Munzee Player(s) of the Week: Craig Parchman (Hedge Hopper) and Joni Hobbs (MustangJoni)
As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is actually a duo: Craig Parchman (Hedge Hopper) and Joni Hobbs (MustangJoni). Munzee is a community and family, and it’s great to see teammates playing together.
Who are you?
Craig Parchman, a.k.a. Hedge Hopper, and Joni Hobbs, a.k.a. MustangJoni
Where in the world do you live?
The Lone Star State! Specificially, we live in Irving, TX.
How long have you played Munzee?
HH: Since July 2011
MJ: I actually opened my account pretty early (I have an “Early Bird” badge to prove it!), but I had a blackberry phone, so I couldn’t play. I finally updated my phone is 2013 and started playing. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I do, but it is such a blast!
Both: This game is so different from the one we were playing when we started. We love the innovation of the game!
How did you find Munzee?
HH: I was at a caching event and someone deployed one on a handrail outside the restaurant.
MJ: I don’t really remember. I think I was at an event and some friends were talking about it.
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
HH: Clan Wars. I am a founding member for the Lone Star QRazy clan. I enjoy the strategy and the involvement of my fellow clan members to stay a super chuck clan level.
MJ: Oh, the list is long, but I think my very favorite thing is the clan I belong to. We have such a great group of fun players, and we have been together for the most part for over a year. I also love specials. They are so fun to try and race out and cap! I consider myself and Icon Collector! Events are also so fun! Munzee players are the best to hang out with!
Both: We also enjoy creating trails of specials! We have three high point trails in Irving. They are full of weapons, jewels, and mysteries! They are nice walks around lakes!
What is on your wish list?
HH: A listing of what types and how many Munzees for a bomb blast prior to deploying.
MJ: An upgrade to the app for Hotels and trails and other credit items. I’d also like to be able to see what I’ve capped during the day. More stats in the app would be great! Oh, and I would love a bomb where that would only cap special virts. For example, the heart virts that are out now.
Tell us about yourself!
HH: I am a native Texan, grandparent and semi-retired from the electrical construction business. I love the outdoors. As a pup, I backpacked the Continental Divide Trail from New Mexico to Wyoming, most of the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas when it was just a line on a topo map, most of the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas/Oklahoma, parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington, the Appalachian Trail thru Smokey Mountain National Park and lots of trails in Alaska.
MJ: I was born in Texas, but as an Air Force brat, we’ve lived all over. Of course, I ended up back in Texas. I met Hedge Hopper about 9 years ago, and we’ve been a team ever since!
Both: We love to travel and hike. We have traveled thousands of miles by car and haven’t killed each other yet! That is quite an accomplishment.
Other hobbies include;
HH: Anything outside…camping, hiking, caching, and fly fishing for trout.
MJ: I like Cross stitching and other crafts. I love making Christmas ornaments all year. I’m also a crazy cat lady. We’ve rescued 3 kitties, and love our furbabies! Don’t shop, Adopt!
Hedge Hopper and MustangJoni also included their socials, so cap away!