Soon this year will be over. As of this writing, I have been caching for 1297 days, and I’m on Day 1294 of a streak. This year I have made six hides and found 1890(?!?!?) caches; including 1002(?!?!?) FTFs (mostly resulting from group attack of several new Geoarts in the area this year); hundreds of trackables; caches in 259 new counties and county equivalents in nine US states, resulting in the completion of Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas; and traveling more miles than I care to count at this point. I wrote a piece for the Geocaching Blog, went back on GeocacheTalk for the second time, and, of course, I was on NPR both nationally and in Connecticut. And somehow I managed to write about ninety-two thousand words here. I almost can’t imagine what more I could have done this year. Moreso, I can’t imagine how next year could possibly top it. Doesn’t mean I’m not going to try, though!
I hope you all have a good ending to your year. I hope you’re all toasting the good times with people you care about tonight. I hope your final caches of the year are as much fun as the first. I’ll try to do the same. Good luck, and, as hoary as the joke is, I’ll write again next year!