23723Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: I'm Surrounded by Things to Find?!
- Nov 30, 2007Speaking of...where was your sister when that happened?
Welcome to the crazy hobby!
KoosKoosOn Nov 30, 2007 4:25 PM, Bruce Burns < bruce@...> wrote:
Wow! What a response! Thank you for the suggestions - I have a good
idea of what GPS unit someone (hopefully) will be giving me this
Christmas! (And if I don't get one for Christmas, I'll just go buy
it myself on the 26th).
I also got an email from a Michael J., publisher of Geocacher
Magazine - he's interested in doing a feature story focused on my
posting about how my sister and I found out about geocaching!
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Burns"
> Last week during Thanksgiving, my sister tells me this nutty story
> that happened to her recently. She and her family were having a
> picnic in a park when another family walked up to hers at the park
> table pavilion where they were sitting. Someone in the group asked
> my sister if they could stand on the concrete table and look for
> something under the pavilion roof; so my sister, baffled at the
> strange request, tells the guy to go ahead. A second later, the
> pulls out a box from the rafters, opens it up, and signs a paper,
> places some sort of trinket in the box, and then puts the box back
> where it was. My sister was obviously curious and asked what was
> going on, and that's when she found out about this whole geocaching
> Now it's been driving me crazy ever since she told me about this.
> The thought that there's all these things hidden all around me -
> the fact that most of these things have been hidden all over for
> quite some time – well, it's really plaguing my mind and I got to
> out and find them!
> But I don't have a GPS. Well, I do, but it's a USB thing that
> attaches to my laptop and works with Microsoft Streets and Trips.
> However, I'm not going to take my laptop around with me in the wild
> looking for these things. So I went out without a GPS looking for
> them. I found the first one in a Cedar Park park down the street
> from my house – that was easy, too many clues. But I've had no
> luck with the other one's I've looked for. I need a handheld unit.
> So, let's say money is not really an obstacle here: What would be
> best handheld GPS unit I could get, and what software and/or
> should I also buy along with it in order to have the most fun
> geocaching? I've always loved maps and stuff, so I'm a bit shocked
> that I'm just now finding out about all of this and can't wait to
> out there and find these things. Also, I'm also planning some
> creative caches and locations to place on my own...
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