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Mrskracker
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Joined: 2007-11-30
Posts: 27
Location: Kansasville, WI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi everyone! I'm jumping the gun a little here but I am just so darn'd excited!
I purchased a GPSR for my husband for Christmas and can't wait to get started geocaching. He told me about it the first time over a year ago after his buddy purchased a GPSR.
My husband is an avid motorcyclist and often we go on day trips and several overnight/weekend trips on our bikes. When I decided to buy him one for Christmas I had these trips in mind, however I remembered his interest in geocaching.
I'm going to upload all the locations within 10 miles of our house onto the GPSR (according to geocaching.com there are several dozen) and then wrap it for him.. When he opens it and realizes what I've done, I can see the family out geocaching all Christmas afternoon (provided the weather isn't too bad).
I look forward to being an avid geocacher and am now considering purchasing some smaller/cheaper handheld GPSRs for my kids for Christmas as well. Maybe we'll run into some of you someday on a chance cache.
Happy Trails!
Mrs Kracker
 
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LightningBugs Mum
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Joined: 2004-09-26
Posts: 1604
Location: Fort Atkinson, WI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Howdy from Fort Atkinson!

You'll have plenty of caches to keep you busy down by Burlington.
 
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Team Hemisphere Dancer
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Joined: 2006-02-22
Posts: 2049
Location: Appleton, WI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome,

I can't help but wonder if you bought it for him or yourself? LOL

Regardless You will have a great time while out caching.

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Mrskracker
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Joined: 2007-11-30
Posts: 27
Location: Kansasville, WI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It really is for my husband.. I swear! Smile

But you know what? I after posting here, I went online and purchased a second smaller/cheaper GPSR for my kids for Christmas too!

They are homeschooled and we can definitely find a way to turn this into a wonderful educational experience for the kids!

Happy Hunting!
 
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furfool
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Joined: 2007-02-15
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Location: Granville

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the family, or what my wife calls, a cult. Check out the up coming events. The Waukesha Janboree is a good time and a chance to meet some wonderful people.

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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2373
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the party. We live in Rochester, so drop us a note if you want some company on your first hunts.
 
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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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Joined: 2007-03-18
Posts: 2231
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Greetings from Kenosha, and welcome to the addiction.

Are you still here? You should be out planting your first cache!!! Very Happy
 
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3 Hawks
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Joined: 2006-09-14
Posts: 277
Location: Oak Creek, WI

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You should have just purchased the tie. Well its too late now.

Welcome to the obsession!!
 
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Mrskracker
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Joined: 2007-11-30
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Location: Kansasville, WI

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tyedyeskyguy wrote:
Greetings from Kenosha, and welcome to the addiction.

Are you still here? You should be out planting your first cache!!! Very Happy


LOL I've had it in the back of my mind actually... what I would put in the cache and where I might plant it. I really LOVE the fact that we've got cooperation with the WDNR because I'm surrounded by State Parks and Wildlife Areas!

But I want to hunt for a while first, see how others do it so I can get more ideas on the where and how. Smile
 
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Mrskracker
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Joined: 2007-11-30
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Location: Kansasville, WI

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Deejay wrote:
Welcome to the party. We live in Rochester, so drop us a note if you want some company on your first hunts.


Thank you, much appreciated!

I see many people here are on "Teams" is it usually family teams or a group of close friends?
If we decided to form a family "team" would I have to create a new account here in order to log for the team?

Just sorta feeling things out. Thanks for any and all info!
 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
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Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mrskracker wrote:
Team Deejay wrote:
Welcome to the party. We live in Rochester, so drop us a note if you want some company on your first hunts.


Thank you, much appreciated!

I see many people here are on "Teams" is it usually family teams or a group of close friends?
If we decided to form a family "team" would I have to create a new account here in order to log for the team?

Just sorta feeling things out. Thanks for any and all info!


In order to log caches, you need to setup an account on geocaching.com. You can use the same name as you have here, or you can make a new name. It is your choice. Once you do this, you should edit your profile here to indicate your gc.com name. Most people have one account for their family, but there are many who have different accounts for individual members. Again, this is your call. Just do what makes sense for your situation.
 
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bnb
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Joined: 2003-05-20
Posts: 1037
Location: Colfax, WI

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to geocaching!

As to name/teams - in my family we each have our own geocaching.com name and WGA name. This is mostly because I first joined up with a name that included my children, but then my spouse got interested (and we usually geocache separately) and my son wanted his own ID. However, it is also useful on the WGA site to have your own separate ID's so you have distinct votes on WGA matters (16 and over). You can still have one vote per eligible member even with team names, but it may be easier (for those checking) if the WGA ID's are separate (if you plan on voting.)

I look forward to hearing about your Christmas Day geocache finds! Good luck! I hope the snow isn't too deep. (My first find was in many inches of fresh snow.)
 
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Buy_The_Tie
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Joined: 2002-07-12
Posts: 2792
Location: New Berlin, WI

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

3 Hawks wrote:
You should have just purchased the tie. Well its too late now.

Welcome to the obsession!!


Boy, I've heard that before! wink wink
 
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Johnny Cache
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Joined: 2005-08-30
Posts: 304
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mrskracker wrote:
But I want to hunt for a while first, see how others do it so I can get more ideas on the where and how. Smile


Me too. Laughing
 
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