Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Ringing in the New Year 2012

Cloudy, then rainy. 50-60°F. It was another warm winter day. I was going to try to attend two geocaching events today but decided to just do the one in Collegeville because it didn't seem worth the extra driving to go to Lancaster first and then Collegeville. Besides, this way, I'd have time for some geocaches before the Collegeville event, which was at lunchtime.

So I attended "Ringing in the New Year 2012", which was held in the cafe area of Wegman's supermarket in Collegeville. I thought this was a pretty good event. Familiar crowd and rather laid-back. Funny thing is whereas the main topic of conversation at the Baltimore event was geocaching drama, the topic of conversation here was job situations. There are quite a number of geocachers in the Philly suburbs who work in software development and they all had stories about their layoffs and how company management demoralized IT departments. I had nachos with pork from the prepared foods section of the supermarket.

After the event, I headed out with the Hoagies and Elmh to do the series of geocaches on the Schuylkill River Trail near the Cromby Generating Station. That was fun even if it started raining while we were halfway out there. It was dusk after we were done, so I did some shopping (70% discount on Christmas candy at Target!) and then went to Cheeseburger in Paradise in Newark to use a gift card. I had fish and chips because I figured ordering the food in the restaurant name would be too easy. :)

Tags: geocaching, geocaching event, montgomery county, new year, wegmans

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