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    Default New 'cachers from Casco

    Hi! My kids - ages 8 1/2 and 5 1/2 - attended an event at the state museum recently where they were able to use a GPS unit and follow the coordinates to answer a riddle. They wanted to TAKE the GPS units with them to do more! So, here I am - searching through recommendations for GPS units and seeing what Geocaching is all about!

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    Wow! You've been a member for 10 minutes and have already found the forums and posted a message! LOL!

    Welcome! Join in often. It can get wild, but is always fun. At the moment, you might notice other members online: Sudonim is a recently married resident of the Bangor area, who just returned from a caching trip (she thinks it was a honeymoon) to Australia. And Starzz is a frequent visitor from Campobello Island, New Brunswick. We're quite a diverse group.

    (Sheesh! I guess I don't need to send you my standard message explaining the capabilities of geocachingMaine.org! LOL!)

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    Welcome! I use a Garmin eTrex Legend for a GPS and it works fine. I got mine from Amazon.com. Once you get started, come on up to Eustis. Stop by, take the kids caching, and if there are any caches you can't find, I'll even help you! All of my caches are "kid friendly".
    "There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats". Wind In the Willows

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    Well...I actually looked around a lot at 3:00am when I couldn't sleep. (Why would DH wake me up to tell me the Red Sox had won?!)

    But what a nice welcome! Thanks! Eustis is a bit far for us - we're near Sebago Lake - but you never know where our camping next season will take us! (We're going camping this weekend and leaving in about 2 hours...)

    I think we've decided on a team name - Casco 'Cachers - but no on a signature item. That'll be a hard one I think! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac_Mom View Post
    But what a nice welcome! Thanks! Eustis is a bit far for us - we're near Sebago Lake - but you never know where our camping next season will take us! (We're going camping this weekend and leaving in about 2 hours...)
    Welcome - I was down your way a few weekends ago to the event held at a local campground in your area. I came from the Bangor area through Rangley to get to Sebago so if you want to cache in an area - you can do it. Actually if you are campers that opens a world of options with geocaching. There is already being planned an event in Eustis for next September over a weekend. There are other nice camping events over the year - keep watching the cache pages.

    Last - if you have questions - ask. Again - welcome aboard!

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    Default Event in January

    Welcome to geocaching. It has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met many great friends through caching. I run a kid-friendly, family-friendly event towards the end of January. There is a playground, sliding hill and lots of things for kids to do at this event. Keep your eyes open for it. So far I know it's to celebrate 2007 and it's at Windsor Elementary school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaching Karen View Post
    Welcome to geocaching. It has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met many great friends through caching. I run a kid-friendly, family-friendly event towards the end of January. There is a playground, sliding hill and lots of things for kids to do at this event. Keep your eyes open for it. So far I know it's to celebrate 2007 and it's at Windsor Elementary school.
    did you choose the nickname for the event yet? "2007: Year of the smiling bob"
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine-iac_Mom View Post
    So, here I am - searching through recommendations for GPS units and seeing what Geocaching is all about!
    As was mentioned, the Garmin eTrex Legend is a good starter unit, which you can get for about $135 at WalMart, or less online. You will probably also hear from advocates of the Magellan brand, but they're a lot like Apple computer owners. Very passionate, but outside the mainstream! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    As was mentioned, the Garmin eTrex Legend is a good starter unit, which you can get for about $135 at WalMart, or less online. You will probably also hear from advocates of the Magellan brand, but they're a lot like Apple computer owners. Very passionate, but outside the mainstream! LOL!
    At least an Apple computer won't get you lost in the woods when you are surfing the net

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    You will probably also hear from advocates of the Magellan brand, but they're a lot like Apple computer owners. Very passionate, but outside the mainstream! LOL!
    you must be talking about ffjake!
    "life is short...make a mess of it!"

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