Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Philadelphia, WG gathering, Long Island

On Saturday, I went to the Philadelphia Where's George gathering at Famous Dave's BBQ on Roosevelt Blvd. Of course, I did a bunch of geocaches along the way. Ran into Fielding, a geocacher, at a cache site. Arrived at the gathering somewhat late, but oddly enough, I wasn't the last one to get there. I had the ribs and catfish platter.

After the gathering, I went on my way and continued geocaching in Northeast Philadelphia. I actually found more geocaches at night than during the day. Funny how that works. Most of those were in urban settings. I did, however, attempt one that was in a wooded area by the Pennypack Creek. Both the terrain and hide turned out to be easier than I thought, even in the dark. The last location, which was by the Delaware River, was actually open at night. I was surprised that there were other people there sitting in their cars. I was wondering why at first, but then I remembered a certain Meatloaf song. There was a Wawa store just down the road from there, so that's where I had dinner. (and stocked up on iced tea and chocolate milk too)

On Sunday, I headed out to Long Island. The temperature was comparatively mild at a bit over 40°F. I met up with Macatac at "MAM's Micro #12 - East Williston". Then we both headed over to "MAM's Micro #9 - Williston Park" because that cache was next on both our lists. Unfortunately, there were people where the cache was. So we split up and returned to that cache site separately later on.

"Haunted Mansion" was the most interesting location of the day. It's a big abandoned house in the middle of the woods. Finished the day with dinner at LJS in Melville, since it's just down the road (well, down the road, then right a bit, and then down a bigger road) from the last cache of the day.

One thing I discovered is Opera Mini works well enough on my cell phone to enter bills into Where's George. So I entered a few bills (that I got from paying the toll with $2 bills) at the Philadelphia gathering and one more bill in Melville. Not much point in doing so, except to add to my collection of bill entry zip codes. Also, speaking of $2 bills, one of the toll clerks wanted to buy all my $2 bills. But uhh... the point of WG-ing the twos is to circulate them, not to have the bills sit in someone's collection.

Saturday's caches:

Dizz-Knee Challenge: Cachie the Pooh PVII (New Jersey)
Tiny Often Empty Park: Linden, NJ (New Jersey)
Loose Marbles (New Jersey)
Ticktock's Trident (New Jersey)
Leaping Lizzards (Pennsylvania)
The Twilight Curve (Pennsylvania)
Ancient Chinese Micro (Pennsylvania)
The Forgotten Guard (Pennsylvania)
Peer Pressure Micro (Pennsylvania)
Make A Run For The Border (Pennsylvania)
The First Snow-el (Pennsylvania)
You Must Be Lion (Pennsylvania)
Which Army Holds The Key? (Pennsylvania)
Oh No, Not Another Ammo In The Woods!!! (Pennsylvania)
Revenge of the Nautilus (Pennsylvania)

Sunday's caches:

MAM's Micro #14 - Roslyn (New York)
MAM's Micro #12 - East Williston (New York)
MAM's Micro #13 - Mineola (New York)
MAM's Micro#11 - Carle Place (New York)
MAM's Micro #9 - Williston Park (New York)
MAM's Micro #10 - East Norwich (New York)
Horsey Sauce (New York)
Haunted Mansion (New York)
Mary Mary (New York)
Strawberry Fields Forever (New York)


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