Well I just successfully held my first Geocaching event. I am a part of a forum called "Wack Area Geocaching". the groups plan is to hold a get together event every 2 months just to gather with friends and talk about Geocaching. My event was the second one to be held. My beautiful wife held the first one and it was hugely attended. I followed just a little over two months later and even though we decided as a gruop the events would not have anything special done at them like prize draws or contests I wanted mine to be memberable somehow. Well Lord willing I got an extra special "Will Attend" post that would do just that.
It just happened that a special Geocaching duo was in town doing some local caching and would be able to attend before returning home to the Kootenay’s. The Kootenay’s you say well it must be the one and only Kootenay Pirates. Yes it was indeed you see this Geocaching couple are the current Geocache find leaders in the province and very close to the top finders in Canada. They have found well over 6200 geocaches since starting way back in the 80’s.
That seemed to put the icing on the cake so to speak for the event. They sat in the back corner and I introduced them so everyone attending would know who they were. Well they didn’t even move an inch the whole event as Geocacher after Geocacher waited for their chance to sit with them and talk shop. It’s not every day you have the chance to meet such a seasoned couple of Geocachers as they are. To put it in respective most of us are lucky to have 500 to a 1000 finds. Once in a while we run into a few that have 2000 or more.
I have been wanting to hold an event for a while now so I could have the recognition and experience of saying I have done it. Well that’s accomplished so now I plan on a different style of event in a few weeks known as a Cito event. This style of event is a park land clean up event that geocachers all over the world hold yearly to give back to the environment in which we play. I chose an area that has some history to it as it once was a gravel pit used by the Lafarge Cement Company that they converted into a lake and park area for the public to use. They are the main sponsor for the event along with the British Columbia Geocaching Association with the many Geocaching stores that support them through prise donations. The Cito I will leave for its own blog post once completed so for now I am off to find some more Tupperware in the woods.
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