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kayakerinme
05-16-2008, 09:06 AM
From the thread in the New England forum:
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http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/signalsmile.gif Mark your calendar! The Discovery Museum will host the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit from May 24th through September 1st, 2008

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit - Discovery Museum (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=82f2336d-b9f3-4a7d-944d-62ad53fb3e00)

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/coolsignal.gif There will be an official event cache sponsored by Groundspeak at the Discovery Museum on June 14, 2008. Jeremy Irish and Shauna Maggs from Groundspeak will be there to meet and greet fellow cachers!

GPS Adventures Maze Event - June 14th! (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=390c2cbb-1769-4303-936d-0096700222af)

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/style_emoticons/default/antenna.gif This would be fun to attend whether you are an experienced cacher or new to the game!
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Anyone up for a road trip to Bridgeport, CT on 6/14?

Team2hunt
05-16-2008, 09:13 AM
ROAD TRIP! :cool::):p:D

Cache Maine
05-16-2008, 07:43 PM
Nooooooo......not THAT weekend. :( I'm so bummed!

Team2hunt
05-29-2008, 03:15 PM
Just thought I would bring this up again.........:rolleyes:

squirrelcache
05-29-2008, 04:37 PM
Bummer.......same weekend as the Relay for Cancer and Ellsworth Meet and Greet.

Sudonim
05-29-2008, 05:08 PM
So close and yet so far, I'll be at a meeting in southern MA that day!

hide_from_the_kids
06-01-2008, 06:37 PM
We can't make the event that weekend as we are hoping to go to another if we can adjust our work schedules.

Has anyone been to see the maze wherever it was before? Was it interesting enough to warrent the road trip?

I think we are going at some point this summer . . . not sure yet though.

hollora
06-01-2008, 08:47 PM
I am definitely going to make a Road Trip this summer. It would be cool to be there when the Groundspeak crew is there but - the Relay for Life Comes first.

Team2hunt
06-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Well...it was for us. Up early this morning, and headed down the Maine turnpike to Connecticut. After 4 hours and about 250 miles, we made it to the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit. There were lots of people from many of the New England states and beyond. I was accompanied by 1manteam and kayakerinme, on this road trip. It took us about 30 minutes or so to get throught the maze. It was very cool and I learned alot about the simple facts of geocaching. It was interactive and kept us guessing, during the entire adventure. We got a chance to chat with Jeremy and Shawna after the event, and then did the several caches in the nearby park. It was more like a social event around the caches, as there were lines to sign the logs. Not really my thing, but we met a few cachers that we had only seen in logs. This was a great time and a fun trip. Like I said it was well worth the trip.

dragonflys
06-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Sounds great, going to haul the family down in August. We always go to Kittery anyway so whats a few extra hours ;) Hoping to get a few caches in MA, RI and CT and of course good old Maine

kayakerinme
06-15-2008, 10:02 AM
I'll echo T2H in saying that the GPS Maze is well worth a visit. There were lots of folks there, many of whom I had seen the week before at Geo Jamboree (New England's largest event at about 250 people) as it was only about 15 miles from Kettletown State Park, and many of whom were coming just for the event. I think we may have been the farthest travelled (save Jeremy and Shauna); folks from PA, NJ, and NY had all come east for the event but the farthest I heard from that direction was 2.5 hours travel.

The maze itself was very well done. I had an opportunity to go to dinner with Shauna when I went to GWIV in Texas. She had been with Groundspeak for only a few months at that time and the planning and execution of the maze was well underway. I was quite intrigued by her description of the concept but nothing had been produced at that point. It's much better than what I was picturing at the time.

At times there were bottlenecks in the maze but only because there were so many people there. I imagine a less busy day will leave much more time for browsing.

Again, well worth the trip!

Guess I gotta go log some caches now :)