Ten Thousand and Counting
I had an article published about geocaching way back in the August-september 2008 issue. My husband, Doug, and I had just retired and moved to Lethbridge, Alta., and started this new activity. I had a second article published in the June-july 2014 issue, this time commemorating our 5,000th find. In the same issue, there was a picture of Manja and Louis Lavergne from Red Deer, Alta. At that time, they were celebrating their 500th find. We
met Manja and Lou at a MEGA geocaching event shortly afterwards in Rosthern, Sask. and again at a MEGA event in Cold Lake, Alta., in 2016. Last June, they came to Lethbridge to take part in our CARL (Cache and Relax Lethbridge) event. For those unfamiliar with geocaching, it is an electronic treasure hunt, using a GPS. Cachers hide items, post their coordinates on the geocaching website, and other cachers go out and find the hides. Geocaching is great for families as well as couples to spend time together while getting some exercise and fresh air.