02/15/08 – Geocaching In The News • Feb 15, 2009
Here we are again for another episode of Geocaching in the news! This time we visit some Geocachers, a tribute to war brides, a Geocaching wedding proposal, a bomb scare and more! Read on:
Cachers in the news this week include Howard Dack, Kevin DeVizia and John Neale who cache in and around Lehigh Valley and northwestern New Jersey. You can read more here.
Gayle Minkler, Heide Minkler and Julie Parker from Texarkana, Arkansas are mention in this short article here.
There’s information on an exhibit titled “GPS Adventures” at the Rochester Museum and Science Center in New York here. This is an interactive exhibit that explores Geocaching! There’s also another related article here.
Here’s a different twist to a Travel Bug mission. This one is a tribute to war brides and was created by the son of one of them! Check out this heart-warming story here.
A recent bomb scare in Colorado Springs, Colorado resulted in three caches being blown to pieces, or rather ‘rendered safe’. You can read more here.
There were also some updates made to the GC.com website this past week. Unfortunately at the time of writing the link to the update page is broken. Some of the highlights include a GPS rating system and a ‘Send to GPS’ for DeLorme units.
And keeping with the season (Valentine’s Day) here’s a cute story about a cachers Kerry Kennedy and her boyfriend Adrian Arya whos proposal didn’t go exactly as planned but worked out in the end. Read more here.
And finally again, the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and still on the move, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8007.1 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, moving into 3rd place is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 4th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 5th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 6th place and still on the move is HeadHardHat’s Just A Nut with 257 miles, in 7th place is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles, in 8th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 149.7 miles and still in 9th place is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who is resting comfortably at Codswallop with a total of 54.5 miles.
And tha, tha, tha, that’s the way we saw this week, or so, in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.
Keep on cachin’!