Player of the Week: Maureen McCarty (Turtle)

This week’s Player of the Week received several player nominations, and everyone that nominated her emphasized two essential qualities that make a great POTW: Eagerness to grow the map, and a passion for helping their local Munzee community! Let’s all get to know this ever-friendly, super-star Munzee player in Arkansas!  This week’s Player of the Week is Maureen McCarty, aka Turtle.

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Who are you? Hi, I am Maureen McCarty, player name TURTLE!

Where in the world do you live? I live in Russellville, a small town nestled in a river valley NW of Little Rock, Arkansas USA

How long have you played Munzee?

Almost since the beginning, I capped my first Munzee in August of 2011. It was a little slow to catch on around here, but as the app improved and data coverage in the area picked up, the game took off. By Christmas I was a certified addict!

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How did you find Munzee?

A fellow cacher introduced me to it on the trail. This is an extremely active caching area and about 80% of the first Munzees I found were hidden inside caches. That was forced to change as more people got interested, because of the difference between the instant notification of a Munzee and the delayed publication of a new cache.

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What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I enjoy getting out in the fresh air to explore, walking trails and spending time with my best Munzee buddy (my husband HAWG) away from the realities of an otherwise busy life. I also enjoy the competition generated by chasing holiday specials and seeing who can claim the top spot on my friends list.

What is on your wish list?

Wow, tough question because I am greedy! More holiday specials, more icons and badges. I love collecting all the pretty pictures. Maybe smaller clans for some wars, with only 5-6 people each. Probably my biggest wish is for my top 100 badge! I was in the top 100 for about a year, finally falling out just a few months before badges came out. 🙁

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Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Minnesota and lived in 5 other states before coming to rest here in Arkansas over 30 years ago. In 1979, I married a wonderful man who remains my best friend and playmate. We have two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren, one of whom learned to count, add and even subtract by age 4 because we would take him munzeeing with us.

Other hobbies include; Road trips, beaches, caching, genealogy, stained glass work and reading.

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Maureen was sweet enough to share her Social Munzee with us! Here it is:

turtle2If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at -Please note, this is a super active campaign.  We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!