Joined: Oct. 2001
||Posted: Nov. 18 2001,10:35 pm
I'm 25, have no job, and am currently living with my parents ( yes ladies you know you all want me , did I mention I have my own room .... nudge nudge wink wink know what I mean)
Alright guess I should explain. I just graduated college in spring of 2001 and will be heading to grad school to get my PhD in psychology and ultimately will be a professor. However, I had no idea where I wanted to go (plus I just wanted an excuse to travel the country) so I bought myself a truck threw a cap on the back, bought a national parks pass, a gps (strangely enough, if I'm not in the woods I got lost easily) and after working a menial job for a few months for some extra cash I took of on my travels. I've done the entire north (had to come back to recover (lost 20lbs and woke up covered in frost many mournings) and to take the GRE's, hence the reason I'm still living at home, no reason to pay rent in PA when I'm living in my truck across the US ), and will be leaving again to do the south after thanksgiving.
Why do I love geocaching: well I love nature and being outdoors (one of the reasons I wanted to visit the grad schools don't think I could handle 5 years in a concrete jungle ) and geocaching has taken me to the tops of mountains with amazing views, to glaciers, to river valleys, and many other cool places I wouldn't have gotten to during my travels because they aren't advertised or well known.
I also like people and even though geocaching really isn't a team sport there is still a very real sense of community.
Lets see other hobbies and interests obviously outdoors, backcountry camping, hiking, etc. Music (Phish, string cheese incident, bela fleck, grateful dead, jazz, and classical to name a few). I also enjoy reading (J.R.R. Tolkien's lord of the rings). What else, sports (although I've gotten lazy as of late, swimming, snowboarding, beach volleyball).
Anyway if any of you geocachers in the south are looking for someone to cache with I'll be all about when I hit your state.... should let you know, during the NW leg of my trip showers were hard to come by
"...Not all those who wander are lost..."