Wednesday, March 30, 2011


BIRDS AND NEST ON MAIN HIGHWAY : A bird nest on a large power pole along US 1 not far from home. I go by this every day. At first I thought it was an eagles nest but seeing these birds not sure. Anyone know? Judy if you still read my blog I know you will know! Funny they used some caution tape for part of the nest.
HARD TO GET GEOCACHE: This was a random geocache we found over the weekend. Was hard to get at we had to use a tool>
A CACHE: A cache in a tree.
MRS HW TELLING MR HW WHERE TO LOOK: We have Mr HW do our bush whacking, all this was not to bad as far as some of the things we get into! WEATHER IN MELBOURNE FL: Temp 80's and really bad storms. They just went thru, 74 mile an hr winds up at the Cape, about 64 here. I don't think I want to meet up with a hurricane!

My phone has been acting up (6 yr old dino) so went to Verizonwirless store yesterday. Was going to look into getting new I-phone. Well when it was all said and done I ended up with a Dorid X. It had a bigger screan and according to my Verizon guy Kris, it does more than the I phone. So far I really like it, now I know why everyone is always looking at their phones lol.

Maggie and I went out looking for a geocache with it, found it and logged about it from the phone pretty cool! Speaking of Maggie she has another hot spot :(

I went to Pearls yesterday for an art day. You can read about it on my other blog. Here is link

Son is going to start working the bathroom this week hopes to have it done by the time I get back to PA. Then I will work on painting and getting rid of more stuff. Hope I can getit done this summer>

Thats it for now thanks for looking and come back soon.


Saturday, March 26, 2011


MR HECKER-WINEY'S FINDING A CACHE: This was along the way but not part of the Geo-opoly series.
THE H-W GEO-MOBILE: Very cool geo-mobile! It is a Travel Bug also. You can see it just about the tail lite, that is above the plate.

MY FIRST TO FIND! Yeah!!! Me holding my FTF (First To Find) empty log waiting for us to sign. Mrs H-W got a phone message while we were lunching at Burger King. Said a new cache just went on line, and we were close, so the rest is history. We got it! There is Mr. H-W behind the bush....sorry Mike!

FIST TO FIND FOR H-W'S ALSO: Mrs. H-W holding the empty log.....yeah we are the FTF (First To Find) There is Mr. H-W behind the bush again! This would be their 3rd FTF.
WEATHER IN MELBOURNE FLORIDA : In high 80's all weekend with wall to wall sun shine!
To be 90 SunDAY. Spring is here!
Hope my peeps up north are having some spring type weather too.
I had a great day of Geocaching with my caching buddies the Hecker-Winey's (geo name) aka Cindy & Mike. Started out that Cindy and I were going to go , but then Mike got a day off work and so he came along too. It was a good thing as where we had picked to go , was not a place to go alone or maybe two geo-girls not to go alone. At least these two Chic-en's lol. It is a desolate wasteland that at one time was to be a housing development. A few years back, this entire area was cleared, leveled, and roads were paved. But, due to corruption and economic woes, the area tanked and is now a desolate wasteland. So it is now the Geo-opoly Series.....a series styled in the fashion of a VERY popular board game that has been around since 1935!! The caches are the game board streets and railroads, place all over this area. What a fun time we had , we only found 7 of the caches this first day out. But we will be back, only ,with Mike in tow.:)
It is so much more fun when you have geo-buddies to cache with!!
Today Sat. went to a few yard sales dad bought this oven thingy he thinks he needs! Not! he got some kind a oven RonCo thingy last time we went, has yet to be used, is in the closet. I got some old pic's around 1902 some a little earlier, for my altered art projects.
You can see what I have been doing with the altered vintage post cards on my other blog ...go check it out and sign up for my first give away. Just click on the link below.
Well thats all for now thanks for looking and come back soon

Monday, March 21, 2011


SUNRISE AT THE PARK : Got this great pic the other morning in the park. We got there before sunrise and I also remembered to take my camera. Not sure what the bird is (maybe Judy knows) but even with Mr. cheapo I think I got a pretty good shot. Seen 6 squirrels hanging on a palm tree trunk teasing Maggie, I tried but could not get a shot of them. It was so funny seeing them up side down look and chattering at her. Maggie is trying to make a few doggie friends but she is still nervous about it. CACHING BUDDIES: My new caching buddies looking over a cache we had just found. We went out on sat morning and spent the day caching and had a lunch picnic. I wont tell you were we went as I don't want to give anything away. I really don't think you could figure out anything with these pic's anyway. I had a great time, poor Maggie had to stay home. Just too hot for her. I found 8 or 9 and they found a few more than I did because I had already found them.


NOW HOW CUTE IS THAT! This cache was just so sweet, game me a few ideas on hiding a cache. I would love to hide a few, but will have to wait until fall when I come back to Fl. WEATHER IN MELBOURNE FLORIDA: Temps in the 80's and lows in 50's. Mostly sunny today another wonderful day.

Most of the day spent with house work, getting company tomorrow, for a day of art projects. You can read about it on my other blog on wed.

Planted a bush this am. will take pic later and show you.

Congrats to son having birthday on Sat. and he got a job at Home Depot. Way to go!

Seen the super moon the other night, Mr cheapo couldn't get the job done so no good pic. I think I must have seen the super moon back in the 90's (but didn't know what it was ) cause I remember one night coming home and looking up the street and thru the houses and seen this HUGE orange ball of a moon. I was fascinated by it, looked as if I could reach right out and touche it, that's how big it was. It was a sight that I will never forget. This one did not look that big, at least not where I was looking.

Spring is here hope you folks up north are having better weather. My neighbor is on face book and she sent me a message how awful the winter has been. Neighbor would be Lexi and Milo's mama (Maggie's friends).

All for now thanks for looking stop back soon



Wednesday, March 16, 2011


SQUIRREL TEASING MAGGIE:The squirrels are so use to the dogs in the park they love to tease them by just staying out of reach. And staring them down. LOL




WEATHER IN MELBOURNE FL. Temp 80 today, sun with some clouds, beautiful day!

Yesterday we were up early for our walk to the park and was there for the sun rise. This time change has disrupted our morning routine LOL, when the sun starts coming up earlier it will go back to normal. Any way Seen the beautiful sun rise, and birds galore. They seem to be more wild life there earlier in the morning. Along with early fishermen. Got a great shot of a bird on a piling. Not sure what kind,usually see all kinds of interesting things when I walk there, but keep forgetting my camera. Like the other day the water was still no wind and there was a dolphin going along close to the shore, I could have got a great shot because he was going very slow and I would have had time to snap a few while he was out of the water.

I will be posting on my other blog later what else was going on yesterday because it has to do with altered art. So be sure and check it out.

The cache of the day was located along US-1 on a power pole. You know some times they have a piece of conduit run up the side of the pole. Well this cache was attached to a fishing line to the cache so you can pull it out. That's the easy part. Getting it back in is the problem. I have a hook that is about 2ft. long and I got it back in with that. My trusty tool. Sometimes it's a thinking game trying to figure out how to do something and what you have to do it with. Fun!
Well that's it for now thanks for looking come back soon! Maggie says boof!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


HERB GARDEN: I planted a few more herbs now that spring is here in Florida! The bird houses are going to be hung on the old orange tree stump later. I have some black wrought iron hooks back in PA and will be bringing them back in the fall. I have been looking all over for some chives, and can not find them anywhere. They have onion chives here but not chives. I want the regular chives. So I planted some seeds yesterday, That is what you see in the bottom corner of the pic. Incubating some seeds lol! Hope they take.
BIRD BATH: Yesterday I was working in the yard, and cleaned out this old bird bath It is old, cement, and heavy. It use to be planted with some flowers, dad took them out last year, and that's as far as it got. So I cleaned it up some what,(has some nice patina to it) and filled it with water to see what would happen. Well you know from the last post that the robin migration has invaded our area and as soon as I walked away it was swamped with robins. It was amazing! All day long they were all over that bird bath, now remember there are hundreds of robins here right now. It holds about 5 gal of water and I filled it 3 times today. Unbelievable !! It was fun to watch them seems there is a pecking order and you can not go out of order to drink you had to wait your turn, mostly on the fence . I enjoyed watching them. Those white lawn chairs were covered with bird poo and I scrubbed them twice before I decided to move them. Duh!
CLOSE UP OF ROBINS: This is a close up the best I could do with my cheapo camera. You can see the blurs those are birds arriving trying to find a spot. lol! There is a cute "The End" bird pic for you Judy right in front! Saw lot of that today, was funny looking when 5 or 6 were mooning me! I tried but could not get a pic of them.


BLACK BIRDS: Along with the robins are flocks of small black birds, I don't know what they are.
But they seem to be afraid of the robins. Today every once in awhile one would sneak in and try and get a drink with the robins and they would chase him off. Finally about 4 PM the robins started moving on and the black birds flew up to get a drink , even then the few robins still hanging around chased them off. I was able to get this one pic of the black birds. There are not near as many black birds as there are robing.

STUMPED CACHE. : I almost did not find this cache ( DNF ) I walked all over this area in yet another small park, the hint was Don't be stumped. Well I did not walk all around this group of palm trees while we were looking (me n maggie) and I could not find it. So I put maggie in the truck and thought I would do one more look around. I went around the trees and there was the stump, easy after that ! Another nice little park I would never have seen if not for geocaching, it was right along the Indian River.


WEATHER IN MELBOURNE FL. Sunny, windy, in the 70's Beautiful
All in all it was a great day. Nice weather just right , sunny and breezy. Did laundry, went to gym, took 30 min morning walk with maggie, watched birds, cleaned kitchen and scrubbed floor, watched more birds. Maggie was outside a lot today so she was happy.
That fire is still burning, still only 25% contained and they had I-95 closed on and off all day.
Guess that's all for now thanks for looking come back soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


PEOPLE WAITING ON BRIDGE (click to see the peeps)





But we had rain today in the 70's. Good we had rain there was a brush fire all day yesterday and last nite, burned over 10,000 acres, the rain help the firemen. Closed down I-95 for some time.
I have not blogged for awhile , brother was here for a week. Was busy with him. He went the Daytona 500. While he did that I did some geocaching with new friends met more cachers also.
We went fishing in the ocean, out to eat, shopping, sight seeing, out to eat, etc etc. Had a great time, I miss my family up north and was glad to see him.
Today I worked on planting a couple things in a small garden. Went out yesterday and got what I thought was to zucchini plants, after I got them planted I picked up the little tags that come with them and one was a cuke plant. Oh well I will make a trellis to let it climb on. I also got a few more herbs to put in my herb garden I will take some pic's and show ya.
The last few days the robins have been stopping over on their way back up north. They stop here and eat the little blue berries that are on the palm trees in Feb. Well they usually come the first of Feb. not this late, and now the berries are gone. I worry that they will not make it back north. Judy if you are reading this , do you know if they will make it ok? They are flying from tree to tree and nothing to eat, there are hundreds and hundreds of them.
I did not go to the gym the whole time company was here, just started back Monday, almost like starting all over , but today was much better.
The cache of the day is one we found a couple weeks ago. It was hiding behind that tree. Pretty easy one. We went out on Sunday caching and I think I got some poison ivy on my lower legs. I did not ware long pants, I forgot, you can bet I will not be forgetting again! I have a lot of cache's back logged, I guess I need to get blogging more.
I have the news on right now and they said that the fire was only 25 % contained, it jumped I-95 and was stopped somewhat by the ocean, but it is windy and the winds are expected to change tonite coming from the east and they are afraid it will come back inland.What a mess ,this is about 1 hr north of us, up where we watched the shuttle launch. Aaahhhh the shuttle, I had a great time watching it.
Tons of people all over, we looked up some parks, found one not far away, and took off at 10 am.
Well it was not soon enough, we just lucked out and found a parking spot at the edge of the park. We took food, and books to read, some people took their ezy up tents, had BBQ's going, almost like tail gating. The launch its self was awesome, too bad it is coming to an end. For the people that work there and for our country. Being at the edge of the park and right next to the road, some kind person let us out on the main road, and Mrs Garmin -Geea the GPS led us down a couple back streets to I-95 and we were out of there and on 95 in about 10 min. I could not believe it considering how many people there were.
Speaking of the shuttle, (to family & friends that think I'm nuts) did you know there is a geocache on the Space Station? There are several astronauts that are geocacher's. Now how cool is that? It was taken up there a couple years ago. The flight surgeon (cant think of his name) on this last Discovery flight is a cacher, and there was an article in the paper about it. There are tons of articles about the space flights. The cache that is up there now is hoping by the cache owner that it comes back to earth and to his front door someday. He is not there now, and most likely will not go back.
Happy birthday to my sister today.
That's all for now thanks for stopping by and come back soon