"so in that case... how'd the rest of the trip go??"
Well Hiram, we hit the Beam factory mid-day of our last full day there. Then the rest of the day was tied up visiting quilt shops. We checked into our hotel for the last night and planned on caching in the morning. Came out to see a window smashed out of our rental car and our Garmin Nuvi stolen, the good ones were inside thank goodness.
Needless to say, no more caching as we had a bit to handle before our late morning flight.
That was not enough to ruin the trip, just a pain to deal with.
All in all 27 finds in 9 states, in just over 3 days. Lots of driving, but most of it was easy. Now we need to check out the next airfare special!!
Originally Posted by lexmano
geeeze! was it your nuvi or was it the rental nuvi??? that sounds like quite the ordeal, but at least you had the caching gps still and had a good time. :D
Agreed. Welcome back.
Originally Posted by hide_from_the_kids
Welcome back, Dan
Originally Posted by dubord207
The reason the board was set to 5 is so that basic decisions could be made in a timely manner, and that there would never be a tie.
I think the thing many members and possibly yourself are missing is that Geocaching Maine as a group doesn't need the board to get everything done or to have things done. IMO if you or any other member has an idea to help the group you have two primary options:
1. Start a thread promoting your idea to the membership. See if there is enough people interested in your idea and willing to help you to complete the task. If the board feels the need to give it's input, it will do so. If you want the board's input, you are free to ask. Odds are, the board members will participate in the discussion as individuals regardless.
2. Post a note to the board in the Feedback to board members area of the forum. This special section was set up so you can discuss ideas or issues with the 5 board members only. No other members will see your post. From there, you can discuss your ideas with the board and they will do their best to help you work out any details of seeing your idea through and presenting it to the membership. This technique allows you to basically be a 6th board member for your individual project. Members can and also have used this area for alerting the board to suspicious posts, spam, to ask us what we might currently be discussing, and more.
Don't wait for the board to come up with ideas that you already have! Don't wait for the board to realize what talents you posses that could benefit Geocaching Maine!
The Maine Geocaching Stats page I update on a regular basis - that was my idea, not the boards. I came up with the idea, and Rick made it possible for me to be able to upload the updated version when I need to. I have written several articles which required no board intervention other than to have them posted on the main page - Anatomy of a Great Cache Hide and Ammo Box Camouflage being the two most popular. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I would love to see other members contribute more to the articles and other site content. It is what you make it!
I am not trying to say the board has no purpose. But it has less purpose than all the members and their varying talents. The board is glad to help to the best of their abilities - just ask!