The Going Caching Facebook page quietly changed its profile picture on November 15th from Going Caching 2017 to a spooky Going Caching 2018 “Haunted Mysteries” theme. I immediately started thinking about all the possibilities! My first thought was Scooby Doo and Mystery, Inc. but we prefer to come up with something more original.
Going Caching is an annual Geocaching Mega-Event held in the State of Georgia USA. Each year the Going Caching Crew hosts geocachers from all over the world for five days of fun somewhere in Georgia.
What should I call it? Recently, I have had to start something new, either backward geocaching or geocaching in reverse, but I can’t decide what to call it. Maybe you can help.
Let me explain what is going on.
Hosting a geocaching event was hard.I had several planned activities to make it memorable for geocachers so they will attend my future events
If you haven’t been paying attention,SUMMER IS HERE! Summer begins June 21, 12:24 AM EDT so the first full day of summer this year is June 21
Crazy Dave’s Crew – Getting Our Chickens in a Row may not sound right. I know; It’s supposed to be “Ducks” but Chickens seemed more appropriate. Let me explain. I guess you might have noticed the Crew has not been very active lately on social media and might have even wondered what happened or even missed our witty humor and wise commentary.
I did a quick search on geocaching.com and found a small park with three geocaches less than a mile away. Fort Campbell Memorial Park honors 248 soldiers who were killed on December 12, 1985 at Gander, Newfoundland while returning home to Fort Campbell from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai. This park was just what I needed and would provide nice a history lesson for the kids.
Geocaching in the dark with just the glow of your phone creates a very difficult situation. I would like to think we would have found it sooner in the daylight, but who knows.
Well, it was a holiday for me and the weather was unbelievably nice, so what is a geocacher to do? Drag the entire Crew out for a geocaching outing at Enterprise South (some against their will). We decided to take it easy and just do the small loop sticking to the pavement except when we were close to a cache.
Laura and Shelby had planned to meet up with some friends at English Rose Tea Room in downtown Chattanooga. I thought this would be a great opportunity have some one on one time geocaching with my boys, Dave and Nick.
They really didn’t know what they were in for when we asked them to leave their electronic devices at home. I did bring along my GPSr and my phone, but that was it.
There just happened to be a geocache and a parking lot right across the street from the English Rose. We dropped the ladies off and found a parking space. We paid for an hour of parking (like that would be long enough when I’m geocaching with my boys).