Why Did You Start Geocaching?
We found out about Geocaching in late 2000, at a time when we knew we should start doing something with retirement time on our hands. Got our GPS by January 01. Went shopping for items to leave in caches and/or to trade, had a truck load of goodies.
We were a FTF on one and did not even know what a FTF was or what to do with it! It took 2 trips to make it count. We did not realize that No Trespassing Signs really did not mean what they said. Next day got a hub cap hamburger and went to bon voyage. WE WERE HOOKED!
The next day way up north to get the other 2 and to place our 1st on the return home. We were on a roll, did all 3 in the State in one week end in February, the only time we have been caught up, and placed our first one on the return home.
We began to plan 2 and 3 day outings...had to go to the Memphis area, then to Eastern OK, Southern MO to get our numbers up, by that time Arkansas began to make a showing, we could almost keep up for the remainder of the year with the State number of hides, but close only counts in horseshoes and handgernades.
Every road trip for business, vacation, or emergency always includes a geocache find and sometimes more than one.
Investment in Geocaching All are approximate estimates but close) 2 GPS instruments $300 ; computer mapping for lap top $39 :P ; battery for truck in area where Triple AAA won't come and get you $100 ; broken shoulder and subsequent therapy $3500 ; broken tail pipe on truck $300(don't ask) ; walking sticks from each area $300(we collect them); $$$$$s gas, motels, meals ; tailgate picnics and meeting all the Geocachers we have met.....PRICELESS
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