This morning, I picked up my 44th FTF on a cache called Trash to Cache and received a nice FTF geocoin that I will put in my next hide.
Over this past year, I have logged the following:
|Total Caches Found*||750|
|All Event Cache Types||20|
|Cache In Trash Out Event||2|
Benchmarks don't count in the total. Dang it! :( I love the virtuals and I'm so disappointed in Groundspeak on dragging their feet bringing them back. On the bright side, I have found Opencaching.US and they allow virtuals, webcams, guest books and other items that Geocaching.com does not. There are not as many OCUS caches since it's fairly new, but I hope it catches on as I enjoy doing both. I have found a few actual Letteboxes outside of the Hybrid listed above and I really enjoy them. I wish there were more Letterbox Hybirds out there because I really enjoy finding the stamps and creating a journal of ones that I have found. I have hidden a few of these myself and I hope others will follow suit.
Over this past year, I have met several wonderful people that I consider to be good friends now that I would have probably never met otherwise. I really look forward to our Brazos Valley Geocacher get togethers and CITO events. It's always nice when my son joins me on the hunt and we get to take our dog with us. I enjoy the family time outdoors. I have had fun doing the "Park N Grabs", but I really enjoy the ones that involve hiking or biking on trails out in nature. When I can combine geocaching and camping, I'm very happy. I had a blast at my first Texas Challenge just a couple of weeks ago in Huntsville, although I think I overdid it on one of the bike runs to pick up one of the evil hides afterwards.
I look forward to a new year and new adventures and new YAPIDKAs!