The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
August 2014 Northern Zone:
WSQ Gordon Cemetery

Winner -
August 2014 Northeast Zone:
Trout Haven

Winner -
August 2014 West Central Zone:
WISCONSIN DELORME CHALLENGE

Winner -
August 2014 South Central Zone:
Capitol Punishment

Winner -
August 2014 Southeast Zone:
Wisconsin Homestead - Emslie Farm

Winner -
August 2014 Series of the Month:
Classic Childrens Books


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
cheezehead
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-07-02
Posts: 6063
Location: Hayward, WI. USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was out this morning setting up a Christmas cache with the geo-trio. I had to get my old trusty blue etex out as my other is in the shop. We hiked in, placed the cache, walked around a bit and walked back to the car. I set my old friend on top of my truck, took the snow shoes off, and my coat. I got the trio loaded up and pulled out. Got about a 1/2 mile down the road and stared looking for Old Blue as He was not on the dash. I check my vest pockets and coat pockets. Turn around and start searching the highway as I head back to where I was parked. About half way there I spot him. I stop, run up to him and pick him up. The window is gone and the is a few cracks on the side. I shake him a bit and there is a rattle. Not good I think. I press the power button but nothing. He's gone. Idiot! Idiot!! Idiot!!!! Embarassed Confused Confused Shocked Shocked Mad Mad

Old blue was my first GPSr. Almost got divorced for buying him. Had him for about 2 1/2 years before I put him in semi-retirement.

****BIG SIGH****

Good bye Old Blue. You searved my well. May you rest in pieces. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

I sure hope Garmin sends my other one back SOON!!!
 
View user's profile Send private message
TyeDyeSkyGuy
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-03-18
Posts: 2231
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You should turn him into a travel bug.
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
cheezehead
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-07-02
Posts: 6063
Location: Hayward, WI. USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tyedyeskyguy wrote:
You should turn him into a travel bug.


Now that"s a good Idea!! I just might have to do that..
 
View user's profile Send private message
3 Hawks
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-09-14
Posts: 277
Location: Oak Creek, WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry to hear of the tragic demise of your old "friend." My own "Old Blue" almost met the same end while caching with Uncle_Fun, his two sons, and Green & Gold at The Tapps and AuntieNae's CITO event in Waukesha this last spring.

We started to drive off when I realized my GPSr was not in my hands. It was sitting on the hood of Dave's truck. Oh s----!!

After I rescued Old Blue from the situation, we started driving off again. Just then, we hear Dave's youngest screaming and running along the side of the truck.

Oops!! I had this feeling we forgot something but just couldn't put my finger on it. I'm sure we would have realized we were one man short eventually......Then again???
 
View user's profile Send private message
furfool
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-02-15
Posts: 2665
Location: Granville

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Let me know when the wake and furneral is.

_________________
I\'ve only made one mistake in my life, I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. 
View user's profile Send private message
rogheff
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-11-05
Posts: 348
Location: N42* ish x W87* ish

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's never pleasant when a Philco dies.

_________________
[url]www.rogheffgeocaching.homestead.com[/url]Rogheff's geocaching website

[url]www.diamondwillow.homestead.com[/url] Rogheff's Hiking Stick website
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
-cheeto-
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-06-12
Posts: 4538
Location: Appleton, WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

you could use an ammo can as the casket..

just dont bury it if it's actually a cache!
 
View user's profile Send private message
Doc.
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-08-07
Posts: 501

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dearest Cheezehead,

I am SO sorry for your loss. I, too, started with old Blue - and that Blue matches the colour of my eyes. Frankly, I prefer the direction of Old Blue and the ease of manually loading it for a quickie on the road. another interesting fact on Old Blue's is : we did a coord vs. gps accuracy test at a Mutsley and Crew Unofficial Event. Everyone at the party had to load the same set of coords, then walk out into the football field and plant a flag where GZ was. It was really interesting, because old ble put you at the same spot as the 60CSX units. the gray unit was 25 feet to the east, and it was totally consistent with all the units. I had blue and the 60csx to do the test.

My old blue was inadvertentley injured at another Mutsley and Crew Event when the table got bumped and Old Blue took several dives onto the concrete. Now I have to spank Old Blue to get a rise out of it. Hmmm, have I just discovered the secret to GPS Viagra!!! :-O !!
 
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.24 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::