Seattle - Home of Geocaching
I am headed to Seattle next week and I would like to find the "home" of geocaching. Does anyone know what I am talking about and what the name of the "cache" is? I've done a search on the Seattle area, but I am a bit lost. It is my understanding that I have to get an invitation to find this cache. I'm going to give it a try.
My Visit to Geocaching Headquarters
Well, I found the headquarters and it wasn't that easy. They have moved their headquarters and I was looking for a different building (from pictures in the logs). After a bit I decided to trust the coordinates they gave me and I finally found a 3"x5" paper on the door announcing it was the home of groundspeak. I went in for a 20 minute tour that ended up being 50 minutes. It's amazing that this all started in a basement. Eric took me on the grand tour which meant dodging boxes because they just moved in. I met some of the crew; Jeremy, Elias, and Adam (a coowner). Adam Roch took a lot of time to talk to me about what was going on in Portsmouth and the east coast. It's quite amazing how he can keep on top of all that stuff. Eric and I talked a lot about geocaching and education. They are really headed in some interesting directions. I wish I had taken notes. I told them about some of my ideas for kids and they gave me the name of the marketing person I need to contact. They were so down to earth! I wish I had some of you guys with me that would ask really cool questions. Oh well. It was an experience. As soon as I finsihed my tour I sat on the floor (the new chairs weren't delivered yet) and called Team2hunt. I hope to post pictures soon. I have a coin that I'll let you guys discover, (It's mine to keep!) and a anniversary coin from Adam to circulate on the east coast. Look for some really interesting things happening in geocaching!