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Friday, November 25, 2005

As I was walking Molly tonight she became very agitated and looked intensely into the darkness. I fumbled through my stuff and finally found my flashlight and pointed it at the place Molly was looking. A coyote stood 30 feet from us his eyes glowing from my light. He watched us for a moment then walked away. This is the second close encounter we have had with a coyote. The first time, last year, Molly actually jumped on the coyote hiding in the tall grass. I think the coyotes around here are loosing there natural fear of man which could spell trouble at some point. Sorry, no photo.

Posted by Craig
Thanksgiving Day, 2005

Did a few caches today, while I was waiting for the bird to get done, and had a unique caching experience. I was looking for a cache (GCP942 Ahtreb Ynot) along the Platte River  near Evans street when I noticed a naked man in the bushes by the river. This guy didn't have a stitch on. He was probably washing in the river. I quietly found the cache, signed the log and headed back to the car. I'm sure this is a daily occurrence for those without homes, but it caught me off guard. I'm glad no small children were playing in the park. I found two other caches (GCQQBP) and (GCQGN1) without incident.

Posted by Craig
Sunday, November 20, 2005

I decided to do a little star gazing tonight as Molly and I went for a walk. Looking at Venus to the South West I noted a  very bright satellite moving quickly from the WSW to the S at about 15 DEG above the horizon. It's course made it look as if it touched Venus. The satellites brightness had me thinking it was the International Space Station. When I returned home I checked it out, sure enough, it was the ISS. Cool!

Posted by Craig
Sunday, November 20, 2005

Molly and I spent the morning Geocaching. We visited a new park in Louviers Co. about 6 miles south of our house. We found (GCQGF9) Louviers Dupont Park- AKA Fretguy's Stash II. Nice area! We will need to spend more time exploring the park.  We also found (GCPND1) Theo's Thinking Spot on the S Platte River just south of the Carson Nature center where we traded Travel Bugs. Found two other small caches (GCPNCN) and (GCPPY6) to round out the morning.

Posted by Craig
Wednesday, November 9, 2005

While walking with Molly, not far from our home, I saw a huge meteorite in the northern sky. It took me half a second to realize what I was looking at because it was so bright. Brighter than any, I have ever seen. It traveled from east to west at a low angle across the sky. I could see glowing bits coming off the main body, similar to a bottle rocket. Then as quickly as it appeared, it vanished. I stood looking at the sky for some time, wishing for another, but no luck.

Posted by Craig
Monday, November 7, 2005

I have enjoyed my evening walks after dark as the sky is showing off some neat stuff lately. Unfortunately it was overcast tonight, but I noticed the brilliance of the city lights as Molly and I walked. It's funny how something you see daily will suddenly peak your interest. I decided to try a nighttime Shot.

Posted by Craig
Sunday, November 6, 2005

After playing at the Chatfield dog training area, Molly and I found a new Geocache in the park. "The Giggle Bunch Cache" (GCR3B2). The hike took us along the South Platte River above the reservoir. As Molly and I walked along the trail we saw several deer. Most of the fall color is gone now but the bare branches weaving a texture on the blue and white sky made a wonderful back drop for a beautiful fall day.

Posted by Craig
Saturday, November 5, 2005

Watching the night sky this week is getting better and better.  Tonight Venus could be seen very bright next to the crescent moon.  Soft lines of thin clouds caught the light of the moon and made the view very eerie. I need to get set up for taking night photographs.

Posted by Craig
Friday, November 4, 2005

This has been a excellent week for star gazing with Mars and Venus showing off. Making this show more dazzling, Molly and I saw two meteorites, shooting across the sky, this week as we took our evening walks. WOW!

Posted by Craig






















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