Follow the Adventures of the MW Treasures’ Geocache Trackables
Geocaches, which are hidden containers and discovered by GPS-enabled devices, are secreted all across the world and are often put in amazing, special, and treasured places. MysteriousWritings decided to start placing their own Trackables in some of these Caches and share their adventures here on the MW website.
Where might they take us?! I love the suspense and mystery of where they might go, and will love learning and sharing about the different places they travel to.
MW Treasures’ first geocache trackable, named MW Treasures Explorer 1, was placed at the Vietnam Memorial in New Mexico. This is a beautiful and heartwarming location along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is a treasured spot. What a great place to start an adventure, and remember those who fought for our freedom to do so!
The Memorial was built soon after Victor and Jeanne Westphall learned that their son, David Westphall, was killed during an ambush in Vietnam. Dr. Victor Westphall commented:
“When sons or daughters die in battle, parents are confronted with the choice of what they will do to honor the courage and sacrifice of that son or daughter. Following the death of our son, Victor David Westphall, on May 22, 1968, in Vietnam, we decided to build an enduring symbol of the tragedy and futility of war.”
Powerful words sharing an immense purpose.
The Memorial includes the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel as its most featured structure. The Chapel is open 24 hours a day, every day. This decision was made after a note was found on the locked door of the Chapel during the construction stage. It read, “Why did you lock the doors when I needed to come in?” It’s not been locked since.
The Chapel is a place to sit for reflection and remembrance. To find peace. To honor. To heal. To strive to learn from the past, live in the present, and look to the future.
There were tissue boxes on the seats. It is difficult to visit these special places and not feel the emotions and passions for why and how they came to exist. It is important to allow oneself to let these emotions be felt. We are in this world together.
Also found on State Park grounds of the Vietnam Memorial is an Extraordinary visitor center offering historical displays and information on the Vietnam War, gift shop, a Huey Helicopter (a vital craft used in Vietnam), and a Veteran’s Memorial Walkway.
And the Geocache! 😊
I felt it a special privilege to place the first MW Treasures Trackable (Explorer I) inside its box and hope it has many adventures for us, here at MW, to share in!
(Soon to come… MW Treasures’ Trackable Explorer 2 story. It too was placed in a wonderful starting location!)
(Geocache Trackables have Unique Codes to be logged in on Geocache sites in order to note its movements. Other Geocachers work together to move the ‘Trackables’ from place to place according to the Trackable’s Goals. MW Treasures Trackable Explorer 1 Goals are noted on site to be: “Please take MW Treasures Explorer 1 to any new and thrilling place to Explore! Please help place it in an active location, for each time it moves to a different and adventurous place, a post about the location will be written about on its own LOG PAGE at MysteriousWritings.com. This website is dedicated to finding real life treasure, adventure, and mystery! The MW Treasures Explorer 1 begins his adventure on 6/11/17! Thanks so much! ))
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