Last week while scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook I saw an announcement from geocaching.com that they would be releasing a new souvenir. Seeing in the accompanying photo that it was for some place with beautiful turquoise blue waters got my hopes up!
"Is it for Mexico, please let it be for Mexico" was what I was saying out loud as I click on the link that went to a cache page related to the location that was in the picture. And again like all the other times my hopes got squashed, as it turned out it was for some place in the Mediterranean.
So with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth I replied on Facebook "Ummmm.. Where is one for Mexico!? ", and left it at that. But not long after someone from geocaching.com replied to my comment and told me "Mexico will be released on the 22nd".
For those of you that don't know, a geocaching souvenir is a piece of digital artwork that is displayed on our accounts at geocaching.com for meeting certain criteria to unlock them. One such criteria is caching in a new country, province, state. And in my case Mexico was one place that just seemed to be getting the shaft for a long time for getting one released.
Well I tell you, I was elated to read those words and was quick to send the responder a big thank you! What did I do next, well I went straight to this blog Facebook Page and told our loyal fans there the good news!
So then the waiting game started, and to kill the time until the 22nd came I geocached with my dad
Postie Bear in Comox. Mrs. GO! Team decided to do some shopping with my mother those days, and so she left us to our own devices. Dad showed me a few caches in the area that he had enjoyed, and we grabbed a few he had not done yet himself!
Finally the day arrived and that morning as I sipped on my coffee I logged into geocaching.com from my tablet to go and see my shiny new souvenir, but to my surprise it wasn't there. Ok I wasn't really surprised, since they never said what time it would happen at. So I just went on with my day spending time with my family until it was time to leave for home (sadly I can't spend the holidays with my family this year due to scheduling). And with one last look at my phone before driving away I saw that my good friend Magicman65 (and author of his blog Magicman65 Adventures around the World!!) had messaged me to tell me that he had got his. I quickly logged into my account to have a look, and I smiled seeing the one souvenir I was missing from my travels.
So thank you geocaching.com, I am so happy to finally have this souvenir. For those of you traveling and wondering what souveniers you may get in your travels for finding a cache, you can refer to this list of currently released souveniers. And if you would like read about the 5 other souvenirs released the same day check out geocaching.com's official blog Latitude 47.
Take care and be sure to watch for another blog
coming up very soon!