Marathon driving and a slight heart attack!

Moonshadow

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Hey Gang!
The weather was beautiful today so I geared up and took off in yet another direction to find new ground. I mapped out several stops for the day. I started out really good finding my first school. I bypassed the High School (folks were there), and circled back to the Elem. School instead. Things started out real slow there, but quickly picked up when I started hitting quarters. Cha-ching! Then I found the heart stopping ring!! Thought it was going to be another nickel, but when I pulled it up and brushed it off, I was shocked and disappointed all at once. It was a big dud!! 100% fake! BOOOOOO!! :P

The rest of my trip today basically consisted of trying to find a lake park. The further I went, the most lost I became!! Every time I came to a new stoplight, I always made the wrong turn. Man, something has happened to my navigational skills. Eventually, I found the lake and it turned out to be a huge disappointment! I starting hitting new parks and schools that I haven't been to on the trip back home. I got pretty lucky at one Elementary school. Found a decent amount of clad, and one of those nifty dollar coins! WooHoo. My second one! I also found a 1943 wartime nickel and one 1953 wheatie.

Not a bad day with a total clad count of $8.80. I won't even say how many miles I drove for that! ::)

Thanks for reading my little post and Happy Hunting to all!
Moon
 

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civilman1

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I can see why Moon....Nice pick-up on the clad and the Wartime.Sorry about the ring though....Glad you got out for the Marathon!!!
 

The Beep Goes On

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Hey, even a fake ring is fun to find :) Congrats on the clad (I think you're the first person I've seen who has posted one of the new $1 coins) and finding your way around ;)

Did you use Google Earth to check out the sites before embarking on your journey? I know that GE can be deceiving...looks a lot different at ground level sometimes.

HH!
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The Beep Goes On said:
Did you use Google Earth to check out the sites before embarking on your journey? I know that GE can be deceiving...looks a lot different at ground level sometimes.

HH!
TBGO

Hey TBGO.....I did try Microsoft Virtual Earth, but I basically went by the Google directions. That might explain why I spent three hours turning around in circles! >:(

Thanks for your reply and HH!!
Moon
 

Natman

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Nice finds Moon! Glad you could get out in the nice weather! Kinda scary getting lost, I've done that more than a few times myself (when I began to expand my boundaries). That's great on the war nickel (I've only found 2 in my life). I like that ring, whether or not it's real, it is what it is!

Best of luck and be sure to take the cell phone with you when you travel.

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just think, if you could find that amount of clad everytime you went out, you could almost pay for the gas.
I wish I could have days like that, good job
 
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Natman said:
Best of luck and be sure to take the cell phone with you when you travel.

Nat

Thanks for the replies........Nat, I wish that was a luxury I could afford :-\. I eventually get back on the right track. Obviously, or I wouldn't be sitting here now! ;D. I'm off to some more schools today........wish me luck!

HH,
Moon
 

TN-Joe

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Moon,
Did you check that GW dollar out for the edge lettering? If it does not have any it is worth some bucks,
You did good except for getting lost.lol
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Moon,

Yup, I can see where that ring coulda caused a momentary, slight heart attack!
8.80......wow!.........that's almost 3 gallons of gas :) :(
HH
 

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