle that was passed along to me over the weekend.  Try your luck with:

Conveyance

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A Good Book - 4/11/21

Today let's take a trip just up the road from me here in New York.  It's going to be a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Can you recommend a good book?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hidato - 4/10/21

Today let's travel to California for a little:

Hidato

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 9, 2021

Vowelburgers - 4/9/21

Here's a little word puzzle from California.  Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Woof, woof! - 4/8/21

Today we're going to the dogs ... or, to at least to North Carolina for this pair of puzzles:

Woooof !

and Woooof ! Woooof !

Tomorrow we'll ..

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

No Penguins - 4/7/21

 When I found the California puzzle I posted Monday I had fun poking through some of the CO's other work, some of which I had done previously and this one I hadn't ever tried:

什麼,沒有企鵝? (What, no Penguins?)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Word Pairs - 4/6/21

Let's spend another day in California, where apparently:

We Have The Best Word Pairs

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, April 5, 2021

March Badness - 4/5/21

Today is the perfect day for us to travel to California and look into a little:

March Badness

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter! - 4/4/21

I've featured a lot of Easter puzzles over the years (just type the word Easter in the search box at the top of the page to check them out) so I had to search high and low for a new one.  I ended up in Sweden with this:

Easter mystery 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Tangled Up In Blue - 4/3/21

Today we'll head up the road just a bit from me here in Central NY for:

DGTB: Tangled Up In Blue

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, April 2, 2021

Time is Money - 4/2/21

Here's one last post from this week's guest puzzle-picker Ol'Fogie (if you'd be interested in taking a turn yourself feel free to get in touch!):

I solved and found today’s puzzle/cache a couple of years ago while visiting the Seattle area. It begins with an old riddle that most of us have probably heard at some point in our lives and involves an informal fallacy and a bit of misdirection. BUT, the real question here is how much the riddle is involved in solving the...


Hotel Quandary


Tomorrow we'll...


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Confectionary Conundrum - 4/1/21

Today my guest puzzle picker Ol'Fogie sends us to Georgia with the following post:

Do colors have a taste? And, if so, what does each color taste like?

Fortunately, Skittles has answered those questions for us and allowed

us to...

Taste the Rainbow

Tomorrow we'll...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Fingerprint Doodles - 3/31/21

Here's today's post from Ol'Fogie: 

This Washington State puzzle requires finding info in seemingly mindless doodling.

Put on your forensic investigation hat and check out these...


Swirls and Whirls - CSI Time?


Tomorrow we'll...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Combining Subjects - 3/30/21

 Today's post contributed by Ol'Fogie reads:

A few years ago yomegranate, jacktn and I went on a caching run in Georgia to

celebrate Jack’s birthday. We stumbled across this puzzle that immediately caught

my interest in both math and history. As a student I always loved both subjects

so I was pretty excited to get edumacated in some...


Geometric History


Tomorrow we'll ...


Monday, March 29, 2021

Too Much Pie - 3/29/21

My school isn't having an actual Spring Break this year, but fellow puzzler Ol'Fogie is helping me take a little time off here at GPotD. Here's what he has prepared for us today:

Today’s Tennessee puzzle is all about pies. Lemon, chocolate, cherry, cinnamon, strawberry -  and all with whipped cream! So, here’s a chance to exercise your brain if not your body as you...


Stuff It In Your Pie Hole


Tomorrow we'll...


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Disjointed Title - 3/28/21

 Ol'Fogie is my guest puzzle picker this week, and here's what he had to say about today's puzzle:

Much of the time puzzle cache titles have something to do with the puzzle itself. Often they are even a clue to solving. But then there are times when the title has absolutely nothing to do with the mystery and refers to the final hidey hole. This is one such Georgia cache where the title points to the location of the final at...

The Lonely Tree


Tomorrow we'll...

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Dragon Slayer - 3/27/21

Under normal circumstances I'd be having a Spring Break about now, so I'm going to take a little time off this week and let fellow puzzler Ol'Fogie take the wheel. Here's what he has prepared for us today:


Today we feature a simple maze from British Columbia. Did you know that the patron saint of England, Saint George, was not English at all? He was a Roman soldier born around 275 AD. The tale of his dragon slaying has been told in many ways through art, music, books and now via...


St Georges - A Knight Cache


Tomorrow we'll...


 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Classic - 3/26/21

Today's puzzle takes us back to Croatia.  I admit that I haven't finished this one yet, but I've been having fun with it and am going to get some friends to listen in and see if they can help.  I hope you'll get a few grins out of:

Geocachers sing Classic (badly)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Cipherdelic - 3/25/21

Today let's pay a visit to North Carolina for a pair of puzzles from a series that was passed along to me a while back:

Cipherdelic #1 

Cipherdelic #3

Tomorrow we'll ...

Puppy Love - 3/24/21

Today's Rhode Island puzzle is one I shared back in 2015.  Apparently yesterday was National Puppy Day, which sounds like something worth celebrating with a little:

Puppy Love

Tomorrow we'll ...

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Good News or Bad? - 3/23/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Minnesota, home of the Twins and Vikings teams my husband grew up rooting for and which we still enjoy watching.  It's only a couple more weeks until the Twins opening day, and we can't help wonder whether this year will bring:

Good News or Bad?

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 22, 2021

Zero In - 3/22/21

Today's Arkansas puzzle just requires you to:

Zero In 🎯

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Another slice? - 3/21/21

Today's Maryland puzzle is a reboot of one I helped the CO with, back closer to his home territory. Hope you're ready for:

Another Slice of Cherry Pi 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Worldwide Quilting Day - 3/20/21

My apologies for the late posting ... I didn't have anything in the queue and I was zonked last night.  Let's celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day with this Maine puzzle I first shared back in 2016:

88 Piano Keys, Note C# (Cryptic Quilt) 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 19, 2021

Equinox - 3/19/21

Today's Texas puzzle was passed along to me a few weeks ago, and I figured it would be great to share it today, just in time for Saturday's:

🌘 Equinox 🌘

Tomorrow we'll ...


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Simon Says - 3/18/21

When I took a look at this Tennessee puzzle that popped up yesterday, I realized the posted coords were very close to the (now closed) restaurant where my husband and I had our first dinner date back in 1988.  I think I still have one of their matchbooks in a drawer somewhere. Since we're only one day past the day in question, I figured it was still OK to play:

Simon Says - St. Patrick's Day 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ides of March (+1) - 3/16/21

OK, I admit I'm a day late with this one, but I'm sending you to Pennsylvania for a belated acknowledgement of the:

Ides of March

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

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Perseverance Parachute - 3/15/21

I wasn't expecting to end up in Croatia for it, but I knew if I kept looking I'd spot a puzzle based on the:

Perseverance Parachute

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Happy Pi Day! - 3/14/21

I'm sure there will be a plethora of new pi-related puzzles being published today, so I'm thinking I'll wait and see if there are any that catch my eye and feature them in the coming weeks.  Instead, I'll post a Pennsylvania puzzle by my good friend captainmath, host of the longest consective series of Pi-Day geocaching events anywhere.  The streak continues with an event today and I look forward to the time when I'll finally be able to join him at one of these events.  Today's puzzle was part of a pi-shaped geo-art that he published on this day back in 2016:

Easy as Pi 09: Are You Happy Now?

In most of the U.S., if you haven't already, don't forget to "spring ahead" with your clock today! 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Berlin - 3/13/21

Today we travel to the UK for a puzzle about:

Berlin 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 12, 2021

March Madness - 3/12/21

It was exactly one year ago that the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic really started to hit home for me.  At the beginning of the week it all still felt pretty far away, but by this Thursday everything started changing so rapidly that just about the time I began wrapping my head around one big change or cancellation, something else had happened. I know we're not out of the woods yet, but it's good to see that we're making progress. Today's puzzle takes us to California, and when it was passed along to me I knew this would be the perfect time to share it with you. I hope you'll enjoy the "Three Point Play" in:

Off the Grid

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Alea Iacta Est - 3/10/21

With just a few days to go until the Ides of March, it feels like a reasonable time to share this Texas puzzle:

🎲 Alea Iacta Est 🎲 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Perseverance - 3/9/21

Today's California puzzle was actually featured back in 2013, but I think the time is right to share it again.  The recent Mars rover landing has been all over the news, but this puzzle involves a different sort of:

Perseverance

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 8, 2021

Man's Best Friend - 3/8/21

 Today's puzzle from Canada's Nova Scotia province is:

NS81 - T4D2.5 - Mans Best Friend

Tomorrow we'll ... 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Vulcan - 3/7/21

Today's puzzle takes us to South Dakota.  It's been a while since I read any science fiction, but since we've been catching up on "The Expanse," I decided I'd work my way through the series of books as well, and I'm enjoying them so far. Try your luck with this puzzle based on a different vision of space in the future:

Star Trek: Vulcan

Tomorrow we'll ...


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Keep In Touch - 3/6/21

Today's brand new California puzzle was passed along to me this evening. I always enjoy hearing from other puzzlers who:

Keep In Touch

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, March 5, 2021

Science - 3/5/21

Today's Oregon puzzle was passed along to me by two different puzzlers who thought it might be a good one for you. See if you can sort out:

A-Z-----Science

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Horsing around - 3/4/21

Today we travel to Australia for a cache that's part of a new horse-themed geoart.  I will probably go back and look at more of them, but the first one to catch my eye was:

Horse #57: Celebrity Horses 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sticks - 3/3/21

Today's New York puzzle isn't in the most urban location, but I don't think I'd say that it's out in the:

Sticks

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Ben and Ted's Bet - 3/2/21

Today is a great day to visit this California puzzle from a few years back.  It's all about:

Ben and Ted's Bet

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, March 1, 2021

When we were older - 3/1/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Massachusetts. See if you can figure out who we were:

When We Were Older 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Myst-ery - 2/28/21

Let's head to Colorado for a brand new puzzle cache.  It's a:

Myst-ery 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 27, 2021

knOWLedge 🦉- 2/27/21

Today's Kansas puzzle simply requires a little:

knOWLedge 🦉

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 26, 2021

LCMXCXCIX - 2/26/21

Let's wrap up our work week with this puzzle from Wisconsin: 

LCMXCXCIX

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Who Would Win? - 2/25/21

Today's brand new California puzzle asks:

Who Would Win? 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Morse Square - 2/24/21

I had noticed today's California puzzle when it came out, but didn't take the time to go through it until it was passed along to me recently by someone who enjoyed it. See if you can sort out this:

Morse Square

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Out of this world - 2/23/21

Today we travel to Alabama for a puzzle that's:

Out of This World

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Jigoku - 2/22/21

Let's kick off the week with a visit to Sweden for this tricky variation on a sudoku puzzle:

Jigoku

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Secret Squirrel - 2/21/21

Today's puzzle takes us to the state of Washington.  See if you can sort out the puzzle of the:

Secret Squirrel

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 20, 2021

For Pete's Sake - 2/20/21

Today's recent puzzle takes us to New Mexico:

For Pete's Sake

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 19, 2021

Music to My Ears - 2/19/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Idaho.  All I will say about it is that:

It's music to my ears!

Tomorrow we'll ...


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sarah's Game - 2/17/21

Today's new California puzzle is posted in honor of a good friend of mine. We don't see each other too often any more, but keep still keep in touch regularly.   We've had some very fun geocaching experiences together, and I would love to plan another grand adventure with her to some place fun (and warm) after this pandemic is behind us. When the time comes I sure hope:

Sarah's Game 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vaux Na Far End - 2/16/21

Today's recent puzzle was passed along to me this weekend.  Try your luck with:

Faux Na Far End 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 15, 2021

Presidents Day - 2/15/21

I've featured some pretty traditional presidental puzzles in the past, so this year let's travel just up the road from me for this slightly different take on: 

A Presidential Quiz

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Bee Mine - 2/14/21

I shared a puzzle similar to today's featured one from Oregon back in 2015, but it wasn't exactly the same.  One thing I think is really fun about this one is that, unless I'm greatly mistaken, you can get a good view of the in-theme container on google maps street view.  I love it when that happens.  Today is Valentine's Day.  I hope you will:

Bee Mine 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Year of the Ox - 2/13/21

With today's Colorado puzzle I wish everyone a very healthy and prosperous:

Year of the Ox 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 12, 2021

Following Directions - 2/12/21

I always admire puzzles that seem like they were probably challenging to construct, and I'm betting today's example from Virginia falls in that category.  I had a couple of false starts, but once I got going I found it quite a fun one to sink my teeth into.  It's just a matter of:

Following Directions

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Rolling Stones - 2/11/21

Today's Georgia puzzle brought to mind a figment of one of my earliest puzzle-related memories which thanks to google I was able to flesh out.  This is a photo of a 60 piece jigsaw puzzle I had way back in the early 1970's entitled "Frankie and the Rolling Grave Stones":


Apparently it was based on a cartoon called the "Groovie Goolies," which I don't remember, but I did remember the "rolling grave stones" bit and the goofy picture. Try your luck with:


Tomorrow we'll ...


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

More Than Just a Hunch - 2/10/21

Today's puzzle takes us to California.  Even though the the Super Bowl is now behind us, I hope you'll allow me to squeeze in just one more football puzzle before the long off-season.  It requires:

More Than Just a Hunch

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

America's Ribbon of Highway - 2/09/21

Today we'll visit a New York puzzle that was passed along to me recently.  Please do keep those recommendations coming! I really appreciate them. Today marks the first time since last March that I'll be teaching a class on campus (albeit masked, and distanced).  It will feel good, but strange, to be heading up the road to campus in the morning.  I can't wait until things get back to normal and we can really do some traveling all across:

America's Ribbon of Highway

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 8, 2021

Adventure! - 2/8/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Oklahoma, and will send you on a little adventure.  I was either just a little too young or not quite geeky enough to have experienced this type of game in its heyday, but I have had some fun with them over the last few years (in one very memorable non-geocaching example, it turned out that the goal was not to avoid dying, but find all of the different ways that you could die and figure out how to accomplish each death in the minimum number of moves).  Try your luck with:

Ready Player One: The Crystal Key

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday - 2/7/21

It's Super Bowl Sunday and while I don't have a dog in this fight, I'll probably watch the game to check out the commercials and just to celebrate the successful completion of the season.  While you're waiting for the game to start you can have a little fun with this Delaware puzzle:

Eagle Eye at Super Bowl

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Tracking Roger - 2/6/21

Today's new California cache invites you to try:

Tracking Roger

Tomorrow we'll ...

Friday, February 5, 2021

Lost - 2/5/21

I had some fun working through today's Maryland puzzle with a friend recently.  See if you can find the:

Lost City of Circuits_Frederick

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, February 4, 2021

OAK 2305 - 2/4/21

After I complained about having roughly 15 inches of snow on the ground yesterday, mother nature decided that we deserved 6 or 8 more overnight.  So I guess I'd better keep my thoughts on that to myself.  Today's puzzle takes us to downstate New York.  See if you can solve the mystery of:

OAK 2305

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Troublesome Territories - 2/3/21

Today we'll hang around for another day in North Carolina, following up on the yesterday's "State of Confusion" with a puzzle from its companion series.  In case anyone's wondering how we fared in the big snowstorm, we've got at least 15 inches on the ground right now, although some of that was definitely there before this particular storm got going.  Fortunately none of us had to be out and about today, so we could take our time getting the driveway cleared in readiness to go out tomorrow.  This is about the time of year when I decide I'd really like to live somewhere without hard winters ... maybe some place like:

Troublesome Territories #7 - Johnston Atoll

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

States of Confusion - 2/2/21

Happy Groundhog Day! With the big weathermaker that's making such a mess of things I'd say there are a lot of states that are in a "state of confusion" today.  So I figured it would be a good time to pay a visit to a North Carolina series that was recommended to me recently.  I'm sure I'll be looking at more of them in the coming days. Today let's try:

States of Confusion #8 (Arizona)

Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, February 1, 2021

Twisty Trails - 2/1/21

Today we have a brand new California puzzle that I enjoyed solving on Sunday afternoon.  Ever since I started trying to write my own puzzles, I always admire ones where you can tell that it took a bit of work to put them together.  This one clearly required following some:

Twisty Trails 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Comments and Questions - 1/31/21

Like the CO of today's Arkansas cache, I enjoy receiving comments and questions about my puzzles because they at least confirm that someone is looking at my work.  I can usually nudge folks along without spoiling the "aha" moment, even if they start out lamenting:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

National Puzzle Day - 1/29/21

The puzzle that inspired today's Michigan cache has been featured here before, but I found this new version to share with you here today in honor of:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

You have reached this cache in error - 1/28/21

Today we travel to Texas.  Don't worry if the page says:

You Have Reached This Cache in Error

Tomorrow we'll celebrate National Puzzle Day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Bill Gates - 1/27/21

Today's North Carolina puzzle is one that was passed along to me recently. I liked it, but if it's not your cup of tea, you can take it up with:

Bill Gates

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

🐞🐞🐞🐞 - 1/26/21

Today's New York puzzle dropped into my inbox recently and I really enjoyed going through it this evening.  Have some fun with:

🐞🐞🐞🐞

Tomorrow we'll ...



Monday, January 25, 2021

Micro Logic - 1/25/21

Today we're paying a visit to Canada's Ontario province.  I recently had a suggestion to check out the logic puzzles by the CO's of today's featured puzzle. I'm looking forward to trying more of them, after finding this one to be an interesting little nut to crack:

ML 173 NEW MICRO LOGIC SERIES

Tomorrow we'll ...

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Blues Brothers - 1/24/21

Today's Texas puzzle was passed on to me not long ago.  Try your luck with:

The Blues Brothers Cache

Tomorrow we'll ...

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

Kudos - 1/22/21

Today's puzzle from Canada's province of Newfoundland and Labrador isn't technically a rerun, although I did feature the puzzle it references way back in 2014.  I think this idea of paying "Kudos" to other puzzle makers is a fun one.  Here we have:

Kudos - PATSY'S Music

Tomorrow we'll ...

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Not your typical geo-art - 1/21/21

Today we travel to Canada's Nova Scotia province for the start of a geo-art that I'm interested in exploring further.  I think it would be a fun rainy day project to see how far I can get.  Here's where it all kicks off:

NS81 - T1D1 - An Easy Start 

Tomorrow we'll ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day - 1/20/21

All eyes will be on Washington, D.C., today and I'm really hoping things go peacefully.  I remember attending inaugural festivities with my parents many years ago and it's just unbelievable how things have changed, in so many ways.  Today's Texas puzzle is one I featured back in 2015, and I thought it might be nice in-theme one for today:

Rick "Tricky Rick" Astley for President

Tomorrow we'll ...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Scoreboard - 1/19/21

Today's puzzle takes us to California. I spent Monday recovering from 2.5 fun days (and a very late night) working with a large group of folks doing the MIT puzzlehunt (held virtually this year due to the pandemic).  This was my third one, and I find it an exhausting, overwhelming, and humbling experience.  I always learn something and come away really impressed with the puzzling community and its creativity in coming up with new ways to challenge and entertain each other.  In this annual event the winners are tasked with the job of writing the next hunt, and last year's winners really outdid themselves in putting this one together.  Our team wasn't in the top 3, but we did complete the whole hunt and were just a few places back on the:


Tomorrow we'll ...

Monday, January 18, 2021

What would Martin do? - 1/18/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Delaware, and while not written with today's holiday in mind I think it's an appropriate day to ask:

 What would Martin do?

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Around the World - 1/17/21

Today we pay a visit to a Florida series that's been coming out gradually over the years.  It can be kind of addictive once you get going.  For today I picked this one:

5) Around the World in 80 Caches

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Rack My Brain - 1/16/21

Ttoday's puzzle takes us to New Jersey.  This weekend is the annual MIT puzzlehunt, which is all virtual this year.  I am so glad I made the trip to Boston last year to try out the hunt in person.  It was exhausting but a great opportunity to really:

Rack My Brain

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Secret Enemy - 1/14/21

Today's recent Virgina puzzle will have you unravel the case of:

The Secret Enemy

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Simple Math - 1/13/21

I'm appreciating the suggestions that I'm receiving, so please keep them coming.  Every little bit helps! This one takes us to Canada's province of Newfoundland and Labrador and involves a little bit of:


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Diagramless - 1/12/21

Today's puzzle takes us to Illinois.  This isn't a standard example of the form, but I think geocaching puzzlers will have fun with this:

Illini Puzzle - 2) I'm Diagramless

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Dodger Blue - 1/11/21

Today's puzzle that was passed along to me recently takes us to North Carolina.  I was saddened this weekend to hear of the passing of Dodger great Tommy Lasorda.  Looking back at his career, I found that he his first full season with the team was the year that I became a Dodger fan.  Even though it was a very abnormal year, I'm so happy he was able to see them win the world series last fall (their first since he had led them to one back in 1988).  My impression is that he was a purist ... not even a big fan of the designated hitter rule. I wonder what he would have thought of adding a:

5th Base 

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Year of Hope - 1/10/21

Today's puzzle takes us to New Mexico.  Despite the unprecedented events in Washington, D.C., this past week I'd still like to think of our new year as:

2021 - The Year Of Hope

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Oh give me a home .. 1/9/21

Today's puzzle keeps us in my own state of New York. With 6 playoff games this weekend and our team done for the year I'm left deciding who to root for (who to root against is easy). I expect a good choice is out to the west:

Where the Buffalo roamed

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Air Cannon - 1/8/21

Today's Washington puzzle was recommended to me a while back and I had fun going through it recently.  The presentation of the characters is fun, and the bonus video of their exploits (which can be reached through the geochecker) really made me smile.  Try your luck with this:

Air Cannon

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Let's Go! - 1/7/21

Today's puzzle is one that was passed along to me a while back and I had fun going through it.  Some of them I knew instantly, and others took a little more research.  One made me LOL.  The puzzle is in Wisconsin, but it will have you doing a bit of traveling.  Ready?:

Lets Go!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Epiphany - 1/6/21

I received a message from a cacher the other day who is working on one of my recent puzzles and mentioned that she was still waiting for an epiphany.  I wrote back and told her she was fortunate that Epiphany was just a couple of days away.  😉  Now that today is the day, I wish you epiphanies on all the puzzles you work on, including this one I found in New Zealand that tells the story of:

Three Wise Men

For anyone who is interested, today I finished up my project of going back and getting the geocaching.com bookmark for puzzles featured in 2020 completed. I've also updated all of the location based bookmarks that can be linked to from the main blog page.  It's kind of fun looking back through all the places we've visited (virtually) back through the years.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

First Contact - 1/5/21

Today's new Minnesota puzzle was passed along to me recently.  I immediately knew I'd want to share it with you here, not only because it's a creative and fun design for a puzzle, but also for the story behind the creation of:

Captain's Log - First Contact

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Chai Tea Tai Chi - 1/4/21

 Let's kick off the first full week of the new year with a recent puzzle from Oregon that made me grin:

Homebound Puzzles: Chai Tea Tai Chi

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mmmm ... fudge - 1/3/21

I don't do a huge amount of holiday baking (despite watching a lot of it on TV), but I always make fudge. I definitely made a lot less this year than in years past.  When my kids were younger I made batch after batch and bagged it up to give as gifts to teachers, coaches, bus drivers, scout leaders, etc.  I like to make it in the microwave, and it requires the biggest bowl I have to make one batch, so I've never been able to try to save time by making:

Double Fudge

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

1/1/21 - Happy New Year!

 Just a brief note today to wish you all the best for 2021 along with a Connecticut puzzle I shared back in 2016:

Happy New Year Cipher

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