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Finally meeting a geocacher you really respect

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Without mentioning names or geohandles, have you ever been mildly shocked when you finally meet a geocacher you really respect and find out they are not what you thought?

Meeting Baytown Bert for the first time and realizing he is super creepy...

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Who's the creeper now BB?

I just went to your profile on GC.com to see what's your most recent cache was to figure out who you were alluding to...  :ph34r:

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I am not sure I have had that experience.  I think I was event-centered from the beginning of my geocaching career so I met people in person before I really had an awareness of or preconceived notions from logs.

 I was just telling TexasDreamWeaver over the weekend about my impressions when I first met him - which was right when I first got into geocaching - he had this Beatles Yellow Submarine compass, a walking stick with all these emblems on it, and like a vest or a hat with geocaching swag - I thought he was full of magical adornments and it really set me up thinking that all geocachers were going to be like these magical people with surplus fun surprises. And, that same weekend I met Snoogans for the first time as well.  It took me a while to gradually realize that geocachers were just normal people.

Well...normal being a relative term....

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I'm pretty sure Keely had that same Jennifer Lawrence reaction above when she first saw me at an event... :)

Wouldn't you like to think that!  LOL!

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BB's got me curious as to what/who sparked this thread.   I guess I'll probably never know.  

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Kathy, every cacher I've met has been unique and for he most part sociable.  Some I liked immediately and they know it, The others are all pleasant and friendly.  However, there are a few out there that might be a little weirder than is normal.

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I'm just not sure why you thought it was so weird that I like to cache in a chicken suit on my skateboard.

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Kathy, every cacher I've met has been unique and for he most part sociable.  Some I liked immediately and they know it, The others are all pleasant and friendly.  However, there are a few out there that might be a little weirder than is normal.

Uh oh. ;D

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Following suit with @HoustonControl, I've always wanted to meet ParkerPlus.

I get the feeling he's like THE Yoda of Houston geocaching. :smitten:

(Similarly, when you hold someone to such high regard I imagine he'll be looking at me like: What?!)

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Kathy, every cacher I've met has been unique and for he most part sociable.  Some I liked immediately and they know it, The others are all pleasant and friendly.  However, there are a few out there that might be a little weirder than is normal.

Uh oh. ;D

 

I don't think Bert was talking about you.  He should have known you were weird.  I just surprised he voluntarily got in a kayak with you.  :laugh:

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Kayaking with Davarle was the highlight of the day and that is the truth.

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Following suit with @HoustonControl, I've always wanted to meet ParkerPlus.

I get the feeling he's like THE Yoda of Houston geocaching. :smitten:

(Similarly, when you hold someone to such high regard I imagine he'll be looking at me like: What?!)

 

come to events - especially the ABC ones on 3rd thursday.  P+ shows up often.  last weekend at the tool belt check, my GPS took off with P+ and my redhead for the first two stages and had fun before we even got started ourselves.

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You gotta respect Parker+ not just for all he's done/accomplished in/for the Houston area geocache wise, but also that he's still  doing it!

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Did anyone get a good picture of P+ on his golf cart at the Texas Challenge?  

 

That was classic.....especially since he was flying the pirate flag on the cart and didn't know it until our small army of pink-tape-wielding competitors showed up and taped the pirate into oblivion. Lol. I think gsguru took a pic. Someone was snapping photos. I remember it was happening while we were taping the flag down.

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Following suit with @HoustonControl, I've always wanted to meet ParkerPlus.

I get the feeling he's like THE Yoda of Houston geocaching. :smitten:

(Similarly, when you hold someone to such high regard I imagine he'll be looking at me like: What?!)

 

come to events - especially the ABC ones on 3rd thursday.  P+ shows up often.  last weekend at the tool belt check, my GPS took off with P+ and my redhead for the first two stages and had fun before we even got started ourselves.

 

 

I've attended two events recently, (I think I'm averaging like 1 a month now??), & I'm really looking forward to another next month! 

I honestly couldn't make it to the two you've mentioned.

Dare I say, on the geocaching board, that geocaching takes the backseat sometimes?  :o

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blasphemy!!  :startled:

 

there's also a surprise bday event for OHL's son at the Rudy's bbq between 518 and Nasa in Oct, so we'll have at least two dinner events in the clear lake area in October.  we're all done for this month I think.

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Following suit with @HoustonControl, I've always wanted to meet ParkerPlus.

I get the feeling he's like THE Yoda of Houston geocaching. :smitten:

(Similarly, when you hold someone to such high regard I imagine he'll be looking at me like: What?!)

 

come to events - especially the ABC ones on 3rd thursday.  P+ shows up often.  last weekend at the tool belt check, my GPS took off with P+ and my redhead for the first two stages and had fun before we even got started ourselves.

 

 

Dare I say, on the geocaching board, that geocaching takes the backseat sometimes?  :o

 

 

Heresy! Blasphemer! Get a stake, some dry brush, and some matches! :)

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Following suit with @HoustonControl, I've always wanted to meet ParkerPlus.

I get the feeling he's like THE Yoda of Houston geocaching. :smitten:

(Similarly, when you hold someone to such high regard I imagine he'll be looking at me like: What?!)

 

come to events - especially the ABC ones on 3rd thursday.  P+ shows up often.  last weekend at the tool belt check, my GPS took off with P+ and my redhead for the first two stages and had fun before we even got started ourselves.

 

 

Dare I say, on the geocaching board, that geocaching takes the backseat sometimes?  :o

 

 

Heresy! Blasphemer! Get a stake, some dry brush, and some matches! :)

 

 

Geocaching takes a backseat for me too. All my backseats are occupied by my geo-box, cache containers, various search accessories, adventure gear, etc. Occasionally I'll throw a cacher back there, too, but only if they're good at puzzles. :D

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