Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

12/12/12 events

It has become a trend lately to hold geocaching events on special dates, although Groundspeak's special souvenir for finding a cache on 12/12/12 also served to encourage this. So I was able to attend 3 events, all not too far from home, on that day! I decided not to take a day off from work since two of those events were right in this county and could fit my schedule.

The first event I attended was the midnight event, "12-12-12 @ 12:12:12 AM New Jersey". It was in the parking lot of a strip mall in Deptford. I left home a bit after dinner but I was so early that I had time to do a few geocaches before getting to the event. We actually had quite a crowd going, which was funny because the rest of the shopping center was deserted by that time.

The next event I attended was "12-12-12 @ 12:12:12 PM Flash Mob Event" at the quiet side of the Prices Corner Shopping Center parking lot in Wilmington. We decorated a tree, had cookies, and found a bonus cache, "121212121212", on the other side of the shopping center.

The last event of the day was "Meet, Greet & Eat on 12/12/12" at 6:12pm outside SAS Cupcakes in downtown Newark. This too was rather well-attended despite the traffic and parking problems that evening and even though we all had to fit on the sidewalk! We had cupcakes. After this event, some of us went to look for "Old Man Cooches' Hat", the bonus cache for this event.

Tags: 121212, geocaching, geocaching events, gloucester county, new castle county

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