Log Entries Starting Thanksgiving Right with Brews and Donuts 3x 3x 5x
11/25/2010 Szuchie attended the event
This was a special event for me. You see, while this was the first annual event for Thanksgiving Brews and Donuts, it was in fact my fifth annual Thanksgiving morning cache hunt. This tradition started in 2005 as a harebrained opportunity for my best friend Johmer and I to get up early and do a few caches before turkey time. The idea was that while everyone else was out hunting big game, wed be out hunting caches. It was silly sure, but it was always a great time. I believe our first geo-Thanksgiving was to Williamsville, with the sole focus of doing Urkels earth cache (which at the time I think was probably one of the only ones in the area before they brought that cache type back).
Since that time, Ive spent every Thanksgiving morning outdoors finding caches. As time went on, Johmer wasnt always able to make it to these adventures as he was blessed with a beautiful family. So each year, others gradually started sharing this annual tradition with me. Plans were never necessarily set in stone it just worked out splendidly that I was able to meet up with great friends and enjoy the woods while keeping with tradition alive and well.
This year I had my peepers set on spending geo-Thanksgiving in Chestnut Ridge. It was very fortunate that Cayuga and his mad event planning skillz set up this event. While the notice was short, it certainly was wonderful commemorating this tradition&which obviously has become really special to me. Anyway, I started my day pretty early, and set out hiking through the woods. After several calls, unintelligible Cayuga text messages from his brand new hot pink Dyslexo-Matic 500, the event goers brought the party to me and joined me mid-cache hunt. From there we enjoyed a great hike to complete the journey, and after a couple other stops throughout the park, we all returned to Event HQ where the celebration of this epic OC Event commenced. Beer was drank, donuts were chomped up and many laughs were had. Heck, we even did a group photo with expensive handcrafted banners.
A huge massive thanks to Cayuga and Huck for making this one of the most interesting geo-Thanksgiving mornings ever and for braving the elements to pull off an event of such gargantuan proportions. I think next year well shoot for an OC Mega Event. Thanks so much guys I had a blast.
PS: Cheers Mate!!!