Geocaching is a world wide phenomenon, a game that brings people together and encourages outdoor activities. A geocache adventure can best be described as a treasure hunt using GPS. A geocache can be as small as a thimble or as large as a breadbox. They are hidden somewhere outside, the coordinates are recorded on a GPS and then logged online for others to find.
Alexandra Fiona Dixon's geocache Green Thumb is the oldest cache in San Francisco and one of the oldest in northern California. The primary reason that Alexandra originally placed her cache on July 4, 2001 was so that she could use it as a hiding place for a treasure hunt later that summer. It has remained in place well past the date of that hunt and is now one of the oldest active caches worldwide!
Two years ago, Alexandra's friends Dave and Jen got married. They also discovered that years before they met, they had both visited the Green Thumb geocache on the same day and signed the logbook on opposite sides of the same sheet.
On July 12, 2009, the bunkyboo team became the 1000th geocaching team to log Green Thumb. Alexandra and the bunkyboo family met on July 19, 2009 and she gave them some prizes including a Geocoin and "The Idiot's Guide to Geocaching" to commemorate their find. We think that this is a great story of how geocaching brought strangers together - thanks to Alexandra for sharing it!
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