Saturday, July 10, 2010

5 Years of Geocaching!

Today marks the five year anniversary of us signing up for our Geocaching account!

I still remember hearing about the sport long before actually signing up, and I wish now I had done so sooner. I found my very first geocache the very next day - July 11th, 2006 - on my lunch break about a block from the office where I worked in Vancouver.

However, as we didn't own a GPS, we never really got into the hobby; we relied on a GPS that we had borrowed and it wasn't really a very good one. We still succeeded in finding a few geocaches around where we lived, but we hadn't caught the bug at that point.

After a lengthy hiatus (477 days without a find!), we moved to Salmon Arm and I received a GPS for Christmas - a Garmin eTrex-H - and after a walk through the snow on a very cold day our geoslump was over!