2catchick, dnfu, rikjaxon, KU Jayhawk, EnPleinAire and BDKnel )
Events are a great way for geocachers to meet up, grab something to eat or drink, and talk about, what else - geocaching. Fridays event theme was "Milestones" and was just a way to celebrate whatever particular milestone anyone wanted to celebrate. Everyone just posted their current number of finds. It wasn't like there was a prize or anything for the most finds, it was really just an excuse to get together and have a party. Nothing wrong with that!
Here's the PapaNonny Clan. That's what my family is collectively known as in our local circle of cachers. It consists of my sister, my parents and my daughter, as well as my brother in law and my husband (not pictured).
We see a lot of our usual caching buddies at these events, as well as meet new cachers. Everyone is welcome and people come from miles around. If anyone is visiting from out of state, or even from out of the country, its a great way to meet local people and hook up for some geocaching with the area experts. They even had a raffle and one lucky cacher won a $ 25.00 gift certificate!
After the event a couple of us ran out and did a few caches in the dark.
Can you spot the cache here?
This one was on an embankment in a very nice hidey spot....
This next one was near a waterfall with some adorable children statues....
The geocacher posing with the statue was adorable too....
It was a fun evening and much needed after the long week I had. It felt good to have dinner and then get out and run around in the dark with flashlights and just have a good time. Next up will be the annual pre-Christmas event called "Festivus" and that always draws a good crowd.