While I was away, volume 2 of the Geocaching GPS series launched at Geowoodstock 14er in Denver: Geocaching GPS: Great Personal Stories of Geocaching Firsts, edited by Kimberly Eldredge from New Frontier Books.
According to Groundspeak forums, the first Geowoodstock meeting was held in June 2003 in Louisville, with the idea of getting together all the people who had a thousand finds. (In June 2003, my husband and I had not discovered Geocaching yet, and we would have been a little busy anyway, with our 2-week-old baby boy!) Geowoodstock has evolved into a large yearly mega-event with thousands of attendees. (And the top geocacher in the world, a local Bay Area resident, now has over 140,000 finds!)
Kim has launched volumes 1 and 2 at this event for the past 2 years, but this is the second year in a row that I haven’t been able to stop by and sign my story in the book. Last year we had a harrowing end of May, with our (now 12-year-old) son’s appendicitis and my father-in-law’s passing away in the same week. This year we took the vacation that we had rescheduled from last year when we moved to California instead.
This year’s volume contains my story, “Gentle Icelandic Sheep,” (click here for pictures we took while finding that cache!) and my husband’s story, “Down the River with Just One Paddle.” I’m waiting for my author copy in the mail so I can read the other stories myself!
About the book, from the publisher:
This book brings you the second annual anthology of heart-warming stories dedicated to geocaching. I invite you to enjoy 50 all-new geocaching stories about the many firsts experienced by geocachers all over the world.
Stories of Travel…
Imagine holding your first-ever event… in a foreign country! Or having close encounters with exotic wildlife, fascinating locations, and experiencing the culture from the inside out.
Stories of Creatures…
From spiders to cows, there are great tales of the first run-ins with creepy crawlies great and small.
Stories of Extremes…
Experience the extremes that geocaching has to offer including 5/5 caches, canoe trips, adventures with would-be robbers, and finding geocaches in some of the most harrowing locations.
The stories are as varied as the authors who wrote them – but they all have one thing in common: they’re all stories of geocaching firsts!
Available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.com. Click here to order.