Bunch Of Stuff!

Well, the last two days have been fun, and busy.  I went to the sprint car races, a baseball game, and rode my bike for a little way, and of course, I geocached too!

First of all, look at my aching calendar…

Caching Calendar 3-31-12
Caching Calendar 3-31-12

Notice that January, February, and March are all filled in now!  I’m kind of proud of my self that I didn’t miss a day yet.  Look at how many I have left though.  While caching today, I found this little guy watching me, and probably laughing inside.

Slither
Slither

These are some pictures from the sprint car races.  My favorite track around here is Port City Raceway.  It’s the closest to me, and have all kinds of sprint cars.  They are my favorite kind of dirt racing cars.  At this track, they have all kinds and ages of drivers.

Hannah Adair
Hannah Adair
Racing For The Lead
Racing For The Lead 

In The Pits
In The Pits

I also watched the ORU Golden Eagles play baseball.  They were playing Louisiana Tech.  It was a good game if you were an ORU fan.  They won 14-3.  When I was in line to buy my ticket, I was behind a scout from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  I’m guessing he was a scout.

ORU vs LA Tech
ORU vs LA Tech

My dad got there late, and when he was walking up to the stadium, someone hit a foul ball.  He got it!

Foul Ball!
Foul Ball!

I better get to bed, so I can wake up in time for church in the morning!

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On Route 66

Last Saturday, when I went to Shawnee geocaching, we stopped at the Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, OK.  This was an awesome place, and one of the reasons I love Route 66.  The reason we stopped there was, because it had a geocache there.  That’s one of the reasons I love to geocache.  It brings me to places I might not have visited.

Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
Route 66 Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

We stayed long enough to look inside.  I don’t really know that much about motorcycles, but I enjoyed looking at the ones they had.  They had everything from hillclimbers to police bikes.  They even had a 1979 Triumph Bonneville that had never been out of the crate.

1979 Triumph Bonneville
1979 Triumph Bonneville

As we were leaving, someone asked about a little building behind the museum.  It was actually one of the first plumbed outbuildings in Oklahoma, maybe the first.  it was pretty cool.

Old Outhouse from the outside
Old Outhouse from the outside

These are pictures of the outside, and the inside.  It was pretty neat to see what kind of toilets generations past had to use.  I’m sure glad we have inside plumbing now!

The Inside
The Inside

This was one of the neatest places I have been able to visit while geocaching.  I can’t wait to visit more places on Route 66!

Geocaching Fun: Caching Road Trip!

Yesterday was one of the reason’s I love geocaching!  A group of seven of us went to Shawnee, OK for a COG meeting.  COG is the Oklahoma City area geocachers.  COG is short for Central Oklahoma Geocachers.

We left Tulsa at 9 am, and I think I got back around midnight.  It was a fun day.  I thought I had my most finds for a day, but I tied my earlier record, at 50.  We also got six first to finds(FTF’s), and the only webcam in Oklahoma.

Ghost Bridge
Group To COG Meeting

Above is a picture of the group I went with, I was taking the picture.  This was at a cache site before we got to the meeting.  The three on the left drove their own car, and I rode with the three on the right.

The only webcam cache in Oklahoma was one on our list.  Since geocaching.com says we can’t publish anymore webcam caches, this one is the closest to us.  I’m not sure if any of the others in our group had found one yet, now they have.  I had already found four before this one.  My first was in Wichita, KS, two in Memphis, and one in Austin.

The meeting was at Van’s Pig Stand.  At the end of the meeting, they gave out coordinates to four new caches, that were supposed to be published at 2.  They didn’t show up on our phones until a little later.  Anyway, there was a dash to them when we got done.  I’m proud to say, our group got three of the four.  The other one had the coordinates off, they weren’t near where they were supposed to be.

Sometime during the day, we got e-mails that three had been published south of Bristow, OK.  So, on the way home, after dark, we went for these.  These were the other three we got FTF’s on.

This was a very fun day!  I always have fun when I go on cache runs like this!

C25K Week 1….DONE!

I’m proud to say, I finished my first week of the C25K running program.

I actually felt good about it when I finished.  The other two days I had worried about how my breathing was going to effect me.  I think I have it down now, at least I hope I do.  Now the only thing I’m worried about it my shins.  They seem to hurt some when I’m running.  They weren’t to bad today.  Today was perfect for a run.  It was around 45 deg when I started out.  By the time I was done, I could see steam rising off of me.  It felt good to be getting better.  Before today, I thought I might have to do week one over.  I don’t think I will now.  I might even run on real streets next week.

I’ve been running in a park, around in circles.  I’d like to see some new landscape.  I might start another blog, just for my C25K training.  I don’t really want to put too much about it on this one, but of course, it may be the only thing I write about!

Oh, I also found a cache on the way home.  Rainbow Red

C25K W1D1

I started my C25K yesterday.  If you don’t know what that means, or the title to this post, it is Couch to 5K, Week 1 Day 1.  The C25K training plan will train me to run a 5k in 9 weeks.  I’ve tried it before, but only got to the second week.  I didn’t start at the right time.  It was during June, and no matter what time of day I ran, it was to hot and sticky.  This time, it’s perfect.

During my first workout, yesterday, I started around 7am.  It was just getting light, as much as it could with all the clouds.  It was even misting a little, but I done it anyway.  I thought I would be sore from Saturday, but wasn’t to bad.  The workout actually went pretty good.  I finished withe really no problems.  I am surprised I did.  I’m ready for Wednesday.  Hopefully it goes as good as yesterday went.

Loooong Day

Today, March 17th, was a long, but fun day.  It started out actually the day before, around 4:30pm.  That’s when I woke up to get to work on Friday.  I got off work at 2:30, and couldn’t sleep.

Tulsa Walking Club

I belong to the Tulsa Walking Club, and today was their walk at Hunter Park in Tulsa.  It was a fun walk.  I got to the start point at 8am, hoping I would be able to start early.  It wasn’t supposed to start until 9.  There were people at the starting table, so I filled out the card, and started walking.  I was the first walker out.  If I had to start later, I would have only been able to walk a 5K.  Since I started early, I walked the 10K.  I had a geocaching event I wanted to attend, more on that in a little while.  The walking route went around the parks trail.  Which is a nice trail, meandering around a nice pond.  There were a few people fishing.  This trail connects with the Creek Turnpike Liberty Trail.  As the name indicates, it follows along the turnpike, going over the turnpike at various points.  Our walk went over the Sheridan Street bridge.  We walked by a lot of trees and wildlife a long the side of the trail.  I remember finding caches along this stretch of trails earlier.  It didn’t take as long as I thought It would to walk it.  I was out and ready for my next adventure for the day.

This little guy was watching as I walked by.

My next adventure was the TAG Meeting.  It started at 11, and we had it at Mazzios.  I like Mazzios, and always like it when we have the meeting here.  A TAG meeting isn’t as formal as it may sound.  All it consists of is, eating and chatting about geocaching stuff.  I invited my ex-partner from work.  I had always told her about geocaching.  She has had to hear about my adventures a bunch while running our letter sorting machine.  So, she came to a meeting.  She told me she enjoyed it.  After all, she did get free pizza out of me.  On to the next adventure.

A day before the meeting, I had talked to OkiePaladin about going to Turkey Mountain to get some caches that we both needed to get.  So, after the meeting, we met in the packed parking lot.  I was lucky to find a parking space.  Now keep in mind, I haven’t slept since 4:30 the afternoon before.  We made the 4 mile hike in and out, and found the five caches we needed to.  All of them are M 5’s hides.  He is very clever in the way he hides caches.  I was actually with him when he picked the places for the hides, on all of them but one.  As we were going to the first one,  Thesenvitz came out of the woods, onto the trail as we were walking by.  They joined us for the first find out there.   We all claimed the FTF(First To Find) on that cache.  It was an awesome cache.  M 5 did a good job on this one.  That was the only cache that Thesenvitz found with us.  We went on to find the other four, I did let OkiePaladin find them without my help.

After a 10K walk this morning, and a up and down hiking this afternoon, and not sleeping since 4:30 the day before, I was WORN out!  It was an awesome day though.  Oh, and by the way, the TAG meeting was my 1,500 find.  I slept for a little while when I got home, and now am ready for my next adventure!!!!