Iíve been trying to figure out how to word this confession for a very long time, but never seemed to come up with the right way to say itÖsoÖ.Iím going to just say it any old way it comes out. Iíve been a member of the geocaching community for about a year now. I only have 12 finds so far (which, to some of you, means Iím a newbie) but I just want to say Iíve had the time of my life doing the ones I did. MOST of them required some help, and ONE of them I didnít actually find myselfÖ.I pointed my husband and granddaughter in the direction my gps said it should be and they brought the cache back to me so I could see the goodies and sign the log. (That one was the Jay Rec cache)
You see, Iím disabled and have to find my caches using my mobility scooter. Unfortunately the scooter can only go so far on a trail..and I can only walk very short distances. I have only found one this year (that was Fill Ďer up) because I got impatient and tried to go across a field too early in the season and got bogged down in the mud and wrecked my scooter. Iím hoping to get another scooter soon( I found a sort-of offroad scooter that looks pretty neat)Öbut THIS year doesnít look too promising.
Anyway, what I am hoping to accomplish with this thread is that our local geocaches (meaning Midcoast Maine) have some sort of note as to whether it is wheelchair accessible.
The very first cache I ever found was Donít lean on the railingÖand I did it all by myself on my scooter. Iíve kept it on my watch list, and it makes me feel really proud of myself when I read the logs that said how scary it was. I just tootled right on across that bridge with my scooter.
I know Iíll never have the kind of numbers a lot of you have, but every cache I find is a major event for me!...and I really, really love this game. I wish it had been going when I was younger and healthier. For now, I enjoy hearing all of your stories about your adventures.