Tuesday, May 04, 2010

GenFest Invites

The invitations for GenFest are ready to mail! The envelopes were all stuffed and addressed and ready to go, so we took a drive over to the Grawn Post Office, jut for something different. Well...I hope everything got mailed correctly. The woman behind the counter was very flustered - lots of customers were in the lobby waiting, and she was obviously having trouble operating the equipment and finding things. When it was my turn, she said, "I just started as Postmaster here this week!" Gee, and it's already Tuesday!

I had a small package to send to Laurie, and the Postmaster was befuddled as to the best way to send it. I left there thinking that none of my things might make it to their destinations!

10 Years ! of Caching

On May 1st, 2000, selective availability was turned off and the GPS satellite system was available for civilian use. Three days later the first geostash was placed. Ten years later and there are now over 1 million geocaches and 4 million registered users! Boy has our hobby grown!

For Christmas, 2002, Jana gave Dick his first GPS. It took six months to break it in, and we first went geocaching on Monday, June 16, 2003. So for us, it's only been 7 Years ! of caching.

We have found a cache in every county of Michigan:

and in 41 States of the Union:

In two weeks we're going to Alaska with the Sniders to pick up an Alaska cache. While we're out west, we're also going to find a cache in Washington State, and then go visit the original cache site in Oregon. It's no longer there, but there's a plaque or something at that site.

Happy Anniversary Geocaching!