In June, Des Moines area geocachers were invited to a breakfast get-together, GC132K5, in Johnston, a suburb north of Des Moines. Hoping that a geo-breakfast could be a regularly scheduled monthly gathering, the next two months were already scheduled before we left. The community is large enough to support a monthly gathering - YAY! This month, July, we gathered in Waukee, a suburb west of Des Moines.
Why would you attend such an event? Well, you can meet other people who will understand and sympathize with all your stories related to geocaching >snicker< . You get to see cool geocoins and travel bugs. Some really neat ones appeared at the June breakfast. You can exchange phone numbers with other cachers in case you need help with a find. You can get hints for and previews of caches. You can get new ideas and see different gear. And my favorite: you can find out what all those funny geocaching names really stand for. Happy caching, everyone. May your bug repellent work and your finds come quickly.