Thursday, July 09, 2009

Oven Roasted Jeremy with Sage

This Sunday I depart for the hot temperatures in Arizona where I plan to spend a month in cold A/C and 110+ degree temperatures. It’s not exactly a sabbatical; not exactly work, but something in between.

If you can tell by my old blog entries there have been significant gaps between posts. That’s due to the lack of time between wrangling kids under 3 and wrangling a small business. Fortunately, after 9 years, the business demands less of me, and frees time to take vacation days that have been sitting like rollover minutes for the characters of Lost. This gives me some time to mull over some topics and hopefully share a few of them with you.

As we’re slowly reaching the 10th year anniversary of Geocaching and Groundspeak, it’s a good time to step back and take a look at a project that has taken just shy of a quarter of my lifetime. It’s mind-boggling to know that we’ll have a million active caches in the world by 2010.

We’re also going to try and have a heck of a celebration next year. GeoWoodstock VIII will be in our own backyard, so we hope to coordinate our celebrations with all of the new visitors to the Emerald City.

Wish me luck in the heat of Arizona. It’s a dry heat, right?

8 comments:

Lenny said...

Hope you have time to relax, and that there are no emergencies :)

Peter DK said...

Arizona seems a little hot to me with three kids ? Why dont you come to Denmark and relax, you can have our summercottage and the best beach of Denmark as well..

Close to are amusement parks, and for the father some interesting gadget games nearby :)

A trip to the main attractions of Copenhagen, Tivoli is within range, and pleasant restaurants are nearby.

I'll even promise to disbale my wireless network to guarantee completely internet free area :)

Would be nice to meet your family too...

Have a nice vacation...

/peter

EatStayPlay said...

There's some EXCELLENT caching up north from Phoenix a bit in Prescott. If you head this way, let me know and we'll show you around: First Territorial Capital, World's Oldest Rodeo, 5 lakes for fishing and caching, camping, COOL mountain air!

frankbroughton said...

Enjoy yourself Jeremy!

Webfoot said...

It's dry heat, except during monsoon season.

Tee said...

Ten years, a million caches...wow. Many congratulations on the success GC has achieved through the hard work of you and "the lackies", some of whom I'm honored to call friend. Have a peaceful whatever it is you're having somewhere between work and a sabbatical. Namaste'.

cosmiccowgirl said...

We'll be in Arizona ourselves next month, let me know how the weather is! We are excited because when I was making a list of the 100 oldest active caches (http://questforcosmictruth.blogspot.com/search/label/oldest%20geocaches), we noticed that five of them are in Arizona, predominately near the Phoenix area where we are going. We are planning on doing at least one of them, as well as some of the oldest caches in Utah and Oregon, during our vacation. Have a good trip!

Ugg said...

Have a great time.
Thank you for all your hard work over the past few years, and especially the past few days, you really deserve this break.
Your blog really helped us here in Finland to know what was going on, thankfully someone from geocache.fi put a link to your blog there, and I have been following ever since.
You are welcome in Finland anytime, we would love to have you here for some nordic cache hunting (the cache hunting season is open year round lol).