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  • Barb Jernigan
    Good Thinks! Good Hunting!!!! On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 08:42:35 -0700 (PDT) Doc writes: Why does so much good stuff have to happen this
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007
      Good Thinks! Good Hunting!!!!
       
      On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 08:42:35 -0700 (PDT) Doc <bcwatson@...> writes:
      Why does so much good stuff have to happen "this" weekend?!  This is my last weekend of my benchmark hunting contest.  The guy who was in first (and who I just passed up by 13 points) just went out this last weekend and got over a hundred more....   I will be hitting Houston big time this weekend, but I know he'll be back out also.  I'm not sure I can take 1st place now, but I'm going to try....   This last weekend hurt my chances with the rain and me having to work on Saturday and Monday (while he was out hunting....)
       
      To see the standings, go to the Forums on gc.com and click on the Benchmark Hunting forum, then on Contest Standings topic.  The latest standings are at the bottom.
       
      To see what benchmarks have been entered since the last standings were published, do the same as the last paragraph, but go to "The Contest Logging Thread" topic instead and go to the last page, then to the bottom and then scroll up....
       
      The contest rules, point values, etc. are on the "The Contest is afoot" thread.
       
      Barry

      emmy_n_sapphie <mbb2001@...> wrote:
      The south (Westgate) Whole Earth Provisions store is having their
      annual "Get Out More" backpacking tour tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm.
      This couple who spends most of the year hiking & camping for
      Backpacker magazine gives the presentation which will cover
      dayhiking, overnight hiking, backpacking, gear, fitness, meal
      planning and more in their hour-long presentation. There are lots of
      freebies and door prizes. Last year we got t-shirts, carabiners, and
      hiking socks, plus we each won a door pize (a camping pillow & a huge
      supply of PI stuff). They also have "light refreshments" . We really
      learned a lot about new equipment & hiking tips. Plus they are
      entertaining.

      And the best part is, it's all free. That might fit your budget a
      little better BigGP [:)].

      Here's the link for more info:
      http://www.wholeear thprovision. com/calendar. html#koch

      Mary Beth
      (emmy-n-sapphie)
      Disclaimer: I don't work for or hold stock in Whole Earth Provisions.
      I just live with the "Queen of Free & Cheap" who finds free things
      like this for us to do all the time.



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      See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.
       

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    • Perrine, Julie
      We re cheering for you! Make Texas proud! Julie Perrine AMD Sales Finance 512.602.7190 ________________________________ From:
      Message 2 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007

        We’re cheering for you!    Make Texas proud!

         

        Julie Perrine

        AMD Sales Finance

        512.602.7190


        From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Mary Beth Booth
        Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 10:49 AM
        To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] "Get Out More" backpacker talk & freebies

         

        Good luck - hope you win, especially after enduring severe PI for the cause.

        MB

         


        From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexa sGeocachers@ yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Doc
        Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 10:43 AM
        To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] "Get Out More" backpacker talk & freebies

        Why does so much good stuff have to happen "this" weekend?!  This is my last weekend of my benchmark hunting contest.  The guy who was in first (and who I just passed up by 13 points) just went out this last weekend and got over a hundred more....   I will be hitting Houston big time this weekend, but I know he'll be back out also.  I'm not sure I can take 1st place now, but I'm going to try....   This last weekend hurt my chances with the rain and me having to work on Saturday and Monday (while he was out hunting....)

         

        To see the standings, go to the Forums on gc.com and click on the Benchmark Hunting forum, then on Contest Standings topic.  The latest standings are at the bottom.

         

        To see what benchmarks have been entered since the last standings were published, do the same as the last paragraph, but go to "The Contest Logging Thread" topic instead and go to the last page, then to the bottom and then scroll up....

         

        The contest rules, point values, etc. are on the "The Contest is afoot" thread.

         

        Barry

        emmy_n_sapphie <mbb2001@flash. net> wrote:

        The south (Westgate) Whole Earth Provisions store is having their
        annual "Get Out More" backpacking tour tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm.
        This couple who spends most of the year hiking & camping for
        Backpacker magazine gives the presentation which will cover
        dayhiking, overnight hiking, backpacking, gear, fitness, meal
        planning and more in their hour-long presentation. There are lots of
        freebies and door prizes. Last year we got t-shirts, carabiners, and
        hiking socks, plus we each won a door pize (a camping pillow & a huge
        supply of PI stuff). They also have "light refreshments" . We really
        learned a lot about new equipment & hiking tips. Plus they are
        entertaining.

        And the best part is, it's all free. That might fit your budget a
        little better BigGP [:)].

        Here's the link for more info:
        http://www.wholeear thprovision. com/calendar. html#koch

        Mary Beth
        (emmy-n-sapphie)
        Disclaimer: I don't work for or hold stock in Whole Earth Provisions.
        I just live with the "Queen of Free & Cheap" who finds free things
        like this for us to do all the time.

         


        Don't pick lemons.
        See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.

      • Doc
        Thanks for the good wishes.... I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don t want to revisit those) and
        Message 3 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007
          Thanks for the good wishes....
          I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don't want to revisit those) and those whose last log were "Not Found" or were "Found before 1997".    Then I'm left with benchmarks that I have a good chance of finding....
          So with that, I hope to get some good numbers this weekend...  we'll see....
           
          I might just head out tonight so I can get a room and start off early....
           
          Barry

          Barb Jernigan <gumbietygress@...> wrote:
          Good Thinks! Good Hunting!!!!
           
          On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 08:42:35 -0700 (PDT) Doc <bcwatson@yahoo. com> writes:
          Why does so much good stuff have to happen "this" weekend?!  This is my last weekend of my benchmark hunting contest.  The guy who was in first (and who I just passed up by 13 points) just went out this last weekend and got over a hundred more....   I will be hitting Houston big time this weekend, but I know he'll be back out also.  I'm not sure I can take 1st place now, but I'm going to try....   This last weekend hurt my chances with the rain and me having to work on Saturday and Monday (while he was out hunting....)
           
          To see the standings, go to the Forums on gc.com and click on the Benchmark Hunting forum, then on Contest Standings topic.  The latest standings are at the bottom.
           
          To see what benchmarks have been entered since the last standings were published, do the same as the last paragraph, but go to "The Contest Logging Thread" topic instead and go to the last page, then to the bottom and then scroll up....
           
          The contest rules, point values, etc. are on the "The Contest is afoot" thread.
           
          Barry

          emmy_n_sapphie <mbb2001@flash. net> wrote:
          The south (Westgate) Whole Earth Provisions store is having their
          annual "Get Out More" backpacking tour tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm.
          This couple who spends most of the year hiking & camping for
          Backpacker magazine gives the presentation which will cover
          dayhiking, overnight hiking, backpacking, gear, fitness, meal
          planning and more in their hour-long presentation. There are lots of
          freebies and door prizes. Last year we got t-shirts, carabiners, and
          hiking socks, plus we each won a door pize (a camping pillow & a huge
          supply of PI stuff). They also have "light refreshments" . We really
          learned a lot about new equipment & hiking tips. Plus they are
          entertaining.

          And the best part is, it's all free. That might fit your budget a
          little better BigGP [:)].

          Here's the link for more info:
          http://www.wholeear thprovision. com/calendar. html#koch

          Mary Beth
          (emmy-n-sapphie)
          Disclaimer: I don't work for or hold stock in Whole Earth Provisions.
          I just live with the "Queen of Free & Cheap" who finds free things
          like this for us to do all the time.



          Don't pick lemons.
          See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.
           

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        • Jack Glantzberg
          Hey, that s only 4 miles from where I live. Good for the gas budget too! Sounds fun. I ll be there.
          Message 4 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007
            Hey, that's only 4 miles from where I live. Good for the gas budget
            too! Sounds fun. I'll be there.

            --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "emmy_n_sapphie"
            <mbb2001@...> wrote:
            >
            > The south (Westgate) Whole Earth Provisions store is having their
            > annual "Get Out More" backpacking tour tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm.
            > This couple who spends most of the year hiking & camping for
            > Backpacker magazine gives the presentation which will cover
            > dayhiking, overnight hiking, backpacking, gear, fitness, meal
            > planning and more in their hour-long presentation. There are lots of
            > freebies and door prizes. Last year we got t-shirts, carabiners, and
            > hiking socks, plus we each won a door pize (a camping pillow & a huge
            > supply of PI stuff). They also have "light refreshments". We really
            > learned a lot about new equipment & hiking tips. Plus they are
            > entertaining.
            >
            > And the best part is, it's all free. That might fit your budget a
            > little better BigGP [:)].
            >
            > Here's the link for more info:
            > http://www.wholeearthprovision.com/calendar.html#koch
            >
            > Mary Beth
            > (emmy-n-sapphie)
            > Disclaimer: I don't work for or hold stock in Whole Earth Provisions.
            > I just live with the "Queen of Free & Cheap" who finds free things
            > like this for us to do all the time.
            >
          • Perrine, Julie
            LOL! You sound like me, Barry! When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an eat my dust email, jokingly of
            Message 5 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007

              LOL!  You sound like me, Barry!  When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an “eat my dust” email, jokingly of course!  He recovered enough to go to GeoWoodstock this year, so I can’t be slacking off.  I’m at 17 in the world right now, and I can vouch for how fun it is to see the guy in front of you fall!  (off a cliff, preferably!) 

               

              JUST KIDDING OF COURSE (UH HUH!)

               

              Julie

              Mrs. Captain Picard

               

               

              From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Doc
              Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:17 AM
              To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Benchmarking contest

               

              Thanks for the good wishes....

              I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don't want to revisit those) and those whose last log were "Not Found" or were "Found before 1997".    Then I'm left with benchmarks that I have a good chance of finding....

              So with that, I hope to get some good numbers this weekend...  we'll see....

               

              I might just head out tonight so I can get a room and start off early....

              ,___

            • Barb Jernigan
              Hide the phasers..... On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 14:19:34 -0500 Perrine, Julie writes: LOL! You sound like me, Barry! When the guy ahead of
              Message 6 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007
                Hide the phasers.....
                 
                On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 14:19:34 -0500 "Perrine, Julie" <julie.perrine@...> writes:

                LOL!  You sound like me, Barry!  When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an “eat my dust” email, jokingly of course!  He recovered enough to go to GeoWoodstock this year, so I can’t be slacking off.  I’m at 17 in the world right now, and I can vouch for how fun it is to see the guy in front of you fall!  (off a cliff, preferably!) 

                 

                JUST KIDDING OF COURSE (UH HUH!)

                 

                Julie

              • Doc
                I am... (When I want to....) But seriously, he is almost 100 over me now. That means I will have to get about 200 this weekend and I ve never come close
                Message 7 of 12 , Jun 1, 2007
                  I am...  (When I want to....)   But seriously, he is almost 100 over me now.  That means I will have to get about 200 this weekend and I've never come close that rate yet.  So, had to see what I could get out of a GSAK macro to help me out some....
                   
                  The real points is when you find one that a previous person logged DNF though....
                  Or they logged the wrong one...
                   
                  So, in going after ones I'm sure will be there, will mean that I will have to get lots more.  But I don't want to spend a lot of time looking for one that a previous person couldn't find only to find there was a good reason, like it was destroyed...
                   
                  I think I will leave for Houston this evening, do some recoveries and then get a room w/internet so I can log them and then get up before sun up to an 18+hour day.  Go back to the room and then do as many Sunday as I can before I have to head for home and get them all logged in...
                   
                  Vive le competicion!

                  "Perrine, Julie" <julie.perrine@...> wrote:
                  LOL!  You sound like me, Barry!  When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an “eat my dust” email, jokingly of course!  He recovered enough to go to GeoWoodstock this year, so I can’t be slacking off.  I’m at 17 in the world right now, and I can vouch for how fun it is to see the guy in front of you fall!  (off a cliff, preferably!) 
                  JUST KIDDING OF COURSE (UH HUH!)
                  Julie
                  Mrs. Captain Picard
                  From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Doc
                  Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:17 AM
                  To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
                  Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Benchmarking contest
                  Thanks for the good wishes....
                  I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don't want to revisit those) and those whose last log were "Not Found" or were "Found before 1997".    Then I'm left with benchmarks that I have a good chance of finding....
                  So with that, I hope to get some good numbers this weekend...  we'll see....
                  I might just head out tonight so I can get a room and start off early....
                  ,___


                  Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story.
                  Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.

                • Perrine, Julie
                  So, How d it go? Julie Perrine AMD Sales Finance 512.602.7190 ________________________________ From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                  Message 8 of 12 , Jun 4, 2007

                    So, How’d it go?

                     

                    Julie Perrine

                    AMD Sales Finance

                    512.602.7190


                    From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Doc
                    Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 3:57 PM
                    To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Benchmarking contest

                     

                    I am...  (When I want to....)   But seriously, he is almost 100 over me now.  That means I will have to get about 200 this weekend and I've never come close that rate yet.  So, had to see what I could get out of a GSAK macro to help me out some....

                     

                    The real points is when you find one that a previous person logged DNF though....

                    Or they logged the wrong one...

                     

                    So, in going after ones I'm sure will be there, will mean that I will have to get lots more.  But I don't want to spend a lot of time looking for one that a previous person couldn't find only to find there was a good reason, like it was destroyed...

                     

                    I think I will leave for Houston this evening, do some recoveries and then get a room w/internet so I can log them and then get up before sun up to an 18+hour day.  Go back to the room and then do as many Sunday as I can before I have to head for home and get them all logged in...

                     

                    Vive le competicion!

                    " Perrine , Julie" <julie.perrine@ amd.com> wrote:

                    LOL!  You sound like me, Barry!  When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an “eat my dust” email, jokingly of course!  He recovered enough to go to GeoWoodstock this year, so I can’t be slacking off.  I’m at 17 in the world right now, and I can vouch for how fun it is to see the guy in front of you fall!  (off a cliff, preferably!) 

                    JUST KIDDING OF COURSE (UH HUH!)

                    Julie

                    Mrs. Captain Picard

                    From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Doc
                    Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:17 AM
                    To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
                    Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Benchmarking contest

                    Thanks for the good wishes....

                    I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don't want to revisit those) and those whose last log were "Not Found" or were "Found before 1997".    Then I'm left with benchmarks that I have a good chance of finding....

                    So with that, I hope to get some good numbers this weekend...  we'll see....

                    I might just head out tonight so I can get a room and start off early....

                    ,___

                     

                     


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                  • Doc
                    The scores haven t been totaled yet... but I don t think I even got 100 for the whole weekend... lots of missing benchmarks eating up my time.... those
                    Message 9 of 12 , Jun 4, 2007
                      The scores haven't been totaled yet... but I don't think I even got 100 for the whole weekend...   lots of missing benchmarks eating up my time....   those darn logo caps are really hard to find... 
                       


                      "Perrine, Julie" <julie.perrine@...> wrote:
                      So, How’d it go?
                      Julie Perrine
                      AMD Sales Finance
                      512.602.7190

                      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Doc
                      Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 3:57 PM
                      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Benchmarking contest
                      I am...  (When I want to....)   But seriously, he is almost 100 over me now.  That means I will have to get about 200 this weekend and I've never come close that rate yet.  So, had to see what I could get out of a GSAK macro to help me out some....
                      The real points is when you find one that a previous person logged DNF though....
                      Or they logged the wrong one...
                      So, in going after ones I'm sure will be there, will mean that I will have to get lots more.  But I don't want to spend a lot of time looking for one that a previous person couldn't find only to find there was a good reason, like it was destroyed...
                      I think I will leave for Houston this evening, do some recoveries and then get a room w/internet so I can log them and then get up before sun up to an 18+hour day.  Go back to the room and then do as many Sunday as I can before I have to head for home and get them all logged in...
                      Vive le competicion!

                      " Perrine , Julie" <julie.perrine@ amd.com> wrote:
                      LOL!  You sound like me, Barry!  When the guy ahead of me on the world list had quadruple bypass surgery, I wrote him an “eat my dust” email, jokingly of course!  He recovered enough to go to GeoWoodstock this year, so I can’t be slacking off.  I’m at 17 in the world right now, and I can vouch for how fun it is to see the guy in front of you fall!  (off a cliff, preferably!) 
                      JUST KIDDING OF COURSE (UH HUH!)
                      Julie
                      Mrs. Captain Picard
                      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Doc
                      Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:17 AM
                      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Benchmarking contest
                      Thanks for the good wishes....
                      I have written a macro in GSAK to flag all the benchmarks that I have found, could not find (don't want to revisit those) and those whose last log were "Not Found" or were "Found before 1997".    Then I'm left with benchmarks that I have a good chance of finding....
                      So with that, I hope to get some good numbers this weekend...  we'll see....
                      I might just head out tonight so I can get a room and start off early....
                      ,___
                       

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