I finally made it to MY FIRST MEGA. It was here in my home state of Arizona.... and somehow I was able to get the day off. The event started at 9:00am on Sunday. I ended up staying at a VERY nearby hotel. All I had to do was walk out my door and go down the steps, it was awesome. I could see the event location from my window!
While I know a big part of these events is meeting new people, as a sole cacher they can be a little intimidating. So I was thrilled to see my caching pal KennyV grabbing the cache next to my hotel as I walked to the event.
I always have a hard time with train caches, too many places to hide those micros!
We met up with RETIKON, TrekStarl and KennyV's wife. That was pretty much our "gang" for the day. We did some mingling - met a LOT of people and saw many familiar faces. We visited the booths where I got a couple things (GIVEAWAY MONDAY) and saw the OCB (origianl can of beans). For those of you that don't know, it is an item that was in the VERY FIRST EVER Geocache. I honestly don't know why people GET SO EXCITED ABOUT IT... but they do.
It's a good thing I'm not its keeper.... I'd be too tempted to crack it open and see whats growing inside.
They also had little penny picking up game with a CITO theme set up. You had to use a trash picker-upper and see how many pennies you could get in 30 seconds. I got 12. At the time the record was 15. :-(
The event also included a poker run (which we did not participate in) and a game they kept calling "The G Spot" over the loud speaker, I think the guy just liked saying that. Officially on the GC page I think they called it closest to the pin ;-). For that game, you plug the coordinates in you GPS and put a flag where you GPS tells you GZ is located. Closest to the actual (not marked) location wins. It wasn't me.
TO BE CONTINUED.....