Thursday, August 28, 2008

Drie's Cacheaversary

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Me At Arch Rock
Three years ago Darryl was talking about some silly game he found called "Geocaching." As he likes to remind me, my reaction to his description of the game was to state "That sounds stupid."

We took a trip to Mackinaw Island (between Michigan's Upper and Lower pennisulas) and there he asked if I minded if he looked for a cache. I said ok, so we found our first virtual cache. I wasn't terribly impressed, but the next on the route around the outside of the island was a physical cache, which he claimed would be more fun. At that cache my competitive streak took over and I ran ahead in search of the container. Once we found that one he asked if I wanted to do another. Of course I was hooked and say "YEAH!" That day was spent trekking around the outside and up through the middle of the island in search of what we thought to be many more caches (including our first Earthcaches). By today's standard we'd only scratched the surface as two years later we hit the island and found more than three times that number in about the same time frame.

It's hard to believe that we have been doing this for 3 years and have over 1,600 finds. I remember how excited I was when we hit 100! We have met so many cool people through geocaching and the podcasts. I love the game and love the community even more.

1 comment:

Angie said...

And we love you guys too!

Happy Cacheaversary. Sorry I didn't get you a card. It seems Hallmark doesn't make one :-(