View Full Version : Geo-Post Offices



Zonker&co
05-18-2006, 07:53 PM
Geo-Post Offices are a type of cache that were born in Maritime Canada and is now spreading through the USA. As of today there are thirteen throughout the USA and Canada, with at least three that I know of under construction. We would like to have a few of these caches in Maine in order to link eastern Canada with the USA. Is anyone interested in building one? They are easy and cheap, all we generally use is a good sized container that will hold postcards ,and some space for TB's and a logbook.(no swag) Have a look at my GPO here http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=42db3d61-55ad-4925-95b5-aa2f06618214 for info, feel free to cut and paste if you want to.
Cheers from New Brunswick!

Hiram357
05-18-2006, 07:58 PM
the page doesnt load right... are you sure that link is correct?

Zonker&co
05-18-2006, 08:00 PM
Sorry, I messed up the link...it works now.

Hiram357
05-18-2006, 08:37 PM
I think i would be very interested in doing one, i just need to find a place to put it

Zonker&co
05-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Most of ours in Canada are relatively quick access, not too much difficulty, so you can "pop in" to the cache prior to leaving town to check for cards that may need moving.

WhereRWe?
05-19-2006, 07:27 AM
I think i would be very interested in doing one, i just need to find a place to put it

I think a series of these - along I95 - would be interesting. Are there any rest areas left that DON'T have a cache already? LOL!

(I also think you could put in cards for unnamed recipients - i.e., "any soldier/sailor in Iraq", "any cacher in Alaska", etc.)

firefighterjake
05-19-2006, 08:20 AM
I think this is a wicked good idea . . . as Bruce said, putting them along well traveled areas would make a lot of sense.

The G Team
05-19-2006, 08:44 AM
Is there a fee? ;)

firefighterjake
05-19-2006, 08:55 AM
I'm thinking a geo-letter will get to the recipient a heckuva lot faster than a regular letter sent through the US Postal Service. :D

Zonker&co
05-19-2006, 09:44 AM
I think a series of these - along I95 - would be interesting. Are there any rest areas left that DON'T have a cache already? LOL!

(I also think you could put in cards for unnamed recipients - i.e., "any soldier/sailor in Iraq", "any cacher in Alaska", etc.)

Great idea! It would be like the pony express!
Something a Nova Scotia cacher did (Islander1988) was convert one of his existing caches near a highway exit ramp to a Geo-Post Office. He simply changed the listing write-up, and attached a new container.

MoxieMan
05-19-2006, 10:23 AM
I think a series of these - along I95 - would be interesting. Are there any rest areas left that DON'T have a cache already? LOL!

(I also think you could put in cards for unnamed recipients - i.e., "any soldier/sailor in Iraq", "any cacher in Alaska", etc.)

As far as the search and the map says, I don't think there are caches at either Rest Area at the Kennebunk exit. I was looking at the possiblity of putting a cache there soon anyway. Maybe just make it a Geo-Post instead.

MoxieMan

we3beans
05-19-2006, 11:14 AM
I LOVE this idea!!! I'm going to try to look for a good spot here in the Bangor area the next 2 weeks. Thanks!!!

Mrs Nushiekitty
05-19-2006, 12:48 PM
Hey We3Beans send your brother a post card he put out the first one in the US!

we3beans
05-19-2006, 01:36 PM
OOOPs, I wondered about that Hartford location....hmmm....guess I'll have to get my act together.

Hiram357
05-19-2006, 03:16 PM
I think a series of these - along I95 - would be interesting. Are there any rest areas left that DON'T have a cache already? LOL!

(I also think you could put in cards for unnamed recipients - i.e., "any soldier/sailor in Iraq", "any cacher in Alaska", etc.)

i dont think so, but we could use the park and ride lots

WhereRWe?
05-19-2006, 04:16 PM
i dont think so, but we could use the park and ride lots

And there are a couple of truck weigh station/inspection areas, too. :D :D

Mainiac1957
05-19-2006, 04:27 PM
anyway so maybe I'll make it a post office too.

Hiram357
05-19-2006, 05:14 PM
I Think I'll be going in search of tonight...

chinacachers
05-19-2006, 08:05 PM
This sounds great! We go back and forth to Nova Scotia quite often. This would just add some more fun. :)

Zonker&co
05-24-2006, 07:19 AM
The 15th Geo-Post Office worldwide, and the first in the province of Quebec is now open here http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=91600f91-a9a6-4f3c-bf3d-743f1c12f6c8 Maine is now officially surrounded with GPOs!

we3beans
05-24-2006, 09:46 AM
I've started the approval process for one here in Bangor. I think it is a nice location and will be convient to n/s and e/w travel. Just another 2 hoops and it'll be ready.

firefighterjake
05-24-2006, 12:12 PM
I've started the approval process for one here in Bangor. I think it is a nice location and will be convient to n/s and e/w travel. Just another 2 hoops and it'll be ready.

Good news . . . bet this will be as good, if not better than the postal service . . . it can't be any slower! :D

Kacky
05-24-2006, 03:20 PM
Hey Terry & Pat, how bout one in Skow-town for all the folks heading to Quebec, and all our Canadian friends coming down to Old Orchard?

Zonker&co
05-24-2006, 04:42 PM
Remember, if you need any help or advice, please feel free to ask... and also please feel free to cut 'n paste from my listing if you want to. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=42db3d61-55ad-4925-95b5-aa2f06618214

Zonker&co
06-06-2006, 04:55 PM
The 17th geo-post office is now open in beautiful Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. It can be viewed here: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCWDR1&Submit6=Find

dí76
06-06-2006, 05:16 PM
MAINe just got their first geopost office published a few minutes ago.:eek:

Mainiac1957
06-06-2006, 06:14 PM
it got found a few minutes after that but some psyco obsessed caching fool.:rolleyes:

Zonker&co
06-12-2006, 09:43 AM
There is yet another geo post office. This time it is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Once approved, youll be able to see it here: http://http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCWH2X&Submit6=Find

Zonker&co
07-10-2006, 01:45 AM
Is anyone interested in placing one in Augusta or Portland?

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
07-10-2006, 03:42 PM
Is anyone interested in placing one in Augusta or Portland?


Let me look into it, While KK lives closer ;) ;) ;) , I think I know a spot where one would fit in nicely......

MoxieMan
07-10-2006, 04:08 PM
This one is in Salem, NH...not too far off I-495 or I-93...GCVQB3

Kacky
07-10-2006, 04:27 PM
Let me look into it, While KK lives closer ;) ;) ;) , I think I know a spot where one would fit in nicely...... I am considering Gardiner, which is close to Augusta. If nobody has dibbies, I would like to do it tomorrow (Tuesday 7/11/06)

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
07-10-2006, 05:20 PM
I am considering the Gardiner Park & ride, which is close to Augusta. If nobody has dibbies, I would like to do it tomorrow (Tuesday 7/11/06)


I just had some preliminary thoughts, I didn't even have anything planned.


Cache On!!!

Kacky
07-10-2006, 05:48 PM
I just had some preliminary thoughts, I didn't even have anything planned.


Cache On!!!
Thanks! Here it is (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=36889315-74cb-4aca-a3d5-c2f55cf2d765)

Kacky
07-12-2006, 11:31 AM
oops, had to temp-archive it due to reports of poison ivy. I'll go move it today.

MoxieMan
07-21-2006, 07:11 PM
i have a Geo Post Card that needs to go to England...anyone heading over there anytime soon? :o)