For some it’s about the hunt, for some it’s about the hide, for some it’s about the smiley. But for Wells Weebles, it’s got to be at least partly about the kids! Finding a geocache hidden by the Wells Webbles is fun for the whole family. They’ve placed a number of series’ all across the island, with some very interesting containers (snakes, birds, dinosaurs, army men, etc.). If you haven’t already, be sure to check out their hides… but for now here’s a little more about them in this month’s Treasure Island Caching Who’s Who!
What is your geocaching name?
Wells Weebles – We weeble and we wobble, but we won’t give up. We use Senior Weeble, Mom Weeble, Teen Weeble and Wee Weeble to distinguish between us.
How did you get involved with geocaching?
Mom Weeble’s brother (Four to a Case) gave Teen Weeble the geocaching iPod app for his birthday. It was supposed to be a way for Dad and son to spend time together and learn how to use the GPS, but it quickly became a family favorite.
How many geocaches have you found to date?
To date we have found 1036 caches.
What was the first geocache you found?
Our first cache was Walk the Plank (GC1WABZ) on the beach in Portugal Cove.
Do you have a favorite or memorable geocache to share?
As there are four of us we each have our favorites.
· Senior Weeble - LA FHEILE PADRAIG SHONA by shermandkim
What is your favorite type of geocache?
We like the traditional caches best, lock and locks or sandwich containers, something easy for the kids to find. We especially like series along walking trails or ones that take us to places we have never seen before.
What is your favorite geocache (or series of geocaches) that you have hidden?
Again, we each have our own favorites. Senior and Teen Weeble’s would be our first series “Weebles back in time”, but Mom Weeble loves the “Weebles give you the Willies” – the comments that people make upon finding the first one are extremely funny. Wee Weebles likes “Weebles Creepy Crawlies”
How would you describe geocaching in one word?
What part of Newfoundland and Labrador do you live in?
We live in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.
What is the one place that no tourist visiting Newfoundland and Labrador should miss?
Very hard to pick. We have seen so many beautiful spots over the past couple of years. The Twillingate area is spectacular and a real look at outport Newfoundland, but we spent time on the Burin Peninsula this summer and the scenery down there was really incredible. In both places the people are really friendly, as they are in most of Newfoundland.
What do you do when you are not geocaching?
Chauffeur the kids around to their various activities. Dance and music are a big part of their lives.