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One of the rewarding things about looking after the Cacher of the Month page is the ability to learn new things about cachers that you think you know. This month we go to the NorMan area of the province to find our Cachers of the Month, RW/RW. I was surprised to read that they do not live in the province full time, spending their winters on Vancouver Island. I have it from a reputable source (me), that the best kind of people are from Vancouver Island. Having recently found their 3,000th geocache, it appropriate that they are recognized this month for their efforts. If you get an opportunity, visit their profile page to see a beautiful oil painting by RW(he).
Siafhir - that is not something you get to say very often. I have met Siafhir at a few events and he insists that he has made no movies and does not go by the name of Matt Damon. Look at the pictures.
This investigative reporter has found some interesting co-incidences regarding the activities of "Siafhir". He was not heard from or seen here while the Oscars were on. (The TMZ reporter training school is really working for me now!) You would think that being Jason Bourne, traveling around the world he have found a few more international caches.
During the past year has worked on no less than 4 films and a voice for Happy Feet 2. This also explains the few caches he has found recently.
Here is wishing he maintains his duo identity (nudge, nudge wink, wink, say no more) and brings Julia Roberts and the rest of the Ocean's crew to town someday.
ernie&bert&elmo&grover would like to nominate GeoPahkers, two of the most generous and congenial cachers we've ever met. They were very patient with us (with two young kids) at our first ever geocaching event (Cache the Marsh 3) and have created some very fun and unique hides. The time, effort (and money) they put into Trick or Cache? was amazing. In our humble opinion, they are most deserving of being featured as "Cachers of the Month".
- When did you start Geocaching?
Improvising Reporter has the scoop. OH2MIC has finally caved in and answered some questions for the CoTM honor. With that said lets be off to his profile page to write the intro. What does OH2MIC mean? Well I had to ask Chewys for the translation. No it is not the chemical composition of maple syrup. As usual we go the picture. From this one we can see that OH2MIC likes street signs. After a visit to his house I found he has every room in the house covered with street signs obtained from every province and country he has visited in the past few years. We also see that OH2MIC is the Special Events Coordinator for the Manitoba Geocaching Association. This really translates into: he knows how to organize a party. OH2MIC has found over 5200 caches in his short career. OH2MIC started caching just after his nemesis OHMIC started in March 2003. He has matched OHMIC cache for cache ever since. When he gets to 10000 caches, his skills of "Special Event Coordinator" will be utilized for the BIG party. We are all looking forward to the 10000 cache as I am sure there will be fireworks at this party.
bert, grover, elmo, ernie
I have known "grover" for a long time but did not know he was a geocacher until we ran into each other at the Oak Hammock Marsh event. This has renewed our friendship and we now get together for caching excursions whenever we can, and our kids really enjoy playing with each other at the events. The Muppets, as I call them, are also an interesting cacher right now as they are on a LONG caching streak, I think it is getting close to 200 days now! I highly recommend them for cacher of the month!
Yey... it's improvising time again. trag_cachers - what can I say about trag_cachers? Really...what can I say about trag_cachers? Well it was off to the profile page again. I am not sure if Mr. T is aware that a lot of us have a hard time looking at profile pictures that are only 1cm tall. Dragging out the magnifying glass, I must assume the 100 is the number of the caches they found or it could be a ransom amount for the kid. Now the light goes on - g - traG, part of his entourage. OK he is a family man. Maybe the 100 is the number of the kid. Wow that is a big family.
Well that is enough from my imagination. I know Mr.T is a huge Bomber fan. ( I wonder if trag_cachers are fans?) Too bad the Bombers have such a (insert negative adjective) coach. (But that is a whole new web page) I can see that this family enjoys caching and we will see more them (if they use a bigger profile pic) in the near future. Congrats trag_cachers for being the Cacher of the Month.
The Old Bat
Well, I (Ramblin' Rose) have really appreciated getting to know The Old Bat and caching with her on our WOW Minneapolis expeditions so I would nominate her! I can't really provide much of an intro except that she's a fun person to cache with as she's got a great sense of humour and she's Junglehair's mom. She's also a great scrapbooker - loved the one she did of our first trip!
- When did you start Geocaching?
I started caching August 11, 2002. I met my daughter Sandra (Junglehair) and my son, Doug (Marvin_from_Mars) in Waterloo, Ontario and Sandra wanted to introduce me to the sport. It was her birthday that weekend, so off we went to go caching. Our first stop was at a Dollar Store to pick up swag and to find me a stamp. They already had the Halloween stamps out and I saw this bat stamp and said "That's me". The Old Bat out caching with you kids.) I figured it was something I would do for that day and then forget about it. I didn't own a GPS. Little did I know how hooked I would get.When I started caching there were 49 caches within 100 mile radius of my house, now there are 1400 within a 50 mile radius. My how things have changed.
Xplorer and Ramblin' Rose
It's improvising time again. WHAT?...NO PROFILE PICTURE!!! Now I have to read their own description.
Wow, Xplorer and Ramblin Rose are two people that enjoy life, being with their grand children and each other. With thirteen grandchildren I assume they have been married for a few years, which is an accomplishment nowadays.
Sorry, but I can’t make anything up about these people. They are genuinely nice people that everyone should get to meet. Congrats Xplorer and Ramblin Rose on being the Cachers of the Month.
I have been deprived of an improvising intro this month. Someone decided that they would be nice and get it all right!
May we present, for your worship and admiration, glacier_ice! Caching since late 2006, glacier_ice has recently been snatching up the finds and dealing out the clever hides! He recently made is 1000th cache find and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon! Is there anything glacier_ice can’t do?
- When did you start Geocaching?
My first cache find was November 11, 2006. That was a bit of a how-to, lesson.
It's improvising time again. A new CoTM and new intro is required. Off to the profile page I go.
I can see that Wagonmaker does not make wagons. He doesn't even own a little red wagon. From his picture we do see that he loves riding on trains. Although trains get you to many distant lands, like Grosse Isle, Manitoba, the "cache along route" feature at GC.com seems to go to waste. We can see that he has been caching for some time now.
Recently he topped the 1200 finds with 200 in one month. Not bad for a guy that finds caches by train. He did get the train the stop once by pulling that handle, but people kept yelling at him in a strange language. With all the muggles yelling at him he could not focus on finding the cache. So he went back to the train and started reading the consumer reports book for a new car.
Well, we hope he gets a car soon so he can use all the features at GC.com
And that is my truth for this month.