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Menu Planning Monday 8/31/15
Monday - Hamburgs, Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Fries

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves: 4

1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), with skin on
2 tablespoons peanut oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine paprika, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Seal bag and shake to mix.

Cut each potato in half then each half into 4 flat wedges. Add peanut oil and potatoes to seasoning in bag then close tightly and shake to coat well.  Spread potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until fork-tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and serve immediately.

Notes: Sure, you can peel the potatoes if you want, but we like the extra crunchiness of the skin. Besides, the skin is go…

Geocaching Favorites

After a semi disappointing trip the train trestle cache, I started thinking about caches that truly have taken me to beautiful views.  I can't remember all of them, but I'm starting a list so I can remember in the future.  :-)

We live in Central Pa, so most of our favorites are nearby - although we do travel the state a fair bit.  

I have a photo album of interesting geocaches here:

What A View!

Sharp's Ridge
High Above The Rest
Columbia Hill Summit
Hickory Run Boulder Field
Canyon Vista Trail
The Glens Of Ricketts Glen
Rider Vista
Shikellamy Scenic Look Out

Historical Spots
CCC Museum - also a GREAT container!

Pennsylvania Oddities
Graffiti Highway
Scripture Rocks
Land Of Oz
Wilson's Home
Galloping Ghost

Fun & Interesting 
Raiders Of The Lost Cache
Lewisburg Bookswap Cache (find the cache, swap a book!)
Flea Market Find (great container!)
Old Trolls (Great container)

Gadget Caches
Betwixt & B…

An Early Geocaching Diary

As I was cleaning up our old geocaching blog and moving the posts over to this blog, I found a few posts that show how much geocaching has changed in this area over the years...  I combined them here, in a sort of early geocaching diary - 
Our 100th Cache - 12/25/06
We started geocaching the first week of September in this year, 2006. Our goal, once we knew how much we loved this, was to find 100 caches by the end of the year.

Saturday, December 23rd, we headed to the Berwick Boulevard to see the Christmas lights, but mapped out a route to geocache along the way. Bloomsburg has some of the most creative containers we've come across yet.

We found our 100th cache, launched our first coin, and our first travel bug, all in one day. :-)

Two FTF's, in the dark, tonight! 12/30/06

Yes, we are addicts. We got home tonight from a family gathering and saw that MrsPg had posted #2 of her three new caches in Milton. (We're so happy Milton finally has some caches on the map!) So we loaded the…

Our Journey to the Train Trestle Falls Geocache

At the Train Trestle
Earlier this summer we had the opportunity to visit the geocache with the most favorite points in PA - which at the time was Raiders Of the Lost Cache.  When I posted on You Might Be A Geocacher If..  that we were headed there, several commented that they much preferred the Train Trestle Falls Cache, and that is was the most scenic, beautiful, cache they had ever been to - with a tunnel, trestle, amazing view, and waterfalls.  More than one person could not believe it had so few favorite points, compared to other caches.

So I immediately added it to my "want to go there" list.

It was only a few weeks later that we heard of a geocaching wedding taking place half way between this geocache, and where we live. A bike trail I had been wanting to do was also nearby (The Little Toby Bike Trail).  So we loaded up the tent and the bikes, and made a week-end out of it.

We made a wrong turn headed to the cache and turned back a little dirt lane, which was then gated wi…