Great Day for an Event

What a GREAT  DAY for an EVENT!!

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Geocaching (2006-2016) and

We are Celebrating International Geocaching Day

Where: Bridgeville Public Library

When: 8/20/16- International Geocaching Day

Time: 10am-12 noon

Why: Because it is a Great Day for an Event… and…The Scrapple-ers have been caching for 10 yrs and want to celebrate with their friends.

What will be going on:   1. Travel Bug Exchange Table

2.  Light Refreshments

3.  Games for children

4. Creative Cache contest

We hope you will be able to join us for a great day!!

***If anyone is interested or you have someone who would like more information about GEOCACHING, the library will be hosting a GEOCACHING 101 immediately following our event. There will be instruction/advice from local experienced cachers, with loaner GPSr’s for finding several “fake caches” (to give the public an idea of how to cache****

 

July 2016 – Cacher of the Month

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Caching Name: Amanda and Knobbie

Real Name:  Tim, Jayne, Amanda Werbrich (& Knobbie and Noodles)

 

1. How did you become involved in geocaching? We got involved in geocaching after we saw an older man looking under the gazebo in the park behind our house…DeerBorne Woods (GC1VM8N). My wife thought it may be someone hiding drugs, so I went to investigate after this person left.  I found the cache, no drugs.  We started to look into what was geocaching and bought a GPS.  The GPS we initially bought rarely connected with the satellites and for the first 2 years we only found 4 because it was so frustrating.  Then in 2011 we decided to give it another shot and researched a better GPS.  Lo and behold, we were able to connect and started finding caches.

2. How did you choose your caching name? Amanda and Knobbie came from our daughter’s name, Amanda, and Knobbie our Bichon.  In 2009 Amanda was just 10 and Knobbie was just a puppy.  Now Amanda is a senior in high school and Knobbie is getting a little older.  Time flies!  We have added Noodles, a Maltese, a few years ago to be a partner for Knobbie.  Amanda doesn’t cache with us as much anymore, but Knobbie and Noodles still hang with us as we cache.

3.  What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, or puzzle, virtual? We probably prefer traditional caches the most.  I like trying my hand at puzzle caches.  I really like doing the Star Trek series when it was put out in February by Pafishingmom.  It was just challenging enough to get my brain going.  The virtuals are great because there is always some history involved in most.  But whatever type of cache we go for, its great discovering new places and new things that geocaching has allowed us to do.

4.  Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?  Probably the most challenging for me was GCD Geocache in Washington State.  MikeOtt and I traveled to Washington for the Geocaching Block party in 2013 and he planned out the hike to GCD.  It was a 2 mile hike up 1600 feet of elevation gain.  It took us a few hours to get there, but we made it.  The views from the top of the Cascade Mountains near the Snoqualmie Pass were incredible.  On the way back down a nasty storm rolled in quickly and luckily we only got a little soaked as we scampered down the mountain.

5.  What are your current geocaching goals? Our current caching goals are to complete our daily cache calendar, which we have about 20-25 to go.  We would also like to complete or D/T grid.  Our goal is to get to 5000 caches for our totals and possibly get to 300 hides.  We have enjoyed placing caches almost as much as we have enjoyed finding them.

6.  Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t? We have cached in all 50 states now.  We want to cache in the provinces of Canada.  I want to get some caches in Cuba and Antarctica.

7.   What is your most memorable caching experience? There are a lot of great memories we have geocaching from being the first group to tour Geocaching HQ and do the first lab caches to getting a cache above the Arctic Circle at Coldfoot.   One of our most memorable experiences was doing the C&D canal Power Trail in 2012.  It was a family effort.  Mom drove, I navigated, Amanda signed the logs, and GuitarDan jumped out of the minivan for the retrieval.  It took us about 2 hours to get our 150+ caches.  We were tired, but satisfied with the accomplishment.  Another great experience while caching on the ET Trail in Nevada, GuitarDan and I decided to try to get to the entrance of Area 51.  We ate at the Lil Ale Inn in Rachel and got a map. We turned off the road at the white mailbox and headed down the 13 mile + gravel Groom Lake Rd.  About ½ way there we see dust coming towards us and it turns around.  It was the white pick-up truck.  We chased it back to the entrance to Area 51 where it returned to its perch guarding the entrance.  We took a few pics and decided to turn around before tempting our fate.

8.  What do you like about geocaching?  Geocaching takes us to places we never knew existed.  Its fun knowing that something is hidden where ordinary people (muggles) have no idea.  We like introducing geocaching to family, friends and the students at school.   They love it and hopefully, they will continue with their families and bring in a new generation of cachers.

9.  Do you have some favorite caches in the area?  We had “Your Key to Cache” GC3DYYT as our 100 cache back in 2012 a couple months after it was placed.  Now with over 467 fav points, we think that was our favorite too.  We really enjoy doing all the First State Challenge caches when they come out annually.  Fourteen Minus Six (GCR7B7) was a memorable challenge for us, but after a few times there, Amanda was able to grab it.

10.  Do you have any other hobbies or interests?  Besides geocaching, we like to go Rving and traveling across the country.  Amanda is graduating next year in nursing from Hodgson and she loves volleyball.  Jayne is busy mentoring and in the process of writing a book.  Tim does a lot with the students at school from competitions to coaching basketball.  Noodles and Knobbie love to go for car rides and discover new places to “make their mark”

June 2016 – Cacher of the Month

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Caching Name: kenvilguy

Real Name:  Ed Tomaszewski

1.  How did you become involved in geocaching?     I saw a news article on the Today show and looked up Geocaching.com.  I saw that there was a cache less than a mile from my house.  When I found that ammo can, I was hooked!

2.  How did you choose your caching name?      Roxbury Township in NJ has 5      sections and I lived in Kenvil section.  It’s not a real imaginative name, now that I look back on it.

3.  What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?       I really like them all but if I had to choose only one, it would be a traditional.  I wish they would bring back virtuals.  The virtuals I have found have had terrific views and/or some historical significance.

4.  Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?      The most mentally challenging caches are puzzle caches.  Power trails are the most physically demanding.  One of the best caching days was 10 hours on the ET highway!!

5.   What are your current geocaching goals?      Fill up my D/T grid.  (Only 1 left)

6.  Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?          Hawaii

7.   What is your most memorable caching experience?       A Sunday morning in March 2013.  Hatfield/McCoy Geotrail HMGT #01 GC3QEQH.  We actually had Jim McCoy yelling directions to the cache from his porch.  We didn’t realize until months later who he was.  His gravelly voice was recognized on a tv show about moonshiners!!

8.  What do you like about geocaching?      I like the fact that Geocaching has taken me to places I never would have gone if not for this hobby.  I’ve yet to meet a cacher that I didn’t like.

9.   Do you have some favorite caches in the area?     Dover Air Force Base DGT AMC Museum GC1YZ2B, C&D Canal C&D01 GC2T6KY.

10.  Do you have any other hobbies or interests?       I love to fish fresh or salt water.  I’m also a Roush Fenway NASCAR fan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Ice Cream Social

It’s that time of year again………….

Ice Cream time!

This is the 7th summer of getting together for some food, ice cream and geochat.  Meet outside at the tables!

August 13, 2016

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

374 E. Chestnut Hill Road
Newark, DE 19713

May 2016 – Cacher of The Month

Caching Name: C1nn4m0n
Real Name: Cinnamon

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
I honestly can’t remember how I first heard of it. I know that it was sometime before 2007 because that is when my account was created, but I didn’t start until 2011 full of cabin fever and needing something to do. After the first find it was an instant addiction!

2. How did you choose your caching name?
It is a name I’ve used on the internet for years

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
I enjoy all types of caches though my favorite are those that involve a nice hike in an awesome location or other such awesome adventure on the way to the final destination. I tend to get easily frustrated with puzzles when I can’t immediately grasp the concept. At times I will put them down for a while and when I come back with fresh eyes the correct approach is more obvious. I am always a bit disappointed when a very tough puzzle ends in something like an LPC.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
Physical: GC20C8 Maryland High Point Cache – I got this one over the summer and it was a killer hike but so worth it once I got to the top and got my certificate!
Mental: GC1Q36F Time to Unwind – The entire experience of this cache was awesome and the puzzle(s) were some of the toughest and most fun yet!

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
I’m attempting to finish my D/T grid – only one block left which I hope to get sometime in November.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
I can’t pick just one, I want to go everywhere!

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
There are so many but I think that GC4K508 The Emma Giles ranks up there because it was so incredible to see those shipwrecks right outside of Baltimore. WVTim and Spring Grove runs are always a lot of fun, but the best and most memorable experiences have more to do with the fun had with the friends I’m out with than the caches themselves.

8. What do you like about geocaching?
I love that it gets me outside and works both my mind and body. I love the people it has introduced me to and the way that it’s been able to add fun to everyday situations. I also really love to cache on vacation to see things off the beaten path.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
So many! A notable few are:
GC82B5: Manunka Chunk Tunnels
GC4K508: The Emma Giles
GC12QX4: Maryland’s Most Haunted: The Secret Room
GC513WZ: The Capitol – A historic Frederick Geo-Adventure
GC1PWNV: Antietam – The Bloodiest Day
GC2HN2H: Raiders of the Lost Cache

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I love to hike and kayak, basically anything outside – even if it doesn’t involve caching.

April 2016 – Cacher of the Month

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Caching Name: hostanut

Real Name: Preston Littleton

1. How did you become involved in Geocaching?

Our daughter and son-in-law (dww9) asked Genie (LadyH) and I to go along with them to do something they thought we would enjoy. After finding 2 caches I told them that it was FUN and wanted to do more….their reply “There are NO more geocaches in Sussex County! We only found 8 caches in the first 7 months because other interests took precedence at the time.

2. How did you choose your caching name?

I was a NUT about hostas….hence hostanut. At a peak I had over 725 hostas (with over 325 varieties) growing in my yard. Besides growing hostas I was busy traveling to conventions and meetings nationwide, was vice-president and newsletter editor for the Delmarva Hosta Society, and webpage developer (would you guess it was about hostas).

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?

Any type as long as it takes me to historic, scenic or interesting spots. Virtuals do hold a special place in my heart. I also enjoy working on most puzzles.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?

Some days I can’t find a D1/T1 cache and other days high Dif caches are easy to find.

Many of Rehobch’s puzzles are extremely challenging ….MENTALLY.

Caches with a lot of elevation change are becoming more and more PHYSICALLY challenging.
GC1169 Mission 9: Tunnel of Light and GC1NKTA CAM 2009- Hoye Crest were 2 of the toughest on me.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
-Have FUN caching
-Continue to grab the oldest caches
-Look for caches with high Favorite Points
-Seek caches in counties that that I have not cached in.
-Continue to search for Benchmarks
-LadyH is retiring on 4/29/16 so I look forward to even more caching trips and having LadyH accompany me on FTF runs.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?

Alaska, Hawaii, and Rhode Island (Yes I need a cache in RI)

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?

I have so many memorable caching experiences and hope to make even more (including on a planned 15 state trip this summer). Caching with friends whether caching together for a few hours or on a multi day trip has given me many memories.
Family memorable caching experiences include:-The story of our grandson Nick doing GCPTWP Sandy Pt. cache with us when he was about 20 months old and walking almost the whole .8 mile down the beach to and from the cache. Nick would stop from time to time to toss a stone into the water. Lady H was fortunate to capture a picture of Nick with the stone mid-air.

-GCYN89 UP-UP AND AWAY because I was able to experience it with my step-son DEfire52 on his second day of caching and see the delight in his face when he discovered the unique cache.

8. What do you like about geocaching?

The friends I have made because of caching…….we now do other things together…..picnics, campfires, traveling, visiting and sharing our lives.

Geocaching is like a vacation guide……it takes you to historic sites, places with awesome views and places you might not know existed without caching.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?

– GC4NGCW The Patriarch Tree
– GC51NTF WGD 2014 – Courtyard
-any cache that I an FTF on….NOT necessarily because of the cache but because of the feeling of getting an FTF.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Vacationing and spending time with the grand-daughter (singin4cache).

 

 

Northern DE Monthly Midweek Dinner Event – May

When: Wednesday May 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00pm
Where: Hollywood Grill 1811 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
Close to PA and NJ – Pennsylvania and Jersey cachers encourage to attend.

Northern De Monthly Midweek Dinner – April

The event will be held in Pike Creek at Pirees Piri Piri Grill

5335 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

in the Shoppes at Limestone Hills Tuesday 4/12/2016 from 6-8 pm.

We will have a portion of the dining room sectioned off for us geocachers. You can order as you come in and they will deliver it to your table.

Bring travel bugs to trade.

LadyH’s Retirement Party

Come celebrate with LadyH as she starts her first day of retirement!!!!!

DATE: APRIL 30, 2016
TIME: 1PM – 6PM
WHERE: R&R Grill
30739 Sussex Hwy, Laurel DE

Delaware Coinfest and Pot-Luck

Delaware Caching Committee welcomes you to the first CoinFest Event!

Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:00 until 2:00pm
Bring your coin collection! Bring your trade items. Trading is optional! Bring an item for the potluck!!
There are 8 tables in the pavilion however, if you have a small folding table and chair to bring, please do so. That way there will be plenty of room to spread out and look at the coins.