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Featured Cacher For April 2012 - BBQBob2

Mar 15 2012 01:25 PM | Team Four Paw in Featured Cachers

BBQBob2 of Southeast Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
My friend Tim (Sparky) got me started in December 2007. He called up the GC map and showed me all these things that were hidden all over Houston, and some that I drove by every day. We started hunting at lunchtime and after work and I was hooked by Day 2. My wife Pat still remembers the old pre-caching days when a trip to the store only took an hour and didn’t result in heat stroke, PI and big thorn scratches on my arms.

How did you decide on your caching name?
We moved to Texas in 2003 and that was the first time I tasted true BBQ. My son Bobby and I soon started searching out good places, so bbqbob2 seemed like a good handle. He never caught the caching bug, but we still enjoy a BBQ run to Luling or Lockhart to see my daughter Beth.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
I started with a Garmin blue Legend that Tim lent me, then bought my own and after a few hundred finds switched to a Garmin 60Cx. I’m an old school guy, and the 60Cx has gone from cutting edge to old school in just the few years I’ve had it. Love the accuracy and reliability of the unit, for me it’s one of the best things Garmin has done.

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Featured Cacher For September 2011 - no muggle

Aug 31 2011 07:49 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

no muggle of Friendswood, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
no muggle: My sister, bittybit, and I were headed to a weekend long training for Texas Master Naturalists. I don’t know where she heard about it, but she handed me a stack of papers and said she had found something that sounded interesting. Anyway, I read the whole stack of papers out loud to her while she was driving, the whole time thinking it was the craziest, stupidest thing I had ever heard. Why would anyone want to do this? Neither of us had a GPS except the cars navigation system, which will only get you so close. I plugged in the coordinates to one just down the street from my mothers house which turned out to be in the park we played in as kids. I could only get within a few hundred feet with the car. I looked but couldn’t find anything, still convinced this was a crazy, stupid thing. Then, Bittybit bought one of those yellow Garmins and we went back. Well, we found a film canister in a tree stump with a log that was so moldy it was basically unsignable and that was it.

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Featured Cacher for August 2005 - UsMorrows

Jul 12 2005 11:38 AM | Team Four Paw in Featured Cachers

UsMorrows of La Porte, TX.
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How did you learn about caching?
UsMorrows: We were going camping in the back woods of Colorado for 2 weeks in July and August of 2001. I had discovered Topozone and told Frances we should get a GPS. She thought that was a good idea since she thinks I won't ask for directions (male stereotype thing) but then we saw very few people on some of the trails we went on. About a week after getting the GPS we saw segment on Geocaching on a news show, I think it was 60 minutes. I thought this would be a good way to learn how to use the GPS and we tried it at ""Texas Star"" in San Jacinto State Park. I think at the time there were about 150 caches in Texas and 40 in Colorado.

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Featured Cacher For August 2011 - cook cachers

Jul 30 2011 02:23 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

cook cachers of Katy, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
cook cachers: Oh Captain, my Captain had some friends who cached and he thought it would be something we could do as a family. At the time our three daughters were 21, 19 and 12, so while the first two sporadically cached with us, the youngest has been avid from the start. “She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Mentioned” logs as cachin shark. Since the Capt. is pretty busy in real life, I do most of the Houston area caching and will be answering many of the questions in first person. Only references to “The Capt.” apply to him in any way and all other answers, stories, lies and insinuations are my own.

How did you decide on your caching name?
cook cachers: We were so excited after our first day out at Stephen F. Austin State Park near San Felipe where we had grabbed 3 caches. When it came time to log them, creativity went out the window and we just used the most obvious names available. Later, after seeing other more interesting cache names, we talked about changing, but decided ours was good enough.

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Featured Cacher For March 2011 - Georeynozos

Mar 05 2011 05:17 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Georeyna of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Georeyna: A neighbor of mine, The Popeteers, got me interested in caching. It took her a couple of months, but after she lent me her Garmin and took me to some of her caches, the rest is history. I was hooked. She had to even remind me a couple of times to get an account, log my finds!! I experienced a whole new world, geocaching, and I knew I was hooked.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Georeyna: My caching name was decided by me. I wanted to include my whole family, so I came up with the name Georeyna. Will that worked for about a year and a few family members have fallen to the way side, so at the moment the name represents me, and at times family when they know a great event is on its way (like the Spring Fling), fun caches for kids, or a daytrip, then the rest of the family is involved, but the name is representative of me about 99.9% of time.

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Featured Cacher For August 10 - Lefty Writer

Jul 31 2010 08:24 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Lefty Writer of League City, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Mr. Lefty Writer: After purchasing my first GPSr, a Magellan 315, I was browsing for accessories when I saw this banner add for something called ""Geocaching."" It sounded interesting, so I clicked on the link to read more about it. Once on the Geocaching website, I knew this was something that would be fun, so I signed up for a free account and got started. I became a premium member after just a couple of weeks of caching. After that, though, I sort of went on an extended hiatus for a couple of years, and got back into it shortly before meeting my better half.

Mrs. Lefty Writer: I was introduced to Geocaching through Patrick when we first met. However, I would mispronounce the name as geo-cache'ing. Once I found my first TB, I was hooked!!

Mr. Lefty Writer: The first few times she called it geo-cach'ing, I didn't have the heart to tell her. Before our first event, though, I clued her in so she wouldn't be embarrassed.

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Featured Cacher For June 2009 - Gsguru

May 31 2009 09:27 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Gsguru of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Gsguru: My LEH (last ex-husband) told me he found this fantastic sport/game/thing that he is excited about and wanted to show me. I didn’t understand what he kept saying… cash, cash, cash WHAT??? Then he loaded me in the car and had this weird little gizmo he kept saying was going to show him where the CASH was.. I thought he was nuts and was very glad he was LEH, at this point.. LOL We stopped at the parking lot and got out. He kept following this little arrow. Now, I am positive he has lost it. But, we went to the coordinates of my first cache (GCJNAN) and the rest is history. I was a bit disappointed that it didn’t have cash in it though.. LOL

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Featured Cacher For July 2011 - GeoGeex

Jun 30 2011 09:29 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

GeoGeex of Katy, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
GeoGeex: I overheard two friends talking outside my door at work about finding cash. One was telling the other how they had planned out this family hike to find this cash. When they had arrived at GZ, they found themselves surrounded by an army of frogs or some such. But it had not deterred them and they found the cash in spite of the guardians. At this point, I didn’t know if they were talking about some book they had read, or maybe a movie or if they had just totally gone bonkers. In the interest of possibly scoring myself some of this cash, I inquired as to what they were talking about. After explaining to me that it wasn’t money they were after but a container with a piece of paper to sign in it that the entire family had embarked upon finding, I was still a little befuddled. They went on to tell me how much fun it was and how the kids really had a great time. They pointed me to geocaching.com and told me to check it out. I went to the website and did a quick search for the area I lived in. WOW! The place was loaded with hidden treasures! I bought a cheap GPS and printed out some caches that were located in a nearby soccer park. I really talked up how we were going treasure hunting to my 4 year old son and he was really keen on the idea. My wife joined us as we searched for these caches. It took us quite a bit to find our first one as we had no idea what we were looking for. But find it we did! Katy Park Bison Hunt: Tree (GC1AWT6) was our very first find. My son was jumping up and down and all excited. We went on to find several more caches in the park that day. We, as a family had a really great day but it will live in infamy as the day my wife became a caching widow. She now says that if there was a hundred dollar bill sitting on a bank across an alligator infested bayou, I would turn away, but put a piece of paper into a tube and call it a cache, now I MUST find a way to get over there!

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Featured Cacher For May 2011 - Agtitan

May 02 2011 10:41 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Agtitan of Atascocita, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Agtitan: My parents (rocky4) started caching in October 2009. I never really went along with them because I hadn't yet been infected with the "caching bug"! It wasn't until the next month that I found my first cache. We were at one of our favorite hole in the wall restaurants in Fulshear, TX, and my parents told me there was a cache just a hundred feet away. So, after we finished eating, we walked over to "Blink and Miss it!" (GC1QNG8). I really had no idea what I was looking for, but after a few minutes, I had the cache in my hand, and I was absolutely hooked! The rest is history!

How did you decide on your caching name?
Agtitan: Back in 2001, I came up with the name AgFrontier for a truck forum that I belonged to -- I had just bought a silver Nissan Frontier. I used Ag because Ag is the periodic symbol for silver. And Frontier obviously for the truck…so AgFrontier. I sold the Frontier in 2006 when I bought my new Nissan Titan. My Titan is dark gray color, so the Ag wouldn't really fit anymore…however, I had just become an Aggie getting my Masters degree at Texas A&M University. So, when I joined a Titan forum, I kept the Ag for Aggie, and added the Titan…hence AgTitan! It's been my online handle since then, and it was an easy choice for AgTitan when I registered on geocaching.com. On caches I find at night, I go by the name Night Time Ninja 019 (or NtN019 for short) -- more on that later.

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Featured Cacher For February 2011 - Lattitude_A...

Feb 01 2011 12:58 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Latitude_Attitude of Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Latitude_Attitude: Twitter….. Well actually I was following someone in twitter that I met at a local conference. We both are involved in educational technology and one of his tweets was about him finding a geocache with his iPhone. I didn’t have an iPhone at the time but it really looked cool. (I didn’t know about GPSr’s and geocaching at the time.) In December last year I finally purchased an iPhone and the geocaching app was one of the first things I downloaded. I did my first search and I was amazed! There were caches all over the place! I had mistakenly thought that there was just a handful in the Houston area and that they were all out in the woods or fields. I scouted out one geocache and took my sons out the next day and we ended up finding three that first day! (no DNF’s) The first cache we found was a Houston Control cache. Shortly after that Houston Control emailed me and offered to help me with any questions that I might have. I have taken him up on that offer several times.

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Featured Cacher For May 2010 - Manofsteel73

May 01 2010 09:29 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Manofsteel73 of Cypress, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Manofsteel73: I was attending a company training class in Phoenix and as a part of the training, we had to do a group presentation on any topic of interest. One of the individuals in my group was a geocacher. He explained geocaching to the group and we did our presentation on that subject. When I got back home from the training, I was telling my son about geocaching and he immediately got on the internet to check it out. After a couple of months of my son asking for a GPSr, I finally ordered one on the internet. The two of us made a couple of unsuccessful searches and finally a year to the date of creating the geocaching account, we found our first cache. We were hooked and the rest is history.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Manofsteel73: My son created the geocaching account using Manofsteel73. He played football and his teammates called him Man of Steel because of his strength. His football jersey number was 73 thus the father-son team was created. When my son went off to college, he created a separate cache name, Manofsteel72.

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Featured Cacher For June 2011 - Tantillos.com

Jun 01 2011 12:00 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Tantillos.com of Webster, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Tantillos.com: We saw an article about geocaching in the Houston Chronicle in fall 2006. Equipped with our old Garmin Street Pilot GPSr (yes, the one that weighs a ton and takes SIX AA batteries to run for five minutes outside of the car), we headed out to find our first cache. Our first find was a multi, Deep in the Park of Texas (GCX28C). The second cache we found was a light skirt cache. When we lifted that skirt and the matchstick container rolled out, we felt like spies, and we were hooked!

How did you decide on your caching name?
Tantillos.com: In hindsight, it would be fun to have come up with something caching clever. But, we chose tantillos.com because that’s our web site.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Tantillos.com: One day, we would love to log caches just by thinking about it, but until then, we use a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, the Geocaching app on our iPhones and GSAK to keep up with our stats.

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Featured Cacher For December 2010 - Nebulus703

Nov 30 2010 10:45 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Nebulus703 of Highlands/Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Nebulus703: I’ve always been the type to explore random places that nobody would ever go to. If there are a bunch of woods then I want to check them out. If there’s a huge empty field that I’ve never been in before then I want to run around in it. I would even climb buildings in urban areas just to see what the rooftops were like. Then one day as I was working I ran into my friend’s parents and we hadn’t seen each other in a really long time so we hit it off and got back up to date on what was going on with our lives. They mentioned having a new hobby known as geocaching. I thought, “What’s geo-cashing? Can I make money doing this?” They showed me their GPSr and started giving me details about their newfound hobby and every bit of it sounded really interesting. They showed me the website and where I could find my very first geocache. Later that night I went to the area where they told me to go and as soon as I found it I knew I was hooked. There’s something about that first cache that’s just magical. From there, I went home and set up an account and began looking for more in the area. I knew that I was going to enjoy this hobby because it allows me to explore like I normally do but this time I feel like I have more of a reason to do so.


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Featured Cacher For April 2011 - PlusOne

Mar 31 2011 08:44 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

PlusOne of Deer Park, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
PlusOne: My husband got in Geocaching back in late 2002 by watching a TV show featuring Letterboxing and Geocaching. Later, he went an event down near Webster and saw what was going on. He talked so much about the event, we started looking for a GPS. From then on, you see what he has become.

How did you decide on your caching name?
PlusOne: Nealon was wondering would be a good name for him, I came up with PARKERPLUS which is his last name and to include his wife as his partner I added PLUS. Later, he came up with PLUSONE for me.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
PlusOne: For me, I don’t have a GPS, I just use his GPS which is a Magellan Sports Trak which we used for many years until we lost it. Then we got a Garmin 60CXs.

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Featured Cacher For February 2010 - Voodoo Chicken

Feb 02 2010 10:16 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Voodoo Chicken of Friendswood, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Voodoo Chicken: When my family first moved to Texas from West Virginia, my son was given a science project where he had to collect a variety of wildflowers, press them and display them in an album. At some point in their education every child has done some version of this project with leaves or flowers but my son and I considered the project a huge waste of his time. We worked together in order to find all the different flower species and being new to the area I really enjoyed visiting the local parks. What I really loved was the hunt. During this same time I watched the movie “Into the Wild”, which is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, an adventurer, who hitchhiked across country to live in the wilderness of Alaska. I believe these two things created a synergistic effect, so when I read about geocaching online I knew it was something I had to try. It took me about an hour between first reading about geocaching to researching the closest geocache to my home, doing the Google Earth recon, and finding the cache. After finding that first cache, I immediately went home and ordered a GPSr off Amazon. I found a dozen more caches using the Google Earth method, including my first puzzle before I received the GPSr in the mail.

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Featured Cacher For September 2010 - Maxwell

Aug 31 2010 10:49 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Maxwells' Hammer of Katy, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Maxwell's Hammer: My brother Brian (Me-Tarzan) was in town visiting, and my husband Rob (Mr. Maxwell's Hammer) and I invited him to go with us for a walk. He asked, "Where are we going?" I replied, "Around the neighborhood. You know, for exercise." He asked, "Well, can we at least see if there are any Geocaches nearby and go look for them?" I said, "Geo-what?" And that was the beginning of my obsession.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Maxwell's Hammer: That's a good question. Most people think that I must be some crazy Beatles fanatic. I'm not, actually. I mean, they are a great band, but not my favorite. I was creating my account at Geocaching.com, and when I saw that I needed a caching name, nothing came to mind at first. But the song, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles happened to be playing on my iPod, and I thought, I'll use that for my name. It turned out to be too long, so I omitted the word "Silver" and "Maxwell's Hammer" was born. It turned out to be the perfect caching name for me.

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Featured Cacher For January 2010 - ggmorton

Jan 01 2010 07:46 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

GGMorton of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
ggmorton: A co-worker / friend of mine (jfox100) got me into geocaching in April 2006. I went to a NASCAR race with him in Fort Worth. We had arrived a bit early, and we were looking for something to kill some time. He didn’t have any information on local caches, so he called his buddy back in Houston to look up where we were and relay the cache information to us. We found 4 caches that day (3 traditionals and 1 puzzle). I was in scouts growing up (earned eagle BTW), so I knew right away that this was for me. As soon as I got back home, I ordered a GPSr from Amazon. I was solo caching by the next weekend.

How did you decide on your caching name?
ggmorton: I have used ggmorton as a login / username on many systems over the years, so this is the first thing I thought about using. It’s made up of my first and middle initial followed by my last name.

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Featured Cacher For November 2010 - BaytownBert

Oct 31 2010 08:31 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

BaytownBert of Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
BaytownBert: Back in 2003, I was introduced to the idea of geocaching by the famous Sam Morrow (UsMorrows). Sam was the Lab Super and since we are both computer nerds, we would share and compare each morning while I was passing by on my rounds. I found about 40 caches before I came to the conclusion my bride was not interested and since I had numerous other hobbies, I decided to drop geocaching in favor of continuing mutual interests. Now years later, I decided it was time I get back to hiking and well, geocaching gives me a reason to be on the trail, plus it’s a reward for the labor.

How did you decide on your caching name?
BaytownBert: I’ve been BaytownBert online (300 bps) before Al Gore invented the Internet. I moved to Baytown in 1974 and put down roots. I do my best to promote the city and surrounding area on a daily basis and folks recognize my name for the proactive work I do here and my columns in the Baytown Sun and my blog.

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Featured Cacher For July 10 - Great Birds

Jun 30 2010 08:31 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Great Birds of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Great Birds: We were camping with my YMCA Trailblazers group, one of the dads hid a few caches at Hammon Ranch for us to find and let us use a GPS. After a few hours of hiking across Hill County in the cold and rain, I was hooked.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Great Birds: The two Chinese symbols used for my last name (I am told) are Great and Bird. When I chose to use it as a plural, I had hopes my kids would be joining me often.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Great Birds: I use a Garmin GPSMap 60 while in the field. I have cache descriptions saved on my smart phone and usually have a fully updated copy of GSAK on the netbook computer in the car.

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Featured Cacher For January 2011 - Sunshot99

Jan 02 2011 07:53 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Sunshot99 of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Sunshot99: I saw a TV show, even before caching was born, about a group of friends in Seattle that would hide boxes on trails in Washington and trade coordinates with their friends. I thought it was cool and I would get to use GPS.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Sunshot99: I have used the same name from my email since the 90’s when I was working in Mississippi. It is a surveying term where you use the sun’s location at a specific time to locate yourself on the globe. It has become a lost art with GPS but still a great thing to know.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Sunshot99: I have a Garmin Dakota 20 and I love it. I have used several different Garmin’s and Magellan’s but really love all the new features on the Dakota.

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Featured Cacher For October 2010 - Zoothornrollo

Oct 01 2010 11:24 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Zoothornrollo of Houston (Clear Lake), TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Zoothornrollo: A few years ago, we received a Christmas letter from a friend that mentioned Geocaching and thought it sounded like something interesting to do someday. Then a few weeks later, we went with our son and his friend (lazerpuppynerdsammich) and watched them find one in Sylvan Rodriguez Park. None of us had a GPSr, just a satellite picture.
Mrs. Z's school has a Fun February Teacher Trivia quiz. Teachers submit a little known fact about themselves, and others have to guess who it is. Having run out of ideas for the quiz, she said that her new hobby was Geocaching. We borrowed a GPSr and found one on our own so she wouldn't be lying about the hobby. Of course we have been at it ever since.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Zoothornrollo: A few years ago, we received a Christmas letter from a friend that mentioned Geocaching and thought it sounded like That is ENTIRELY Mr. Z's fault. When he was looking for some caches to find, he was creating the account and needed to come up with a name. He chose a band member from a very obscure band from his teenage days. Ever heard of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band? I didn't think so! He didn't know that we would be signing that long name so often. Mrs. Z. reminds him all the time.

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Featured Cacher For June 2010 - Rich & Lola

May 31 2010 08:22 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Rich & Lola of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Rich & Lola: Our nephews, (Hallboysx3+), took us to a cache named Zoom Zoom Zoom (GC3C5F) and after that we went to the Smokey Mountains for a vacation and got hooked on the game.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Rich & Lola: It started as Rich6467 but after 300 caches and Lola doing all but 1, (see most embarrassing Geo-Moment), we decided to add her name.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Rich & Lola: We started with a Magellan Map330 and after a couple of years upgraded to a Garmin 60cs and got rid of the Magellan all together. We added a 2nd Garmin 60csx.

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Featured Cacher For April 2010 - FamilieRyan

Mar 31 2010 11:07 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

FamilieRyan of Katy, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
FamilieRyan: When we were living in upstate New York, our son’s class had an activity where parents came in and helped on a “high tech” scavenger hunt. The teacher explained the concept of geocaching and we had some fun following the GPSr around and finding a few ammo cans around campus. Our son developed an interest and did some online research on geocaching, but we let it go for a while as we were in the process of moving to Texas. After a couple of months in Houston, we went out one day with the visiting grandparents and found our first couple of caches and we were hooked!

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Featured Cacher For October 2006 - HoustonControl

Sep 30 2006 10:41 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

HoustonControl of Baytown, TX.
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How did you learn about caching?
Houston Control: You know, what amazes me is how long it took for me to discover caching. I’ve always been somewhat of a techy guy – not to the degree that some of these computer techs/IM folks on this site are, but pretty savvy for an old guy. I had a laptop, with DeLorme mapping software installed, to which I attached an external GPS receiver and used for navigation. I think I first used it on a motorhome vacation my wife and I took in the summer of 2000 with my Dad. We used it for several other car trips, but the laptop and all the wires got cumbersome to deal with, so I started shopping for a standalone GPS unit I could use in the car. In February of 2005, I ordered a Garmin iQue M5 PDA-style GPS just for that purpose. After I ordered it (but before it came in), I was surfing the net one night at work and a post about GPS use on the Baytown Sun (newspaper) online forum caught my eye. Someone was asking if anyone knew anything about geocaching. I started reading, went to geocaching.com, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Featured Cacher For March 2010 - MuddyWaterGirl

Mar 01 2010 12:29 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

MuddyWaterGirl of Humble, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
MuddyWaterGirl: It had been quite a while since I'd seen anyone from high school and this time, when the Reunion invitation came, I decided it was time to go take a peek on the Classmates site first. That's where I saw the term GeoCaching for the very first time. It was listed as a hobby for someone I had gone to school with. All I needed to hear was about the outdoors, and the little adventures, and just the tiniest hint of mystery and stealth and I was ready to go! I wrote to BW and he helped me decide on a name and made some helpful suggestions on GPS hardware and what to stock in the geomobile. I went online and to my disbelief, found out that there was a cache at the end of my street (Blue Bayou – GCH1DJ since 2003) where the road dead ends into a flood control ditch! All those years we had been wondering why people kept parking there and jogging into the woods for 10 minutes then out again … now I knew! They were cachers! Guys, I do apologize for all those times we called the police on you! I just had to go find this cache! I had yet to purchase anything but with help from my new caching buds, one in Dallas and one in California – I grabbed one son and 3 grandkids and headed out to find our first cache – no GPS, no prior experience! Between my new geobuds BW and RF, I was sent a satellite image of where the cache was and some distances to work with. BW stayed on the phone with me for much of the hunt. As we parked at the end of the road - like all those other suspicious looking people before us - I started getting a little rush. The Mission Impossible theme started playing in my head and soon, with my slightly bewildered entourage trying to keep up with me, we were nearing what looked like GZ. We searched and searched – not knowing what we were looking for since we'd never done this before… And after 30 minutes and several phone calls to our landline assist, no luck! But, that's when I knew I HAD to get a GPS'r and Find That Cache!!

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