Cool idea. Either weekend works for me if the party starts around 11 or later.
No offense to Greg, but has he cached enough to be up for this task?
I like the idea of one person hiding all the caches, though. Gives everyone an even start.
Depending on where caches are hidden in the park, hitting 7 may taken longer than you want and leave less time for the party. Just a thought that you might want to take this to a smaller park or use a limited area .....
Make it happen!
From: Essiar [mailto:listore@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 10:59 AM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Geo Poker Run Event
OK folks, I've been thinking about this one for a while. There's a
tiny bit of fine tuning to do but I'm 99% of the way there. I'd like
to get some feedback as to whether you would be interested (the few
I mentioned it to thought it sounded like a blast)and what day would
work best. The four days that I can do it would either be Oct Oct
18th or 19th or Nov 1st or 2nd. With a quick enough response, I
might even be able to pull it off this weekend (but that's a
longshot). Please forgive me for the length of this post. Here is
Minimum 6 people, maximum 14 (7 teams of 2). 7 caches hidden in
Walnut Creek Park. Each cache has 7 envelopes, each envelope has 1
playing card. We meet and then head out to do 5 of the caches
(coordinates for just 1 cache are given at the start to each
player/team, a different one for each player/team, that way we don't
all head off to the same cache at the start). Each person/team grabs
and envelope at the first cache giving them a card and the
coordinates for their next cache, and so on. Continue till each
player/team has all five envelopes from all 5 caches. Then we meet
back at the starting point and chill out, have lunch, enjoy a
brewskie, look at our cards (but don't let others see them). You can
discard between 0-2 cards. Then we head out to do the remaining 1 or
2 caches if we want to get card(s) to replace any we have discarded.
As a motivating factor, if you don't need any cards because you had
a great hand and didn't discard, by going to the last 2 "replacement
card caches" you get the coordinates for the Wild Card Cache. Meet
back up and see who wins. Winner gets the prize. Prize will either
be something I buy (such as a gift certificate) with everyone's
entry fee (maybe $5) OR we start with an ante cache which everyone
hits first to place their prize in (any suitable fun $5ish item).
When you go to the ante cache at the beginning is when you get the
coords to the first cache location, again, everyone would get the
coords to a different cache so we don't all head off the same way.
As far as planting the caches I have 2 options.
1) I can leave a box in a central location where everyone that is
playing picks up a cache and hides it during the days before we
play. This way we are all on even ground, we each know one location
and are motivated to make it a good hide from the others playing.
2) second option is one of Shelly's friends named Greg said he would
volunteer to hide them all. How nice is that???
OK, let me know if you're in and what date out of the 4 listed above
works best. My vote is Oct 18th but if everyone is running off to
Waco that day I can be flexible.
So what do you say... Social gathering, BBQ, beverages, Geocaching,
a game of Poker and prizes all wrapped up into one?
Thanks for your input!
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