Featured Player: LadyLura


Where are you from? Where do you live?

Simpson, Louisiana; living in Winnfield, LA


What was the inspiration for your geocaching name?

I’m a lady and I just added my name to that. That’s why I used LadyLura.


Why did you decide to try geocaching?

My best friend Gabi Stiltner know as Pretzallady… She helped me get out of the house,, I say helped me because I had closed myself up and she wanted me try geocaching… And ever since then I have been caching… and I love it now.  I’ve been sick, I have bi-polar and she said it would help me… And caching has help me a whole lot.  Now it gets me out. I went Camping for the first time in many many years… and with caching got me out to camping over night… I’ve just had the must wonderful time!


What cache were you after? What did you expect to find?

Mrs. Gabi took me out for a can in the woods and we went looking. I like finding path tags and travel bugs.


Everyone has a Geocaching “big fish” story about the hunt that was much more than you expected at the start. What is yours?

When we went looking for Charlotte Web cache… Didn’t expected to find a big Metal spider covering the cache up. It was really cool looking for that.  There were multiple cache findings… when you have to get different coordinates to get to the cache and find the cache and didn’t expect where we all ended up at.


What is your Geocaching EDC (Everyday carry)? What gear do you have to have with you?

I carry a pen and paper to keep up with the caches that I find. Mrs. Gabi has all the swags and for replacing wet caches, and sometime we talk to the cache owner if we could clean the caches at are wet.


What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen or found while caching?

Being able to go to GeoWoodstock Geocaching in Waynesville, NC. Seeing all different cachers from other places and even from other Countries… It was my first Mega event.


What cache is on your Bucket List?

Mine is to reach 1000 caches. I haven’t been playing for every long. I’m already up to 778 caches… My goal for this year is to reach that goal.


Any other hobbies?

I love camping now because of geocaching. I like to cross-stitch, crocheting, spending my time with family and my daughter. I’m mostly a home body… But caching is my favorite hobby.


Anything else you would like to say?

Like to say if it wasn’t for my best friend getting me out of my place I really don’t know where I would be at this time… When I started caching it helped me a whole lot that there was other things out there to do and she got me out. I had a empty nest disorder because my daughter moved out. That’s when I closed myself off to everyone. And caching changed my life a whole lot… Got me outside and enjoying finding caches… It was a event for me when I got to go… I thank caching for changing my life.