Cacher of the Month - November 2011
Has she really been caching for just over a year? Yes! But it seems I've known her for much longer. AngelFreak is one of the most enthusiastic people I have ever met. When she gets interested in something, she dives right in. (Go ahead, ask her about couponing ... I dare you!) You can always count on her to be optimistic about upcoming events and I believe she really enjoys her role as the MBGA's Event Coordinator! Having assisted in that role over the years, I can tell you that sometimes it's not easy, and often hard to please everyone. I think she's doing a great job and is definitely an asset to the MBGA Executive. Having read through her responses below, I just realized that she missed an interesting item. Did you know that AngelFreak's first 507 geocache finds were done without the use of a GPS? I've heard other people have cached that way, but not to that extent. That takes a lot of dedication! Join me in congratulating AngelFreak on being the MBGA's Geocacher of the Month for November.
- When did you start Geocaching?
- How did you find out about Geocaching?
- What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
- Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
- Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
- How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
- What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
- What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
- What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
- What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
- What, currently, is your favourite, unarchived Manitoba geocache?
- What is your favorite Caching Story?
- What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
- What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
- What kind of GPSr do you use?
- What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
- What is the meaning of your username?
- What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
- Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
- With whom do you normally go geocaching?
- If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
- Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
- Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
- What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
- Can you play a musical instrument?
- How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
- Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
- Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
- What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
I found my first cache July 21, 2010.
My friend was posting about it on facebook.
I liked seeing new places and the thrill of the hunt.
I went for my first real vacation this past summer, which was to visit my sister in Toronto,Ontario. I loved the experience of being a tourist and geocaching along my journey.
I have taken many friends and some co-workers out, some of them like it and a few signed up but they are not very active with it.
It is a really fun treasure hunt game that you can do everywhere you go. Most players use gps units but it's possible to play without one, like I had done.
I have started extreme couponing a few months ago. It is amazing how much money you can save and the stuff you can also get for free.
Muggles are a pet peeve, mainly when they make it tough to maintain caches.
I always have fun climbing trees or going under bridges but it is really interesting when a cache brings you inside a building. There is also a cache called Sweet Spot (GC2RN75) that has an interesting feature. And if you visit Toronto there is a cache called Bridge Boutique (GCXCEX) which is a trolley stand set up for people to put items they wish to giveaway! I also really enjoyed geocaching in Niagara Falls. It was absolutely beautiful to see!
There are a lot of great caches out there but one I remember well for my own reasons is Lotsa Deer Here (GC229PE) because I found this micro cache in a large bush area in winter without a gps and it only took 25 minutes from the time I left my car to the time I got back to it! It was very satisfying.
Just recently this became The Key to Moe's Heart, but there are so many more that I love!
It's a tie. The first one is when TXNCHK and Kimmy1013 and I were going after The Last Telegraph Post (GC1G9MT) and I managed to get my Rondo stuck on the muddy path that had started as a gravel road. It's a log worth reading for a good laugh. My other favorite is when I was caching with TXNCHK and Captain Cheater in the Living Prairie Museum Park instead of trudging through more wetlands I decided to climb the eight foot fence in my rubber boots to find Living Prairie Oaks (GC2DX79). It is really interesting that I remember the chain of events one way but the way they remember seeing it happen is a little different, a little scarier than it actually felt like to me.
I bring home collectible pins for one daughter and rocks or Stingy Bandit jewels for my other daughter.
I always have a couple pens, a pencil, a flashlight or two and batteries. I try to have extra log sheets and baggies in case a cache needs this to be replaced. I will also bring other tools if I think I will need them.
Garmin Dakota 20
Sometimes I pretend to be lost and on the phone for directions, other times I do a few stretches.
I've been collecting angels since I was sixteen, when my sister bought me an angel figurine and keychain as a birthday gift. From that time on I couldn't resist buying one if I saw it. Soon enough my family and friends started giving them as gifts all the time. I now have two curio cabinets full of angel figurines and trinkets, numerous angels decorating my walls, etc. I absolutely love angels! I even used angels as part of my wedding décor! One of these days I will have to count how many angel items I have, out of curiosity myself.
If I had to pick my top ten it would be OHMIC, Glacier Ice, Dani_Carriere, TurdleEggs, TxnChk, Stingy Bandits, Trag Cachers, KlBlue, MissionMode, Tuppergurl, Crackerjackie, Happymole, Pa Bottle, Jean Deniche, NetleyHunter, Cache and Cary… Oh, I passed ten already?! But there are so many more!
The person I go caching with the most now is TXNCHK.
I'm pretty happy wherever I am.
I'd like to get Lego Island but I'm sort of scared to go get it, to cross over water.
Mac Daddy's Angels is one of my favorites as I love the picture but also because it is a more tricky retrieval.
I like science fiction and fantasy. When I really like a book then I have a hard time putting it down before I finish it. I just finished The Van Alen Legacy, A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa De La Cruz. It's the fourth one in the series.
0.3 miles, it's a puzzle I haven't solved.
I use notepad or word to make a list of caches on the route for each trip. I also use gsak for a few things.
I sometimes use it for directions to an address, or to find the nearest location of something I'm looking for, like a restaurant or gas station, etc.