Almost St. Patty’s Day

Brush off your derby and come and join us to celebrate St. Patty’s day.  

This year it is being held at:

Timothy’s

100 Creek View Rd.

Newark, DE 19711

on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1 to 3 PM.  

This leaves you plenty of room to cache before or after and to check out the many new caches that have been placed nearby.  Join us for food, fun, and meeting others and be sure to be wearin’ your green.

February 2016 – Cacher of the Month

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Caching Name: oboegary & delaware hiker
Real Name: Gary Walter & Joyce Pellam

  1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
    After losing several pedometers, Joyce was given a Garmin by Gary with the information that it could be used for other things. Two weeks later, we found our first geocache in Bellevue State Park about a mile from our house.
  2. How did you choose your caching name?
    Gary uses his email name with another hobby. Joyce picked one that would tell her love of hiking.
  3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
    Our favorite is traditional (small or large size), but we enjoy virtuals especially when traveling. Just got Cully Long’s Puzzles book, so may be doing more puzzle caches.
  4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
    A few of WVTim’s gadget caches have stumped up mentally. Doing geo-art in the Mojave Desert (CA) in August at 113°F was physically challenging and maybe crazy.
  5. What are your current geocaching goals?
    To get more good caches in places we haven’t been. We have a streak going >240, but that’s just to keep us outside and motivated.
  6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
    We need 4 of the 50 states and would also like to cache in Europe.
  7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
    Caching along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica over 2 weeks. We even saw hostanut and MikeOtt’s names on several logs in Missouri. Small world…
  8. What do you like about geocaching?
    It takes us places that we wouldn’t have known about. We mostly cache as a team, so even when you’re having a bad day, you set it aside and work together. We also love to take our grandkids and the kids of our friends.
  9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
    Come out and see the Stars (night cache) GC4CJG5
    Any of the Billy Bob Caches GC22PCB, GC15JKV, GC10B7Q
    Scale of Geo-Justice GC4P3HJ,
  10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
    We both play in community orchestras: Gary plays oboe, Joyce plays bassoon. Gary’s other hobby is photography. We keep a log book and print a photo from every cache. We’re on book #23

2016 Cache Across Maryland

Cache Across Maryland is an annual geocaching tour of the state of Maryland sponsored by the Maryland Geocaching Society. Ten new caches have been placed in various locations throughout the ‘Old Line State’. To attend this event, you must find all ten caches. Be aware that CAM participants logged an average of 800 miles on their trek around the state last year. The ten CAM caches are generally rated no higher than 2/2 on the ‘star scale’. No special equipment will be needed to find any of the caches.

http://coord.info/GC6A9TC

Bachelor’s Day

Mid-state event celebrating February 29th (and the opportunity to earn a souvenir) at a local eatery.

King Buffet, 293 North Dupont Highway, Dover Delaware.

The event starts at 6PM and will last until the last person leaves (somewhere around 7:30PM).

Ha-Ha It’s Leap Day

Since you have an extra day this year, this is a chance to cache and dash on the way to work or school and earn the Leap Day souvenir. Or, buy yourself a cuppa Joe or a muffin and visit for a bit.

The event is being held at the Brew-Ha-Ha Coffee Shop in Concord Gallery shopping center. We’ll be there from 7:00 to 9:00 am to cover the morning rush hour.

Valentines Day 2016 Event

Valentine’s Day is for lovers!!!!!

Come share your love of geocaching with us!

DATE: FEBRUARY 14, 2016
TIME: 1PM – 3PM
WHERE: R&R Grill

30739 Sussex Hwy, Laurel DE

New Castle County Leap Year Event – 2016

6:00PM until 7:30PM

 Stewart’s Brewing Company

219 Governor’s Place, Bear, DE  19701

LEAP into Caching Event

2016 is NOT a Common Year….it is a LEAP Year!

LEAP Years give you an extra day to cache and attend events so………………….

Here’s your chance to meet local cachers, celebrate LEAP Year and earn a souvenir!!!!

Come and join us!!!

EVENT TIME : 5PM – 6 PM

DQ Grille and Chile Restarunt

 

January 2016 – Cacher of the Month

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Caching Name: annyw_99

Real Name:  Ann Woodall

1.     How did you become involved in geocaching?                          Tabbikat (Chris) mentioned it to me in January 2009 at a book group that we were a part of.  I signed up a few days later and the rest is history!

2.  How did you choose your caching name?                                                   It’s not the most creative name – I’ve been using it for my email address for years.  Was thinking of changing it, but at this point, I’m thinking of just sticking with it.

3.     What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?                                                                                                           I typically find traditional caches.  I do go for puzzles at times when I can figure them out!

4.  Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?                                                                                                     I get stuck a lot of times with puzzles.  Some of them take quite a while to figure out and have that “aha!” moment.  Physically, some of the harder climbing caches; caching alone, I have to be a bit more careful with those as I’m a bit afraid of falling, tripping, etc. without anyone around.

5.     What are your current geocaching goals?                                                 I’d like to become better with solving the more puzzle caches.  I also tend to give myself personal goals of finding a certain amount of caches and reaching certain milestones.  A big goal is to travel more and get caches in more areas.

6.     Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?                                                                                                                              I’d love to do the ET trail out in Nevada area.  But for now, I’d like to go more along the east coast and eventually work my way out to the west coast.

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?                              One is when I got my car stuck at the C&D Canal a few years ago!  Silly me tried to go around a mud puddle, thinking I had enough room.  Well, I ended up getting stuck, had to walk to Summit North Marina to try to get help.  About six hours, a tow truck, and a jeep with oversized tires later, I was finally able to get my car out and get home!  Needless to say, I stay away from things like that now!

8.     What do you like about geocaching?                                                                I like being able to get out and see different areas and go places that I ordinarily wouldn’t have. Some areas are amazing to see!

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?                                            It would be hard to pick specific caches for favorites.  I do enjoy finding caches in cemeteries for the historical aspect (and the fact that they’re usually quiet and free from muggles!).  MikeOtt and DeliciousD put out caches that I have fun finding around the area.  Evanspack and Rehobch always place great caches that are great to find!

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I enjoy reading, movies, and crafts like knitting/crocheting/cross stitch.  I also love spending time with my six nieces and nephews, who range from 1 ½ up to 12 years old.  I’m currently in school part time, as a History major and a Forensic Science minor, so that takes a decent chunk of time.

 

Crossed The Line

Event Date: Tuesday, 02/16/2016
Time: 6 PM. We should be done by 8 PM

I am officially inviting all Geocaching enthusiasts (especially those from Delaware Geocaching) to join me over the line in Pennsylvania. I was able to blend in as a Delaware Geocacher when I worked in Newark, but now I work in KOP, so the truth is out! I live and work in Pennsylvania, and I’m proud of it! (And it’s easier on my taxes too!) I invite you to come have dinner and join in caching fellowship when it’s too cold and dark to be out caching.

The event is being held at Wegmans in Glen Mills. We will be ordering food individually from the large food court and sitting at the tables in the open seating area. The staff at the Pub in Wegmans told me that seats are first come, first served, but we can push tables together as a group. Please RSVP with a Will Attend and the number of people in your group. Be there at 6 PM. We should be done by 8 PM at the latest.