It’s Been A Long Time…

…since I’ve been current. Some of you might not even know this (which is why I should write an About page sometime in the foreseeable future), but when I’m not writing about counties, which publish every weekday, I only publish Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. However, I haven’t been current (outside of a few very special entries) like this since the end of May. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I saw more counties during the pandemic than I would have if it hadn’t happened. On a certain level, that kinda blows my mind. On another level, it was probably safer than being home. Spending days in a high speed bubble, avoiding people, going to places (courthouses) not known for large numbers of muggles to just “hang out”… It kind of makes sense. Then, of course, some of you might wonder what I did when I wasn’t on the road. Did I grab caches in real life?

You bet I have! Still running my streak, 1017 days as of this writing! Many were alone as per usual…

…others were with friends. Still others…

…were with my favorite guest stars!

I ended up finding a cache at a little free library devoted specifically to works by people of color! I met its owner, The Pelicans, and we ended up having some lovely conversation!

I managed to grab a few during the Snowpocalypse (though not many because I was inside staying warm most of the time! Many challenges were claimed that week)!

I don’t know if you all know this, but did you know the first geocaching event was held twenty years ago at an Austin restaurant? Well, I rented out their event room and held a Community Celebration to commemorate the anniversary! It was a storytelling event, so a bunch of us got together to listen to other cachers tell stories about their adventures! A good time (and German food) was had by all!

And, of course, even more caches, one by one as the days carried on. But I’ve got to be honest with you… All this is somewhat burying the lede. The biggest thing I did recently? I made it, partially out of desire, partially out of contractual obligation, out to Cisco, Texas (Eastland County, if you must know [and I suspect you must]) to attend…

One thought on “It’s Been A Long Time…

  1. I will attest that the Storytelling event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first event EVER, was a huge success and it was amazing! It is important to note here that the event owner is quite a storyteller in person as well as on this page and a great time was had by all!

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