Walk Like a Geocacher

January 3, 2011

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

This clip from the movie Splinterheads is the best explanation I’ve seen so far:

For Those Already in the Geo-Know…

This would be PERFECT for the geocaching theme song! I totally cracked when I saw the  geocacher’s reaction to the “muggles” part (been there done that)! These folks did an OUTSTANDING job on this vid…

or you can look at it as playing pirates with treasure maps like you did when you were a kid. just now it is electronic based. and it’s not just kids playing.

eMail Our Military: Support Our Troops

April 17, 2008

I meet the most incredible people on Twitter! The other day, i got into a conversation with @Dayngr, who also makes posts under @MailOurMilitary, and she shared some information about http://www.emailourmilitary.com/ that I think should not only be shared, but publicized as much as possible.

Courtesy of @Dayngr:

eMail Our Military’s gearing up for another great support project for our troops, this time for Mother’s Day. Since our troops are serving across the globe, I thought this would be a great way to help them connect with their moms back home in a really sweet, personal and fun way.

Our troops can write a note or make a simple card for mom and then snap a pic of it with their digital camera or mobile phone. Then just upload it to Qipit.com where it will be turned into a crisp, clear .PDF for sharing with mom.

What I think is so cool about this is that it’s free, and it cleans up the text so it doesn’t look like a camera phone shot – Best of all it’s an immediate way to send a personal note with a whole lot of love across the world.

This would also be a great way for kids who are separated from their military moms to say Happy Mother’s Day with a homemade card right to mom’s email address without the need for a scanner, etc.

I think it’s a pretty neat little project and we’re really excited about sharing it with our military and those who support them.”

I have some very close friends in Iraq now… and even if i didn’t, I’m sure I know someone else who has friends or loved ones there. Whether or not we agree with the gov’ts decision to have our troops there really isn’t the point. The point IS that they ARE there, and we SHOULD support them.

My good friend, Paul Chambers, has been stationed at Camp Liberty in the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad since October. In his second tour of duty in Iraq, Paul has worked with a U.S. Army Civil Affairs battalion to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. He currently works as a project purchasing officer with the Third Civil Affairs Battalion of the Third Infantry Division, handling contracts between humanitarian organizations and Iraqi national companies. In a letter to home, Paul said

“Please remember to keep all deployed US Armed Services members and their families in your thoughts and prayers, particularly the families of those True Heroes, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom. If you are not willing to stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them. Remember to thank our veterans, also, for the sacrifices they have made, so everyone can live free.”

Support our troops… support http://www.emailourmilitary.com.