12-13-14…..is an Event

12-13-14…..is an Event

WHEN:DECEMBER 12: 11AM – 1PM

WHERE:R&R Grill

30739 Sussex Hwy, Laurel DE

November – Cacher of the Month

Geocaching

Caching Name: Geoliottis

Real Name: Chris Gigliotti

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
A friend from work introduced me to it, about 7 years ago, after she learned I had bought a GPS. I couldn’t believe that caches existed and were all around me without my knowing!

2. How did you choose your caching name?
My son came up with the name. “Geoliottis” is just a play-off of our last name. I went under “csgig” for a while after I first started, but changed it after he gave me the idea.

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
I mostly prefer traditional caches. I won’t pass up a multi, but I don’t go looking for them. I will do a Virtual if I discover I’m near one. I typically find myself frustrated over puzzle caches…something I’m trying to get over!

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically or mentally?
Although not physically challenging, every year we do the FSC Challenge and mentally pressure ourselves into getting it done over a two or three day period. We’ve been out in the dark using flashlights to get the last few in an area that we wouldn’t be able to get back to, or would not want to drive the distance, just go get one or two caches.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
Other than getting numbers, my only other goal is to get one in as many states as I can.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
I totally want to do the level 5 caches that you can only get to by kayak or boat. We rented a paddle boat and got one at Killens Pond last year and had a blast. I know DE has a lot more of them, but I don’t have a kayak or boat. One day…

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
Definitely “A Devilish Hole” in the Poconos! One of my first several caches. We set out for a hike, not really knowing how the GPS worked. Walking off the beaten path in a true forest. We were so turned around we crossed the same creek three times, ruining four pairs of shoes. If took us over two hours but we wouldn’t stop until we found it…and we did. WAY more work than was necessary!

8. What do you like about geocaching?
I love the fun my family and I have every time we discover some place new, that we probably would have never discovered, unless we were caching. We’ve lived in DE since 1998 and we are constantly seeing and learning new things about De while caching.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
I found one in Ocean City NJ called “A Chase around Ocean City” It was at a large gazebo and the container was a silver bison tube. The fun part was that there were a total of 25 containers hidden in various spots in and around the cords. If you found one and it wasn’t the right one, there was a note inside telling you to keep looking or asking “does this look like a silver bison tube?!” I found 14 before finally getting it right!

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I’m actually pretty boring. We are involved in year round travel softball with our daughter, so that keeps us busy. Our son does baseball and soccer. Not much down time between all that and work. We also really enjoy watching sports on TV, and reality shows.

Delaware Geocaching Holiday Party

Delaware Caching Committee is hosting the

Delaware Geocaching Holiday Party!!!

WHEN: December 7, 2014
TIME: 2:30 – 4:30pm
WHERE: SMYRNA DINER

Come out and party with your fellow cachers! We will be ordering off the menu and a 18% gratuity will be added into your check.

FSC-2014 Celebration Event

FSC-2014 IS COMING!

Event pictures by oboegary:

http://garywalterphotography.smugmug.com/Events/Delaware-Geocaching-FSC2014/

 

This will be the 6th year for this annual First State Challenge sponsored by Delaware Geocachers!

LAUNCH DATE for the CACHES is Saturday September 27, 2014.

CELEBRATION EVENT WILL BE 5 WEEKS LATER ON NOVEMBER 1.
Come to this event to find out what the surprise will be!

 Delaware Geocachers logo

September – Cacher of the Month

 

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 Caching Name:  Scrapple-ers

Real Name:            John and Dawn Tomeski

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
In April 2006, John’s brother, #1Papabear, came to visit from NC and said, “I have this cool new hobby for you to try, I think you’ll like it.”

Our first adventure was actually in Redden Forest, when they allowed caches, we got muddy and walked all over the woods and had the best time EVER, and we were HOOKED.

2.  How did you choose your caching name?
We live in Bridgeville. It is home to an apple orchard and a scrapple plant, so we did a little play on the name.

3.  What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
Traditional are the most favored, but we LOVE virtuals because you learn and see so much more with them. NOT fans of puzzles.

4.  Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
We like the physical challenges. We did one in NC that we had to walk on a guide wire (tight rope) over the top of a pond to get the cords and cross back to climb a tower about 150 ft high to get the cache. THAT WAS AWESOME!! Some of us had a little more difficulty crossing on the wire, when things start to jiggle and wiggle, ya kinda lose your balance.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
We would like to travel a little more and find some unique caches. And maybe place a few more caches.

 6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
Well, we’ve been mainly in the Mid-Atlantic states, I think we’d like to just head west and see wherer the GPSr takes us.

 7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
We have experienced so many different caches, there are some really challenging ones out there. We’ve been on a tightrope, in wells, under streets, climbed trees in the middle of a highway, kayaking, crossed a river on foot, and did the BLING trail in a day (can we say exhausting?) It really is hard to pinpoint one cache specifically.

8. What do you like about geocaching?
We love the adventure and the really great people we’ve become friends with. It is a great sport/hobby that anyone can do. We love travelling and getting off the highway.

 9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area? 
The kayak caches are really the most fun to us.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
We are crafters, we make a lot of different wood crafts and small furniture.
John and the older kids (KATnissT and BMXer17) are fire fighters.
Brad (B.A.Tman) is going into 1st grade and plays baseball and ice hockey.

January Geocacher of the Month!

Mike Ott has been named the Geocaching.com Geocacher of The Month!!

http://blog.geocaching.com/2014/03/announcing-the-january-geocacher-of-the-month/

CONGRATS MIKE!!!!!

 

Timecachers Novels

Glenn (dinobalz) has written 2 books about American History.  The great thing about them is they use a form of Geocaching to “Discover” the details of history. They use a high-tech GPS to locate history beacons (see below).  Both novels are great to read and have just enough drama to keep you interested, while enlightening you to US history.   You don’t need to read them in order, you can read Pursuit of Liberty first if you want.

From Amazon:
Timecachers is a high-tech adventure story that transports present-day characters to the Cherokee Indian Removal of 1838.  Although the story should appeal to everyone, it will be especially interesting to a younger, technical audience.  It will also appeal to those who wish to learn more about Cherokee culture.

Pursuit of Liberty Follow the Timecachers on a chase through colonial Boston! For the last year, the Timecachers have been fulltime field test engineers of the LANav, a revolutionary navigational device capable of navigating through both space and time. When a malevolent engineer from a rival company steals one of the devices and accidentally transports himself to 1770, Adam, Sal, Alice, and Tom must follow him through a series of time beacons, taking them on a chase through the tumultuous and rebellious days of colonial Boston.

Link to books at Amazon: Timecachers

They are both available in paperback, and for Kindle, and Kindle Apps for PC and other “smart” devices (Phones etc.)