Great Time At The Spring Kickoff 2008!

We just got back home from having a great time at the 3rd Annual Nova Scotia Spring Kickoff for Geocaching! The afternoon was a mix of great conversation, great food, a travel bug exchange and prize draws.

As in years past it was held at Curly Portables, a local grub pub. Curly Portables is known for its ‘lumberjack’ size burgers and infamous ‘Curly’ fries. It’s a place steeped in history – “Curly was born around 1895, somewhere in the Rawdom Hills of Nova Scotia. At the early ago of five (he was a BIG BOY) he began working in the woods cutting firewood for his mother. She sold it to the nearby villages and their moose Chocolate and Mickey hauled it in. (They couldn’t afford horses.) Curly had accidentally killed his father Perfect Peter a couple of years earlier when he felled a large hemlock which landed on Perfect Peter’s head. His mother Pretty Peggy…” Well, you get the idea…

Here’s a photo of Mickey Moose:

Nova Scotia Spring Kickoff 2008

Roughly 80 Geocachers were in attendance. This was a bit smaller than in past years but likely due to this being a long weekend:

Nova Scotia Spring Kickoff 2008

It was a great time. A big thanks goes out to the organizers and the sponsors!

You can read more of the history of Curly Portable here

Keep on cachin’!

This post was originally posted on our now defunct website, Geocaching Online

5 replies on “Great Time At The Spring Kickoff 2008!

  • P.J.

    That looks and sounds like an awesome gathering. If I’m ever in that neck of the woods, I want to visit that pub without a doubt. Looks like my kind of place!

  • Jonna


    Thanks for visting my blog. We love to go geocaching, but we certainly are beginners. We have a very hard time finding anything over a level 3. LOL. If you don’t mind, I’d like to link to you so I can watch your adventures.

    One of my dogs, who is a great geocacher is a Nova Scotia Duck tolling Retriever.


  • admin

    Hick, the walls are filled with all kinds things to keep you entertained. Curly’s moniker, you mean besides ‘Damn Fine Food’? 🙂

    P.J., always welcomed… and don’t forget to stop by the Big Stop just down the road for mile-high merigue pie for dessert!

    Jonna, oh yes, please link ;)… and yes, the Duck Tollers are very popular, although I believe they are more popular in other areas than here… go figure…


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