Just before I went to Spokane, John went and bought a new powercord to the GPS, and I took it along with me up there. I haven't really done any geocaching since last September, partly because of that and that no one really wanted to come with me, which took a little of the fun out of it - I do do it on my own, but only if it's right on the way of somewhere I'm heading and I know it won't take too long. But I also started using Waymarking.com as well - a little easier because you're not actually looking for a cache, just a place. It can be an interesting sign, a historical place, neon art, your favorite restaurant, whatever (although I really don't see the point of marking every Starbucks and McDonald's unless you have some sort of goal of visiting every franchise everywhere you go - some people seem to do that, though). One of the featured Waymarks today was a category called "art*o*mats" which actually sounds pretty fascinating.http://www.artomat.org/
What they are, are retired cigarette machines - since those are now illegal - that are now stocked with original artworks, either in small boxes or on blocks of wood, about the size of a cigarette package. You can purchase art from the machine or if you're an artist, sign up to submit works to them. Many of them seem to be associated with art museums, galleries, or schools, or there are a few that travel.
I will have to go search for one of these.
The thing I find a bit confusing about Waymarking is not only can just about anything be entered, but if you have a paid account (which I don't yet, I already pay for too many internet sites as it is), you can start creating your own categories. And some objects can fit under several different categories. The Queen Mary
in Long Beach, ferinstance, is listed under Maritime Museums, Ghosts and Hauntings,Wikipedia Entries, U.S. National Register of Historic Places, History Museums, Military Ships and Submarines (Decommissioned), and Official Local Tourist Attractions (official?). If I visit, do I only pick one? or all of them?