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Falling Skies Podcast S5E3 – Hatchlings

sarawithlegsWe say goodbye to three characters in this episode.  Sara was the surprise, but we were promised that there would be major character deaths this season.  The major setups for the balance of the season will be the conflict between Pope and Tom, the trip to Fayetteville, and the trip to Washington, DC.  Will the final scene be an overlord sitting in the Oval Office.  I guess if Tom failed to slap the insect in the first episode, He would be eaten alive?  Again, we see the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.  Borrowed a bit from the movie “Aliens” and the nursery. If Pope carried appropriate backpack essentials, He would have had a fire starter, just sayin’.

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Falling Skies Podcast S5E2 – Hunger Pains

skitterchickenIn this episode, Art and Karen learn that skitters do not taste like chicken.  Why is it the person who could go the longest without eating always in the front of the food line? Will the new problem for the 2nd Mass be something small.  Matt has a girlfriend, will he have a better outcome? Why is Anne talking about having a baby when the whole compound may not live another day? Pope knows how to cook a gourmet dinner.   Anthony blows up the food pantry, but suffers no punishment.  NO cats were harmed in the making of this episode.  Tonight’s episode was brought to you by Pringles and Hostess Ding Dongs.

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The Falling Skies Podcast S5E1 – Find Your Warrior

findyourwarriorSeason 5 starts with the rehash of same themes from prior seasons.  Have the new showrunners not looked at prior work?  We have been promised a few things this season. 1) Why was there an invasion?  There will be major character deaths.  Is the Hal, Ben,and Maggie triangle run its course? What is now replacing the eye worms from prior seasons.  Do we have a new alien species?  Is Matt becoming a ‘ladies man’? Will all heck break loose when Tom and Anne have a fight? Stay tuned as we review the final episodes of this series.  Will the ending be up to out standards?

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 69 & 70

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Made it to the finish line.  Although day 69 was harder then it should have been

Coming to the concert tonight? – This was the fifth cache we tried to find.  We were rapidly losing daylight.  Found this as the sun set.  Video here.

You Muche Come Meet Me On The Corner – After the day 69 fiasco, this find was quick.  Video here.

 

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Finds for Each Day of the Year

You’ve found caches on 366 of 366 days of the year.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 2 1 4 5 2 1 2 1 1 8 1 1 2 1 1 12 3 2 1 1 5 1 4 1 77
Feb 1 4 4 2 1 1 9 4 3 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 9 26 2 2 7 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 X X 103
Mar 2 4 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 4 14 5 3 2 4 3 11 3 12 4 12 1 8 6 5 8 2 4 3 2 138
Apr 1 13 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 8 1 7 1 3 1 12 5 1 4 2 9 1 3 2 7 10 X 116
May 3 13 1 2 4 12 3 2 2 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 7 2 3 11 3 11 2 5 3 12 2 1 4 4 9 137
Jun 16 1 6 2 4 6 12 4 5 3 2 6 15 18 10 1 2 9 6 2 8 5 5 1 5 2 5 48 3 5 X 217
Jul 3 4 38 3 11 2 1 16 7 3 2 2 1 1 4 1 13 6 1 8 1 2 4 4 8 12 8 1 1 6 1 175
Aug 4 7 4 2 3 2 7 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 5 4 2 4 8 3 1 1 4 7 7 12 8 4 14 10 136
Sep 9 1 14 9 2 1 10 3 5 2 4 5 19 8 1 1 1 2 9 4 4 15 1 1 6 6 3 1 1 6 X 154
Oct 1 4 1 5 4 5 4 4 1 1 1 2 7 6 1 8 1 1 7 3 1 1 1 4 3 7 4 4 2 2 4 100
Nov 3 1 1 7 2 1 4 4 1 4 2 3 1 1 1 3 5 6 2 11 2 8 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 X 91
Dec 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 2 3 63
47 54 75 39 43 41 54 45 29 28 34 50 64 53 27 35 55 72 41 77 40 59 37 42 52 56 51 77 41 59 30 1507
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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 68 – Perez’s Last Hurrah #3

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Perez’s Last Hurrah #3 –  After the ground blizzards we experienced last night coming back from dinner, we were concerned that it would be a stuck in the house day.  But the road crews did a great job in plowing the roads, and we were able to find this cache after a bit of a search.  I have documented our find using a GoPro camera that Santa brought me for Christmas. The edit is rough as I’m learning to works with the companion software.  The joy of the hunt can be found here.   Two days to go!!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December  27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 67 – Arapahoe Bar

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Arapahoe Bar – Christmas day found us out for breakfast, and this quick find.  At a historical site marking an early gold strike along Clear Creek.  Now Christmas dinner with the family this afternoon, then batten down the hatches as a snow storm moved in tonight.  Will be interesting caching day tomorrow with 6-10 inched predicted. Stay tuned!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 66 – Play Ball #2

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Play Ball #2 – Christmas Eve has us at a park in Westminster.  I attempted this  cache earlier in the year without success.  As a night attempt, I could not find it.  In the daylight, potential hiding places became visible and the find was quick.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 64 & 65

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mondo’s 4 T’s – A shopping trip to Broomfield brought us to this cache.  We were dodging snow squalls as we headed to our nearest Whole Foods Market to complete last minute grocery list.  This cache was nearby.  The challenge for this cache was to figure out which of the four “T’s” had the cache.

RiNo in Crisis  – For this cache, we were in the River Arts North District in Denver visiting family.  This well hidden cache is located next to a unique candy shop, making this a tasty find.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 24, 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 63 – Western Bowlers Bug Hotel

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Western Bowlers Bug Hotel – Travel bug hotels are specialty caches designed for exchange of traveling items. Therefore they should be large enough to contain a reasonable quantity of travelers.   The cache today was a small pill bottle, barley able to hold the logbook much less small tradeables.  In reviewing past logs, this cache was probably being kept alive by other cachers, as the owner is an infrequent visitor to the geocaching web site.  Anyway, a find is a find.  Number 1500 for us today.  We also begin eight days in a row of caching to complete this quest.  The long term weather forecast shows good weather during this time frame.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching day December 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 61 & 62

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Spidey Senses – the morning after a snowfall brought me to Lakecrest Park.  I needed a cache that would be quick to find on my way to work.  The snow on the ground  actually mad this one easy to find.

Turkey Eve – I found this one on my way home from work this evening.  A walk in the dark through Dover Square Park brought me to a large container.  Something I needed as I had very little light to find teh container.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Grabbed from Turkey Eye – Girl Power

 

Next geocaching day December 21, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 58, 59, & 60

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

The last three day in a row  set of finds.  Gearing up for the big eight day run at te end of the month.

WESTLAND PAR-KING – running a few errands on Sunday brought us to a well hidden shopping plaza off of Colfax Avenue.  Quick find under a lamp skirt.

Game Day Cache -Monday brought us to a pedestrian bridge near the Broncos Stadium.  The challenge was maintaining my balance while grabbing the container. A neat geocoin was grabbed with the find.  One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 Geo Gobble – placed on Thanksgiving Day, another lamp skirt cache hidden in a pocket neighborhood near Coors Field.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 57 – Permit to Cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Permit to Cache – more supplies to finish the bathroom. That is what got me out of the house today and provided us an opportunity to find this csche.  The weather was very mild for early December.  We have been lucky this year as there were few adverse weather days this year.  We had a chance to visit a new park in Arvaae (Terrence Park).  The cache was just outsode the park boundaries.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 7, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 55 & 56

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)r

A few new caches made an appearance in Downtown Denver.  An opportunity to grab during a couple of lunch hours.

Skate Park Safe – Near the Platte River, this one was well hidden.  I placed some new trackables in this cache.

Appalachian Trail 2008 Geocoin

Cachekinz

Go Team Geocoin

Monster Cache – The container describes this cache along busy 15th Street.  I had a few muggles sweeping the sidewalk watch as I grabbed, signed, and dashed.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 5, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 52, 53, &54

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Happy Thanksgiving.  Nothing like a bathroom remodel to throw a wrench in the 70 days quest.  The streak continues.

Not So Comforting -The her half of the team braved a cold from to capture this cache.  An unusual container fitting the location.

 Mondo’s NAT #117 – Chaui  A blustery day with darkness approaching.  Forgot my multi-tool made for a challenge in extracting the logbook.

Perez’s Last Hurrah #5 – day #3 and I earned a mid-day break from tiling the shower to grab this cache.  Now to relax!!

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 2, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 51 – Jim Baker Reservoir again

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Jim Baker Reservoir again – It has been a brutal week weather wise in Denver.  From 70s in the start of the week to record lows of -14F, geocaching is going to get tougher for the balance of the year.    We had a break from the cold yesterday, but another front started to come through the area, and with it, another round of snow and below zero temperatures.

I had to run a few errands this morning, and took the opportunity to find the cache for this day. The hide was at Jim Baker reservoir.  The again in the name refers to the second cache at this watershed northwest of downtown Denver.  A biography of Jim Baker is here.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Cachemobile

Next geocaching day November 24, 2014

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