Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Those Who Stay.....

MGOBLUEJon Horford
Jon Horford

March 4, 2014
Site: Champaign, Ill. (State Farm Center)
Score: #12 Michigan 84, Illinois 53
Records: U-M (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten), Illinois (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 8 -- vs. Indiana (Crisler Center), 6 p.m. [TV: ESPN]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) scored 24 points on 7-of-9 three-point shooting as the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 12 AP, No. 12 ESPN/USA Today) overwhelmed Illinois, 84-53, on Tuesday night (March 4) at the State Farm Center. The victory clinched the regular-season Big Ten title for the Wolverines, the first time they have won the conference outright since the 1985-86 season.
As a team, Michigan shot 16-of-23 (70 percent) from three, tying the team record for most made three-point field goals in a single game (U-M last did it against Houston Baptist on Dec. 7, 2013). Sophomore Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) scored 15 points, and his classmate Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) posted 13 points and five rebounds. Freshman Derrick Walton Jr. (Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) also filled the stat sheet, posting nine points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Lake O, Here We Go

Found it 03/04/2014You found  Taz's Playground 2Visit Log
Out for a drive today and grabbing a cache or four. Made the find, signed the log and replaced as found. TFTC 
Found it 03/04/2014You found  Ortona High and LowVisit Log
This year we officially became Snowbirds by acquiring a condo in Palm City. We have found a cache in all of Michigan's 83 counties and decided we should find a cache in each of the 67 down here in our new winter home. Found the cache, signed the log, TNLN and replaced as found. This is our first Glades County find bringing our current total of counties to 13. We are somewhat Florida newbies and have still not learned that it is usually not wise to attempt a bushwhack to the cache. The bleeding has stopped but I think the burrs have the shorts headed for the trash. Made the find, signed the log TNLN and replaced as found. Blasted my way back to the cachemobile and began picking burrs off my pants. After a while, I just gave up and drove home in my skivvies. Thanks for the adventure. 
Found it 03/04/2014You found  Big Water ViewVisit Log
We have found caches in all 50 states and in all 83 counties of Michigan. Now that we are snowbirds with a home in Florida also, we have set as a goal to find caches in all the counties of Florida. This find made Hendry our 12th. Made the find in this beautiful spot which earned a favorite from us and signed the log as we watched a large boat come through the lock. After replacing the cache as we had found it, we went for lunch at the Tiki Bar. I learned that I am not a fan of Gator. I chewed up a few chunks and now I know better than to ever order it again. Now on to add Glades to our list. Thanks for bringing us here and adding to our fun on this beautiful day. (It was 33 below near our Michigan home yesterday morning)

Found it 03/04/2014You found  'Skirt'ish on MainVisit Log
We have been to the east and north sides of the lake many times so today we decided to take advantage of the warmth and sun and enjoy a drive around the south end. Who can pass up an easy smiley? TFTC 
Found it 03/04/2014You found  The Gulf States ChallengeVisit Log
We spotted this cache description last week while logging some nearby finds. We qualify because we have found caches in the listed states. Our first Florida find was Mar 18 2004, Alabama, Dec 21 2007, Mississippi, March 6 2007, Louisiana and Texas both on October 14 2009, and Texas was October 14 2009. In fact we have found a cache and launched one of our coins in all 50 states. The last was Hawaii in October of 2012.
We came down here today on a drive around the lake. We have found caches in all 83 counties in Michigan and our new goal is to make a find in each Florida county now that it is our second home.
Thanks to the cords and the hint we knew right where to look, we've found many like that. However, this one blanked us. Even the micro maven and her magic mirror came up empty. I was ready to call a DNF but she was still not ready to quit. I reached in the obvious spots as far as I could with out success. I wandered over to the barbed wire fence to see if there was a stick I could use to reach in even farther when, what to my wondering eyes should appear but - - - The Cache!!
In the bushes! So here's the quandary, should we sign the log and replace as found? Or, should we sign the log and place where the cords and hint tell us it belongs? We did the latter and if that was the wrong thing to do, we apologise to the cache owner.