- And I am proud to say that I was there on your first day of caching Bill. That was quite an adventure we had that day. I think I reached my 300th find that weekend. And now look at me. I just reached 4700 on Wednesday.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "John Daleske" <john@...> wrote:
> Great effort!
> To me, the most important part is that you found a passion. Finding that
> particular cache on your anniversary is great! A definite on my list to do!
> That you have found about four times as many as me and I've now been caching
> two years, well, shows that the hobby supports a variety of directions. Until
> I came to Austin I hadn't learned about fizzing out or any of the other
> statistics approached caching. Some folks go for counts, for example. I try
> to find the creative, challenging caches. Others want urban and some want
> bush whacking. It covers us all!
> I just helped a fellow this evening at the trailhead of River Place Nature
> Trail (Panther segment). He saw my yellow eTrex 10 on the lanyard around my
> neck and asked if I was geocaching. He had his daughter on a kid carrier
> backpack and said he was going out for his very first cache, Aphrodite 101. I
> explained the Premium plan and how there are 20+ caches along just that trail.
> He was using an android and not even with a geocaching app. I told him about
> c:geo, which is no cost and I've used successfully. I suggested he'd be able
> to take his daughter along and start doing the trade even or up and have quite
> a fun adventure. A great way to make memories!
> Cache on!
> + John
> On 3/22/2012 at 3:47:51 PM, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...> wrote:
> I am now a 1 year Old Cacher!
> Today marks the First Anniversary of the first cache I found. It is a Virtual
> The Tree That Wouldn't Die GC8A81
> In the last year I have now found 1371 caches.
> I have filled all 81 spots on the Difficulty / Terrain Matrix.
> I have caches found in 6 states and Looking forward to someday adding more.
> I have filled 308 days of the Calendar Matrix.
> I was hooked right from the beginning when I attended The Tenth Anniversary
> Get together GC2PNQM kicking off the XANN events. My first container find was
> just after that event at the Necropolis of Britannia Manor III GC2B034.
> I am currently working on a 366 Day streak where I am, as of this log, at 56
> All my other stats can be found on my profile page.
> I finally found a hobby that I love! I needed that. Looking forward to many
> more years and many more smilies!!!
> I posted this in my log for the cache I found today. But also wanted to share
> it here with the rest of the community. I have met several of you and enjoyed
> caching with everyone I have met along the way.
> Thanks for welcoming me with open arms and sharing in this Hobby... eerrrr....
> Obsession.... errr.... Addiction
> Happy Caching!!!
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