Sunday, February 12, 2012

Waymarking in Mexico

I was in Mexico for business and hoped to have a chance to visit and post Waymarks while there. I achieved a visit on this trip at a gazebo in the hotel courtyard. With 80 degree days and mild evenings, it was a pleasant, quiet place to spend some time. I have four other chances for future visits on future trips and have spotted one potential Waymark that is yet to be posted. Stay tuned...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Berlin Wall... in Los Angeles

There's an interesting Waymarking category for graffiti. I'm cautious about what I post because I don't want to encourage destructive behavior. The Wende Museum has ten panels of the Berlin Wall on display. Four of the ten panels have the original graffiti painted on the wall before it fell in 1989. It is an amazing piece of history.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

USS Recruit

I was in San Diego for business and made a Waymarking visit to the USS Recruit while walking around the area. The Recruit is a 2/3 scale destroyer escort which was one of three structures built by the Navy for training new recruits. The Recruit is the only one that remains. It is an amazing sight sitting alongside a small shopping center and would only be topped if open for tours.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coyote Reading A Candy Wrapper

This Waymark is located outside a retired post office building in Wenatchee. The building is now the home of the Wenatchee Valley Museum. The coyote looked more like the big bad wolf, but it was a really fun statue.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pure Harmless and Satisfying

This ghost sign is from Corry, Pennsylvania. I like ghost signs for the bit of history they show us. This ghost sign is an advertisement for sister tobacco products Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco and Kentucky Club Pipe Tobacco. The slogan Pure Harmless and Satisfying shows how far we have come in our understanding of tobacco products.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Little White Church

A friend Waymarked this while visiting from Canada during the ASP Geobash. We were out searching for EMGT caches and stopped by for a visit. The church is very nicely done. While we were there, the lady who lives at the house was out mowing and gave us a very enthusiastic wave. Make certain to sign the guest book while visiting.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Memorial Day Waymark

We had cached Cattaraugus County through the day and just begun our journey home when Ali spotted this Phantom in the American Legion parking lot. My Dad was a big plane and train buff and a little of that has stayed with me. Who could resist a stop for a new Waymark? Usually there is little information to find for planes in the static aircraft display. I was lucky this evening that a member of the Legion stopped by to tell me a bit of the history of this fighter. During Vietnam this fighter flew off the USS Coral Sea. It was hit by ground fire on its last mission. Its pilot Lt. Winston Copeland brought the burning plane back to the ship and kept it in the air long enough for the fire to die off before bringing it back onto the deck of the Coral Sea. I thought it an amazing find for a Memorial Day weekend. The plane and at the photo angle just seems to move.