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23728Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: I'm Surrounded by Things to Find?!

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  • Pam Tobias
    Nov 30 7:39 PM
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      Hehe I'm making do with my Garmin Forerunner that I got for running.  It lets me upload waypoints and it points me in the right direction and tells me how close I am, but I have a feeling I don't know what I'm missing. 
      Pam (pblt)
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      Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 4:25 PM
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: I'm Surrounded by Things to Find?!

      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 CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "Bruce Burns"
      <bruce@...> wrote:
      > 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
      > thing.
      > 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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