Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oz Mega Event

After 18 months in the pipeline, the first Mega Event held in the southern hemisphere has just concluded at Wagga Wagga. A group of enthusiastic cachers came together to form the Riverina Caching Committee. They spent countless hours methodically planning and re-planning what turned out to a fantastic gathering.

The ICC (Illawarra Caching Community) was well represented at the 4-day event with many local caching families making the trek south. We all camped together, which made for a friendly warm atmosphere.

After arriving on Easter Friday we set-up camp and took in the many activities on offer. If we weren’t out caching, we were swapping pathtags or catching up with old friends. As the first day drew to an end a huge bonfire had the kids mesmerised and soon ready for bed.

Saturday started with more socialising before we took a trip into Wagga and the surrounding district. Once back at camp the kids couldn’t wait to swap more pathtags before heading out to enjoy the live band and fireworks.

Easter Sunday dawned with the Easter bunny delivering his bundle of goodies for the kids. If this wasn’t enough a huge egg hunt saw the kids grab many more chocolate eggs. It was then the parents turn as we participated in a mad scramble for sponges which were dropped from a helicopter.
A lazy afternoon wrapped up the daylight activities. By night it was back for more live music, which included audience participation which our kids loved. Another bonfire and speeches concluded the nights entertainment.

Monday and it was pack up time. Many families chose to make an early start while we didn’t leave till approx’ lunchtime. A CITO event helped ensure the campground was left neat and tidy.

What a great way to celebrate Australia’s 1st Mega Event GC1YJ5R. Thanks to the organisers for exceeding my wildest expectations.