Ten Thou­sand and Count­ing

Our Canada - - In Your Words - Ju­dith Mcleod, Leth­bridge, Alta.

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.

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