CacheCrazy.Com: GUEST POST - Beth from TheDunsilFamily

Saturday, April 2, 2011

GUEST POST - Beth from TheDunsilFamily

It's a unique opportunity to introduce to you Beth and her caching team TheDunsilFamily on CacheCrazy.Com. In this guest post she describes her impression of geocaching from a muggle perspective and how she came to learn the sport. If you are like me, it rekindled my own "first" experience and acquaintance to geocaching. Enjoy her smooth style of writing and her story.


Howdy fellow cachers!


I'm Beth, one of the four members of TheDunsilFamily. (and, as you will soon realize, quite the talker!) This also includes my husband, Joey, and my sons, Jacob (7) and Joey (affectionately known as JoJo - 4). Our caching adventures started last May, when my brother, Michael (NinjaJedi), the biggest nerd on the planet, came to visit us one weekend with his fiance, Sammi (Dolli Momma). It was a gorgeous day, and we had planned on going to Francis Slocum for a hike and picnic. He decided that while we did that, we may as well grab some caches while we were there. I, of course, had no idea what he was talking about. Our family had always been avid hikers and outdoorsy folk. But what was this "geocaching" nonsense he spoke of?



I recalled him mentioning something about going out in the woods with a GPS and finding hidden containers last year when he visited. At the time, I thought it was so lame. What a geektastic thing to do! He had taken our parents out, and my father loved it. He even went as far as purchasing a lock and lock container and some swag to eventually place his own cache. (which has yet to happen) I had absolutely no interest in rummaging through the forest, searching aimlessly for some random container full of junk. I loved hiking. I was afraid that having a goal - finding a cache - would take away from the reason I loved it. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the nature and my surroundings. I would be so focused on the hunt that I wouldn’t be able to step back, take a million photos, and just breathe in that fresh air.



Little brother insisted I at least give it a try. He promised I would love it. He went on to geocaching.com and printed out some caching maps (that I looked at like they were in a foreign language) and we were off on this “adventure” he dreamt up.



When we arrived at the park, the excitement factor was high. Mike and Sammi were pumped to introduce their favorite hobby to us (and have some new blood to hunt with them) and we were really curious to learn all about this, and hopefully love it as much as they did. I figured that anything I can do that involves hiking and the great outdoors couldn’t be less than awesome. Not to mention their promises of cool and interesting “treasures“. We started off on our journey, GPS and maps in hand, and an overwhelming sense of discovery looming. Of course, I had no idea what I was looking at when bro showed me the coordinates and the direction in which we had to walk to find the cache, so we just fell back and followed them. When we approached GZ, the two of them looked at each other, grinning ear to ear, and took off in a mad dash to find their “treasure”. Apparently, they are in an endless competition to see who can find more caches first.



The fam blindly looked around, under, inside, and through everything we could think of in the general vicinity, while Mike and Sammi were more precise, calculating direction and looking in the places they knew caches were hidden often. We, of course, didn’t have this advantage. When we’d looked for what seemed like an hour (but was probably only about 10 minutes), I got frustrated and gave up. This was not the exciting, enthralling “adventure” they promised me. In fact, it was quite annoying. I sat on a rock, rolling my eyes, mumbling under my breath about how I could be hiking and taking photos of beautiful scenery right about then… but instead, I was watching a bunch of lunatics lift rocks looking for some sort of elusive container of unknown origin.



Through the haze of my aggravation, I heard a giddily proud, “FOUND IT!!!” off in the distance. I looked up and saw everyone standing huddled over their finally found treasure. I hopped up and joined them, sifting through a large ammo box plum full of various trinkets. I was stunned! They actually found it! I can honestly say I don’t remember what was in it. The pure elation of actually discovering it (not personally, but witnessing the find), and the joy and grins on my boys faces is what is emblazoned in my memory. I realized in that moment that it wasn’t so much what was in the cache that mattered, but simply the process of finding it. The teamwork and laughs… the sense of accomplishment… the excitement and joy on my children’s faces. THOSE are the real treasures.



Until next time… love one another!



Beth

9 comments:

Dodger said...

The biggest nerd on the planet? Somebody named NinjaJedi? No way. I don't believe it.

Great article - enjoyed it!

Benizerith said...

Hahaha Dodger! I know, right?

Thanks! I enjoyed writing it. :)

BigAl said...

Beth, Great article. I love hearing how folks got into Geocaching. It's funny how many people don't think they will like it and then before you know it they're caching right along with you. Hope to meet you on the trails someday or at an event. Cache on.

Jedi Master said...

I told you you would love it if you just gave it a chance. Look at you now, catching up to us in numbers. :) We just found 11 on Sunday, we don't get out that often during the school year, but when we do Dolli Momma makes sure we find a lot. When you come in we'll have to find a good park with tons we can all find together! :)

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Shannon Smith said...


How I Got My Ex Husband Back...........

I am Shannon by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address Makospelltemple@yahoo.com , have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2 days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for Dr.Mako. His email: Makospelltemple@yahoo.com OR. his phone number: +2348108737816.

Mary said...

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Unknown said...

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