Player of the Week: Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada)

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 Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada).

Who are you?
Most people know me as Ron Anderson. Many of my friends in Texas know me an tamiuron. For nineteen years in Texas, I worked at a university with the initials TAMIU. In Colorado, my identity is more about being a grandpa.

Where in the world do you live?
Now retired, we moved to Arvada, Colorado just outside of Denver two years ago.

How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up for my Munzee account on May 29, 2017, so I am still in my rookie year, learning something new almost every day.

How did you find Munzee?
SCHMITZFAMILY4 introduced me to Munzee in Corpus Christi when Munzee was new, but I was not ready yet. memfis mafia introduced me to Munzee here in Colorado, and I was hooked immediately.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The other players are great! Locally cgund, Rookies2001, and MeanderingMonkeys got me off to a good start. war1man, rosieree, and hunniees in Florida have been a great encouragement. Being retired, I am addicted to ZeeOps, and I have a hard time waiting for the next Clan War to start. I especially love the events and meeting other Munzers. My typical day is to leave the house by 5:00 a.m., chase mythologicals for two hours, spend the next two hours capturing and deploying physicals when the weather is not too cold, and then capture a few mythologicals on the way home. Once a month I like to travel to events and virtual gardens outside of Colorado.

What is on your wish list?
I wish that I could capture Nomads sitting on the munzees I deploy.

I wish that the Ultra Ops were less expensive. When I do the cost/reward analysis between three Mega Ops and two Ultra Ops, the Mega Ops win every time.

It would be nice if there were badges for capturing 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000 greenies.

Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Minnesota, grew up in California, worked 17 years in the Amazon region of Peru, and worked 19 years in Laredo, Texas as a teacher education professor. I met my wife when we both worked at Disneyland fifty years ago. We have two children who were born in Peru, and have two teenage grandsons here in Colorado. I am not one to sit and read or watch television when I can be outside looking for something. As a boy I rode my bicycle along the then rural roads of southern California looking for discarded pop bottles that I could redeem for cash. Now I drive and walk to find munzees for points.

Other hobbies include:
Grandchildren and volunteer work.

Any last words?
It is a great honor to be nominated as Player of the Week. Now I want to help grow the game and give encouragement to other players. The Munzee messaging feature and the various Facebook groups really help to keep players connected.

GrandpaArvada also included some socials, so cap away!