This morning, the parking lot of Central Pastry in Middletown is packed with out-of-towners looking for the caches that was hidden under a brick by the back door. While they were there, many of them stopped inside for a doughnut.
“This week has been crazy,” said Vera Slamka, owner of Central Pastry on Central Avenue.
She said about 70 percent of the people who walk into her shop have bought at least one doughnut.
“They are doughnut out,” she said with a smile. “It’s been fun talking to all these people.”
She even has a map of the United States inside the doughnut shop where visitors are encouraged to place a pin where they’re from.
By the time Kalvin Kados, 33, of Canada, reached Central Pastry, he had eaten 10 doughnuts, he said.
“My max,” he laughed.
Then he walked into Central Pastry for one more. At the end of the trail, he plans to return to his hotel and fall into a “food coma,” he said.
Greg Neff, of Springboro, said he began playing GEO because he was looking for something to get him and his wife to get out of the house and away from the TV.
“It’s like a game,” he said. “You get hooked.”
Truccco called it “a real life treasure hunt.”