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Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Memorial Day weekend


Ahh, summer officially starts for El Dorado County on Saturday--the high schools all graduate and that always seems like summer to us.  Besides, this is a great time to try out one of our favorite things--rafting on the American River or wandering thru the Gold Discovery Park in Coloma.  Maybe you will even come visit and find a geocache or two.

Best part is....we still have a room at the inn for you this weekend if you would like to get away from it all...Lily would love to see you.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Geocache near the Placerville Bed and Breakfast

Recently there have been more people staying at the inn who know what geocaching is about. For those of you who are not familiar with this sport here is some background from Geocaching.com

"Getting Started with Geocaching
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

Easy Steps to Geocaching

Register for a free membership.
Click "Hide & Seek a Cache."
Enter your postal code and click "search."
Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
Share your geocaching stories and photos online."

We (okay, mostly Steph) have been out several times to enjoy the local area in a different way--and have discover some interesting bits of history we did not know were so close and in some case nearly right under our noses! There is also a site where you can post waymarks, "Waymarking is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location" called waymarking.com where the Albert Shafsky House B&B is listed.  Try it next time you visit a new place or just want to see things in a different way in your own home town.