Nice weekends for caching…

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here lately, so I think it’s time for an update. These past two weekends have been great in terms of geocaching. Two weekends ago, I spent a day caching with my brother. We had a good time and it was nice to enjoy some warm weather for a change.

This past weekend, we visited the Cumberland Gap area for some geocaching and researching family history. I had a personal record of three finds in three different states on the same day. It was nice to visit Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. Such beautiful parts of the county and met some really nice people during our travels.

Technology Issues
I’ve pretty much given up on using a GPS for caching at this time. I have become so reliant of the c:geo app on my Droid X phone. It has been extremely reliable. However, while in the dense areas of Kentucky way back in the mountains and valleys, I wasn’t able to use the app or even get a decent signal to use the phone. I was shut out for several hours which was a real pain. I understand the reasoning behind the problems, and thankfully I’m not a resident of such geographic problems, but it really made me wonder how the locals deal with that problem. Granted, the GPS on my Droid X is no match for a real GPS unit, so its like comparing apples to oranges. But it did make me wonder how much of an effort it is for those living there.

Twitter
When using c:geo on the Droid, I noticed an option to post your finds on Twitter when you log it in on geocaching.com. Now normally, my caching partner is my wife, but on the day that I went out with my brother, my wife was someplace else. I wanted to keep her up to date on my progress without constantly sending her text messages. So I hit the button on the app to automatically log each find on Twitter. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I apologize for the constant updates that day. I’m sure it was a nuisance. I have since unchecked that option so it won’t be an issue again. I have seen others do the same thing and it was frustrating to read all that crap.

Media
I have some photos to upload this week and hopefully a video or two. I enjoy shooting the video and photos, but it sometimes gets in the way of the fun of the experience. Yet it seems the day I leave my camera at home, is the day something amazing happens – never fails.

The work week begins and I am not looking forward to it. My weekends are so valuable to me. I know so many are unemployed around here, and I am thankful for a job, but I would love to work four 10 hour days so I could have a three day weekend. Maybe that’s something I can discuss with my boss.

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Posted on March 27, 2011, in c:geo app, Droid, family, geocache. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sounds like fun! yes, the twitter feeds do get a bit crazy at times. I tend to “unfollow” those types ;-P ( but I didn’t notice ur caching tweets on twitter – but I’ve been away from my computer for a bit!

  2. Agreed on the Twitter feeds. I usually give someone one or two times. If it continues, I stop following. It’s not like it gives extra points or something, right? Nobody cares about the 50 caches someone found in a day!

    As for c:geo, I thought that was the app that was banned by geocaching.com because it scrapes its databases (which is against the TOS). Maybe that stance has changed, but that’s why I never downloaded that one.

    As for the GPS — I find I use my Droid X a bit more, but I still love my GPS. Way more accurate and I still like the durability and such.

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