Even for a quiet shy fellow it is nice to be noticed once in a while. When you are doing a weight loss challenge around geocaching, it is very nice to be noticed by the group who run geocaching. It was fantastic when we received an e-mail from the fine folks at Groundspeak/Geocaching.com to express an interest in what I was doing with the Geocache Diet, but it blew us away when they said they would like to do a story about the geocache diet for the 10 year anniversary of geocaching.
Last month we had a visit from a two person film crew who followed us around during dinner one night and then joined us on a hike the next day to film our family geocaching. We have been told that this video will be one of 3 or 4 that will be featured on their 10th anniversary page – Groundspeak’s Lost & Found – Discovering the Lost Stories of Geocaching sometime in May. We have not seen the video yet, and may not until it is released to the geocaching world, but the filming went very well and it was a lot of fun. While the story was primarily about the geocache diet not surprisingly the kids stole the show and there is a good portion which will show a geocaching family in action. The kids were excellent during the filming and I think they had a lot of fun.
We had no idea what to expect from the experience and the film crew were excellent in making the process easy and fun for us. I was very nervous as I am a lousy public speaker and I thought I would have a hard time with this process. We will have to wait and see how it turned out but I finished the shooting being happy with how it went. The kids will be the obvious stars of the show but I also have a feeling that the Comox Valley will look pretty good in the video as well. We took them on one of our favourite walks in one of the local wooded parks that lead to a rugged beach and the geocache we were after. We are very excited to see what the end result will be like. We will set up a link to the video from familynavigation.com as soon as it is available.
This video is going to show the geocache diet to a lot more people and the pressure is on to make sure I succeed. I hope I can use this as motivation instead of a fear of failing. Oh well, time to stop worrying and find some more geocaches.