Sunday, July 5, 2015


Happy 4th of July Geocachers!
We hope everyone had a safe fun holiday filled with Family, Friends, Caching, Fireworks and Pintrest Successes!
As you can see if Balkamper13 was a geocache he would be  1/1. You can spot him from a distance. We had a great holiday and our family shirt theme was CATS. We are one of "those" matching shirt families.
 
We also like to make fun, fun holiday themed food.
Our Flag Bean Dip
Layered, Red White and Blue Jello Cups.
We didn't get any caching in but it was a great 4th of July.
We had such a great time on the fourth we want that feeling of celebration to continue! We are happy to announce a new contest. Our last contest for personalized SWAG was a fun one. We have given out some fun things but this is one of our favorites!
One lucky winner will win a personalized
Geocaching Makes My Heart Beat Tile with Easle.
Your caching name will be inserted on a 6x6 Caching tile.
 
 

Please enter today! In order to be entered all you have to do is share any of our blog posts and leave a comment letting us know you shared. If your not a Facebook user, you can reccommend Livelovecache.com on Google+
Good Luck and this contest is not limited to USA cachers. We apperciate all of our worlwide readers, so everyone is welcome to enter!  
Winner will be announced in two weeks on the 20th of July!
You can enter as many times as you like, there will be a random drawing on July 20th. Enter Today!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

 Happy Free Trackable E14 Mail...
Ok time to admit a simple pleasure, Getting mail from Groundspeak. Every time I get mail from HQ it usually includes a fun trackable or good news about Balkamper13 being honored as Geocacher of the Month. Either way I Love it. Looks like we were one of the lucky 1,500 cachers to sign up in time for the Element 14 Circuit Board Trackable.    
How many LiveLove Cache.com  readers got one? We know a lot of you read the original post Another Free Trackable , We had our highest page views on that post, Thank YOU! We would love to see how many did sign up in time. If you did not get in on the original mailing, you can still play and have fun Goto Find Trackable on Element 14  and look for one near by, then follow the steps below.
Step 1: .  Find one of 1,500 element14 trackable circuit boards               
Step 2: Use the element14 “Atlas of Scientific Achievements” to find a geocache near a landmark. If you know of scientific landmarks that we don’t have on our map, please add them. Either way, start or continue the circuit and put the trackable in a geocache.          
Step 3: Take a selfie with the trackable to show your hard work and claim credit!
Upload and share it on element14’s
Facebook, @element14, Google+ or the element14 Community. Use the hashtag #ConnectedWorld
Update on Geocaching Road Trip '15
 
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We are excited to announce, our next post will feature a guest blogger and a CONTEST!
Please let us know about your Souvenirs' and your E14 trackable!

Monday, June 22, 2015




 HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Enjoying our day showing some friends about geocaching.

 


     On fathers day this year we decided that grabbing a few caches sounded like fun. A few of our friends have wanted to find out more about the game and wanted to come along. We started the day off around lunch time and decided to treat them out to one of our favorite places in Sandy, UT called the Phillidelphian. This little hole in the wall place has some of the best food around but often gets overlooked because of its looks. We have a cache placed around the backside of the building and decided it would be a great first find for our friends after lunch. The cache is called Day 23 Sasquath wants a Phillie.(link) If your in the area you should find the cache and grab a bite guaranteed you will enjoy both of the stops.

   

    After filling our geocaching tanks and logging the Pidgeoncoops first cache we moved on to a few more hides in the area. Our next find was a boy scout cache placement to help get their geocaching merit badge. Boy Scout Troop 411 The cache was full of all sorts of fun swag that the kids loved. We traded a few toys left our signature items and a few pathtags for the next people to find.


The next cache on our find list was one that both cacheseekers! and myself knew was going to be a great hide. The letterbox style geocache was placed by on of our great friends Ryshkepr. For those of you that have followed our blog you have heard of this guy before. He places some of the most creative, best hides in the area. 




      GC5BHGA The Letterbox was a excellent pick for showing new cachers what a geocache should be like. Its combination of a great little hiding spot, fun swag, and larger size to trade items in made this a fun find for all of us. Not to mention it also had enough favorite points on it so we all earned our 15 years icon for making the find. If you don't know about the 15 years souvenir icons you can check out the post on the LIVELOVECACHE.COM geocaching blog or on http://www.geocaching.com/blog/.
     




















     After the letterbox we went and found a few more fun hides. We showed the newbies a few different types of geocaches including micros. The told us that they also like finding the larger sized ones alot more than the little ones. We told them that as part of our dirtbag geocaching society that we are not allowed to hide micros. As a part of the dirtbag oath all the DGS hides must be able to hold at least 2 d cell batteries which makes enough room in the geocache to leave some swag items. They seemed to like that idea and said if all cachers lived by that rule that they think the game would be much more fun. We agree but there will always be those people who have to hide them little buggers.

     Our last cache of the day was a premium member only cache called. International TB Hostel GC5F7Y3. it was located in someones front yard. I picked this one to find because I wanted to show them trackables and also let the see how they could hide one in there yard and disguise it so some muggles wouldn't know it was there. The hint on this one was sprinkler box. They tricked us by actually hiding it in a hole next to the sprinkler box and making a neat camo cover. I almost left after looking in the box because i wasn't sure if we were in the right place. Mellissa from the pidgeoncoop clan made the find like a pro showing us that she had learned a bunch on her first day. 
      We all had so much fun getting out and enjoying our fathers day and hope that you all did too. Thank you all again for reading our geocaching blog. We hope you enjoy it. Keep checking back for new posts coming very soon including a new contest/giveaway. 
     We hope you had a great Father's Day, Father's are so important in our community. Please share your Father's day stories.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


15 YEARS OF GEOCACHING 

GET YOUR FUN NEW SOUVENIR ICON

     Hello everyone. Well as most of you know Geocaching is having its 15th birthday this year. To kick off the fun stuff they are doing for the celebration they are offering a souvenir icon just for finding a cache. There is one little stipulation. THE GEOCACHE YOU FIND MUST HAVE AT LEAST 10 FAVORITE POINTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE SOUVENIR ICON. We here at livelovecache.com love new icons so finding a 10 favorite point cache is a must. We pulled up some of the local caches that meet the criteria the closest one that is not our own hide is 3.5 miles away and we have found it. So we did a little more research and found one around 10 miles from home that will let us get this fun new icon. Here is what it looks like.


If you have not got this yet you should get out and grab it before your opportunity is gone. I believe you have until 8/2/15 to find a 10 favorite point cache and get it. For more information on this and some future stuff they are doing for the 15 years check out this link.
Thank you for visiting our blog more stuff to come soon. 
Ted & Darcey livelovecache.com

Monday, June 15, 2015

ANOTHER FREE TRACKABLE, ACT NOW!

I normally wouldn't cut and paste information, however this is a time sensitive post. There is a new free trackable available and you must act now only 1500 available. Click on link below and in the top left corner there is a place you can request your trackable. You must create an account at Element14 first. HURRY Stop reading and go now. Request away, would love our readers to get a few and share stories. I will update after this is posted so you get a chance at a trackable!
 
"Become a Circuit Design Engineer and help create a Connected World!
By connecting engineers, makers, educators and inventors to powerful ideas and the latest technologies, the element14 Community helps you to create solutions to everyday problems. We help you to make the extraordinary from the ordinary.
Now it is your turn! We have a project and you can help us to get it going!
We need your help to make connections between geocaches using the circuit board trackables, with them you will create virtual paths that bridge between geocaches and join together Scientific and Engineering landmarks of interest as shown on our “Atlas of Scientific Achievements”. These paths showing the journey of the trackables will become a virtual circuit connecting the world!
  • Step 1: Find one of 1,500 element14 trackable circuit boards.
  • Step 2: Use the element14 “Atlas of Scientific Achievements” to find a geocache near a landmark. If you know of scientific landmarks that we don’t have on our map, please add them. Either way, start or continue the circuit and put the trackable in a geocache.
  • Step 3: Take a selfie with the trackable to show your hard work and claim credit!
    Upload and share it on element14’s Facebook, @element14, Google+ or the element14 Community. Use the hashtag #ConnectedWorld "
Happy Caching, Good Luck

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Groundspeak HQ visit

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Our First Visit To Geocaching Head Quarters

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           We would like to say thank you, our return to the Blog has been overwhelming. So happy to see all of the hits. As we were planning our next post, we stumbled upon a lost draft, our first visit to Groundspeak , in 2013. We have a few posts that are a bit older we will be sharing but we feel they are too good to be lost.
     This  visit was right after Balkamper13 won the Geocacher of the Month award, as a result of that honor we had an extra special visit. We were treated like "Caching Royalty."
     We loved it. Ted wrote this post in 2013 and it slipped through the cracks, so I say, better late than never. Please let us know if you have been to Head Quarters and your thoughts on the visit.
     One of the best parts of our little vacation to the pacific northwest was that we got a chance to visit Geocaching Headquarters GCK25B. Located right outside of Seattle, the new lily pad is great and we had a blast looking around.
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          After a few minutes of looking through all the cool stuff and trading a bag of our signature swag for some others signature items we mingled with some other geocachers who were there to visit. It was cool there was a guy from Chez Republic, one from North Dakota, one from Las Vegas,
One from Montana, and a fun couple from Iowa. After introducing myself Carly was like oh you’re the geocacher of the month guy. This was a great moment for Darcey and myself.
 
20130613_142140 Everyone was super nice and told us congrats and then Carly called Adela out of her office.Adela is one of the Lackeys and is the Marketing Specialist at Groundspeak. She is the one who we were in contact with through the process of being nominated and winning the geocacher of the month in November 2012. She was awesome. Once she came out of the back area she offered to show us around. This was unreal. Normally when you visit you just get to see the lobby area, but we were getting a tour. When you first walk in to the office area there is a thinking room. Inside this room is a foosball table and some really comfortable looking chairs. Adela says they take foosball very seriously there and even have championship brackets posted on the wall. After leaving that room we were introduced to Eric. Anyone who reads the lattitude47 blog knows who this guy is. Eric was super nice and tall he gave us one of his personal coins. After that we got the chance to meet the IT department. We gave big thanks to these guys for keeping the whole site up and running for us. 20130613_142046

        After a quick chat with those guys we passed by the server room. There were so many wires running from those racks it was amazing. It was unbelievable seeing how many Different part went into keeping this game going.

20130613_142050One of our favorite parts of this area was the hamster and wheel that they say is the power behind the whole Geocaching thing.  I would sure hate to be that little hamster. He would be running  non-stop in order to power all that equipment. Poor little guy, he has to be tired.

     We then walked around and checked out the rest of the office areas. The new Lily Pad is amazing. The Lackeys have all came together to make a great place for them to work.
    
     They have a room with games and they are competitive, they have score boards next to the fuse ball table. The rest of the office promotes collective thinking so there are post it notes all over.        

     When we entered their break room, I think our 5 yr old thought we made it to heaven. It was equipped with drawers full of snacks and candy as well as beverages.  With an enviroment like that its no wonder that this game is so awesome.
    
     We just want to say thanks again to all of them for all they do for us. If you ever get a chance to tell them thank you please do it. Everyone there was happy to share their job function and excitement that we were visiting. We were thanked for adding to the game and they even gave Jackson a special travel bug for his birthday. We had a blast in the free photo booth and love our HQ coins.
    
     Thank you all for reading our blog. We hope you have enjoyed it. Here are a few more pics we took while we were at the pad.

     Please enjoy and let us know about your adventures to HQ. We love your comments!

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