Welcome to the Frederick Puzzler's Corner!
This is a monthly event to encourage puzzle solving in the geocaching community - all are welcome.
August 6th is Root Beer Float Day
It’s the dog days of summer, and now is an appropriate time to celebrate one of the best treats on a hot summer day - a root beer float! Late in the 19th century, a gentleman named Frank Wisner is created with being the first to put vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer, and the rest is history. It was originally known as a “black cow”, which seems appropriate. I remember my mother enjoying these when I was little, and you couldn’t get me near them, but I have since come to my senses…
And now, for the usual spiel…
This event is open to all cachers, no matter what your statistics say or whether you even like puzzles! Newbies and addicts, socialites and lone wolves, mark you calendar.
If you've got a puzzle or mystery cache that's currently got you stumped and you'd like to pick some brains, this event is for you! Zombies are not welcome though, so please leave your pets at home - we want everyone to leave with the brains they brought.
This event is a think-tank type assembly, with everyone collaborating on the latest tantalizing quizzler on their radar. The learning primarily comes from working with others to solve a targeted teaser, but there may be a short tutorial thrown in once in a while. You don't have to work on puzzles to enjoy this, as there are lots of stories to be heard. However, you'll have plenty of others to commiserate with, and you might discover someone has solved a puzzle using a similar technique. We continue to see successes and progress at each gathering.
For the puzzle junkies, bring your puzzle paraphernalia - flagged caches, laptop or tablet (Wi-Fi is available), theories, library card, worksheets, (sp)eye glasses, flight plans, Enigma machine, abacus, scratch paper (don’t forget your writing instrument) - you never know who, or what, will show up, and from whom you can gain an advantage. Maybe you’ve recently cracked a tough one and want to see others’ wheels spinning - that can be loads of fun! Yes, we have regular head-slapping moments!
If you have a specific puzzle or puzzling topic you'd like help with, feel free to make note of it in your Will Attend log so others can prepare.
When & Where:
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Wegman's Market Cafe
7830 Worman's Mill Road
All food and beverage costs are your own responsibility.
Field trips not included.
(But it's a good time to plan them!)
If you drop any trackables into this event, make sure they have all been claimed or reclaimed before you leave. We don’t want them getting lost in the muggle world!