Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scary Movie?

Our neighbor's son is in high school and has decided he wants to drive this old hearse for his car. He had it out today for a spin (literally) in 18" of snow. The things gives me the creeps and reminds me of some cross between a slasher movie and Christine (I know wrong car).

Sunday, November 16, 2008


There is a lot of art on the Case Western campus. Some good... some not so. This piece is just a bit of fun.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rocking Cow

Mooooove over Tony the Pony. These rocking cows grace the dining area of the Elm Farm Ice Cream and Dairy Museum & Ice Cream Parlor. Good stuff when out caching for the day.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bike Tenders

They have a flair for these in the Inner Harbor. These artsy green bikes are the perfect place to stash your bike while visiting the Inner Harbor.

Paddle Dragons

These paddle boat variations are available for renting in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. I tried to get my co-workers to join me in a race around the Inner Harbor, but there were no takers. :-(

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Make the Red Rabbit a Habit

I was bummed. I wanted to stop at the Red Rabbit on my way to Baltimore. Ali's mom stops here whenever she is on the way to our house. Little did I know they are only open on the weekend. :-(

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Experience and Desire

During our visit to New England, we stopped for a stay at the Publick House in Strurbridge, Massachusetts. Adjacent to the Publick House is a large cemetery with many of our country's earliest heroes from the Revolutionary War buried here. It is also the final resting place of Mrs. Experience and Mrs. Desire. ;-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Hampshire Rest Stops Areas

Am I missing something here? New Hampshire rest areas sell alcohol. Doesn't selling alcohol to a person in a car contradict with the next building, "State Safety Rest Area"?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Guardrail in the Woods

This is the second of these we have found in the woods. Both had caches. Is this something you can buy on E-Bay? I can read it now... "Ever wanted to place a nice cache in the woods, but couldn't find a guardrail to hold your hide? Well, here's just what you need...."

This was a stage of a really well done multi, but the guardrail is pretty funny. There was no evidence of any road ever having been there.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wagon Train

We were at the Wild Wind Folk Art Festival in Pittsfield and saw this wagon full of youngsters enjoying the day with dad. I thought the linking wagons were great. The kids looked really happy. I couldn't tell if it was the cool ride they had or the great ice cream they were enjoying. I'll bet mom and dad were happy the wagons are easy to clean :-).

Monday, September 8, 2008


Ali was getting her new glasses today and stopped by at lunch. There was a new cache in a park near the office so we had a pleasant lunch-time hunt. I thought Battshack was a great idea (why don't I ever think of these?). Unfortunately, I'm Alright has been hanging out in my head as an earworm since I saw the battyshack. I also keep hearing Bill Murray say "Freeze gopher." I was surprised to see that this guy has a whole site devoted to Caddyshack. It seems like that movie was a lifetime ago.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

One Happy Water Tank

This water tank is sure to brighten one's day. The tank fits the town's residents. They seemed quite friendly during our short visit. I wonder though if the smile doesn't come from the water tank's knowledge of the two big guns at the base that are protecting it from invasion by wandering Michigan residents. ;-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sprinkler Signs

Isn't it scary the Drury needs to tell guests not to hang clothes from a sprinkler head?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scenes From a Town: Punxsutawney Style

It seems like every town has these now. When thousands come each year to hear the resident groundhog predict the weather, you can be certain that the town will be decorated with dressed up groundhogs. This is but a small sample of the Phils in Punxsutanwey. Hmmm... maybe the NEOGEO cachers could have decorated Illini Phil's all over the Summit County area? ;-)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Reduce, Re-use...

We saw these on the porches of the cabins at Denton Hill State Park. They are great looking cabins and one of the main attractions of the park is a skiing area. The chairs were a perfect fit for the park, and the look really great.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Too Many Instructions

Hmmm... "sit" on a downed trunk in the woods. The instruction is actually posted as part of a bow hunting competition that was set up in an area where we were hiking, but it does make for a funny find in the woods.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dasani Cans

Hmmm... Dansani on the can bin and Coke on the plastic bin. It seems odd. GG found this one at the Cleveland Zoo while we were visiting.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Soft Serve Drive

Hehehe... with the new computerized 911 systems, every street, alley, country road... is getting named, some of the names are quite strange. This is one of those. At least I was able to find the ice cream :-)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Purinton Pottery Bear

Between 1939 and 1959 the Purinton Pottery Company was located in Shippensville, Pennsylvania and manufactured hand-painted pottery. This cute bear in front of the post office celebrates the memory of Purinton.

Monday, July 7, 2008

New York Road Signs

As we approached this, Ali said it looked like a marshmallow tree. We were glad the locals thought enough of this crater to create the marshmallow tree to warn drivers. The hole would swallow our little ute. We had no idea how the locals with big trucks got around this monster.

Mailbox in Elk County

I'm not sure this one has the approval of the Postmaster General. Still it was the only 'mailbox' at this drive. I wonder if it is still used as a minnow bucket on fishing days?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

How Fast Can They Be?

This sign was posted near a park where I was geocaching. The interesting thing is that the nearest ball diamond is about 400 feet from the road. Maybe they need to work on control as well as speed? ;-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Golf ball wedge

We were out for the evening walking at a local park that was a golf course until until two years ago. As we were walking we spotted this ball. In the past two years the ball has become a permanent fixture of the tree.

Rent a Tee Pee

At Beaver Creek State Park, you can rent this for your camping stay. We only saw two, and one was rented. Interesting idea.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Police and Donuts

Bits and Pieces Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really haven't meant to ignore this section for so long, but there hasn't been much to see that's worthy of this page. This evening after I left the office I was out for a little caching and waymarking. Since it was so cold, I decided to make this my last stop. There is a cache behind the parking area and hot chocolate inside. I decided to ignore the cache with the police car in the parking lot and a highway patrol car in the drive through, but it was worth it for this picture. When I lived locally, I used to stop at a nearby donut shop called Jolly Roger. That place was a satellite station for the local police. Maybe this location has taken its place. :-)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Drive Thru Confessions?

The Church Hall for St. Paul Church in Stark County is located in an old bank building. We couldn't help but wonder if the old drive-up teller window had been converted to a drive thru confessional. :-)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We come in peace

It seemed a strange juxtaposition in Mars, Pennsylvania. The flying saucer beside a peace pole brought back memories of the jerky computer voice of the alien in movies of my youth saying "We come in peace."