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Cacher of the Month - December 2009

ernie&bert&elmo&grover

ernie_bert_elmo_grover
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!

Cacher of the Month - November 2009

trag_cachers

trag_cachers
trag_cachers

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.

Cacher of the Month - October 2009

The Old Bat

The Old Bat
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!

  1. 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.

Cacher of the Month - September 2009

Xplorer and Ramblin' Rose

Xplorer and Ramblin' Rose
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.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
    March 12, 2005 with the 'Pointed House' (GCM73R) as a team although Xplorer found 2 before that while snowmobiling with FreeS and Curiouser and Curiouser (Teal's Treasure, GCJMHA) on Jan. 29th and 1Q4J (FLGC) in Feb.

Cacher of the Month - August 2009

glacier_ice

glacier_ice
glacier_ice

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?

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
    My first cache find was November 11, 2006. That was a bit of a how-to, lesson.

Cacher of the Month - July 2009

Wagonmaker

Wagonmaker
Wagonmaker

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.

Cacher of the Month - June 2009

Bergmannfamily

Bergmannfamily
Bergmannfamily

Yet again this improvising reporter has the pleasure of providing the intro for this month's cacher of the month. And again I have never met this family. I really must attend more events. So off to the profile page I go.
Looking at the profile picture I have determined that this family is proud of the fact they have no cavities. The last time I saw that many teeth I was at the dentist office.
The Bergmannfamily arrived on the caching scene in April 2007. Their mission is to reintroduce the almost extinct rural cache.

Cacher of the Month - May 2009

Shinook and White Juan

Shinook & White Juan
Shinook & White Juan

Having never met Shinook and White Juan I was asked to provide an intro for the cacher of the month honor. After a visit to their profile page this is what I found:
Shinook aka Macho Man, aka Randy Savage, moved to Canada in 2004 after retiring from pro wrestling. The constant hounding of the Paparazzi drove this duo to Northern Manitoba. With all the new found spare time they began Geocaching as a way to stay in shape.
Along with White Juan they have travelled all across Canada making guest appearances at local wrestling events.

Cacher of the Month - March 2009

manitoba marauders

manitoba marauders
manitoba marauders

The manitoba marauders have been caching for a little over a year and half. In that short amount of time, they were able to hide at least 26 caches around Portage la Prairie, including the popular and challenging puzzle cache Manitoba ABC Soup (GC1E9KJ). By hiding these caches, the manitoba marauders now have 50% of the caches in the area and are attracting many geocachers to the Portage la Prairie area.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. September 9 2007

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. Daemun, our son, who was going to University in Winnipeg, came home one weekend with an interesting travel bug. We found several caches around Portage that weekend (with no GPS), and I was hooked. We soon purchased a GPSr as "we would also be able to use it to find out exactly how many acres are in a field"!!! Still haven't actually done this but it sounded good at the time!


Cacher of the Month - February 2009

Ginny212

Ginny212
Ginny212 (with brother-in-law, neice, nephew and geomutt)

Tobey of 3T's&aG writes: "Ginny212 (aka Jilly) is an awesome friend and always up for a good time. Jilly prefers the nice hikes to find a cache or three and is famous for her cache races, deep fried turkey, and her wonderful sense of balance (sorry Jilly but honestly, she's always had amazing balance when out caching with me). A kindred spirit in the hating of micros, I look forward to finding more caches with the one and only ginny212!"

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started caching March 5, 2006. Halter Park was the closest cache to the house we were in at the time.