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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Death Row - 10/1/14

Today's California puzzle was chosen in honor of its creator because I'm excited to be able to share with you that The Rat's new book becomes available for Kindle today. Congratulations, Russ! (Note: a paperback edition is also available ... I ordered one for myself but Santa is going to have to hide it really well if he expects me not to read it before Christmas.)  If you like, you can read more about Cliff Knowles' latest adventure here.   I have it on good authority that there is an explanation for one of the Rat's active puzzle caches in the book, but it's not the one I'm featuring today, which is:

A Polyomino Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day, for a puzzle which dovetails nicely with this one.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PATSY's music - 9/30/14

Will this puzzle give you "Sweet Dreams" or drive you "Crazy" and have you out "Walkin' After Midnight"? Today's California puzzle calls to mind a country music legend who left us much too soon. At least we'll "Always" have:

PATSY's music

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

Monday, September 29, 2014

How do you like THEM apples? - 9/29/14

When my children were in nursery school a big part of their fall curriculum revolved around apples.  They drew, painted, and cut out construction paper apples, and read stories and sang songs about apples.  Someone brought in a press and they made their own cider, and they peeled/cored/sliced apples (using a really cool gizmo where you turned the crank and the machine did all the work) and made their own applesauce.  A highlight of the semester was an annual trip to the Cornell apple orchard and store.

Growing up in the south, I didn't know much about growing apples and assumed they were all pretty much the same.  One trip to the orchard store sure changed my mind.  Immediately upon entering the store, I was confronted with 6 or 8 baskets of apples of different kinds, which we were encouraged to taste.  Additional information was provided about which apples were the best for snacking, baking in pies, or making cider or sauce.  The variety of colors (both inside and out), textures, and tastes was truly staggering.

So, when I saw today's California puzzle, I knew I wanted to share it with you and ask:

How do you like THEM apples?

Tomorrow we'll be in California another day.

P.S.  Since this is already a long post I'll add another short note.  I went to the movies yesterday (I only go a couple of times a year) and saw a movie based on a series of books that I really like.  On the way to the theater it occurred to me that it's not at all unusual for geocachers to go for  A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bird Spotting - 9/28/14

I thought today's kid-friendly Washington State puzzle would be a nice follow-up to yesterday's puzzle.  Hope you enjoy a little more time:

Bird Spotting

Tomorrow we'll be in California.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ornithological - 9/27/14

I had fun working on this one over lunch with my friend whose husband works here.  You have to be all kinds of logical to do geocaching puzzles, and for today's Oregon puzzle you'll need to be "Ornithological":

Walgvogel - An Ornithological Puzzle

Tomorrow we'll be in Washington state.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Everybody Wants Some!! - 9/26/14

Today's puzzle finds us in Texas, where the CO claims:

Everybody Wants Some!!

Tomorrow we'll be in Oregon.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Highbrow Neanderthal - 9/25/14

Lots of times I am drawn to look at a puzzle because it has a clever or interesting title.  Today's Oregon puzzle has the intriguing name of:

Highbrow Neanderthal

Tomorrow we'll be in Texas.