Thursday, November 20, 2008
Well lessee here, we start off with a beautiful crisp fall day in Oxford, North Carolina. I am about four miles from work and currently have a huge smile on my face. How come? Clean Sheets!
No I am not talking about the kind you pull over your head when the alarm goes off. Though that is always nice, no, I am talking about geocache log sheets. When no one has found the cache and you are the First To Find it. We call them FTFs and for some it is better than a cup of coffee from the excitement they generate.
For me it is the anticipation of the hunt and the possible reward that gets me going. When a new cache is published it is common knowledge and everyone knows it. The early bird really gets the worm in this case. It all depends on who is closest and has the most ambition. For many FTFs are a badge of honor which allows bragging rights. I am definitely one of those cachers. Some try to pooh-pooh FTFs and say they do not mean anything but for me it is all part of the game and I like winning! I have talked to many a cacher who has driven 50-60 miles for a FTF. Of course that was before the gasoline prices went through the roof, but that is another post.
Anyhoo, I was not only able to get one FTF today but two. This double burst of geocaching goodness were nice finds in semi wooded areas. Both were relatively close to the road and did not require too much bushwacking which was great. I did have to go to work afterwards. Both were small sized and nicely placed. I don't want to give too many details because there are readers that will be finding these caches soon enough. I don't want to spoil their fun. Good Luck all and it is so nice to see even more caches being placed in the Oxford area. I know they keep me hopping.