TDC discusses adding geocaching to county activities

Apr 2, 2013 Full story: Washington County News 21

Described as "hide and seek for adults," geocaching might be an activity that could bring more visitors to Washington County.

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peoples attitude

Panama City, FL

#1 Apr 3, 2013
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Washington County is a joke
Studly Doright

San Antonio, TX

#2 Apr 3, 2013
Personally, I like adult games.
Naked hide and seek is one of my favorites.
I say way to go Washington County - about time someone stepped up and started realizing that adults like to play more grown-up games besides golf and softball.
pricless

Chipley, FL

#3 Apr 3, 2013
Agree.Com e to SH,we have a camera man,a producer,a starlet,between naked hide and seek game you can have a "intelligent" conversation with toothless guy and a guy walking with too short pants.Seriously start to make WC wet.

“Nan Thompson!”

Since: Sep 08

Here

#4 Apr 3, 2013
Geocashing is a really big thing now. It is a family orientated game of learning. It's not just hide and seek.
Where I work, I have had several people ask if we offered it....
People come into this area..... If nothing more they need to eat, buy gas etc...
I really think it's a idea to really consider..
Old tiimer

Niceville, FL

#5 Apr 3, 2013
With the attitude of some, we will never get ahead in Washington County. Look at the first 3 that responded.
pricless

Chipley, FL

#6 Apr 3, 2013
Oh poor,poor guy.I'm WC resident over 35 y and nothing has changed here so the only one attitude that keeps me still with a smile is humor.As long we elect such geeks with "their"attitudes not even geocaching is not going to help WC.Make the county wet,after that the good restaurant will come,more ppl is going to stop here.
Granville the 3rd

San Antonio, TX

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Well, it's a interesting idea, for what it's worth.
But it is not going to bring in tourists in droves.

www.geocaching.com

You can go to the website above and use the maps to look at Chipley and Washington County.

There are already approximately 9 or 10 geocaches in Chipley and many more already throughout Washington County. Even Sunny Hills has about 12 in their immediate area already.

I doubt you have noticed any real increase in tourism related to the ones already in existance.

I'm all for it, if it is done right and is used to highlight local sites of particular historical or scenic value.

But I don't think it's going to become a raging craze that puts Chipley or Washington county over the top as far as generating a bunch of revenue.

The geocache that is Falling Waters waterfall only has 226 logged hits. Not what I would call a barn burner. One in almost downtown Chipley has 182 logged hits.(Lets see, a Falling Waters geocaching pin selling for $2-$3 would have netted the City/County $452-$678 - not what I would call a gold mine)

I support Geocaching, enjoy doing it with my family or alone. I've done it across the US and in several foreign countries. However, if any politician is trying to tell you it is going to be a huge boon for the local economy, then they are just blowing smoke up your ear.

Chipley/Washington County/Northwest Florida needs JOBS to solve it's economic problems, not hidden objects for a select few individuals who are interested in that sort of thing to find.

Good idea, fun for the family, but not any sort of magical cure for Chipley/Washington County be any stretch of the imagination.

That being said, a Geocaching 'Event', put on as part of the Watermelon Festival could very well generate a bit of interest in the geocaching community, but just be aware that this would be a one-time thing - not something that would bring in tourists/money on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis.

I say go for it, just don't try to sell it like it's going to be all that big of a boon for everyone.

(Maybe if it WERE naked hide and seek, I think that might generate more money, from entrants and spectators both!)
Granville the 3rd

San Antonio, TX

#8 Apr 3, 2013
There. I have given you facts and figures.

I have listed the official geocaching website so you can check it out for yourselves.

I am a avid participant in the sport and try to do it several times thoughout the year (watch out for snakes in the summer).

You asked for some intelligent conversation on the subject and I have provided you with that.

Now go back and re-read what your Tourism Board/politicians are trying to feed you and you tell me who is doing their job.
pricless

Chipley, FL

#9 Apr 3, 2013
Or CH will have more patients because of heart attacks!!!That also good for bussines.

“Nan Thompson!”

Since: Sep 08

Here

#10 Apr 3, 2013
Granville the 3rd wrote:
There. I have given you facts and figures.

I have listed the official geocaching website so you can check it out for yourselves.

I am a avid participant in the sport and try to do it several times thoughout the year (watch out for snakes in the summer).

You asked for some intelligent conversation on the subject and I have provided you with that.

Now go back and re-read what your Tourism Board/politicians are trying to feed you and you tell me who is doing their job.
I didn't know until you said something, that we even had any local. I have never done geocashing, but know of people that do in other states. Thanks for the good information.....
Granville the 3rd

San Antonio, TX

#11 Apr 3, 2013
Any time someone comes to wherever you work, just point them to www.geocaching.com that will give them everything they want to know about geocaching or geocaches anywhere in the world. Most folks interested in geocaching have already done some homework and know about the web site and have already plotted some geocache finds in their GPS.

Whenever I go on any kind of trip, pleasure or business, I plot in some geocaches into my gps before I leave home and then try to find them if I have the time. Especially makes the business trips a bit less boring and gets me out to historical or scenic locations I might not have otherwise been able to find on my own.

Many of the ones located in Washington County have been in place for years. I recall doing some at least 5 or 6 years ago. Completed the ones at Falling Waters State park at least 2 years ago.

I'm not sure of the exact county boundaries for Washington county, but by looking at the map, there could already be close to 100 in Washington county or in the areas that closely border the county line.
Granville the 3rd

San Antonio, TX

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Ms. Rebel, you sound like a very nice lady who has wide ranging interests. Maybe sometime I could meet up with you and take you on one of my geocaching runs.

It would be fun to teach you the sport and introduce you to some new sites and experiences that you have so far not been able to participate in.

Once you have done some geocaching for yourself, you will be better able to assist and converse with anyone who might come to you for advice or assistance along these lines. You may even enjoy it enough to take up the hobby.

What do you say to a meet up one weekend to hit a few local geocache spots? Maybe make a day of it and then get some dinner somewhere nice to finish out the day? Let me know, I'm sure you'd find it very informative and enjoyable.
Studly Doright

San Antonio, TX

#13 Apr 3, 2013
pricless wrote:
Or CH will have more patients because of heart attacks!!!That also good for bussines.
But not too good for the local restuarants - not too many people would be wanting to try to eat something after seeing some of those Washington County residents running around in their birthday suits.

Eye Drs. might get some business from all the folks that suddenly go blind though. But no money will be made off the folks who have their heads suddenly explode from the over-exposure over-load.
Studly Doright

San Antonio, TX

#14 Apr 3, 2013
Old tiimer wrote:
With the attitude of some, we will never get ahead in Washington County. Look at the first 3 that responded.
Old tiimer is just mad because when they play naked hide and seek, nobody ever tries to find them.

How long have you been hiding now Old tiimer? About 75 years?

Har, har!
Studly Doright

San Antonio, TX

#15 Apr 3, 2013
Granville the 3rd wrote:
Ms. Rebel, you sound like a very nice lady who has wide ranging interests. Maybe sometime I could meet up with you and take you on one of my geocaching runs.
It would be fun to teach you the sport and introduce you to some new sites and experiences that you have so far not been able to participate in.
Once you have done some geocaching for yourself, you will be better able to assist and converse with anyone who might come to you for advice or assistance along these lines. You may even enjoy it enough to take up the hobby.
What do you say to a meet up one weekend to hit a few local geocache spots? Maybe make a day of it and then get some dinner somewhere nice to finish out the day? Let me know, I'm sure you'd find it very informative and enjoyable.
Dang Granville, you hittin on Ms. Rebel?
Didn't know this was a internet dating site.
Let me know how it goes, I might want to try my luck.
After geocashing, do you think she might go for some naked hide and seek?

“Nan Thompson!”

Since: Sep 08

Here

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Studly Doright wrote:
<quoted text>Dang Granville, you hittin on Ms. Rebel?
Didn't know this was a internet dating site.
Let me know how it goes, I might want to try my luck.
After geocashing, do you think she might go for some naked hide and seek?
Studly.... Why is it people on here have to make a simple invitation to learn something new... Into something sexual? Rather juvenile if you ask me.

“Nan Thompson!”

Since: Sep 08

Here

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Granville the 3rd wrote:
Ms. Rebel, you sound like a very nice lady who has wide ranging interests. Maybe sometime I could meet up with you and take you on one of my geocaching runs.

It would be fun to teach you the sport and introduce you to some new sites and experiences that you have so far not been able to participate in.

Once you have done some geocaching for yourself, you will be better able to assist and converse with anyone who might come to you for advice or assistance along these lines. You may even enjoy it enough to take up the hobby.

What do you say to a meet up one weekend to hit a few local geocache spots? Maybe make a day of it and then get some dinner somewhere nice to finish out the day? Let me know, I'm sure you'd find it very informative and enjoyable.
I appreciate your invite, and maybe someday my family and I could join you and learn.
Please excuse the local morons on here. Some must not have much to do in their lives, except try to make something out of nothing.
pricless

Chipley, FL

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Didn't sense that,sorry.The only one left is talks about everything and nothing.Let's enjoy life with a smile.
Granvilles Mama

Graceville, FL

#19 Apr 7, 2013
Haven't I told you if you don't have anything nice to say then Just shut your trap. There is no magical fix to any of the problems this whole country is facing. My son what I have known for years,is a loud talking runt of a man like you should just climb back into your hole. Geocaching will bring another activity to Washington county and it is low cost and will bring people to the area to find and enjoy other activities. If you are so much smarter than everyone else, tell us your grand plan, if not shut up, better yet move. You won't be missed. Love, your mama
Granville the 3rd wrote:
Well, it's a interesting idea, for what it's worth.
But it is not going to bring in tourists in droves.
www.geocaching.com
You can go to the website above and use the maps to look at Chipley and Washington County.
There are already approximately 9 or 10 geocaches in Chipley and many more already throughout Washington County. Even Sunny Hills has about 12 in their immediate area already.
I doubt you have noticed any real increase in tourism related to the ones already in existance.
I'm all for it, if it is done right and is used to highlight local sites of particular historical or scenic value.
But I don't think it's going to become a raging craze that puts Chipley or Washington county over the top as far as generating a bunch of revenue.
The geocache that is Falling Waters waterfall only has 226 logged hits. Not what I would call a barn burner. One in almost downtown Chipley has 182 logged hits.(Lets see, a Falling Waters geocaching pin selling for $2-$3 would have netted the City/County $452-$678 - not what I would call a gold mine)
I support Geocaching, enjoy doing it with my family or alone. I've done it across the US and in several foreign countries. However, if any politician is trying to tell you it is going to be a huge boon for the local economy, then they are just blowing smoke up your ear.
Chipley/Washington County/Northwest Florida needs JOBS to solve it's economic problems, not hidden objects for a select few individuals who are interested in that sort of thing to find.
Good idea, fun for the family, but not any sort of magical cure for Chipley/Washington County be any stretch of the imagination.
That being said, a Geocaching 'Event', put on as part of the Watermelon Festival could very well generate a bit of interest in the geocaching community, but just be aware that this would be a one-time thing - not something that would bring in tourists/money on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis.
I say go for it, just don't try to sell it like it's going to be all that big of a boon for everyone.
(Maybe if it WERE naked hide and seek, I think that might generate more money, from entrants and spectators both!)
Casher

Enterprise, AL

#20 Apr 7, 2013
Geocaching Organizations and Associations are independently operated groups that support the geocaching community. These groups serve as geocaching ambassadors in their local communities and organize many Event Caches and geocaching outings. Joining a group is a great way to get to know geocachers in your area.

Why would TDC get involved in this or for that matter, why would Washington County get involved at all?

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