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Folk Trakers
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Joined: 2003-04-30
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Location: Racine, WI, USA

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes you read that right boys and girls Mr. and Mrs. Traker actually got to meet the whole crew of Groundspeak at the “Lilly Pad.”

Mr. Traker decided that he wanted to run his next marathon in Washington State and Mrs. Traker thought it was time she tried her hand (or legs) at a 10k. So we set our sights on the Wenatchee Marathon and 10k. Wenatchee is 2 ½ hours east of Seattle so we flew into Seattle on Friday and drove to Wenatchee on Saturday. Since we were going to be near the home of Groundspeak Mr. Traker used all his wits (and some he didn’t have) to score an invitation to the holy grail of geocaching…The Lilly pad!!!

The Lilly Pad lived up to its reputation. We had a wonderful time mingling with other lucky cachers from around the country (but mainly from the area) and even got to see some of the “top secret” projects Groundspeak is working on!!

Traded stories for a genuine “Lackey” geo-coin!! We met and chatted with Jeremy, Heidi, Nate, Raine, and Shauna for quite some time.

All in all it was a blast!

Here are a few photos from our adventure:

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Cheesehead Dave
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Joined: 2002-04-06
Posts: 1031
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Cool! I actually saw your log for the Groundspeak HQ cache. I'd love to make it out there someday!

At least Jeremy was smiling for your picture. I saw another one from someone else that day (Keystone's) and he wasn't quite so smiley. I guess he was in a lot of pictures that day...

So, how about a description of the Mothership?
 
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geodawn
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Joined: 2005-04-03
Posts: 125
Location: Fort Atkinson, wi

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

i see nudecacher was there that day as well. was he dressed for the occasion?

edit: um........after looking at his gallery, apparently he was not clothed. :0

[This message has been edited by geodawn (edited 04-27-2006).]
 
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kbraband
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Joined: 2002-02-19
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Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Very cool! Jeremy is a great guy. In your photos it looks like there are other geocachers there too. What was the occassion at Groundspeak?
 
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MajorBrat
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Joined: 2005-04-07
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Location: Silver Lake, WI USA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Awesome you guys! Sounds, and looks like you had some fun there.

I did see why there are no yellow jeeps left out on the trails...they're sitting in a bowl at the Lilly Pad..LOL!

How did your runs go? (no Dawn, that wasn't a smarta$$ questions...there are two of them and each made a run...thus, the runs).
 
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geodawn
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by MajorBrat:

How did your runs go?




that's a rather personal question, isn't it?

[This message has been edited by geodawn (edited 04-28-2006).]
 
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Folk Trakers
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Location: Racine, WI, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

The gang at Groundspeak held an open house on Friday April 21st so that is why there are so many people pictured in the offices. We got a sneak peek at some new things coming down the pipe…not all of them are cache related…hehehehe!!!!

Our runs…(eeewwwww!!!!!)….

Mrs. Traker ran her first race and did a wonderful job completing the 10k in 1:08.
Mr. Traker wasn’t as happy but did finish the marathon in 5:54…his 5th marathon and 5th state!!
 
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MajorBrat
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Folk Trakers:
Our runs…(eeewwwww!!!!!)….

Mrs. Traker ran her first race and did a wonderful job completing the 10k in 1:08.
Mr. Traker wasn’t as happy but did finish the marathon in 5:54…his 5th marathon and 5th state!!



Glad to hear you made it okay. I knew you'd know what I was talking about! Image
When's the next one?
 
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Folk Trakers
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Location: Racine, WI, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 12:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lighthouse Run in June in Racine -- Bill's running the 10 mile and Steph the 4 mile.

Next marathon -- October in Washington DC -- Marine Corps Marathon

Tackling both the 'Washingtons' this year!
 
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Cathunter




Joined: 2003-09-10
Posts: 1263
Location: Bristol WI

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 4:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I seen Mr. Folk Tracker running down north Green Bay Road a couple of weeks ago.

I only run when something large and toothy is chasing me. It better be dang big too. Image
 
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Folk Trakers
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Location: Racine, WI, USA

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The first of the secret items we saw at Groundspeak is now up on the site!!!

Check out the new maps!!!
 
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GeoPink
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Joined: 2003-11-01
Posts: 1682
Location: Manitowoc, WI

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed that today...

Very cool! The integration with google is smooth and seamless. I haven't played with everything but it looks like a 100% improvement!

Any hints on what's next? Image

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