On 24 February 2008 I ordered my Garmin Colorado 400t. I purchased it specifically to play the “new” game, Wherigo. I was excited. I loved the new twist on location games. And while there were some kinks playing initially, things settled down and life was good playing Wherigo for a while.
I almost attended a conference to learn Lua. I passed and it seemed like much of the community did as well. Twelve years later, that GPSr rarely could load current cartridges or play them as intended. I actually gave away the GPSr a while back.
There haven’t been many Wherigo caches that I have done of late. But in August I played a fun cartridge in Santa Claus, Indiana. Yup, that name is correct. It was a fun town.
Deciding to give it another go, I downloaded this cartridge and attempted to play. Truth be told, that was Friday. Oh, I was so frustrated. I re-started the cartridge thrice. Each time the player crapped out. I bagged it and drove home and had a cocktail.
Today I was back in the area. I decided to give it another attempt. I plowed through the first two locations without issue. At the third, despite standing exactly where I needed to be, the app would not present the question. Frustrated again, I got into the vehicle to drive off.
Then I decided to give a different app a try. That’s the ticket!
Other than not understanding how this cemetery has decided to label its areas, all played just as expected. I too had to guess at two of the answers. If the answers are in the field, I didn’t see them.
I re-positioned to where I figured it would be. Found the geocache without issue. It is guarded sharply.
What I learned: Geooh GO is an app that was not worth the purchase. It failed in the field. WhereYouGo worked as expected. Now I know.
Thank you the time and effort you put into this Wherigo; I appreciate it.