Player(s) of the Week: Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly)
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 a duo that plays together, Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly).
Who are you?
Our names are Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey. We are GoofyButterfly. Heather is Goofy and Karin is Butterfly. Our team name was formed back when we started caching. Heather’s nickname as a child was Goofy, and Karin loves Butterflies, so we put the two things together and made a team name. It was a quick put together name to try a game we thought we had little interest in, but our daughter was harassing us to try it out. So we created the name, and that is what we have been ever since.
Where in the world do you live?
We now live in Punta Gorda, Florida. Karin is originally from Calgary, AB Canada and has lived in Florida for 15 years. I am originally from IL and have now lived in Florida for 18 years.
How long have you played Munzee?
We captured our first munzee on June 8, 2014.
How did you find Munzee?
Well, Heather was sitting reading a blog one day, and Munzee was mentioned. After being addicted to caching for years, we looked up Munzee to see what it was all about. It looked like something we might be interested in, so we loaded the app on the phone. Off we went to try it out. There were 26 munzees in our little town, and we found 22 of the 26 that afternoon. The other 4 we weren’t able to find and later came to understand that they were just missing. That was our first day, and we haven’t stopped since.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
What don’t we enjoy?! Because we play as a team, there are things that we both like and things that aren’t our favorites, but there is nothing to not like about the game. It gets us out in the fresh air, and since we usually Munzee as a family (our mom and our daughter both play), we have great times together. It has taken us to places we would never have gone otherwise. We recently traveled to Georgia for an event and discovered an area that we never would have otherwise gone. We enjoy the events, spending time with old friends and making new ones. We are addicted to badges and icons and truly enjoy searching out as many as we can get. We also enjoy the fact that most of Munzee is urban play which better fits both of our personalities. Munzee makes the world a little smaller and friendlier, and this is one of our greatest pleasures we receive from Munzee.
We also like the challenge. We find someone on the daily leaderboard or the overall leaderboard, and we set our own goals of beating that score or player. We also set monthly goals for what we want to acheive. It is all in fun, and it helps Goofy’s competitive side.
What is on your wish list?
- Badges for capturing greenies. (Because we are addicted to getting badges as we know many others are as well, this will possible help get people out capping the greens again.) For example, badges for 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000, and 100,000.
- More badges for different types of Munzees. We love that the mystery badges just came out and would like to see more and higher badges like this for each type of Munzee. Again, it will keep folks capping those particular Munzees.
- A routing feature in the map that will help when traveling. So if we are driving from Florida to Alberta, Canada, which route would be best to pass the most Munzees.
- Website map filters to be able to filter specific types of Munzees.
- A feature in the app to show if you have previously captured a Places Munzee.
Tell us about yourself!
We have been married for 4 years. We have two beautiful daughters and 3 amazing granddaughters. We bother work for Emergency Medical Services. Karin works in Patient Financial Services and Heather is a Paramedic and Dispatch Manager. Our mom enjoys Munzee and our Aunt enjoys traveling with us while we Munzee. We recruited our daughter from another game, and now she Munzees with us when we get to visit with her. We live on a small acreage on the West coast of Florida.
We have friends and family all over North America and enjoy traveling to see them. As we said earlier, we are both transplants, so our roots are elsewhere. Our family and animals are our life, and we enjoy each and every day we get to spend together.
Other hobbies include:
Who has time for other hobbies! No, really we work and also have a small farm where we raise goats and dogs. We also have an African Gray Parrot. We enjoy puzzles and travel. Karin enjoys sewing when we slow down from Munzee and life to allow her the time to sew. We both love munzee and can sit for hours just listening to great music. Heather enjoys dabbling in the auction business more for pleasure than for work. Our first favorite hobby is time with our family, then comes Munzee.
Any last words?
We have made some amazing friends and continued friendships through this game, and for that, we are so grateful. We are thankful for what Munzee does for us players and also for our communities. We would like to thank those who nominated us for Player of the Week. Munzee players we have met from around the world are kind and compassionate people, and we are so glad that . this game has brought us together.
GoofyButterfly also included some socials, so cap away!