Crazy Dave Hosted His First Geocaching Event

Hosting a geocaching event was hard.I had several planned activities to make it memorable for geocachers so they will attend my future events

Crazy Dave’s Crew – Getting Our Chickens In A Row

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.

Geocaching at Fort Campbell Memorial Park

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.

Three Quick FTF’s while Geocaching in the Dark

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.

2017’s First Family Geocaching Outing with Crazy Dave’s Crew

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.

One on One Time Geocaching with My Boys

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).

GeoTours of Tennessee : Geocaching with a mission

GeoTours of Tennessee

As of this morning, November 18, 2016, The state of Tennessee can now boast of two excellent GeoTours. The Geotours of Tennessee are the Jack Trail GeoTour and the Discover South Central Tennessee GeoTour.

Jack Trail GeoTour –

A short description on the geocaching.com GeoTour Page says:

The Jack Trail GeoTour lets you explore Tennessee’s history, music, horses, famous distilleries, small-town charm and great geocaching. Join us for an excellent sampling of the things that make Middle Tennessee special, and a perfect opportunity to raise your glass to a one-of-a-kind road trip.

Discover South Central Tennessee Geotour –

A short description on the geocaching.com GeoTour Page says:

The back roads can be the best roads when it comes to geocaching adventures. Find history, outdoor adventure, peace and quiet, culinary delights, hiking, spirits, charming towns and one-of-a-kind attractions spread through our rolling hills in South Central Tennessee. Discover all of our hidden treasures while geocaching!

These two GeoTours of Tennessee have a lot of similarities, but are still different in many ways. There is just so much to do and see in the South Central Tennessee area, it couldn’t be contained in just one GeoTour; There had to be two!!

Jack Trail Geotour in Murfreesboro at Night

We felt the younger crew members had finally out grown the reasonable age for going Trick-or-Treating and they agreed (mostly).

Laura and I searched the internet for what we thought would be appropriate and affordable Halloween entertainment. Of course, there was a multitude of pop up haunted houses, haunted trails, and haunted hayrides. But these seemed to either be for older folks and most had a hefty price tag when you consider buying five tickets. We even looked into the Chattanooga Ghost Tours here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But the price tag for the tour we wanted to do was way too much for us.

Then Laura found “Flashlight Nights in Oaklands Mansion,” which gave us the opportunity to explore a “mysterious mansion and experience some of the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era.” in Murfreesboro at night. How great! Spooky, educational, and within our price range.

Being a geocaching addict, of course, I found a way to make this a geocaching trip. I planned out a trip that included grabbing all of the Jack Trail Geotour caches in Murfreesboro at night.

Three First To Finds Before 12:30am

In the world of geocaching, being the first to find a newly published geocache is special. It gives you bragging rights. But finding multiple first to finds in a single day is awesome!

What Do You Get Out Of Geocaching?

What do you get out of geocaching?

Do you really want to know what I get out of geocaching?

I know geocaching is not for everyone, but why do I always get strange looks from my muggle(a non-geocacher) friends and associates when they find out I am geocaching? I mean, you’d think I was doing drugs or joining a cult with the looks and questions I get sometimes. For some reason, folks sometimes become very concerned about my mental state.