By now, you know it’s not all about the numbers. The Munzee community grows strong through networking, friendship, and building up a presence in your local (and online) community. This week’s Player of the Week Spotlight goes out to Kimberly Cole, also known as ColesCruising. With a positive Munzee attitude and helpful nature, you’d be surprised to learn this new face in the world of Munzee discovered the game a little over three months ago! Munzee has played an important role in her life, and she’s paid it forward by being a strong presence in the Munzee communities online and real life! Let’s take a moment to meet ColesCruising!
Where in the world do you live? Harrison, Arkansas (USA).
How long have you played Munzee? -Just over three months, which is why I am shocked to have been nominated!
How did you find Munzee?
I started and admin a Facebook Group called RVers Life for Me. Within the group, one member asked if anyone was into Geocaching. Someone responded and said they hunted Munzee instead. I had no idea what that was but had to know, so I was off to Google. Within minutes I had downloaded the app and haven’t looked back since! It didn’t take long for the addiction to hit and that obsession was infectious. Now my husband (Harry4077) and my daughter (Dux) are playing with me along with my neighbor Doug (DFC1560). In addition, my son and his family are now playing in their area of California!
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love that the game is ever-changing, ever-evolving. I am always pleasantly surprised with the new things that are cooked up in the Munzee kitchens and I look forward to each one with the anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve. However, what I love most about the game is what it’s doing to us as a family, and to our health. Playing Munzee has afforded us a chance to do new things and see new places we might not have seen before and it’s given us a sense of purpose. A great reason to get outdoors more, to be more physical and as a result – all three of us have lost weight.
Better yet, Donald’s health is improving. When we married five years ago, I was warned by doctors that I wouldn’t have him very long. You see, Don’s heart works at only 17% of normal and there is no fix for that, short of a transplant.
Yet, through his new activities with Munzee – as well as his medications – he is improving. Two weeks ago, at his cardiology check-up, we learned that he was no longer sick enough to be on the transplant list! Last week, we were in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where CoachV has a number of deploys and I was shocked to see Don climbing stairs and walking hills – things he could not do five years ago – things he would not do six months ago.
What do I enjoy most about Munzee?
I have a stronger, healthier and more vibrant husband. I have a closer and more fun loving family, I’m skinnier and I have met some of the most kind-hearted, helpful, funny and endearing fellow Munzers that I am now proud and honored to call friends – and family.
What is on your wish list?
You might be sorry you asked me that question!
· Expanded Chuck Requirements: 2500 pts, a diamond, a virtual, a mystery AND a motel
· A badge for collecting Social Munzees at 250 collected, 500, 750, 1000 and A badge for how many times your social has been capped (perhaps folks wouldn’t hide theirs any longer)!
· Bumper stickers: “I brake for Munzees” “Munzee Hunter on Board” “Code Hunter: #Munzee” – Growing the map is great, but growing active players to the game is one of my goals as well.
Tell us about yourself!
My real name is Kimberly Cole, I live with my husband Donald (Harry4077), our daughter Kayla (Dux) and Traveler – two year old ShihTzu. We have lived in our RV for the last two years, traveling the country when school is on break, long weekends and vacations and document our travels through our blog site: www.ColesCruising.com.
I have five children, three grandchildren and seven siblings – all spread from corner to corner of the country. This is one of the many reasons we choose to live our nomadic life – it affords us the ability to be in Vermont, California, Alaska, Florida, Arkansas and everywhere in between when one of life’s great events occurs with any of them.
When I began Munzee, my hometown had one Munzee pin on the map. Since then, my husband and I have had our town – and a few surrounding towns – on the Hotspot list a number of times. When I am not Munzeeing, I work as a freelance writer from home and administer more than 10 different Facebook groups online dealing with a number of different interests. I’ve recently taken on the role of admin for the Facebook group ‘The Munzee Trail – A Photo Album’ where all Munzers are invited to share photos of things they have seen while on the trail. In addition, I am now co-admin for the ‘Social Munzee Sharing Group’.
Do you know a player that inspires you, or does their part to grow the world of Munzee? Know a Munzee super-hero, or maybe just someone that makes you smile? If so, send us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com with their name, player name, and your info as well!