Posts Tagged ‘cache’

What Is A Cache?

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Two years ago, dear friends let me in on their hobby ( It is basically treasure hunting anywhere in the world.  It takes a GPS and downloads coordinates from the computer (longitude and latitude) and off we go looking for what someone has hid,registered and maintains.

There are nearly 1.4 million caches worldwide and 4 million treasure hunters like me!  So as someone could be walking down the street and be oblivious,I can zero in and find a cache. I sign the log inside it and go back to the computer and record my find!! Andy says this is for “old people”, but pffft, I think it’s fun! There are 50 or so in R.B. alone!?

Hill Towns

Friday, April 8th, 2011

What a find Volterra was! We had a long ramble and a quick panini lunch and an awesome look at an enormous roman ampitheater.  Very impressive but as the town aged, it became roman baths , and then the town dump, because it was in a ravine…not to be rediscovered in the 1950’s.

Further on, we be in San Gimigiano. Gutsy (or stupid), we went into the TI (tourist information) and asked if they could book us a room. We rendezvoused with Eva, who took us in her car thru all sorts of back streets and up to the 3rd floor for a deeelightful apartment. Came with a garage a block away all for 75 Euros.  For all hill towns, you have to be a mountain goat, so I  strapped on my attractive knee braces and off we went!

We splurged on dinner at ” La Vecchia Mura” (the old view) where we ate on the terrace at the edge of Tuscany.  A local wine, tortellini con burro y salvia, a choc dessert, and nothing but twinkling lights and stars.

We even found our way back to our abode. (and found a couple cache…more on that soon!).

San Gimigiano Checkin

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Rented a 3rd floor apt. in the center of town, kinnda cool. San Gimigiano is suppose to make a great white wine which we are about to go out and taste. We also are gonna go Cache hunting (did one in England) I know you think it’s crazy, but I think It’s fun.

‘About time for KC to bring her brood across the pond.

I MISS you and wish you were here.