Summer is quickly becoming a memory, and I have to admit, it has been less than spectacular for me. I have been consumed with my day job with little attention given to the things that I want to do – especially caching.
My thoughts of Geowoodstock IX were enough to get through my long and exhausting days of work. I anticipated seeing all of us nerdy cachers assembled together at one location, hopefully enjoying some conversations with those who I have met online, and drooling over the items that each vendor had brought to sell. Our plans to spend the night in a nearby New York hotel were trashed when a change in our plans occurred a week before the event. A late start Saturday morning brought us to Pennsylvania toward the latter part of the day, and I just couldn’t capture that excitemnt I had built up in my head weeks before. I let my frustrations and the heat get the best of me, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have. I have committed myself to make amends and get my shit together for an outstanding Geowoodstock X next year.
As I mentioned, my work has gotten the best of me this summer. I have become so exhausted and lethargic that I honestly have little interest in anything. I have decided that I seriously need a change in my life – with autumn on the horizon and my workload lessening, I really need that physical and mental aspect of geocaching to kick in gear. The winter months make caching more difficult, but it in no way stops my desire to get outside and find those little buggers regardless of the lower temperatures or the depth of snow.
Over the past month or so, I have had the opportunity to speak with a couple guys about geocaching, and they seemed genuinely interested. I’ve found that some people respond with a glazed over look or they simply don’t understand the concept. But for the two people that I have recently spoken to about it – I think they will definitely become a caching addict like myself. Geocaching is a drug I am happy to push. Let there be more addicts!
I’m also intrigued my Munzee. I have yet to participate, but I do have an account. I see a need in this game that I plan to touch base on with my blog here, as well as making an offer to those who play the game. There’s a part of the game that is lacking, and hopefully what I suggest will open up a lot of options for the players.
It’s now time to catch up on a few blogs and see how much fun others are having – envious as I am.