Our World – Geocaching Fall Fest

This past weekend was the annual Fall Fest for the Tulsa Area Geocachers (“TAG”) at Lake Bixhoma. Usually it is a multi day affair with camping and catered meals but this year it was an abbreviated one day affair. No camping, bring your own food, etc. I was busy with flooring and wall repair contractors so I was very late getting out there.

So here is proof that I can be social. I’m on the far left with two other geocachers. Yep, there was a cache on that dock.

In addition to meeting people, the big thing at Fall Fest is all the temporary geocacaches that people put out. There are typically dozens of them. I only saw a few. You will never see caches like this “in the wild” because they would be muggled in no time. (Muggles are people who are not geocachers, muggling is vandalism by muggles.)

Many of them involve puzzles or riddles to solve. Me and another guy had worked on this one for a while and the young man showed up and solved it in no time.

This was a pinball type cache where you had to notice numbers that were revealed as the ball fell down to solve a code.

And there were some water caches you could use a kayak to go find it. It was cold so I declined.

And then you had some more straightforward ones that even I could find.

I didn’t join the big group, I said hello to a few people and then found a trail around the lake. Social Distancing!

It was cold and overcast but still pretty in my book.

Bits of Fall Color were present. And then I went home!!

LJ the Cat, and Rascal enjoying the new floors

Come to find out that while I was off at the lake, the flooring guys knocked off early and my wife reclaimed our living room and master bedroom. We had been living upstairs during the time they were working downstairs and it was nice to have a couple rooms back. Our dogs and cats were highly stressed and they were glad to have Saturday afternoon and Sunday without being locked up with all the banging and other noises going on.

Abby loves the contractors. They give her belly rubs in the morning and evening but she slept almost all day Sunday.

Lizzie camped out in the master bedroom.

That’s about it this weekend.

I’m linking with Our World Tuesday

14 thoughts on “Our World – Geocaching Fall Fest

  1. Pat

    I love your new floors, Yogi! Did you get tile again in the kitchen and foyer area or go with wood the entire house? Enjoy it and glad the pets can now relax

    Geocaching sounds like an interesting hobby–sort of figuring out a puzzle with a reward at the end.

    The pumping making pie is hysterical as well as the outdoor throne….lol

  2. A ShutterBug Explores

    Looks like a fun time and great walk around the lake and then comfy cozy at home ~ Pets and floor looks great ~ hugs to the fur persons Xxxx

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Barb

    Well that geocaching Fall Fest was right up your alley! It really looks like fall in that area. I like the trail you chose. Your floor looks fantastic, and I see it gets paws up from the pet crew! Our latest “remodel” was a new boiler, and it doesn’t give me the satisfaction of redecorating!

  4. Gaelyn

    Surprised there was any gathering at all yet glad it could happen and still stay safe. Some funny caches. And in such a pretty setting. Floors do look nice and I see the pets approve.

  5. Susie of Arabia

    The geocaching event looks like it was a lot of fun. Obviously some geocahchers with very good senses of humor were present. I love your new floors – very rustic looking. Love the gray color.

  6. Ellen

    Looks like a fun event. Some people are so clever with their caches. I wonder if Colorado has any events like that.

    Your new floors look great!

  7. Angie

    Alan – man, it looked like some folks put a lot of effort into those caches! And even some you could find with kayaks!!! Glad you got some respite from the construction project – it is looking good!

  8. Dee

    Geocaching sounds like a lot of fun. It’s so interesting, too!!
    It was nice to see the pictures of these little adventures in your area. 🙂

    That’s a cute pumpkin. Happy Halloween to you, Alan. 🙂

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