August 27th, 2006

gps

LBI - The other island that is long

Rainy day today. I went down to the Jersey Shore thinking that because of the rain, there wouldn't be a traffic problem. Wrong! Traffic was still very heavy and almost at a standstill at some points on the Parkway.

My final destination was Long Beach Island (LBI) because since my last trip there, someone had placed a whole bunch of new geocaches. After finding a few caches on the island, I ran into Chase On The Go and family at a cache site. Apparently, they were staying in LBI for a few days for a summer vacation and were going around finding all the new geocaches too. So we joined forces and did five geocaches together, going on way into the night for the last two caches. That was a lot of fun, and as always, teaming up cuts down on the search time significantly.

Then I joined Chase On The Go and family at their summer home for a bit of a chat before leaving to get dinner and go home. Went to three Wawa stores in Toms River, Beach Haven, and Manahawkin for lunch, snack (and geocache), and dinner respectively.

The caches...Collapse )
chestnut husky

Rainy Sunday

Coast Guard Cutter

Apparently, I got chiggers from yesterday. Ugh.

It was raining like the dickens today and the weather radar didn't look good anywhere, so I opted to stay indoors and get some things done.

Processed and uploaded yesterday's pictures. The lighting was dull all day so they aren't that good, but the Coast Guard cutter (see above) was an interesting subject.

Did the proposed alterations to the Chestnut Husky (provisional name for the husky formerly known as Marist, until I think of something better) fursuit. Stuck the new soles onto the bottoms of the feet to make them outdoors-capable. Hope those stay, although I do have several kinds of adhesives to try. Also added some foam to the inside of the head to cover the exposed wire in the jaw piece for comfort. May need to pad the chin part too for proper fit. It's a bit of trial and error.

And finally, I noticed that I now have 100,000 singles entered into Where's George!

Bills by denomination tableCollapse )

Actually, I reached that point a few days ago but I wasn't looking so I missed it.