It has been a while since I wrote anything. As i am home sick, enjoying the view out the window i thought i would take the time to type out a few rambling words.
I was happy to see there was not a return of last Augusts 30 days of geocaching. I despise streaks. I did 100 days and it seemed to suck the life out of the game for me. Some people love it, DrJay and his 2750 days in a row loves it. That would send me over the edge. Of course it may have driven him crazy a few times, and it takes some planning on his part. However, this part of the game is not something that I have ever enjoyed.
So this month when they announced the 7 Souvenirs of August I got exited. I have saved some caches that are nearby so that I could grab something like this, busy day challenges, or something similar.
This meant that I could pick the caches I wanted to grab. I had a daughter get married earlier in the month, and a week long scout camp, so I missed a number of events people needed to be first in line to complete them all.
Well I went to an event Saturday thrown by a young man at a nearby park. What was different about it was the logs of people that will attend. The area I am in is notorious for the fact that most of the cachers do not log will attends. So people have no idea who will show up. Howver I saw a number of people I had never heard of log that they would attend.
When the time for the event came I drove over a few minutes late. When I got there I could see a crowd. I saw two familiar faces that I spoke to for a minute before i headed over to the group. Then there was only a face or two that I recognized. I think there was about 30 cachers at the event maybe a little more.
I gave a call out at one time, and asked how many had attended the event in the past. Only 10 or so raised their hands. I found that interesting that the majority of people were there to complete their 7 souvineers and broke with their caching solo routines to join the bigger crowd.
Personally I think this is a great thing. It is nice to see new faces, hopefully this was repeated far and wide and everyone saw a number of new cachers appear in their midsts and they will join us going to other events in the future.
Happy caching.... See you on the trail