Meet May's Featured Cacher of the Month - AerosmithPA
Posted May 23rd, 2017 by LittleGears
How long have you been geocaching?
I started on July 29, 2005 when my older brother (Bobby of Bobby and Annie) knocked on the door and said that he just found a geocache in the park across the street from my house. That was ‘Oh! Deer Swamp!’ by northtrekker (GCM3YQ). He described what the game was (I had heard of it before, but hadn’t tried it) and described what we were looking for and where, so my oldest son and I ventured out and managed the find without a gps. After looking at geocaching.com, we noticed another cache nearby, so we somehow managed that one also without electronic help. The next stop was to the store to buy a Garmin etrex then off to find four more that day, and four the next day.
Where are you originally from?
Born, raised, and live in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. College years in St. Cloud and Bemidji, but that is my only time away from Grand Rapids.
How did you choose your handle?
As I said, the first cache was my son Tyler and I (Steve). We knew that we needed a team name so we tossed around what to call ourselves. We were working with our names, Steve and Tyler, shortened it to StevenTyler, and recognized that as a vocalist, for, Aerosmith I think? Not being Aerosmith fans, per se, Google confirmed what I was thinking, so we turned our names into Aerosmith. The younger brothers needed to be involved because they were interested in the game also, so we added a P for Patrick (now known as the_computer_guy), and A for Aaron (now known as MicroHunter). Team AerosmithPA was founded. The boys moved on to bigger and better things, and the team is now a team of one.
What was the most famous cache that you have found?
I suppose Geocaching Headquarters, GCK25B. It was fun to meet some lackies and watch the screen of the world map, where random logs would appear in real time as they were posted online. So cool.
Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
The same reasons I enjoy it. Exercise, scenery, treasure hunting, creative writing in logs.