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April 26 2018


Fur The More 2018

So this past weekend, I was back at the Sheraton in Tysons Corner for Fur The More 2018. One thing I like about this con is they try new things. This time, it was a passport stamp sheet that you can get stamped at various locations and events. Fill in enough of the squares on the page and you get a prize. I got the first reward, which was a pin, but not the second. I think it's a good idea since it gets everyone to explore more of the con, even check out some events that one may not have thought of checking out. What I didn't like as much were some passport items that required spending money because it smells like pay-to-play, but there are enough free items to get the first reward at least. Also, they should've made the passport page non-glossy so the stamp ink won't smudge. Maybe next time.

I didn't fursuit as much at this con. I was in the fursuit parade and the fursuit games, and I did a bit more fursuiting on Saturday evening but that was about it. There wasn't much else to do in fursuit at the con. Instead, I found a lot more panels and events of interest. I watched the Japanese tea ceremony. I learnt how to keep a bullet journal, how to make an interactive story with Ren'Py, and how to play Sushi Go. I colored a premade badge. I went to the astronomy party. It was cloudy that night but we used the big telescopes to see the moon and 3 stars. I also went to both loot brawls, panels on contracts and LLCs (presented by lawyers in the fandom), and the furry cringe stories panel. So there was a lot to watch and learn anyway.

Of course no trip this close to Washington DC is complete without a trip into DC. I went twice, on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, I stopped at several stations along the Silver and Red Metro rail lines to capture munzees, ending at the Eastern Market for dinner and two geocaches. Friday's foray was more touristy. I took the Metro to McPherson Square and walked to Lafayette Square and the White House, or as close as they'd let me get.

January 30 2018


Patuxent Ponds

16 years ago, I lived in Northern New Jersey and I used to travel very far from home because at the time, geocaches were few and far between. One of those overnight trips brought me to Odenton, south of Baltimore, and to Patuxent Ponds Park. This park has two ponds. From the parking area, it was a short walk on the trail to the larger of the two ponds in the back section of the park. The geocache was tethered to a shrub on a small island in that larger pond. There was a fallen tree branch across the short stretch of water and I figured I could walk (well, half walk and half crawl) across that tree branch to the island. I made it out to the island and back, although it was a bit hazardous because the tree branch was unsteady and a bit slippery. However, it was an exciting way to finish off the day before getting crabcakes for dinner in Odenton.

I'm not as far from Odenton now but for some reason, I never went back to that area in 16 years. This past Sunday, I took a trip to Laurel for Flagstack since that town has become quite a hub of emerging smartphone-GPS gameplay. Then I switched over to Munzee and noticed some goodies in the Odenton area. Very little about that area was familiar to me until I got close to Patuxent Ponds, where I was stopping to capture a pegasus munzee. When I took a walk back to the larger pond, suddenly it all came back to me. The layout of the pond and trail was familiar. The island was still there, although it's now a bit farther from the bank than I remember so there could have been some erosion or change in water level.

Anyway, that was a great revisit and it's neat how I remember the area just because of a thrilling experience. Maybe I'll be back again in another 16 years, if not sooner, for a different game.

November 29 2017


Delaware Furbowl 62 (Nov 25, 2017)

DE Furbowl had been postponed since October 2015 while they searched for another suitable bowling alley. In truth though, I wouldn't have been able to make it to many of those. Schedules have gotten pretty full and I had other things to do most of the time. So even though DE Furbowl started again in June, this was the first month I was free enough to consider attending. (Actually there was also a Flagstack event the same weekend, but luckily it was on Sunday so there was no schedule conflict.)

The big surprise: the new location is the New Castle Bowlerama, only about a quarter of a mile from home! How convenient. This bowling alley is bigger than the previous one. The parking area, especially, was ample and there were no parking issues, unlike at the AMF Prices Corner. The inside of this bowling alley seemed more spacious too. There was room to walk around without constantly bumping into other people. However, we didn't have a big party room reserved this time so the fursuit lounge area got rather congested at times. On the plus side, there were comfy chairs and sofas in the fursuit lounge. That's a very nice touch, like a celebrity green room.

Aside from that, it's pretty much the same Furbowl I knew. I met up with some friends, fursuited around the bowling alley a bit, and got into the group photo. That was about it. I'll try to attend another one during the winter months before things get busy again.

November 01 2017


Metro Gathering 2017

What a weekend! I went to Central and Northern New Jersey and attended four events. Those were "This little cacher wants a burger" at The Burger Shop in Matawan on Thursday, the "Pre-Metro Gathering Mega Meet and Greet" at the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Friday, "2017 Metro Gathering ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" on Saturday, and Small Town Stanhope, NJ later that Saturday. All those were geocaching events, except for the last one, which was a Munzee event.

In years past, there have been Thursday evening events in Central Jersey before the mega event. I just haven't been going out of my way for those. This year though, I decided to go a bit east to Matawan to meet up with those folks, even though that meant I'd be late getting to the hotel. The Bacon Royal Burger at The Burger Shop wasn't really that spectacular, but the chance to meet up with a few Central Jersey geocachers, who I hadn't seen in years since I stopped going to the Central Jersey events regularly, was priceless.

On Friday, I puttered around the Budd Lake, Netcong, and Flanders area, getting some Munzees and geocaches. A big plus to only coming to this area once a year is I had a lot to choose from in the various GPS games. Well, except for Flagstack, which hardly anyone seems to play over there, but its time will come. In the evening, I headed over to the scout camp for the Pre-Metro Gathering event. It was a pot luck dinner in a rustic dining hall, featuring spooky food such as a meat corpse. Signal, the geocaching mascot, made an appearance.

Saturday was the big event: Metro Gathering in historic Waterloo Village, which had been decorated with all kinds of Halloween stuff, including a mock graveyard, the Headless Horseman, and a spider skeleton. The entrance to the village was like a fair with exhibitors and vendors, and even a pumpkin carving contest. Mostly though, I went for a hike with other geocachers through the village for the 20 special lab caches and the themed Wherigo cache, and spent a lot of time talking to the North Jersey and Long Island geocachers on various things that have happened in the area while I was away. There was a fair amount of gossip and griping, which I'm not going to detail here. Suffice to say there are two sides to every issue. (Unless you're in the Octagon Society. Then there are eight sides to every issue.)

After Metro Gathering, I went down the road to Riverside Park to meet up with a smaller group for the "Small Town Stanhope, NJ" Munzee event. We had some event munzees placed around the park and adjacent trail. Couldn't stay too long though because the event started pretty close to sundown. I found out the reason that there had to be a separate Munzee event was Space Coast Geo Store was forbidden from vending Munzee-related goods at Metro Gathering. It's a new rule imposed by Groundspeak, the company running the geocaching website. If they find any Munzee stuff at a mega event, they'll yank the "mega" status. I spoke to a number of people about this and everyone thought it was a stupid rule and would hurt geocaching in the long run. A lot of people play both Munzee and geocaching so this kind of separation makes no sense. Munzee and Flagstack, on the other hand, don't mind if we mix games and even encourage it by offering "co-exist" badges for multi-game events.

Thursday 2017-10-26:

Park and grab (New Jersey)
Quick Cache (New Jersey)
"Wash" You Were Here! (New Jersey)
Fun Flag Geocache (New Jersey)
This little cacher wants a burger (New Jersey)

Friday 2017-10-27:

Dead End (New Jersey)
flashlighttreecache? (New Jersey)
Land Shark (New Jersey)
Our First Geocache! (New Jersey)
S3K #31 (New Jersey)
Girl Scouts For Life (New Jersey)
Kiwanis hike (New Jersey)
Blue Trail Beginning or End (New Jersey)
R3J #3 (New Jersey)
KV1267 ()
S3K #6 (New Jersey)
Sussex Branch Railroad (New Jersey)
Waterloo Station PR#1 (New Jersey)
The "Morris" Explodes PR#2 (New Jersey)
Jefferson Lake Bike Trail (New Jersey)
Pre~Metro Gathering Mega Meet and Greet (New Jersey)

Saturday 2017-10-28:

The Headless Boatman of Waterloo Village (New Jersey)
2017 Metro Gathering ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (New Jersey)

Monday 2017-10-30:

Happy 4th of July 2017 Iron Post Tree (New Jersey)
Cache me ousside how bow dah (New Jersey)

October 19 2017


FursonaCon 2017

So this past weekend was my last furry convention of the year: FursonaCon at Holiday Inn in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area. It's also the smallest one of the year, with only 297 attendees. (79 fursuiters in the fursuit parade) Funny thing is I think I enjoyed it the most of the four cons I attended this year. There wasn't much programming so that left plenty of time to relax, chat, and fursuit. The local furries are very hospitable. They didn't know me or where I was from ("Remind me again where Delaware is?" said one of them, probably half-jokingly.) but I was just short of dragged to a room party the first night of the con. Of course, with only a few hundred attendees, we didn't have the whole hotel to ourselves but the people from the two wedding parties we shared the hotel with were also very nice and wanted photos with all the fursuiters.

The fursuit games were run differently from other cons. Instead of having all the games as one long event, they split it into multiple short events, one game per event. I thought that was much less tiring. Plus, that meant each game had prizes. I didn't do so well in fursuit dodgeball, but my team won trophies in fursuit hockey. Because there weren't many fursuiters, the parade was short and quick and we got fish tags (for the Atlantis theme) at the end of it. One other benefit to a small con: there was never a wait at the photo room and so I got these wonderful lightstick photos.

Biggest downside though was the hotel. While some parts of the hotel were new and fairly up-to-date, my room wasn't. The faucet was loose. The power socket was loose. Lamp fixtures were rusty. The air conditioner was weak. Housekeeping on my floor lacked attention to detail. They forgot various items and even forgot to service my room the first day. Also there was a musty odor in the hotel corridors and some of the meeting rooms. On the plus side, my room had a refrigerator and microwave oven, which helped a lot because that meant I could buy some groceries and not have to contend with that ridiculous 12.6% restaurant tax in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area.

What would the weekend be without GPS games? I found 6 geocaches on the trip. They were mostly very easy, even though two of them were rated 5 stars and one 3.5 stars. Surprisingly, the cache that took the most time to find was rated only 1 star. One of the 5-star caches was a pretend 5-star but aside from that, I'm not sure how difficulty ratings work any more. The star of the weekend though was Munzee. That area is packed with pins! On the evening of my arrival, I was up to 3,624 captures when I decided I'd better get back to the hotel! I got 290 more on Sunday evening and over a thousand more on the way home, but even then, it looks like I've barely scratched the surface.

September 21 2017


Goodbye, Joyent

This is an update to End of a Lifetime from five years ago.

When TextDrive ended, I took up Joyent's offer for five years of Joyent Cloud hosting, which came in the form of a credit balance roughly equal to five years of hosting on a 512MB Joyent SmartMachine. Well, that credit balance finally ran out this month. Joyent's $22/month fee is actually rather steep nowadays for VPS hosting. After investigating a number of VPS providers, I opened a Linode account and set up a lowest-tier node there. It's $5/month for a Linode 1024 and I got the first 4 months free as a signup bonus. Then I moved my websites and domains over. I haven't done that in years, so it took a bit of research to find out how to set everything up but with the wealth of how-to articles and example configurations out there, it's actually easier now than it was the last time. And finally, I shut down and deleted my Joyent Cloud instance so they'll stop billing.

So with Joyent's extension, the TextDrive "lifetime" offer lasted 12 years. Even though it wasn't the lifetime that they originally promised, 12 years of hosting is a decent length of time for the money. Going forward though, I won't consider any more such deals unless they break even within a fairly short time.

September 01 2017


FA United 2017

This past weekend, I went to FA United 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Herndon, VA. There was also a pair of Flagstack events on the other side of Washington, DC, so I left the con Sunday afternoon to attend those.

I arrived in the DC area Thursday afternoon, so there was time for a Munzee-capping spree in downtown Washington DC. I took the Metro from Reston Station. I hit the National Mall and saw some sculptures. The boulder with a face on the car makes me think it's time to start paying attention to those "falling rock" signs. I also went to Chinatown for dinner, which was something I didn't get to do on my previous DC trip in April.

As for FAU itself, I treated the con as a relaxacon, just like I did in previous years. It looked like the con had a bit more programming this year than last year but I didn't feel like I had to go to everything. I hit a couple of panels, went to both loot brawls, and walked in the fursuit parade. Also fursuited in short bursts a bunch of times, went to the dance but only on Friday, and played some tabletop games. Also had a lot of couch time. Hey, I had a hotel suite all to myself. Might as well enjoy it!

Then on Sunday, I went to the Flagstack events in Fort Hunt and Alexandria. They posted two events a few miles apart, because apparently, they could deploy more party flags this way. The eight of us met up at a picnic table in a park in Fort Hunt. Then we split up into three cars. From there on, it was a drive around town with everyone capturing as many flags as possible. We went around the Fort Hunt area first to capture the first batch of flags. Then we went to the second event site in Alexandria and then drove around that part of town to get the other bunch of flags. Then we returned to Fort Hunt via a different route to get more flags along the way. The only snag was we had some problems with cell phone reception in Fort Hunt and between Alexandria and Fort Hunt, which is surprising considering how close the area was to DC. Aside from that though, it was a lot of fun, almost like a video game in the real world. And we're already planning another Flagstack event in Laurel this October.

August 15 2017


Atlantic City, South Jersey, 365-day streaks

One of the prizes you can get for attending a Munzee event is a virtual emerald munzee. Emerald munzees are assigned randomly to emerald gardens, which are groups of hundreds of emerald pins, usually arranged in the shape of a pin icon. Since there were a lot of events in July for Munzee's 6th birthday, new emerald gardens have been popping up all over the world. I noticed that one of those emerald gardens was in Atlantic City, so that's where I went on Saturday.

There it is. Splat, right on the beach! Hope Caesars doesn't mind. :) I also went to Brigantine to capture a nascent munzee garden. I think it's a boat but the shape is unclear now. Unfortunately, it was too rainy for a walk along the beach so I left the area after that.

A number of things happened on Sunday, but the most significant of those was I finally completed my 365-day Munzee capture and deploy streaks and got two more super streak badges! I would not say it's easy because doing anything every single day for a whole year takes some dedication, but it's more doable than a geocaching streak because of the sheer number of munzees out there and the different ways to play the game.

After hitting that milestone, I spent the rest of Sunday in Mount Laurel, Mount Holly, Willingboro, Beverly, and Cinnaminson, the area with so many munzees that even local munzers haven't gotten everything. Since I passed through the downtown part of Mount Holly, I stopped to take a look at the Shinn Curtis Log House, a log cabin that is three centuries old. Funny thing is dinner that evening was also in a 300-year-old building, so South Jersey has a lot of those historic structures.

Saturday 2017-08-12:

1: Yeti Munzee #643 by JasperCottage
2: Yeti Munzee #1061 by raunas
3: Oh Crackers by bitwiz
4: Help box by jasnumbs
5: Do AC Virtual Resort Room #1 by rufnredy
6: Do AC Virtual Resort Room #2 by BAJACLAN
7: Do AC Virtual Resort by SJClyde
8: UnNamed's Garden Pin in Altlantic City, NJ by UnNamed
9: Atlantic city Garden Pin by Henning49
10: Garden Pin by Evi
11: Atlantic City Garden Pin. by Aukush
12: Garden Pin by I-spy
13: Garden Pin 2764 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by Primdahl
14: Garden Pin by Kchiefz
15: Garden Pin by Bladenhorst
16: Boardwalk 5 by aufbau
17: Gargoyle's AC Garden #2 by gargoyle18
18: Garden Pin by stanleyseekers
19: Garden Pin by Sanli
20: Garden Pin by WarMadJohn
21: Garden Pin by shrekmiester
22: Garden Pin by MariaBr
23: Garden Pin 6 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by KFUMunzee
24: Crossbow Munzee by FireKat
25: Mystery Virtual Munzee by jayterho
26: Garden Pin by LegoNater
27: Garden Pin 707 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by Olivia
28: Let's Party by globe17
29: Garden Pin by 4WDNROX
30: Garden Pin by ka
31: Garden Pin, New Jersey 🇺🇸 by EmmaHKJ
32: Garden Pin by crazynight
33: Atlantic City Garden Pin by OHail
34: Emerald Pin - AtlanticCity, NJ by thelanes
35: Garden Pin Atlantic City, NJ #2 by MeLa
36: Garden Pin by pikeike76
37: Atlantic City Emerald by Traveler97
38: Boardwalk 2 by aufbau
39: Garden Pin by Rekars
40: Garden Pin by pegrob
41: Garden Pin by MrsTandJ
42: Garden Pin by Anetzet
43: Gargoyle's AC Garden Pin by gargoyle18
44: Garden Pin by hoss45
45: Atlantic City Garden Pin#1 by MetteS
46: Garden Pin by N7MFT
47: Garden Pin by Cucus
48: 64. Atlantic City - Tku-6v by Sivontim
49: Atlantic City (NJ) Emerald Pin by Attis
50: Garden Pin by Deafdillos
51: Garden Pin Atlantic city by Jennbaby82
52: Garden Pin by valj519
53: Do not pass go! by Tjsharky
54: Atlantic City Garden Pin#2 by MetteS
55: Broman7's New Jersey Garden Pin by Broman7
56: Garden Pin by Sassygal
57: Garden Pin by laceepacee
58: MVM White by FireKat
59: DH🇱🇺Garden Pin Atlantic City by DrentseHooglander
60: Ceasars Beach/Pier/Mall? by nora1
61: Garden Pin by smukke
62: Garden Pin by stormpies079
63: Atlantic City Emerald Garden Pin by CCG99
64: Atlantic City Garden Pin by Heinerup
65: RR-Atlantic City Emerald by QueenofDNile
66: Bombora Garden Pin by SpySmurf
67: Leusink's Garden Pin Atlantic City by Leusink
68: Garden Pin by Iiness
69: Atlantic City NJ Emerald by PeachesnCream
70: Under The Boardwalk Emerald by KlassicKelly
71: Garden Pin by Codeyharrison0
72: Atlantic City Emerald by humbird7
73: Garden Pin by ScotuFlash
74: Mandy's Garden Pin in Atlantic City by taiska1255
75: Garden Pin by Jyden67
76: Garden Pin - Atlantic City by dew5077
77: A birthday gift from Munzee 2017 by Lisaeric2016
78: Garden Pin by crashbum
79: Garden Pin by brawnybear
80: Alantc Garden Pin by munzeefarmor
81: Garden Pin by richardg01
82: AC Flat Matt by bitwiz
83: Garden Pin by Candy32712
84: Atlantic City Garden Pin by HB31
85: Garden Pin by MamaPad
86: Garden Pin Atlantic City, NJ #1 by MeLa
87: Emerald from Australia by belladivadee
88: Garden Pin by Jewa12
89: Garden Pin by vira
90: Atlantic City, NJ Garden Pin by AngelGirl
91: Atlantic City - Garden Pin #13808 by winkide
92: Garden Pin by TXhappycamper
93: Garden Pin by PurpleRose4HIM
94: Garden Pin by JensTh
95: Atlantic City NJ MVG #7255 by Annika
96: Garden Pin by littlestangel
97: Garden Pin by bratwurstbude
98: Garden Pin by PompeyAquila
99: AC Boardwalk by bitwiz
100: Atlantic City Garden 2935 by jarcc
101: Garden Pin 709 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by Olivia
102: Atlantic City Virtual by bitwiz
103: Garden Pin A.C. by bearmomscouter
104: Garden Pin - Atlantic City by einkilorind
105: Garden Pin, Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by shyme
106: Atlantic City NJ Emerald by monrose
107: AC Flat Matt by bitwiz
108: Atlantic City, NJ, USA Emerald by DolphinJo
109: AC by Keebs
110: Garden Pin by Adnshe
111: Atlantic City - Garden Pin by SammyDiddly
112: 6th Birthday reward - SL17 - Atlantic City by Eskiss
113: Garden Pin by MunzeeMoses
114: PL - Atlantic City Emerald Garden - Garden Pin by PreciousLinda
115: RePes Garden Pin in Atlantic City by RePe
116: Crossbow Munzee by Cren110
117: Garden Pin - Atlantic City by WE4NCS
118: Atlantic City Boardwalk by mding4gold
119: AC by Keebs
120: Garden Pin by JSPRX
121: Boardwalk 1 by aufbau
122: Garden Pin by Brando567
123: Garden Pin by OBC
124: Sophia0909 Garden Pin Atlantic City USA by Sophia0909
125: Garden Pin by Jyden67
126: Garden Pin by TBandit
127: Atlantic City Garden Pin from Finland by jukkas
128: boardwalk 3 by aufbau
129: Atlantic City Garden Pin by rosieree
130: Garden Pin by naturelover
131: Garden Pin by Codeyharrison0
132: Garden Pin by ivwarrior
133: Atlantic City Pier by markcase
134: Nov64's Garden Pin ~ Atlantic City by Nov64
135: Zniffer Atlantic City Garden Pin #3817 by Zniffer
136: Atlantic City, NJ Garden Pin by SLAUGY
137: MV1 Atlantic City NJ by MV1
138: Garden Pin by sidekicks
139: Garden Pin by EagleDadandXenia
140: AC Flat Matt by bitwiz
141: Gargoyle's AC Garden by gargoyle18
142: Garden Pin by Clausjsk
143: NJ Garden Pin by Lewatkin
144: Garden Pin by Grux
145: Garden Pin by Anni998
146: Garden Pin by MrsBoots09
147: Garden Pin by Chocolatefairy
148: Garden Pin by exploringisfun
149: Hello Atlantic City! by acclanman
150: Garden Pin by tartu61
151: Garden Pin Atlantic City NJ by lorimar
152: Garden Pin. Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by EmmaHKJ
153: Garden Pin by sfwife
154: Garden Pin by Cacherscott
155: Guarding the emerald garden in Atlantic City by ivwarrior
156: Garden Pin by wolf78
157: Garden Pin by Lissu
158: AC Flat Matt by bitwiz
159: Garden Pin by MiniPad
160: Garden Pin by RudiTeam
161: Garden Pin by Bladenhorst
162: Garden Pin by BonnieB1
163: Kevin Smith Emerald by daysleeperdot
164: Garden Pin by goldfish72
165: Munzee 6 years Celebration Pin by Tatzaa
166: Oswego IL Jackpot! by GollerMomma
167: denali in Atlantic City by denali0407
168: Garden Pin by JSPRX
169: Flat Rob by Keebs
170: Garden Pin by kimg023
171: Atlantic City Garden Pin by MrCB
172: Atlantic City(USA) Garden Pin from Hungary by pulsarxp
173: AC Flat Rob by bitwiz
174: Garden Pin by Fuglebjerg
175: Garden Pin by Hitcher
176: mobility's Garden Pin by mobility
177: Garden Pin by voyager711
178: AC Flat Rob by bitwiz
179: Boardwalk 6 by aufbau
180: Atlantic City - Garden Pin by Lanyasummer
181: Garden Pin by Ladymunzee
182: Atlantic City Emerald by Kapum
183: Garden Pin, Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by EmmaHKJ
184: Garden Pin by Andy69
185: Atlantic City Garden Pin by BrianMoos
186: Garden Pin Atlantic city by Behr47
187: Alantic city garden pin by valmie
188: Garden Pin by Sandrius
189: AC Flat Rob by bitwiz
190: Atlantic city Garden Pin by pilsleyguy
191: Garden Pin by Donavin301
192: Quick Deploy by Keebs by Keebs
193: Garden Pin by TheBitBandit
194: Garden Pin by KlassicKelly
195: Comfort Station, Believe It or Not! by nora1
196: Garden Pin by senni98
197: Garden Pin Atlantic City by FINDER400
198: Garden Pin by rheinrich65
199: Boardwalk 4 by aufbau
200: ATLANTIC CITY NJ Garden Pin by turnersrugs
201: Garden Pin by MaryShelley
202: Garden Pin 6 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by EstherMarie
203: Garden Pin by jsamundson
204: Garden Pin by Stumblefoot
205: Garden Pin by Lachzee
206: Munzee Birthday Event 2017 by OCMomkat61
207: DaZie62's Garden Pin #7 - Atlantic City NJ by dazie62
208: Garden Pin Atlantic City by levesund
209: Garden Pin by leevisvard
210: Garden Pin by 16red
211: Garden Pin by TheMachman
212: Garden Pin by tartu61
213: Garden Pin by rebelacts
214: Garden Pin by AksuB
215: Garden Pin by SJULLE
216: Garden Pin by babyw
217: Garden Pin by Jyden67
218: Atlantic City USA Garden Pin by vranda
219: Atlantic City Garden Pin by jfigel
220: Garden Pin by 2JP
221: Garden Pin by HelLin
222: Garden Pin by K6ha
223: Atlantic City Garden Pin by divernick
224: Garden Pin by Itsallclosed
225: Garden Pin by Dibcrew
226: Garden Pin - Atlantic City by machierp
227: Garden Pin 5 Atlantic City 🇺🇸 by EstherMarie
228: Garden Pin by Germangirl
229: Garden Pin by randco2
230: Garden Pin by iamfull
231: Garden Pin by Jafo43
232: Garden Pin by martinp13
233: Garden Pin by Slinkymama
234: Garden Pin by Clausjsk
235: Garden Pin by magnacharge
236: Emerald - Atlantic City, NJ by pepsiman
237: Garden Pin by deeralemap
238: Garden Pin by webeon2it
239: Atlantic City by valsey
240: AC Flat Rob by bitwiz
241: Garden Pin by MogwaiLiz
242: A.C. Mini golf by Jeeper32
243: Garden Pin by AZBookworm
244: AC Flat Rob by bitwiz
245: Quick Deploy by Keebs by Keebs
246: AC 7/18/17 by aufbau
247: FRLK @ Atlantic City, NJ by FRLK
248: Atlantic City Garden Pin 2 by OHail
249: Garden Pin by senni98
250: Garden Pin - Atlantic City by Questing4
251: 6th Birthday reward - SL17 - Atlantic City by Eskiss
252: Garden Pin by Sunshine76
253: Atlantic City Garden Pin by FlipperFamily
254: Ducktown, Atlantic City -Garden Pin by hani7
255: Crossbow Munzee by Cren110
256: Antlantic City Garden by Kricketracks
257: Garden Pin by JohanneHviid34
258: Garden Pin by jafigel
259: Garden Pin by rita85gto
260: Rufs Resorts Resort Room #1 by BAJACLAN
261: Rufs Resorts Resort Room #2 by ahp42
262: Rufs Resorts Resort by rufnredy
263: B Boat by aufbau
264: Brigantine 857 by bitwiz
265: Brigantine 719 by bitwiz
266: Brigantine 1642 by bitwiz
267: SAIL HO! by HAWG
268: Brigantine Ship 1 by Jeeper32
269: Brig Brown 2 by aufbau
270: The Brigantine Lighthouse Virtual by Keebs
271: Brigantine Inn Virtual by Keebs
272: Brigantine 715 by bitwiz
273: Brigantine 974 by bitwiz
274: Virtual Munzee by Keebs
275: Brigantine by Keebs
276: Brigantine by Keebs
277: Brigantine by Keebs
278: MVM White by Keebs
279: Brigantine by Keebs
280: MVM White by Keebs
281: Brigantine by Keebs
282: Brig Brown 5 by aufbau
283: Brigantine by Keebs
284: Virtual Munzee by Keebs
285: Brig Brown 3 by aufbau
286: Hey, Pal! by Squonk
287: Brigantine by Keebs
288: Brig White by aufbau
289: B Boat by aufbau
290: Brigantine by Keebs
291: Brigantine by Keebs
292: Brig White by aufbau
293: Brigantine's Veteran Memorial Park by Keebs
294: Brigantine School Virtual by Keebs
296: Elks Lodge Virtual by Keebs
297: B Boat by aufbau
299: B Boat by aufbau
300: Brig virt by aufbau
301: Virtual Munzee by Keebs
302: B Boat by aufbau
303: Virtual Munzee by Keebs
304: Keebs Hollow Tree Virtual by Keebs
305: Brigantine 716 by bitwiz
306: B Boat by aufbau
307: Brigantine by Keebs
308: Brig Brown 4 by aufbau
309: Brig Brown by aufbau
310: One Way... Room #1 by bitwiz
311: One Way... Room #2 by aufbau
312: One Way... Room #3 by q21701
313: One Way... Room #4 by Keebs
314: One Way... by hikerfolk
315: AC rest stop by jasnumbs
316: Faun Munzee #1108 by seal
317: Lp by SJClyde
318: Unicorn Munzee #329 by Meredith16A
319: Fire Pump Service by SJClyde
320: Notice by mding4gold
321: Movies by mding4gold
322: No Parking by mding4gold
323: LP 24 by SJClyde
324: Leprechaun Munzee #308 by dayriesw
325: Land here! by njrainbow53
326: My virtual trip to NJ by mcidahoan
327: Craig's virtual by mcidahoan
328: Ruth's virtual by mcidahoan
329: Faun Munzee #626 by RebelGTP
330: Faun Bait by mding4gold
331: Faun Munzee #388 by NativenUK
332: Cooper Family Earth Bait by mding4gold
333: Dragon Munzee #1332 by miri68
334: Dragon Bait by mding4gold
335: Reserved by mding4gold
336: Radio Shack Family by mding4gold
337: W T Grants Store by mding4gold
338: Kennedy Fast Care by mding4gold
339: Grampy is Watching by mding4gold
340: Where Is The Water? by mding4gold
341: Let's Start A Community Garden by mding4gold
342: Planting Peas by mding4gold
343: We're Huntin Wrabbits by mding4gold
344: Leprechaun Munzee #1430 by DivineElephant
345: Shamrock Leprechaun Bait ☘ by mding4gold
346: Ice Bait by mding4gold
347: PNC Bank by mding4gold
348: Station House Virtual by mding4gold
349: Dragon Bait by mding4gold
350: Unicorn Munzee #468 by DieZinis
351: Marlton Strip by bitwiz
352: Yeti Munzee #1111 by Ellolaa
353: Ice Mystery 8 by bitwiz
354: Penalty by mding4gold
355: Elmwood Business Park by mding4gold
356: Unicorn Munzee #1431 by par72
357: Riverfront by fsmtjohnson
358: Unicorn Munzee #726 by RescuePenguin
359: Unicorn Munzee #37 by Robby

Sunday 2017-08-13:

1: Hydra Munzee #1324 by Merrymunzee
2: rnr 920 by rufnredy
3: 618;; by aufbau
4: Lp by svilen1975
5: Hoagiefest by svilen1975
6: Yeti Munzee #1032 by Lanyasummer
7: Cold Beverage by Jeeper32
8: Yeti Munzee #1017 by Lally
9: Greenie by Keebs
10: No Parking by SJClyde
11: Hydra Munzee #243 by MMarshall
12: Anotherzee by aufbau
13: Bzzz by q21701
14: No idling by Jeeper32
15: 6 by Jeeper32
16: Vegetable at Crystal by aufbau
17: kennel by aufbau
18: Hydra Munzee #306 by Czechroo
19: lp by aufbau
20: lp motel Room #1 by NatureKlutz
21: lp motel Room #2 by UnNamed
22: lp motel Room #3 by bellacandy
23: lp motel Room #4 by bitwiz
24: lp motel Room #5 by abraithwaite908
25: lp motel by aufbau
26: short stop by aufbau
27: Yeti Munzee #678 by disneyfan4life85
28: Wally lp also by aufbau
29: Unicorn Munzee #1382 by Ernzee
30: eb by aufbau
31: jury duty by aufbau
32: Burlington County Prison Museum by aufbau
33: Dragon Munzee #84 by 4beefan
34: Fire! Lane by aufbau
35: A Munzee a Day keeps the Obsession at Bay! 2 by ThePacer
36: LP behind mattress firm by aufbau
37: A Munzee a Day... 6 by Bandyrooster
38: dp35 by aufbau
39: No parking by aufbau
40: A Munzee a Day... 6 by Bandyrooster
41: Play the Munzee Game 22 by ThePacer
42: Leprechaun Munzee #473 by MissAmerica1
43: Bowlzee by aufbau
44: Air Mail by aufbau
45: Munzee All Day Long 3 by Bandyrooster
46: old forgotten lp Room #1 by cptcranky
47: old forgotten lp Room #2 by ThePacer
48: old forgotten lp Room #3 by Bandyrooster
49: old forgotten lp Room #4 by SJClyde
50: old forgotten lp Room #5 by njrainbow53
51: old forgotten lp by aufbau
52: Hydra Munzee #13 by TrialbyFire
53: Water 3 by aufbau
54: Yeti Munzee #366 by schmitzfam4
55: ZO ice 1 by aufbau
56: Bigger green by aufbau
57: owltel Room #1 by cptcranky
58: owltel Room #2 by Kaluria
59: owltel Room #3 by wanderings
60: owltel Room #4 by Bandyrooster
61: owltel Room #5 by ThePacer
62: owltel by aufbau
63: stop again by aufbau
64: mo greenie by aufbau
65: mysterious sam by aufbau
66: cart by q21701
67: grapefruit by aufbau
68: Found a spot by aufbau
69: stop by aufbau
70: Walmart Security by aufbau
71: soda blue by aufbau
72: Green box at 1500 by aufbau
73: 8225 lp by aufbau
74: Round green by aufbau
75: Moo pole by aufbau
76: Just another lp by aufbau
77: LP at corner by aufbau
78: 207 green box by aufbau
79: 2303 lp by aufbau
80: 2307 lp by aufbau
81: Other side utility pole by aufbau
82: Artistic pools lp by aufbau
83: More utility pole by aufbau
84: Truck entrance by aufbau
85: Faun Munzee #1296 by scoutref
86: Private Property Camera Surveillance by mding4gold
87: Leprechaun Munzee #963 by Baggio
88: smoke free by aufbau
89: Yeti stop by Jeeper32
90: Greenie on Lp by mding4gold
91: Lakeview Motel Room #1 by bitwiz
92: Lakeview Motel Room #2 by aufbau
93: Lakeview Motel Room #3 by tugwake
94: Lakeview Motel Room #4 by Kaluria
95: Lakeview Motel Room #5 by wanderings
96: Lakeview Motel by cptcranky
97: Penalty by mding4gold
98: Strawbridge Motel Room #1 by aufbau
99: Strawbridge Motel Room #2 by bitwiz
100: Strawbridge Motel Room #3 by PirateRat
101: Strawbridge Motel Room #4 by tugwake
102: Strawbridge Motel Room #5 by svilen1975
103: Strawbridge Motel by cptcranky
104: Mt Laurel Corp Park Rob by bitwiz
105: Mt Laurel Corp Center by bitwiz
106: Mt Laurel Corp Center by bitwiz
107: Mt Laurel Corp Center MVM by bitwiz
108: Mt. Laurel Amethyst by aufbau
109: Mythical Bait by mding4gold
110: Dragon Munzee #441 by justustwo
111: Yeti Munzee #335 by laceepacee
112: Dragon Munzee #1334 by booboo1

August 07 2017


South Jersey, Baltimore

Saturday's trip was to Haddon Heights, Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Willingboro in South Jersey. This area is pretty much inexhaustible for Munzee because the local Munzers keep deploying more of those. However, I wanted to capture some of the new air mysteries that they have deployed in Mount Laurel and Willingboro. These are fun. Capturing the virtual air mystery scatters some feather munzees in the vicinity. Capturing the feathers in turn scatters some golden feathers.

Sunday's trip was pretty simple. Went down I-95 from Newark to Baltimore, capturing Flagstack flags along the way. Found one geocache at the turnaround spot. Then from Baltimore back to Newark, I captured virtual munzees as well as some of the flags I missed on the way down. What's remarkable is the way Flagstack has grown recently. Just this quick there-and-back trip alone netted 258 flags! There are many more flags along the other roads around Baltimore but I decided to save those for another time. Finished up with a little walk on the James F Hall Trail in Newark for a few more munzees before an early dinner.

Saturday 2017-08-05:

1: Dragon Munzee #623 by winkide
2: Time Share Home Depot Room #4 by aufbau
3: Time Share Home Depot Room #2 by mding4gold
4: Time Share Home Depot Room #3 by POBowe
5: Time Share Home Depot by bitwiz
6: Home Depot by mding4gold
7: Sharknado by mding4gold
8: Home Depot Peas by mding4gold
9: Stop For Water by mding4gold
10: Water / Hydra Attractor by mding4gold
11: Here to Corner by mding4gold
12: Hydra Bait by mding4gold
13: Yeti Bait by mding4gold
14: Don't Even Think About Parking Here! by mding4gold
15: Here Dragon, Dragon, Dragon... by mding4gold
16: Play Indoors by aufbau
17: Yeti Bait by mding4gold
18: Faun Bait by mding4gold
19: Listen to the doctor by aufbau
20: Fire by mding4gold
21: Faun Bait by mding4gold
22: Listen to your wife by aufbau
23: Earth Bait by mding4gold
24: Stop For Unicorns 🦄 by mding4gold
25: Yeti Munzee #1353 by Maxi72
26: Batter Up by mding4gold
27: Barrington Fence by mding4gold
28: Fence gate post by SJClyde
29: Electrical Box by mding4gold
30: Hydra Munzee #910 by Adnshe
31: Coals For The Holidays by africacher
32: Zone Motel Room #1 by bitwiz
33: Zone Motel Room #2 by aufbau
34: Zone Motel Room #3 by QueenBee
35: Zone Motel Room #4 by mding4gold
36: Zone Motel Room #5 by SJClyde
37: Zone Motel by cptcranky
38: Yeti Munzee #1399 by TylerB
39: Lp by Keebs
40: Lp by aufbau
41: Gate post by SJClyde
42: Unicorn Munzee #253 by GunnerSteve
43: clay stop by q21701
44: Southern Mystery by Crowew01
45: Jersey Mikes Mystery by AL2NJ
46: T Mobil fire lane by Crowew01
47: Stop here for BOA by strawsolid6
48: Dragon Munzee #786 by Sasquatchman
49: Under silver on lp by aufbau
50: Generic Name by aufbau
51: lp by q21701
52: boro motel Room #1 by Keebs
53: boro motel Room #2 by Qwade
54: boro motel Room #3 by cptcranky
55: boro motel Room #4 by Killshot
56: boro motel Room #5 by abraithwaite908
57: boro motel by aufbau
58: LP at JFK by aufbau
59: NJ Air by nyisutter
60: Feather Munzee #2886 by virtuals
61: Feather Munzee #2887 by virtuals
62: trash diamond by aufbau
63: Feather Munzee #2885 by virtuals
64: mile 1 by aufbau
65: Golden Feather Munzee #2903 by virtuals
66: Golden Feather Munzee #2901 by virtuals
67: Golden Feather Munzee #2902 by virtuals
68: litter not by aufbau
69: Golden Feather Munzee #2900 by virtuals
70: Golden Feather Munzee #2904 by virtuals
71: Golden Feather Munzee #2905 by virtuals
72: Aufbau's feathers by Jeeper32
73: electric motel Room #1 by cptcranky
74: electric motel by aufbau
75: Willingboro Air Mystery by bitwiz
76: Feather Munzee #2948 by virtuals
77: Feather Munzee #2943 by virtuals
78: Feather Munzee #2942 by virtuals
79: Yeti Munzee #60 by Sivontim
80: Ice by aufbau
81: Unicorn Munzee #188 by scoutref
82: Green light 2 by aufbau
83: Senseless deploy by aufbau
84: Dead mall LP timeshare by aufbau
85: Dragon Munzee #372 by lupinchen
86: Dragon Bait 6 by bitwiz
87: A Windy Day in Moorestown by Aronk76
88: Feather Munzee #3058 by virtuals
89: also Mo 6/4/17 by aufbau
90: Golden Feather Munzee #3070 by virtuals
91: Golden Feather Munzee #3068 by virtuals
92: Moorestown 'mater by SJClyde
93: Mo 6/4/17 by aufbau
94: Feather Munzee #3056 by virtuals
95: Golden Feather Munzee #3069 by virtuals
96: Right in front for Cranky by aufbau
97: Leprechaun Munzee #574 by MNBuckeyeFan
98: Just visiting by Jeeper32
99: Unicorn Munzee #490 by Jafo43
100: Springdale 2 sham by bitwiz
101: Woodcrest Dino by mding4gold
102: Stop by aufbau

Sunday 2017-08-06:

1: 113/365 by haalitip
2: Wawa red by 1974gorilla
3: Another wawa by 1974gorilla
4: 95 Room #1 by bitwiz
5: 95 Room #2 by Keebs
6: 95 Room #3 by jfigel
7: 95 Room #4 by jafigel
8: 95 Room #5 by Jb850
9: 95 Room #6 by haalitip
10: 95 Room #7 by 1974gorilla
11: 95 Room #8 by cpmunz
12: 95 Room #9 by ivwarrior
13: 95 Room #10 by RonEdmiston
14: 95 Room #11 by LedaEkim
15: 95 Room #12 by Kaluria
16: 95 Room #13 by wanderings
17: 95 Room #14 by LadyCoconut
18: 95 Room #15 by HB31
19: 95 by aufbau
20: Virtual Munzee by haalitip
21: Virtual Munzee by haalitip
22: Surprise Munzee by haalitip
23: Rnr 95/695 kenwood Room #1 by BAJACLAN
24: Rnr 95/695 kenwood Room #2 by ahp42
25: Rnr 95/695 kenwood Room #3 by RangerTJ
26: Rnr 95/695 kenwood Room #4 by cachewhisperer
27: Rnr 95/695 kenwood Room #5 by cpmunz
28: Rnr 95/695 kenwood by rufnredy
29: Rnr I95/695 rossville Room #1 by BAJACLAN
30: Rnr I95/695 rossville Room #2 by ahp42
31: Rnr I95/695 rossville Room #3 by RangerTJ
32: Rnr I95/695 rossville Room #4 by cachewhisperer
33: Rnr I95/695 rossville Room #5 by cpmunz
34: Rnr I95/695 rossville by rufnredy
35: I95 white Marsh VR Room #1 by BAJACLAN
36: I95 white Marsh VR Room #2 by ahp42
37: I95 white Marsh VR Room #3 by cachewhisperer
38: Rnr I95 white Marsh VR Room #4 by cpmunz
39: Rnr I95 white Marsh VR by rufnredy
40: Aberdeen Ripken Room #1 by BAJACLAN
41: Aberdeen Ripken Room #2 by ahp42
42: Aberdeen Ripken Room #3 by RangerTJ
43: Aberdeen Ripken Room #4 by cachewhisperer
44: Rnr Aberdeen Ripken VR Room #5 by cpmunz
45: Rnr Aberdeen Ripken VR Room #6 by Lisaeric2016
46: Rnr Aberdeen Ripken VR by rufnredy
47: Ripken Stadium by hksfarm
48: I-95 To GW XV Virtual by EagleDadandXenia
49: MVM White by Zoeyrox216
50: Safari Bus 95 Perryville by LilCrab
51: Quick Deploy By dollyfinn by dollyfinn
52: I-95 by aufbau
53: Hydra Munzee #178 by Nov64
54: F15 by codyhollowfarm
55: UD James F Hall trail by GmomS
56: It's a Beautiful Day! by TutTheGreat
57: UD Great day for a walk by GmomS
58: Newark Fire by GmomS
59: Newark walk this way by GmomS
60: Shark Invasion at Starbucks by Kareysue
61: Trev's Brewery Tour 2: Iron Hill Brewery by rlt006
62: Unicorn Munzee #262 by zeusi

July 25 2017


Laurel, Flagstack event, and South Jersey

Saturday's trip was to Laurel, Maryland, for the DMV Birthday Party Flagstack event. This event was in the late afternoon, so there was plenty of time to capture some Munzees and some flags, and even find 4 geocaches, before it was time to meet up. The only snag was a big rainstorm rolled through the area in the mid-afternoon. I was parked right in front of "Contee Cache" when the storm came in, so I had a good 15 minutes to think about this 4-star difficulty cache while waiting for the rain to slow to a drizzle. Great part is when I finally started looking, I had already read all the logs and narrowed the possibilities down quite a bit, so it took only 3 seconds to spot the cache!

The Flagstack event was really different from other events I'd attended so far. There were only 6 of us and we met in the parking lot of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club. (which used to be, and still looks like, a school building) After some conversation, we got in to DudleyGrunt's car for a whirlwind tour of Flagstack flags around Laurel. In contrast to Munzee, nearly all Flagstack flags are virtual. So all the passengers can capture those on their smartphones while someone drives around. We got nearly all the party flags (which had been deployed for the event), green flags, adventure flags, white flags, oracle flags, a dice flag, and even a number of jumper flags as they popped up around town. There was also one treasure flag, which was the only physical flag of the day. DudleyGrunt parked the car on the side of the road and we all got out to scan the data matrix. Most of those flag types are ones that I typically don't see anywhere else, so I'm glad there's at least one area within daytrip range with enough active Flagstack players to have those.

Sunday's trip was to South Jersey again. This time, I started in Atco and Berlin. One of the Munzee areas was around an abandoned Kmart. Not much was going on in that shopping center but it's perfect for Munzee activity because there's hardly any traffic. After that, I hit the usual hotspots - Woodcrest, Mount Laurel, Westampton, and Willingboro - before getting some groceries at the Asian food market and saladification at Charlie Brown's in Woodbury. Although it's a chain restaurant, this particular location is rather unusual. It is housed in an old-fashioned 18th century inn with all kinds of crazy narrow passageways and split levels. The dining area probably used to be the reading room or some such and still has bookcases on the wall.

Saturday 2017-07-22:

1: Dragon Munzee #556 by Juniorschleicher01
2: Yeti Munzee #276 by Brighteyes75
3: Salt and by aufbau
4: Dragon Munzee #857 by jfigel
5: Hot Shoppes Fire by theirishduo
6: My Guardian Angel Series 12 by DakodalovesTommy
7: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
8: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
9: Virtual Resort Room #3 by PirateRat
10: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
11: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
12: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
13: Virtual Resort Room #3 by PirateRat
14: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
15: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
16: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
17: Virtual Resort Room #3 by PirateRat
18: Virtual Resort Room #4 by Fangirlbaconeater
19: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
20: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
21: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
22: Virtual Resort Room #3 by PirateRat
23: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
24: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
25: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
26: Virtual Resort Room #3 by PirateRat
27: Virtual Resort Room #4 by Fangirlbaconeater
28: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
29: Ripken Stadium by hksfarm
30: Submarine by DisneyScout
31: I95 RS Diamond by jfigel
32: Submarine by DisneyScout
33: I 95 Rest by ozzy1602
34: I 95 RS.Diamond by jfigel
35: Maryland Purple Heart Trail by DisneyScout
36: Sleepy Pilot by LadyCoconut
37: Horse by ozzy1602
38: Rest Stop Trash MD by bitwiz
39: I-95 & MD 198 VM by DudleyGrunt
40: Dragon Munzee #908 by dekaper
41: Activity Greenie 10 by jfigel
42: Faun Munzee #333 by Big100HD
43: jafigel Laurel Commuter 4 by jafigel
44: Commute 2 by ozzy1602
45: Laurel PNR 5 by jfigel
46: Sapphire Restaurant & Sports Bar by DisneyScout
47: Laurel shopping by Calvertcachers
48: Town Center Motel Room #1 by ozzy1602
49: Town Center Motel Room #2 by cpmunz
50: Town Center Motel Room #3 by jfigel
51: Town Center Motel Room #4 by Winsomesmile
52: Town Center Motel Room #5 by BAJACLAN
53: Town Center Motel by DudleyGrunt
54: Library RUM Geohobbies by jfigel
55: Jafigel Barn by jafigel
56: Laurel Walking Tour 08 by DudleyGrunt
57: Nando's by iamfull
58: Towne Centre Laurel - MV 5 by DudleyGrunt
59: Stanley's gum by iamfull
60: Towne Centre Laurel - MV 4 by DudleyGrunt
61: Towne Centre Laurel - MV 3 by DudleyGrunt
62: Towne Centre Laurel - MV 2 by DudleyGrunt
63: Towne Centre Laurel - MV 1 by DudleyGrunt
64: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
65: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
66: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
67: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
68: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
69: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
70: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
71: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
72: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
73: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
74: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
75: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
76: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
77: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
78: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
79: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
80: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
81: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
82: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
83: coming home from the beach by ozzy1602
84: Heading to the beach by ozzy1602
85: Ready to invade by ozzy1602
86: Muscle Car by ozzy1602
87: Dragon Munzee #106 by Shrewz
88: ROFO Queenstown Fire by jfigel
89: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
90: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
91: Virtual Resort Room #3 by harmony25
92: Virtual Resort Room #4 by Cyclist81550
93: Virtual Resort Room #5 by cpmunz
94: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
95: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
96: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
97: Virtual Resort Room #3 by harmony25
98: Virtual Resort Room #4 by Cyclist81550
99: Virtual Resort Room #5 by cpmunz
100: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
101: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
102: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
103: Virtual Resort Room #3 by harmony25
104: Virtual Resort Room #4 by Cyclist81550
105: Virtual Resort Room #5 by cpmunz
106: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
107: Virtual Resort Room #1 by theirishduo
108: Virtual Resort Room #2 by SueBee22
109: Virtual Resort Room #3 by Cyclist81550
110: Virtual Resort Room #4 by harmony25
111: Virtual Resort Room #5 by cpmunz
112: Virtual Resort by CoalCracker7
113: Leprechaun Munzee #333 by ryves

Sunday 2017-07-23:

1: Beach Bound Virtual Resort by bitwiz
2: Atco Train Station Mystery Virtual Munzee by bitwiz
3: Atcu Muscle Car by SJClyde
4: Flat Rob Rides NJ Transit by Keebs
5: Atco Train 4 by bitwiz
6: Faun Munzee #1393 by pesekjm
7: Faun Bait 5 by bitwiz
8: Atco train by bitwiz
9: Dragon Bait 1 by bitwiz
10: Lp by SJClyde
11: Atco Train 1 by bitwiz
12: Atco Train 2 by Keebs
13: Atco Train Station Motel Room #1 by wanderings
14: Atco Train Station Motel Room #2 by Kaluria
15: Atco Train Station Motel Room #3 by cptcranky
16: Atco Train Station Motel Room #4 by tugwake
17: Atco Train Station Motel Room #5 by svilen1975
18: Atco Train Station Motel by bitwiz
19: Lp by SJClyde
20: parking for commuters by aufbau
21: Atco Train 3 by bitwiz
22: Atco Train 4 by bitwiz
23: Kmart Garden Center Berlin by bitwiz
24: Ice Mystery 11 by bitwiz
25: Once Kmart Berlin by bitwiz
26: Berlin Greenie by Keebs
27: Faun Bait 4 by bitwiz
28: Berlin greenie by Keebs
29: Berlin greenie by Keebs
30: Ice Mystery 10 by bitwiz
31: Once an Acme, Berlin by bitwiz
32: Acme Berlin 2 by bitwiz
33: Berlin greenie by Keebs
34: Faun Bait 2 by bitwiz
35: Dragon Bait 10 by bitwiz
36: Hydra Bait 1 by bitwiz
37: Faun Bait 3 by bitwiz
38: Rear Exit Acme Berlin by bitwiz
39: Ice Mystery 12 by bitwiz
40: Ice Mystery Kmart by bitwiz
41: Rear Exit Acme Berlin by bitwiz
42: Once an Acme, Berlin by bitwiz
43: Acme Berlin 2 by bitwiz
44: Dollar General Berlin by bitwiz
45: Pasta Vino Light Berlin by bitwiz
46: Once Kmart Berlin by bitwiz
47: Atco Train 4 by bitwiz
48: Atco Train 1 by bitwiz
49: Atco Train 2 by Keebs
50: parking for commuters by aufbau
51: Wawa Rubzee by q21701
52: NJ Munzee by ThePacer
53: Wawa Light by bitwiz
54: Wawa by Bandyrooster
55: Wawa Motel Light Room #1 by wanderings
56: Wawa Motel Light Room #2 by cptcranky
57: Wawa Motel Light Room #3 by bellacandy
58: Wawa Motel Light Room #4 by UnNamed
59: Wawa Motel Light Room #5 by angryEMT
60: Wawa Motel Light by bitwiz
61: Hydra Munzee #142 by SandyL
62: WC lp 14 by aufbau
63: stop by aufbau
64: Faun Munzee #183 by jenks70
65: Bus Stop by mding4gold
66: Faun Munzee #1465 by kkmathes
67: Earth Bait by mding4gold
68: Greentree Gemini by cptcranky
69: GT ZODIAC by cptcranky
70: GT Taurus by cptcranky
71: 14 by cptcranky
72: Faun Munzee #648 by DeCoyote
73: lp by aufbau
74: Mt. Laurel CB #2 7/12 by aufbau
75: Mt. Laurel CB 7/12 by aufbau
76: My Laurel Corporate bacon by AL2NJ
77: Mt Laurel Corp Center by bitwiz
78: Construction Vehicles Only Diamond by mding4gold
79: Midlantic Crossbow by aufbau
80: Martin's Time Share by bitwiz
81: Guardrail Diamond 🔹 by mding4gold
82: Dragon Munzee #1473 by rubaek
83: Westampton sports gatzee by Big100HD
84: Turf Rules by mding4gold
85: big lp by q21701
86: green eb by aufbau
87: Swamp view by cptcranky
88: Faun Munzee #954 by amnordblom
89: Kids park by Qwade
90: Twofer 2 (314) by Keebs
91: Dragon Munzee #1111 by emb021
92: Twofer 1 by aufbau
93: LP in the boro by aufbau
94: Stray RE Motel Room #1 by bellacandy
95: Stray RE Motel Room #2 by aufbau
96: Stray RE Motel Room #3 by TeamFreeman
97: Stray RE Motel Room #4 by NatureKlutz
98: Stray RE Motel Room #5 by cptcranky
99: Stray RE Motel by UnNamed
100: Yeti Stop by aufbau
101: Puggy In The Muddle by africacher
102: TC 3 by aufbau
103: Dragons Like to Read by aufbau
104: Reserved by NatureKlutz
105: Dragon Bait 3 by aufbau
106: Taco Taco 2 (302) by Keebs
107: taco taco by aufbau
108: Two for a dollar (308) by Keebs
109: Twofer a $ by aufbau
110: Twins by aufbau
111: Twins
by Keebs
112: <3 by aufbau
113: No snow by aufbau
114: BOS next to lp by aufbau
115: pole 9227 by aufbau
116: Unicorn Munzee #790 by stonediggernt
117: Mythological Bait 18 by bitwiz
118: Unicorn Munzee #249 by Rememberlostisland
119: Myth Bait by mding4gold
120: Hydra Munzee #707 by fogen
121: Everyone Into The Pool by mding4gold
122: Leprechaun Munzee #185 by QuizMark
123: BKzee by svilen1975

July 18 2017


South Jersey and South Jersey

Two days in South Jersey because there were still loads and loads of them to capture! However, I did also get the Gotta Cache 'em All geocache in passing. It was a puzzle cache that I solved long ago but I just never went that way until Sunday.

Saturday: Audubon, Cherry Hill Mall, Moorestown Mall, the Giant Tooth, and then I finally finished the Springdale Road set.

Sunday: Blackwood, Marlton, Mt. Holly. Dinner was at Mulan Chinese Restaurant in Voorhees, which had Mulan wall art! It's a surprise because I never expect low-cost Chinese takeout places in South Jersey to have anything beyond the basics.

Saturday 2017-07-15:

1: Faun Munzee #906 by TorryPB
2: 42&168 Virtual Resort by bitwiz
3: Korvettes Race Track Virtual by mding4gold
4: Spars by mding4gold
5: Record Museum by mding4gold
6: Fashion Bug by mding4gold
7: Woolworths by mding4gold
8: Zelli's Deli Fair by mding4gold
9: Radio Shack Family by mding4gold
10: Muscle Car by mding4gold
11: Thrift Drug Store by mding4gold
12: Peas Munzee by mding4gold
13: Penn Fruit by mding4gold
14: W T Grants Store by mding4gold
15: Dragon Munzee #6 by littlethrower
16: No Vehicles on Sunday by Bandyrooster
17: Slow Down by mding4gold
18: Park Not at Knights Park by bitwiz
19: No Parking by mding4gold
20: Scatter by ThePacer
21: Knight Park 6 by cptcranky
22: Knight Park 5 by cptcranky
23: Park Not at Knights Park 2 by bitwiz
24: Another Cranky Bus by aufbau
25: No Parking Yellow Diamond by mding4gold
26: Cranky Bus by aufbau
27: Stop by aufbau
28: No park by aufbau
29: Shopping for Munzees by mding4gold
30: Stop by aufbau
31: Peds x by aufbau
32: Ottoman Empire by aufbau
33: I Smell Pancakes #2 by mding4gold
34: Park Not Ever by aufbau
35: Aldi by mding4gold
36: Park not here either by aufbau
37: Gr post by aufbau
38: LP 67 by aufbau
39: LP 69 by aufbau
40: Green Box by mding4gold
41: Dragon Munzee #1062 by 19ostsee80
42: Boston Market Fire by SJClyde
43: Van Accessible by mding4gold
44: Lion King of Best Buy by mding4gold
45: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall Room #1 by aufbau
46: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall Room #2 by cptcranky
47: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall Room #3 by bellacandy
48: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall Room #4 by Angel509
49: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall Room #5 by abraithwaite908
50: Compact Car Motel Moorestown Mall by bitwiz
51: Dragon Munzee #665 by Cosmo
52: Pleasant Jog by Jeeper32
53: Dragon Munzee #547 by TheFaceOfBoe
54: Giant Tooth! by cptcranky
55: NJ MickyDs by Bandyrooster
56: Unicorn Munzee #885 by suesse007
57: Fire Lane by mding4gold
58: Myth Bait by mding4gold
59: Sham 1 by aufbau
60: Springdale Rd 1 Sham by bitwiz
61: Green sham green box by aufbau
62: Utility Pole by SJClyde
63: Springdale 2 sham by bitwiz
64: Stop sham by aufbau
65: Fence by N2 storage by SJClyde
66: Myth Bait by mding4gold
67: Penalty by mding4gold
68: Stumbled Back Here After Several Flights at Forgot by mding4gold
69: Telephone Pole by mding4gold
70: Utility pole by SJClyde
71: Springdale Rd 6 by bitwiz
72: Sign by aufbau
73: Stop by mding4gold
74: Fence post by aufbau
75: 1 Way by SJClyde
76: Van by mding4gold
77: Sign by aufbau
78: No trespassing by SJClyde
79: Springdale Rd 9 by bitwiz
80: Pole 10346 by SJClyde
81: Light pole by mding4gold
82: No Admitance by SJClyde
83: Springdale Rd 8 by bitwiz
84: Pole 343 by aufbau
85: Springdale Rd 7 by bitwiz
86: Fire lane by njrainbow53
87: Downspout by SJClyde
88: Rain Spout by mding4gold
89: Sign by aufbau
90: Wake up by aufbau
91: Grey Box by SJClyde
92: Springdale Rd 14 by bitwiz
93: Springdale Rd 15 by bitwiz
94: Electric cranky by aufbau
95: Utility Pole by SJClyde
96: Aufbau's Done by SJClyde
97: Don't get towed by SJClyde
98: Fence post by aufbau
99: Springdale Rd 12 by bitwiz
100: Wake up Cranky by mding4gold
101: Stop being Cranky by SJClyde
102: Cranky bailed by aufbau
103: Slacker by aufbau
104: Green box by SJClyde
105: Springdale Rd 13 by bitwiz
106: Sign by aufbau
107: Telephone Pole by mding4gold
108: Pole 72176 by SJClyde
109: Springdale Rd 10 by bitwiz
110: Sign by aufbau
111: Hydra Munzee #193 by WriteAndMane
112: Hydra Bait by mding4gold
113: Cooper Family Earth Bait by mding4gold
114: Mythological Bait 37 Haddon Heights by bitwiz
115: Haddon Hts VFW by mding4gold
116: Dragon Munzee #402 by Dragonii
117: Maid (426) by Keebs
118: Leprechaun Munzee #1380 by TheHornerFamily

Sunday 2017-07-16:

1: Marian''s Bench by SJClyde
2: Dogs door Munzee by SJClyde
3: Shirley's Bench by SJClyde
4: Bill''s Bench by SJClyde
5: Homan Family Bench by SJClyde
6: Norman' s Bench by SJClyde
7: Home team bench by SJClyde
9: Carly''s Bench by SJClyde
10: Cornervous Fence Post by SJClyde
11: No Parking by SJClyde
12: Stop by SJClyde
13: Faun Munzee #1224 by adventuretharon
14: Fire Lane by njrainbow53
15: HC Parking by SJClyde
16: lp by njrainbow53
17: LP by njrainbow53
18: No Parking Fire Lane by SJClyde
19: HC Parking by njrainbow53
20: Handrail by SJClyde
21: Lp by SJClyde
22: LP by SJClyde
23: Right Lane Must Turn by SJClyde
24: Utility Pole by njrainbow53
25: Utility Pole Anchor by njrainbow53
26: Fire Lane by SJClyde
27: Back of gray box by njrainbow53
28: Utility Pole by mding4gold
29: Jolie Utility Box by SJClyde
30: Utility Pole Conduit by njrainbow53
31: Utility Pole Anchor by SJClyde
32: No Parking Fire Lane by SJClyde
33: Firestone LP by njrainbow53
34: Firestone by SJClyde
35: Fire Lane by SJClyde
36: Yeti Munzee #798 by gspleo
37: Boring by bitwiz
38: Let's yo? let's no. by bellacandy
39: Stop it! by bellacandy
40: Barnes and Noble Diamond Marlton by bitwiz
41: B&Nzee motel Room #1 by wanderings
42: B&Nzee motel Room #2 by Kaluria
43: B&Nzee motel Room #3 by cptcranky
44: B&Nzee motel Room #4 by q21701
45: B&Nzee motel Room #5 by bitwiz
46: B&Nzee motel by bellacandy
47: bn by q21701
48: Dragon Munzee #1444 by scoutref
49: PJ's by mding4gold
50: Faun Munzee #862 by Mcgruder30
51: 14 by Jeeper32
52: strawberries by bearmomscouter
53: Dragon Munzee #1279 by cbx1000
54: Dragon Bait by aufbau
55: Reserved by bitwiz
56: Faun Munzee #1163 by CoalCracker7
57: Seanchim's Jersey Munzee II by seanchim
58: Hydra Munzee #370 by HiDude
59: carts by aufbau
60: hc Room #1 by bitwiz
61: hc Room #2 by cptcranky
62: hc Room #3 by abraithwaite908
63: hc Room #4 by Angel509
64: hc Room #5 by Woody1960
65: hc by aufbau
66: Generic Name by aufbau
67: weapons by aufbau
68: lp by aufbau
69: Generic Name by aufbau
70: Generic Name by aufbau
71: Waltel Room #1 by cptcranky
72: Waltel Room #2 by Angel509
73: Waltel Room #3 by abraithwaite908
74: Waltel Room #4 by Sacysstitch
75: Waltel by aufbau
76: badge by aufbau
77: shiny by aufbau
78: Outhouse Hotel Room #1 by TeamFreeman
79: Outhouse Hotel Room #2 by aufbau
80: Outhouse Hotel Room #3 by JSJ4GC
81: Outhouse Hotel by cptcranky
82: Smithville Woods by Qwade
83: I Scream Room #1 by cptcranky
84: I Scream Room #2 by Lady1
85: I Scream Room #3 by Barbplug80
86: I Scream Room #4 by Frampinator
87: I Scream by aufbau
88: box Room #1 by cptcranky
89: box Room #2 by Sacysstitch
90: box Room #3 by Angel509
91: box by aufbau
92: Leprechaun Munzee #1498 by bitwiz
93: Fence by N2 storage by SJClyde
94: Faun Munzee #37 by wvkiwi
95: No Parking by SJClyde
96: Njtp 4Virtual Munzee by ac3white
97: Faun Munzee #1119 by amoocow
98: Audubon Faun Bait by mding4gold
99: Hydra Munzee #1184 by gundy949
100: No tractor trailers by svilen1975
101: Unicorn Munzee #432 by Marnic
102: Generic Name by svilen1975
103: Unicorn Munzee #1149 by ryves
104: Meet by aufbau

July 14 2017


Johnstown, Pittsburgh / Anthrocon 2017, St Mary's, State College

So once again, I went to Pittsburgh for Anthrocon. I've been to every Anthrocon since the first one, so it's my 21st Anthrocon. This time though, I turned it into an 8-day vacation so I could make some side trips on the way there and on the way home.

Wednesday, 6/28:

On the way to Pittsburgh, I stopped in Johnstown. I went there for the Munzee virtual garden in Grandview Cemetery but once I got there though, I learnt about the Great Flood of 1889. Johnstown is a bit hilly, so I was amazed that the area had been underwater. The older gravestones had been destroyed by the flood and in their place, a giant stone marker now stands. Afterwards, I went to the Conemaugh Gap Scenic Overlook, which has the distinction of being the deepest gap east of the Mississippi, or so the stone marker says.


Ah, Anthrocon. I've been to this con so many times, it's pretty much old hat, although there were a few new surprises. I didn't fursuit as much this time around. I went to a fursuit performance panel and the fursuit parade but skipped recess games and fursuit team games. One interesting twist to the fursuit parade this time was the opportunity, at the end of the parade, to head down to the lower level of the convention center to a public meet and greet. I've done a lot of mascot gigs before so I know it can be fun to mingle with the public in fursuit. It's nice to have a bit of this public mascot gig flavor at Anthrocon too. I also went to Fursuit Price Is Right and I thought it was kind of interesting. I hope there'll be more game show panels in future cons.

I didn't go to any of the dances this time around. What happened was on Thursday night, I started panel-hopping and joined in on an "Are You a Werewolf?" game in the tabletop gaming room. I thought that was a lot of fun, so I joined in again the next night, and the night after that.

In past years, there weren't too many options for breakfast at Anthrocon. While walking around the city on Thursday, I popped into the new Drury Hotel to take a look around. I noticed that while hotel guests had free breakfast buffet, non-guests are allowed to buy breakfast buffet passes and those weren't expensive at all. That took care of breakfast for the next few days!


On Monday, it was time to pack up and head on over to the second half of my vacation in St Mary's. I'm not sure there's a whole lot to recommend about this town, except that it has a lot of Munzee virtual gardens, including one emerald garden that helped a lot in the July clan wars. It's also not too far from the town of Benezette, where you may find elk in the Winslow Hill viewing area sometimes. I didn't see any elk in the viewing area this time, although I spotted one in the woods as I was driving away from the visitor center. Unfortunately, it was a narrow road with no good place to stop. So I settled for the next best thing, an elk sculpture selfie at a nearby winery.

On Wednesday, I finally headed home, stopping at PSU State College along the way. I had no interest in sports but the nittany lion is kinda neat.

June 27 2017


South Jersey and Southern Delaware

Saturday's trip was to South Jersey, starting in Turnersville and Blackwood, a bit more to the southeast than usual. I decided to finish capturing the Munzees at Gloucester Premium Outlets since I didn't give it much time previously. It's not a terribly remarkable outlet mall, except for one sculpture of kids playing in the south part of the complex. After that, I went to Deptford, Mount Laurel, Burlington, and Florence for a general round-up of new Munzees. Best thing about the day though is I captured 13 mythologicals and 1 nomad, a personal record which will be difficult to beat. These are random and South Jersey does get a lot of them because of the density of Munzees in the area.

Sunday's trip was to Southern Delaware. (Camden, Greenwood, Seaford, Blades, and Laurel) I started off with a few geocaches but then switched to munzee when I ran out. There were some nice places along the way, such as Lofland Park with a view of the river near a hospital in Seaford. However, I thought Nylon Capital was a little sad. It seems this shopping center is pretty much dead now and most of the shopping nowadays is out by US-13 instead of in town. (Also, Seaford has moved past nylon but that's another matter.)

Saturday 2017-06-24:

1: Unicorn Munzee #370 by hopsgeneral
2: Hydra Munzee #457 by Smith5279
3: i see u..... by Bustersblue
4: ACE Room #1 by aufbau
5: ACE by Keebs
6: Leprechaun Munzee #994 by halyurd
7: Lp by SJClyde
8: Lp by SJClyde
9: No Outlet by SJClyde
10: LP by njrainbow53
11: LP by SJClyde
12: END Post by SJClyde
13: LP by SJClyde
14: Evolution at the Dump by bitwiz
15: LP by SJClyde
16: LP by SJClyde
17: LP by SJClyde
18: LP by Keebs
19: Aquamarine by ThePacer
20: NJ Ruby by ThePacer
21: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
22: E4 lp by bearmomscouter
23: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
24: Bilbies, not bunnies by aufbau
25: Lp by svilen1975
26: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
27: NJ Diamond by ThePacer
28: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
29: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
30: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
31: Shopping Prize Wheel by mding4gold
32: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
33: Gloucester by aufbau
34: LP by aufbau
35: Willow Court Enterance Motel Room #1 by njrainbow53
36: Willow Court Enterance Motel Room #2 by Kaluria
37: Willow Court Enterance Motel Room #3 by wanderings
38: Willow Court Enterance Motel Room #4 by iamfull
39: Willow Court Enterance Motel Room #5 by jfigel
40: Willow Court Enterance Motel by SJClyde
41: Scone on corner Old Navy by njrainbow53
42: Van Husen Fire Extinguisher by SJClyde
43: Tommy Hilfiger/Nike LP by SJClyde
44: Zales/Under Armour LP by SJClyde
45: Town Square lp by njrainbow53
46: Calvin Kline Light Sconce by SJClyde
47: Madden-francesca's lp by njrainbow53
48: Willow Court LP by SJClyde
49: Willow Court sconce by njrainbow53
50: LP by Keebs
51: Quick Deploy By cptcranky by cptcranky
52: LP A6 by aufbau
53: LP mm by aufbau
54: Another LP by Jeeper32
55: B7 by Jeeper32
56: NJ RPS by ThePacer
57: Metal on Post by Bandyrooster
58: Lamp post by Keebs
59: NJ. RpS by ThePacer
60: NJ Mall Diamond by Bandyrooster
61: Lamp post by Keebs
62: NJ RPS by ThePacer
63: NJ Mall RPS by Bandyrooster
64: NJ RPS by ThePacer
65: NJ Mall Scatter by Bandyrooster
66: NJ RPS by ThePacer
67: NJ Mall Fire by Bandyrooster
68: LP mm by aufbau
69: Quick Deploy By Keebs by Keebs
70: Trash Mace by Bandyrooster
71: Columbia Directory by SJClyde
72: hc mm by aufbau
73: Management Office Sign by SJClyde
74: fire lane by aufbau
75: Quick Deploy By Keebs by Keebs
76: Black pole by Guess window by njrainbow53
77: Town Square LP by SJClyde
78: Perfumes 4U LP by SJClyde
79: Fire Extinguisher Sconce by SJClyde
80: HP Aquamarine by Bandyrooster
81: LP mm by aufbau
82: Yeti Munzee #330 by pikespice
83: Target by mding4gold
84: Right Turn Only by SJClyde
85: Reseller by mding4gold
86: JC Penney A1 by mding4gold
87: Red Robin by mding4gold
88: Deptford Mall Macy's by bitwiz
89: Woodcrest Longsword by bitwiz
90: 911 by SJClyde
91: Woodcrest Longsword by bitwiz
92: Woodcrest Longsword by bitwiz
93: Leprechaun Munzee #923 by janzattic
94: HandrailBase by SJClyde
95: Boscov's by mding4gold
96: Lp by SJClyde
97: Evolution Wheat @ Voorhees Town Center by bitwiz
98: Van Accessible by mding4gold
99: Leprechaun Munzee #789 by Bugeye59
100: I Love Roller Skating #2 by mding4gold
101: I Love Roller Skating #1 by mding4gold
102: 6 - Way Too Far by rosemark
103: Unicorn Munzee #955 by 5tu
104: Mythological Bait 15 by bitwiz
105: Riding bikes on a Sunday by AL2NJ
106: Another mystery day by AL2NJ
107: Sign is bent and blank! by strawsolid6
108: Fire on the pond by Crowew01
109: My Laurel Corporate bacon by AL2NJ
110: 7 - Way Too Far by rosemark
111: 8 - Way Too Far by rosemark
112: Centerton Square 6/17 by aufbau
113: 9 - Way Too Far by rosemark
114: Earth to the maxx by AL2NJ
115: Stop at Costco by Crowew01
116: 10 -Way Too Far by rosemark
117: Music Zee by bitwiz
118: Greenie by mding4gold
119: Green Thing by bitwiz
120: Dragon Munzee #1092 by BomberJjr
121: Generic Name by aufbau
122: It's a good Munzee Day! Room #1 by bitwiz
123: It's a good Munzee Day! by AL2NJ
124: Faun Munzee #850 by Aronk76
125: wow a pay phone by NatureKlutz
126: what is it? by NatureKlutz
127: Green Motel Room #1 by aufbau
128: Green Motel Room #2 by JoshG420
129: Green Motel Room #3 by cptcranky
130: Green Motel Room #4 by bitwiz
131: Green Motel Room #5 by nikcap
132: Green Motel by NatureKlutz
133: Leprechaun Munzee #1297 by pakna
134: Visitors Only! by AL2NJ
135: That Way by aufbau
136: V Parking by aufbau
137: Burlington lp by aufbau
138: Row 1 by aufbau
139: Corner lp by aufbau
140: Yeti Munzee #615 by anwsmum
141: OP #26 by bitwiz
142: GD 16 by bitwiz
143: GD 17 by bitwiz
144: GD 14 by bitwiz
145: Wild Wings Motel by mding4gold
146: I'm Thirsty by mding4gold
147: Time Share Home Depot Room #3 by mding4gold
148: Time Share Home Depot by bitwiz
149: Stop @ Dunkin Donuts by mding4gold
150: Yeti Munzee #1238 by Youthdisciple
151: Generic Name by SJClyde
152: Hydra Munzee #46 by MrsBandit
153: PT Delaware O/U 800 by PikesTravel

Sunday 2017-06-25:

1: Once Was A Bank by CPL940
2: Giant Mace by CPL940
3: Smyrna Resort Room #1 by eotwp
4: Smyrna Resort Room #2 by Bustersblue
5: Smyrna Resort Room #3 by DisneyDork323
6: Smyrna Resort Room #4 by ninjas
7: Smyrna Resort by dazie62
8: Wawa! Room #1 by dazie62
9: Wawa! by eotwp
10: Bridgeville Longsword by HiTechMD
11: Green box by jasmyme123
12: SSC Hotel Room #1 by HiTechMD
13: SSC Hotel Room #2 by GeoTessy
14: SSC Hotel Room #3 by wsfd1219
15: SSC Hotel Room #4 by suprememonk3y
16: SSC Hotel Room #5 by Pyro1970
17: SSC Hotel Room #6 by EmiliaWolf
18: SSC Hotel Room #7 by ErianC01
19: SSC Hotel Room #8 by pegasusmoon
20: SSC Hotel Room #9 by mhudson59
21: SSC Hotel Room #10 by CPL940
22: SSC Hotel by OldSchoolSkater
23: SSC Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
24: SSC Motel III Room #1 by HiTechMD
25: SSC Motel III Room #2 by GeoTessy
26: SSC Motel III Room #3 by wsfd1219
27: SSC Motel III Room #4 by suprememonk3y
28: SSC Motel III Room #5 by mhudson59
29: SSC Motel III by OldSchoolSkater
30: SSC Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
31: SSC Battle Axe by OldSchoolSkater
32: SSC Longsword by OldSchoolSkater
33: fair or foul by LadyH
34: SSC BattleAxe by OldSchoolSkater
35: SSC Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
36: VD Mace by OldSchoolSkater
37: SSC Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
38: SSC Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
39: SSC Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
40: sports by LadyH
41: SSC Mace by OldSchoolSkater
42: Stink star seaford by ac3white
43: Seaford Aquamarine by OldSchoolSkater
44: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
45: Big green box by Pyro1970
46: VD Motel Room #1 by HiTechMD
47: VD Motel Room #2 by GeoTessy
48: VD Motel Room #3 by wsfd1219
49: VD Motel Room #4 by suprememonk3y
50: VD Motel Room #5 by JWH11
51: VD Motel by OldSchoolSkater
52: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
53: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
54: VD Battle Axe by OldSchoolSkater
55: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
56: VD Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
57: VD Battle Axe by OldSchoolSkater
58: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
59: VD Motel II Room #1 by HiTechMD
60: VD Motel II Room #2 by GeoTessy
61: VD Motel II Room #3 by JWH11
62: VD Motel II Room #4 by suprememonk3y
63: VD Motel II Room #5 by wsfd1219
64: VD Motel II by OldSchoolSkater
65: VD Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
66: VD Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
67: VD Battle Axe by OldSchoolSkater
68: SIP Motel Room #1 by HiTechMD
69: SIP Motel Room #2 by GeoTessy
70: SIP Motel Room #3 by suprememonk3y
71: SIP Motel Room #4 by wsfd1219
72: SIP Motel Room #5 by EmiliaWolf
73: SIP Motel by OldSchoolSkater
74: SIP Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
75: SIP Ruby by OldSchoolSkater
76: SIP Motel II Room #1 by HiTechMD
77: SIP Motel II Room #2 by GeoTessy
78: SIP Motel II Room #3 by wsfd1219
79: SIP Motel II Room #4 by suprememonk3y
80: SIP Motel II Room #5 by ErianC01
81: SIP Motel II by OldSchoolSkater
82: SIP Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
83: Hospital Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
84: Hospital Motel Room #1 by HiTechMD
85: Hospital Motel Room #2 by mhudson59
86: Hospital Motel Room #3 by CPL940
87: Hospital Motel Room #4 by Soldierlpn
88: Hospital Motel Room #5 by pegasusmoon
89: Hospital Motel by OldSchoolSkater
90: Hospital Ruby by OldSchoolSkater
91: Nylon Capital Ruby by OldSchoolSkater
92: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
93: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
94: Prize Wheel at Seaford Rite Aid by OldSchoolSkater
95: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
96: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
97: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
98: Nylon Capital Greenie by OldSchoolSkater
99: Mt. Zion Motel Room #1 by Pyro1970
100: Mt. Zion Motel Room #2 by pegasusmoon
101: Mt. Zion Motel Room #3 by EmiliaWolf
102: Mt. Zion Motel Room #4 by ErianC01
103: Mt. Zion Motel Room #5 by mhudson59
104: Mt. Zion Motel by OldSchoolSkater
105: Mt. Zion Mystery by CrystalPistol99
106: Watch For Munzees by CPL940
107: Seaford Rd Hotel Room #1 by Pyro1970
108: Seaford Rd Hotel Room #2 by pegasusmoon
109: Seaford Rd Hotel Room #3 by EmiliaWolf
110: Seaford Rd Hotel Room #4 by ErianC01
111: Seaford Rd Hotel Room #5 by HiTechMD
112: Seaford Rd Hotel by OldSchoolSkater
113: Seaford Rd Mystery by CrystalPistol99
114: Ball Field Motel Room #1 by Uptightwad
115: Ball Field Motel Room #2 by MrScanMan
116: Play Ball Motel Laurel Room #3 by HiTechMD
117: Play Ball Motel Laurel Room #4 by GeoTessy
118: Play Ball Motel Laurel Room #5 by CPL940
119: Play Ball Motel Laurel by OldSchoolSkater
120: Ball Field Hotel Room #1 by MrScanMan
121: Ball Field Hotel Room #2 by Uptightwad
122: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #3 by HiTechMD
123: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #4 by GeoTessy
124: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #5 by CPL940
125: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #6 by suprememonk3y
126: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #7 by ac3white
127: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #8 by johnboy91
128: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #9 by wsfd1219
129: Play Ball Hotel Laurel Room #10 by 1974gorilla
130: Play Ball Hotel Laurel by OldSchoolSkater
131: Generic Name Room #1 by Uptightwad
132: Generic Name Room #2 by MrScanMan
133: Generic Name Room #3 by HiTechMD
134: Play Ball Motel II Laurel Room #4 by CPL940
135: Play Ball Motel II Laurel Room #5 by Pyro1970
136: Play Ball Motel II Laurel by OldSchoolSkater
137: Hello from Dade City, Fl by Lisaeric2016
138: MVM FOR OSS by Lisaeric2016
139: Pretty Little Virtual For OSS by Lisaeric2016
140: Little Laurel Crossbow by Lisaeric2016
141: HCFC LAUREL VIRTUAL by Lisaeric2016
142: And Its Another Laurel Crossbow..... by Lisaeric2016
143: A VIRTUAL MUNZEE FOR OSS by Lisaeric2016
144: HCFC's BIRTHSTONE GEM by Lisaeric2016
145: Bayview Timeshare Room #1 by Pyro1970
146: Bayview Timeshare Room #2 by wb2qbq
147: Bayview Timeshare Room #3 by ninjas
148: Bayview Timeshare by OldSchoolSkater
149: Laurel Lion Evo by OldSchoolSkater
150: Laurel Battle Axe by OldSchoolSkater
151: Dollar Tomatoes Evolution by MrScanMan
152: Dollar RUM by OldSchoolSkater
153: Laurel Evolution Bacon by suprememonk3y
154: Laurel Evolution Tomato by wsfd1219
155: Dollar RUM by OldSchoolSkater
156: Dollar Corn Evolution by MrScanMan
157: Got Bacon? by wsfd1219
158: Laurel Evolution Corn by suprememonk3y
159: Dollar RUM by OldSchoolSkater
160: Got milk? by wsfd1219
161: Laurel Evolution Tomato by suprememonk3y
162: Evolution of Laurel by OldSchoolSkater
163: Laurel Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
164: Got milk? by wsfd1219
165: No Bank Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
166: Laurel's Corny Evolution by OldSchoolSkater
167: Laurel Evolution Corn by OldSchoolSkater
168: Post Office Motel Room #1 by HiTechMD
169: Post Office Motel Room #2 by GeoTessy
170: Post Office Motel Room #3 by mhudson59
171: Post Office Motel Room #4 by Pyro1970
172: Post Office Motel Room #5 by pegasusmoon
173: Post Office Motel by OldSchoolSkater
174: Post Office Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
175: Green Box Against Buildings by Pyro1970
176: Bowling Alley Diamond by HiTechMD
177: Bowling Alley Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
178: Bowling Alley Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
179: Bowling Alley Diamond by HiTechMD
180: Bowling Alley Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
181: Bowling Alley Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
182: Creekside Premium by OldSchoolSkater
183: No Outlet on White Earth Mystery by OldSchoolSkater
184: Motel Fire by OldSchoolSkater
185: Laurel Diamond by OldSchoolSkater
186: James Branch Water Trail Ruby by OldSchoolSkater
187: It's A Mystery by suprememonk3y
188: Stone Creek RUM by OldSchoolSkater
189: Stop Stop by mhudson59
190: Stone Creek Mace by OldSchoolSkater
191: Stone Creek Longsword by OldSchoolSkater
192: Stone Creek Greenie by MrScanMan
193: Wallie World BattleAxe by OldSchoolSkater
194: Hydrant Hammer by OldSchoolSkater
195: Wally World Longsword by OldSchoolSkater
196: Wally World Mace by OldSchoolSkater
197: WM 7 by wsfd1219
198: Wally World Mace by OldSchoolSkater
199: Wally World BattleAxe by OldSchoolSkater
200: Wally World Longsword by OldSchoolSkater
201: Exxon RUM Seaford by OldSchoolSkater
202: LP by Pyro1970
203: Faun Munzee #376 by BILLYJACK

June 19 2017


South Jersey, Valley Forge

Saturday's trip was to South Jersey because I knew it would be easy to hit the one million points milestone there. I got that fairly early in the day in Lawnside. After that, I went to the dead Burlington Center Mall. It surprised me how quiet the mall area is now since I remember this mall being moderately busy not so long ago. With no traffic in the parking areas though, it's gradually turning into a Munzee playground. Heavy rain in the afternoon put an end to the day's Munzee spree, but I stopped at the Asian food market in Cherry Hill for some goodies.

On Sunday, I went to Valley Forge National Historical Park. There were a bunch of virtual Munzees around the visitor center and the first stop along the park road but I also went inside to see the exhibits. It was fascinating. They have a number of display cases showing the gaming/entertainment items, cooking utensils, and General Duportail of the Revolutionary War era. It's interesting how some items, e.g. dice, cards, needles, and thimbles, are pretty basic and haven't changed much in over two centuries. There are also recreations of log cabin soldiers' quarters out along the park road. Those also show what the bunk beds and living space might have looked like inside. After that, I hit some Munzee clusters in Fort Washington, Dresher, and North Wales, and found a geocache in Franconia before dinner.

Saturday 2017-06-17:

Dragon Munzee #748 by maxmaggott
rnr 924 by rufnredy
(407) by Keebs
Time Share Home Depot Room #2 by 1311
Time Share Home Depot by bitwiz
Home Depot by mding4gold
June points run by aufbau
pick up by aufbau
Meet at the depot by aufbau
Van Accessible by svilen1975
Reserved by SJClyde
Road Trip !!!!! by bitwiz
Sharknado by mding4gold
2 - Way Too Far by rosemark
Yeti Munzee #1223 by oly11
Ice Mystery 2 by bitwiz
3 - Way Too Far by rosemark
Premium bitwiz by bitwiz
Martin's Time Share by bitwiz
4 - Way Too Far by rosemark
Fire Lane 🔥 by mding4gold
Fire Lane 🔥 by mding4gold
Employee. Parking 🅿 by mding4gold
Employee. Parking 🅿 by mding4gold
Employee Parking 🅿 by mding4gold
Employee Parking 🅿 by mding4gold
Big green at costco by aufbau
Costco gr by aufbau
Costco gr by aufbau
LP at costco by aufbau
tall stop by aufbau
Virtua diamond Moorestown by bitwiz
lp by aufbau
Lighting by bitwiz
No park. Fire zone by aufbau
LP box by aufbau
Mo peas by aufbau
Mo Farm by aufbau
Mo 6/4/17 by aufbau
Quick Deploy By aufbau by aufbau
5 - Way Too Far by rosemark
Lp by aufbau
oh to be 15 again by aufbau
No parking fire lane by aufbau
More dead mall lp by aufbau
Dead mall LP timeshare by aufbau
Dragon Bait 4 by aufbau
Fire! On The Green by aufbau
Fire lane bacon by aufbau
Stop by aufbau
No parking by aufbau
No park by aufbau
Target lp by aufbau
3/18 watch out by aufbau
Bandy's Munzee 21 by Bandyrooster
Munzee Mania 8 by Bandyrooster
A Munzee a Day keeps the Obsession at Bay! 2 by ThePacer
TGI FIRE by aufbau
Faun Munzee #730 by Majsan
Munzee Mania 8 by Bandyrooster
Play the Munzee Game 25 by ThePacer
Fire Academy by aufbau
Fire! Lane by aufbau
Dead by aufbau
Marriot nj exit 5 lp by Big100HD
Valuable lp by aufbau
RPS LP by aufbau
Lp by SJClyde
Earth Bait by mding4gold
Stop by aufbau
Freezing by mding4gold
Handicap Parking by mding4gold
Springdale Rd 11 by bitwiz
Telephone Pole by mding4gold
Peddler crossing by SJClyde
Utility Pole by SJClyde
Museum Parking by mding4gold
Sign by aufbau
Sign by SJClyde
Springdale Rd Run 2 by bitwiz
25 by mding4gold
Hcpk by SJClyde
Springdale Rd Run 1 by bitwiz
Tp by aufbau
Springdale Rd 3 by bitwiz
Dragon Munzee #542 by Tombmaker
Lp by njrainbow53
Yeti Munzee #165 by smew
Yeti pool by Jeeper32
Faun Munzee #604 by gcw151
Myth Bait by mding4gold
Unicorn Munzee #1413 by JS1965
Garden State Pavilions #5 by mding4gold
Fire Starter by mding4gold
Smile For The Camera by mding4gold
Probation by mding4gold
Garden State Pavilions #5 by mding4gold
Faun Munzee #1241 by pennydot
LP @ Lowe's by SJClyde

Sunday 2017-06-18:

Leprechaun Munzee #1082 by rollermama
Stay at the REI Hotel Room #1 by bearmomscouter
Stay at the REI Motel Room #2 by CaptainV45
Stay at the REI Motel Room #3 by mvp53
Stay at the REI Motel Room #4 by picklesmcgee
Stay at the REI Motel by UnNamed
REI Mythical Food by UnNamed
Opt Outside Ruby by CaptainV45
REI mystery by bearmomscouter
REI Zodiac Cap by UnNamed
Radisson Motel Room #1 by bearmomscouter
Radisson Motel Room #2 by CaptainV45
Radisson Motel Room #3 by Chaoswarp
Radisson Motel Room #4 by 69darlene69
Radisson Motel Room #5 by SLAUGY
Radisson Motel by UnNamed
vfc by bearmomscouter
HT Support the Clan PA by HiTechMD
Valley Forge Visitor Center Room #1 by njrainbow53
Valley Forge Visitor Center Room #2 by UnNamed
Valley Forge Visitor Center Room #3 by bearmomscouter
Valley Forge Visitor Center Room #4 by sfwife
Valley Forge Visitor Center Room #5 by greensfgiant
Valley Forge Visitor Center by SJClyde
Valley Forge Visitor Center by CaptainV45
Crossbow Munzee by sfwife
Ice Cubes by Delphineous
Greene's Division by Delphineous
ANother Canon by Kaliyah
Greens Parking Area by UnNamed
At the Valley by bearmomscouter
Bus Slots by Delphineous
Canons by Delphineous
Soldier Fort by Delphineous
Soldier Huts by Kaliyah
V for Valley Forge by Delphineous
Revolutionary Oven by Delphineous
25 by CaptainV45
23 by CaptainV45
another one by bearmomscouter
Cannibalism rules by UnNamed
Longsword by bearmomscouter
No motorized mace by bearmomscouter
74 by CaptainV45
72 by CaptainV45
52 by CaptainV45
MOTEL 49 Room #1 by bearmomscouter
MOTEL 49 Room #2 by CaptainV45
MOTEL 49 Room #3 by forbez
MOTEL 49 Room #4 by mvp53
MOTEL 49 by UnNamed
Big Light by CaptainV45
Ruby 84 by CaptainV45
16 Candles by UnNamed
Boston light Market by UnNamed
Harbor King by bearmomscouter
Sentry Hotel Room #1 by mvp53
Sentry Hotel by UnNamed
Stop Cancer by UnNamed
T-rex T-rain by Jeeper32
Yeti on a train by Jeeper32
Lion train by Jeeper32
Ft Wash Permit by UnNamed
Station mystery by Jeeper32
FW Center of attention by UnNamed
Shark attack by Jeeper32
Safari in maple by bearmomscouter
Fire Stop by UnNamed
Giant nor2 by bearmomscouter
Giant card shop by UnNamed
Fargo Ice by bearmomscouter
Dresher Giant Hotel Room #1 by bearmomscouter
Dresher Giant Hotel Room #2 by civilwarbuff
Dresher Giant Hotel Room #3 by per4ectangel
Dresher Giant Hotel by UnNamed
Do not enter back here by UnNamed
Giant card shop by UnNamed
29 Palms Time Share Room #1 by bearmomscouter
29 Palms Time Share Room #2 by debm524
29 Palms Time Share by UnNamed
Scatter Me by UnNamed
Retail reseller by Jeeper32
Sports Time Share Room #1 by UnNamed
Sports Time Share Room #2 by debm524
Sports Time Share by bearmomscouter
Aquarius by civilwarbuff
Stop by civilwarbuff
Best Fence Buy by UnNamed
Good dragon home by Jeeper32
Blue Power by UnNamed
Lowe by civilwarbuff
Share Time at Lowes Room #1 by bearmomscouter
Share Time at Lowes Room #2 by debm524
Share Time at Lowes by UnNamed
Rock Lobster by jabob69
Outback mystery by Jeeper32
Market Place Timeshare Room #1 by UnNamed
Market Place Timeshare by bearmomscouter
Dragons hate this! by Jeeper32
LP4 by peepz
Watching my Home by UnNamed
Home ruby by bearmomscouter
Mystery by civilwarbuff
Wall green by Jeeper32
Costco Carrot by UnNamed
Geostore by civilwarbuff
Faun Munzee #800 by Bowlrswife
Friends In Lowe Places by jabob69
Ralph's Hotel Room #1 by bearmomscouter
Ralph's Hotel by UnNamed
Faun Munzee #1122 by julesbeus
Hennings 8 by jabob69
Hennings 10 by jabob69
Hennings 9 by jabob69
Hennings 11 by jabob69
Hennings 12 by jabob69
Hennings 14 by jabob69
Hennings 15 by jabob69
Hennings 4 by jabob69
Hennings 6 by jabob69

June 12 2017


South Jersey and Eastern Shore / Anne Arundel

It was a 100% Munzee (well, maybe 99% Munzee and 1% Flagstack) weekend. My geocaching premium membership expired last weekend and I didn't figure it was worth renewing, so I don't have any pocket queries. I peeked at the c:geo app a couple of times but there weren't any new geocaches near where I was capturing munzees. Which seems to fit what I've been noticing. In areas that are dense with munzees, some of the biggest players were geocachers who hid a lot of geocaches a while back but stopped and switched to Munzee. Why? They had their reasons. Montgomery and Bucks County geocachers had better hope the Taxman, owner of over a thousand geocaches, doesn't start Munzeeing!

So Saturday's trip was to South Jersey again, mainly Westampton, Burlington, Riverside, Cherry Hill, Audubon, and Marlton. Since the weather was good, I started clearing out a few areas. Also helped a local Munzer replace a missing motel munzee. Not a complicated process but it did require some messaging back and forth. Then I went around getting the new timeshare, hotel, and motel munzees and a bunch of mythologicals. Lots of points all around. In the evening, I hit the Asian food market in Cherry Hill and finally, I picked a random Chinese restaurant I hadn't been to for dinner. That's the other thing I've been doing: attempting to write Yelp and Google Local reviews for every Chinese place in South Jersey. I'm probably only a small fraction of the way to this goal.

Sunday's trip was down to Sandy Point State Park again to capture around 300 munzees. Nearly all of them were evolution munzees, a special type that changes twice before taking its final form. A wheel munzee, for example, turns into a penny farthing next month and a muscle car the following month. So it may seem like there are a lot of munzees in Sandy Point but some of those were the same ones from my last visit that have since evolved. Along the way there, I also visited the Fallen Heroes Memorial in Centreville. This memorial and park is not along the main drag, so I'd never have found it if not for Munzee. (Just like geocaches, it seems, some Munzees take you to new places and some, well most, are just for the heck of it.)

June 05 2017


South Jersey and York

Saturday's trip was to South Jersey, to Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, and Haddonfield. The main goal was to capture the row of prize wheel munzees behind Centerton Shopping Center since I only needed a few more for the next prize wheel badge. There was a lot more to do as well since this is the area where a number of munzers deploy.

Sunday's trip was to York. I hadn't been to York in quite a while because of the difficulty in getting there. Once you get to Lancaster, US-30 is a divided highway to York, but there just isn't a good way to go from my place to Lancaster. Since I hadn't been there in a long time though, there were some new geocaches around York, such as the one at the Mt Rose I-83 traffic viewing spot. I also took the opportunity to capture some Munzee gardens in the area, such as the Manchester Town Center smiley.

May 31 2017


Memorial Day Weekend

I had the day off on Monday, so it was a 3-day weekend. Saturday's trip was to Atlantic City and Brigantine, with a stop in Berlin on the way to dinner. The trouble with the casino area in Atlantic City is there's no free parking. Even Harrah's, which isn't in the downtown area, now charges for parking, even though they didn't just a few years ago. So I mostly went for munzees and geocaches off the beaten path. Still, there was a lot to see. I went to the Absecon Lighthouse and the aquarium. Also saw a bench on a fragment of a pier out in the water. I thought that was sad and strange at the same time.

Sunday's trip was somewhat shorter because of the rain. Just a dash down to Sandy Point State Park to capture about 500 munzees and then back again.

Monday's trip was to Dover, Bridgeville, Seaford, and Laurel in Southern Delaware. It was mostly for Munzee but I stopped for a bunch of new geocaches along the way. Horsey Pond was the most scenic area of the day. The weird item of the day was an Angry Birds porta-potty in Seaford. It looked like character merchandising gone wrong.

May 22 2017


South Jersey, DelCo & MontCo

I was going to wait until the end of the month to decide whether to continue my geocaching premium membership (which expires on June 3rd) but after seeing the "new dashboard experience", I went ahead and canceled the auto-renew. What on earth were they thinking? This is a prime example of the school of web design where they think people won't notice that they have removed features if they just put a pretty face on it. Except that this "pretty face" is one of those misguided new-style web designs that convey less information in more space through the use of big fonts and copious whitespace. It's like moving from Lego to Duplo, only not nearly as fun. The worst problem in the new dashboard is it only shows 20 recent logs instead of a month of recent logs. Also, it mixes in friends' recent logs. With the kind of avid geocachers in my geocaching friends list, that guarantees the list won't even cover a day of logs. Maybe not even an hour of logs sometimes!

Anyway, Saturday's trip was to South Jersey again for more munzee and a few geocaches along the way. I went to Riverside, Delanco, Beverly, Burlington, Florence, Mt Holly, and Lumberton, just a big ol' circle on the way to the Asian food market for restocking. There was a good view of the Delaware River in Burlington and a caboose on display in Mt. Holly. I was told that the caboose was being refurbished.

For Sunday's trip, I took a short detour to Havertown, a few miles off the Blue Route. I was surprised there's now a collection of munzees there. Slowly, the game will enter every town. Then I went to Plymouth Township for a mix of geocaches and munzee. It's where I saw a bronze german shepherd and contemplated whether a bird in the bush was worth half a bird in the hand. Then I went to the Gwynedds, North Wales, Colmar, and Ambler. Ambler was pretty good for munzeeing. I parked in the public lot and took a walk around a few blocks, capturing everything. Also found a rare pirate nomad just a bit outside of Ambler. Nomads are a lot harder to find than mythologicals because there are so few of them, so running into one just made my day.

May 18 2017


South Jersey, Lehigh Valley, Phillipsburg

It was a rainy Saturday, so I went to South Jersey, specifically Sewell, Blackwood, Deptford, Voorhees, Marlton, and Mount Laurel for Munzees only. The strategy of the day was to focus on hotel, motel and timeshare munzees to minimize the number of times I had to step out into the rain.

Sunday's trip was to Lehigh Valley and across the state line there to Pohatcong and Phillipsburg. I actually ran out of munzees there, so there was enough time for a walk along the Tatamy Trail to get a bunch of geocaches, which were apparently video game themed.

May 09 2017


Salisbury, Lawrenceville Jubilee

Saturday's trip was south to Salisbury for another munzee raid since there were more dense areas in and around the city that I hadn't hit yet. There were also a few geocaches along the way in Camden, Bridgeville, Seaford, and Laurel.

On Sunday, I did a mascot gig at the Lawrenceville Jubilee. Solo gig this time because Damian couldn't make it due to an automotive problem. I wore the raccoon fursuit this time and it was this character's first appearance at the jubilee. It took the crowd a few minutes to warm up to the character and then it was high-fives and hugs everywhere. It was a smaller crowd than in some of the previous years because of the weather but it was still a great crowd. I did five rounds, about once per hour, and only one round was cut short a bit because of rain. Otherwise, the gig went rather well. After that, I still had time for one geocache near Trenton and a bunch of munzees in Mount Laurel.

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