Sunday, January 6, 2008

Geocaching Event

Garmin and Groundspeak are here and we're signing folks in.

Aspirin! Need Aspirin!!! OWWWW

Heard MooseMob's alarm go off and went in search of pain relief. Breakfast was a great egg casserole and we sat and talked while waiting for the rest of the house to wake up. It was during breakfast that I realized I was sitting with Dot Plotter and busted up laughing - since I'd picked on RoadRunner about doing a lousy job and it was this guy who should take over. He hasn't let me forget that moment of silliness.

MM had to take off early to go to the airport to meet the Lackeys and b0neZ and I decided shortly after, since we were given the keys to the truck (sadly, not the GJTB) we were going to go meet them as well. Managed to get there in time to see typical Seattle folks heading straight for the coffee bar. Had a blast watching Signal bound around interacting with the rest of the travelers.

BoneZ and I headed out to see if anyone was in the park yet, and then back to the house to see if we could do anything. While there, b0neZ got his smoke in and I wandered over to the nearby park to play the Wherigo tutorial. Fairly easy to walk through, it'll just take getting used to the menu layouts. We also grabbed a cache while there.

Back over to Sunset Park to see the early arrivals setting up. Pulled up and immediately got to work. MM put me in charge of the sign in table. After sorting out how the Colorado tours would take place, I got to work with 2-old. Another gal showed up early and asked if she could help. She stayed right there at the table helping out with the check in and tickets and, while I can't remember her name, she was an IMMENSE HELP!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

The party was absolutely awesome. Everyone drooled over the Colorado's that were sitting right behind me, jealously guarded by one of the Lackey's and/or the Garmin reps. There were a ton of people there, all mingling and enjoying the company of each other. From Seattle, Jeremy, Elias, Bryan, Shauna, and David all showed up to help out with showing off Wherigo.

Coins, coins, coins where the flavor of the day with a bunch given out as door prizes from the numerous donations (I even won a bag with dreamcatcher coins). There were some major collections there as well, and the trackables table was full. Even up from Phoenix was the Original Can of Beans (O.C.B.) in its protective case. We talked Signal into coming over and getting his picture taken with the relic.

I managed to walk out of there with two Lackey coins, a new Garmin Colorado coin, a nickel MM/RR coin, and three non-trackable Dreamcatcher Coins. AND jobosomo's mom brought me my very first travel bug that had finally made it back to Vegas after bouncing around the world for the last four years. Very cool to have my little Gambler's Bug back in my hands.

Packed up everything and headed back to MM's house were we just crashed. Watched Degrassi 101 for awhile before the need for food got the better of us (but it took Moose going "FOOD!" to get us moving). Grabbed two caches on the way towards the airport and we headed to our gate.

An easy flight back and only slightly bumpy. My poor truck was frozen (one door wouldn't open at all and all the windows were stuck) and we spent about a 1/2 hour scraping ice from the windshield - both inside and out!

Homeward bound and to our own bed.

It is seriously hard to believe that in the span of less than 48 hours we went from having pancakes with KG, to a night in Vegas and having lunch with the crew from Groundspeak, and back home to sleep under my own roof. What a wild adventure this weekend has been!


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