So what is a family from Tennessee doing throwing a pirate themed event in Salt Lake City, Utah? Well, that's kind of a cool story.
We’ve been pirates, of a sort, for most of our lives. Our father, the Cap’n, was a pilot and we spent a lot of time traveling the Caribbean with his business. Flying from island to island, it was easy to imagine ourselves as dashing swashbucklers taking to the air in search of adventure. I guess you could say we caught the travel bug early on and that has always guided us. When we started our family business in 1995, making foods inspired by our time in the islands, the pirate theme stuck and we named it to honor our dad, Captain Rodney.
Since then, we have done a lot of traveling, going to trade shows and sampling our jams, jellies and sauces in stores. In 2003, a fellow traveler sent me a link to Geocaching.com and it changed our lives. Now travel is not just an opportunity to share our products, it is also a chance to explore, to find geocaches in cool locations, the true “hidden treasures” of America. If you've got to be on the road anyway, you might as well make it an adventure. That's how we ended up in Salt Lake City. This one was an easy choice for us, since we have never been here, we both want to see the Salt flats and it is near enough to Utah's Oldest Geocache for a detour, SLC was an obvious choice.
Our fellow geocachers have shared so much with us that we wanted to give something back. Our work and our play have always been linked, so partnering with Geocaching HQ on a Trackable Promotion and Contest just made sense. This summer we will be traveling across the country, attending Mega-Events and hosting our own events to give away unactivated Captain Rodney’s Trackable Tags. Nothing to buy, no sales pitch, just come out, visit with us, share your stories and be a part of the journey.
We are really looking forward to sharing our unactivated Trackable Tags with you. The quantity is limited but tags will be distributed at the event in a fair and fun manner.