What was the inspiration for your geocaching name?
I work at the local pretzel shop in the Mall and everyone knows me as the Pretzel Lady. It was only fitting that I call my Daughter Aimee who is always with me PretzalNugget.
Why did you decide to try geocaching?
I am a Boy Scout Leader and it was a merit Badge we were working on. I enjoyed it but the boys we had at that time did not. My new younger scouts now love it.
What cache were you after? What did you expect to find?
Dead End GCXNN9. This was my first attempt and I was not sure what to expect. What I found was what looked like a nail head and it was a nano stuck in the top of the pole.
Everyone has a Geocaching “big fish” story about the hunt that was much more than you expected at the start. What is yours?
I hate Multi Caches but I needed to find The Curse of Madame LeVeaux (GC573QV). Pretzalnugget and I found this shortly after I had shoulder surgery, my arm was still in a sling. I had to climb up a little hill that was covered with pine straw, as I was reaching the top I grabbed a tree limb and it snapped and I lost my Balance and fell down, tree limb then fell across my legs. It was a fairly large limb. As I laid there assessing my injuries, it crossed my mind that if I was seriously injured, Pretzalnugget would not be able to help me. Thankfully I was not severely hurt and I did find the final stage. I have to say this was a great cache.
What is your Geocaching EDC (Everyday carry)? What gear do you have to have with you?
I never leave home without my caching stuff, i have a tub of spare containers, a tub of swag, and a tool box with logs, pencils pens, zip ties, super glue, bison tubes , nano’s, my multi tool, scissors, and much more. I also carry a full first aid kit.
What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen or found while caching?
As of this week I would have to say the grave of the Revolutionary War Soldier at a Cemetery in Leota, Indiana.
What cache is on your Bucket List?
Any Cache I have not yet found.
Any other hobbies?
Scouting and Camping
Anything else you would like to say?
I love going to events and meeting other Geocaches. I had the opportunity to go to GeoWoodstock XV in North Carolina and it was an awesome experience. I enjoy hiding caches as much as I do finding them.