Saturday, 14 August 2010

Our First Event! Our First CITO!!

On August 14th, 2010 Just Leafy and I attended our first geocaching event. This event was hosted by AnnieMaroo and was in two parts. The first was the awards for the BLITZ 2010 and a CITO (Cache In Trash Out). It was a really hot day, infact I am sure it was the hottest day of that particular summer! We had no idea at this time what cachers were like about time (they are nearly always early and nearly always start early), so when we arrived on time for the event it was pretty much done. But we got to meet a few new people, and stayed to pick up trash even though everyone had left.

Thanks for the event AnnieMaroo, it was a pleasre to meet you and the small group of cachers that were still there!!

Monday, 2 August 2010

And So The Adventure Began

On August 1st, 2010 a good friend of mine meets me late in the evening for a steaming cup of Joe at one of our favorite haunts.  While in line he asks me "Have you ever heard of Geocaching?", and I respond "Yes I have"!  I was introduced to this interesting sport a few years back by some friends in Nanaimo on New Years Day.  I actually really enjoyed our little outdoor adventure and had thought about it many times in the past, but could never justify the cost of a GPSr.  But on this night my friend tells me there is an app for the iPhone that does the job and that it only costs $9.99 CDN.  This blew my mind, because I already owned a iPhone and spending $9.99 was not a problem at all.  We finished our coffee and headed out to make our very first find just after midnight, and so my Geocaching experience begins on August 2nd.

We headed over to the UVIC area and found "GC26ZY4 - Movies1 SUB by tophertuttle", and we called it a night.  But that next day we headed back out and began anew.  This is when Just Leafy (my girlfriend) began caching too, but we had not adopted a team name for the two of us yet.  And the story continues on in future logs!