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Featured Cacher For August 2007- Nov64

Nov64 of Willis, TX.
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How did you learn about caching?
Nov64: I first heard about Geocaching on the forums at WheresGeorge back in 2004. Then my Mom, Nov2, and I went on a cruise in April of 2005 with a friend, tafolla. So, when we were at St Thomas, tafolla dragged me along to find Dock Sider (GCHBMC). After about 10 minutes, tafolla lifted up a light skirt… I was thinking how cool was that? I was hooked. Came home … dusted off my Dad’s old Magellan……..

What kind of equipment used (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)?
Nov64: At first I tried to use my Dad’s Magellan… but that was like a Model T… wasn’t Geocaching friendly. So, after few attempts, I gave up on the Magellan and bought myself a Garmin Etrex VistaC. Since the first Garmin, I’ve upgraded. I now have a Garmin 60CSx with City Navigator 8.0 maps installed.
I use a Zire72 Palm and GSAK7 for PQ’s and am caching paperless.
What are your all-time favorite cache/s and or adventure whilecaching?
Nov64: There’s a lot caches that I like to talk about… Dock Sider (GCHBMC) being my first cache is a favorite. ScurvyDog's ""Copper Top"" (GCKZTF) in Long Beach, CA. is another one... it’s one of these caches that it takes 3 or 4 tries to get but once you find it, you go “WOW”!!

I guess my all time favorite is the Four Cache Loop (GCD100) – When I first heard about the FCL, 10 miles, I said “No Way”… Up until December 2005 I was a city girl and hiking to me was going to the mall. But after the Texas Challenge05 and after talking with Snoogans, gsguru8306 and Tx_Secsy, tafolla and I did the FCL. It was really “fun” getting WP3 and it was worth being sore for 3 days to get that Four Cache Loop patch. I had so much fun that this past April, I did the FCL again with a bunch of Houston area cachers. I was only sore for a day this time. =)

Do you have any other hobbies?
Nov64: Where's George.
Amateur Radio, I have been a Ham since I was 12 years old and I hold an Advanced Class License. I love to travel and take cruises so it’s cool that caching gives me a “reason” to go down the next road to see where it will take me.
I love to read, go see movies and play poker.

Have any "Most embarrassing Geo-moment" you would like to share? Details please!
Nov64: For the most part I cache by myself so if I had a ""Most Embarrassing Geo-moment"", there is no one there to see it. The only thing I have done was when I was looking for One Degree of Separation Seedpod: “Mouse” (GCY0QD), I slipped and got all muddy so I had to change clothes in the parking lot.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Nov64: I was born in November of 1964 so I went with Nov64.

What is your favorite type of cache (traditional, multi, puzzle) and why?
Nov64: I love them all and it sort of depends on the mood I’m in. I really like the Virtual Caches. A Virtual for the most part will take me to an interesting site and will give me some history that I may or may not know. Most times a virtual will take me to an out of the way place that I normally would not visit.

Tell us about your cache mobile.
Nov64: I have a 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible.

Do you currently have any caching goals that you are working towards?
Nov64: I plan on getting into the club 1,000 in the next week. I am working on the Texas County Challenge (GCRX6F) right now and I have 74 Counties off the list. Another goal I have is to cache in all 50 States… I have 21 States so far.

Is it all about the numbers?
Nov64: I like the numbers but I’m not obsessive about it.

Thanks for this interview. Is there anything you would like to add?
Nov64: Yes….. In the last year and half that I have lived in Texas you guys have been great. At all of the events and non-events I’ve gone to I have had a blast and I always look forward to the next one…..

I came, I saw, I cached.
Patty ~ Willis, TX.