Monday, August 22, 2011


Pappa Bear is the owner of my very first find, Woody.  It is still one of my most favorites.  In fact, many of my early finds were boxes of his, including the one pictured, Campfires.  Unfortunately, I believe that both Woody and Campfire are missing now.  But he's still got some other wonderful boxes in the area.  Anyway, I happened to see on his blog that he was relocating out to the mid-west and was planning on retiring his boxes.  I thought to myself how much I enjoyed these boxes and how I'd hate to see them retired so I dropped him a note and offered to look after them.  He took me up on my offer and just recently, he transferred his area boxes over to my care. If you haven't already, check them out.  The Heritage Rail Trail and Codorus State Park are both great destinations!

Stone Crest: Destroyed

A while back I planted a box at Stone Crest.  Unfortunately, the owner of the once beautiful property was forced into foreclosure and blames the local government.  Check it out if you're interested.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bad Kitty

While doing the Blastoff loop I ran into a bad kitty.  Makes me think of the Presidents of the United States of America's Kitty.  Meow, meow, meow meow, meow meow.

Blast Off

I had heard from recent seekers that they were having trouble over at Blast Off.  So I decided to check it out.  E-man planted this box nearly 5 years ago and it was time to update the clues as some things have changed in the area.  I always love a reason to visit this park.  It is my favorite!


The Caped Coder hit me up for a lovely afternoon of seeking.  It was so beautiful to get out an enjoy the late summer sights and sounds.  We went on a peaceful walk at Lake Williams.  We brought along a posse of Mip, Zip, Hot Lava, and even Bert and Sassypants.  I was so impressed how fast the group hiked along.  We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

As an added bonus, we found a lurking black cow. ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cape Queens

We headed out to the Skunknett River wildlife sanctuary to meet the Cape Queens. It was a bit of a hike for us and in an area in which I had never been. 
It rained very hard the previous evening so it was very wet and drippy as we hiked along.  We had trouble finding the landmarks since the sanctuary was very overgrown with summertime vegetation. 

After some retracing of steps we were so excited to find the Queen of Cleverness.  There was an ant colony guarding her.  The box was really wonderful. There was a perfectly themed and appointed logbook and a beautifully carved stamp.  Well worth the trouble.  We were bummed we weren't able to find any of the other queens but I was tickled to learn who the Queen of Cleverness is.  I have briefly met a handful of the Cape Queens in person but not well enough to know which alter ego matches up with each...although, since I've found several of their boxes, I could venture a guess.

This one was so good I hope to get back another day and find them all.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Something New to us!

I've really come to love Yarmouth Port.  I wish I could spend some more time there.  We went hopping around the pond to find something old, something new, something borrowed, and someting blue.  This was a great hike.  B Cubed, E man, and I really enjoyed it.  We thought it was exceptionally awesome that the something blue was right near a wild blueberry bush.  Unfortunately the berries were not quite ripe but any of you who plan on visiting a little later in the summer might just get to enjoy them.

Sea Captain

We enjoyed meeting the Sea Captain, Captain Bangs Hallet,  in Edward Gorey's neighborhood.   His home and yard are gorgeous.