RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Caching in Italy
How fun for you. I always enjoy meeting cachers on the trail.
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From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hellbringer
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:00 PM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Caching in Italy
I haven't posted in the group in ages, but I get the digests and enjoy reading them.
I thought you guys might like this little adventure I had today...
I'm currently in Germany for another week before heading back to Central Texas and my group had a weekend trip into Italy . I wanted to geocache like crazy, but I had some noncachers with me, so I had to severely curb my enthusiasm of caching in another country. Thus I only got one cache in Venice . However, I hit three in Verona today, and only expected to get one...
The first cache was more of a novelty for two people who hung around me during our self-tour of Verona . The second cache though... here's the cache link: http://coord.info/GC3PC0W
Basically, our group was checking out the backside of the Verona Coliseum when another person and I spotted two people looking for something. After spotting their GPS, I jumped over and asked them if they were looking for a cache. After a couple of seconds, we discovered it together.
The third cache was one I wasn't even aware to be in the area of where we were eating for lunch: http://coord.info/GC35FY4
I was wondering around the restaurant and when I returned, I noticed a family looking at metal poles, signs, and anything else metallic. After watching them for a couple of seconds, while trying to look like I was admiring the nearby structures, I asked the adults if they were geocaching. Now, I say that I wasn't aware of the cache's location, but I study all the geocaches in the center of Verona the morning we headed into town. I was not aware of where our restaurant was located because I turned my tablet off; I left my Garmin on my kitchen table back in Texas by accident. I let them know I had to grab my tablet and I would be right back. After a couple of minutes, we found the cache and bid farewell.
I haven't cached regularly in about two years for personal reasons, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to cache in another country. Now, I mention the nationalities of the geocachers I met, because like I said, I'm currently in Germany (for some training), and while caching here, I haven't ran into anyone. But I go to Italy , and I run into not one, but two groups of geocachers from the country I'm temporarily staying in.
This was definitely a fun time, and a good adventure. Just thought I'd share.