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beccaday
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

I get logs more interesting than the standard "TFTC" often because I'm fortunate to have some loquacious cachers around here, or at least long-winded. So while I could share many of them, here's one that I got last night that made me smile on GLD5WVK2.

Log Date: 1/17/2014
Impressive, not really sure how you managed to get the cache there in the first place. We were unprepared for this retrieval (not to mention Julie is 4'11"). Some how some way, Julie used her magic monkey powers (Gandalf only wishes he had) to make this one of the more memorable geocaching experiences we've ever had. Just goes to show you how much fun geocaching is when sharing your experiences with others (although I couldn't imagine being accompanied by 13 dwarves). Thanks for the fantastic find!
 
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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here's one that will bring back memories for you Becca. It's still one of my favorites. Not because of the FTF, but the fun that the two of you had. I think you also sent me an e-mail that described it in more detail.

It was for "Walk a Mile in my Shoes"

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2nd in our FTF quest this afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed this container. My son had to tell everyone about it after we found it so he called his dad, his grandma, and the clerk at the store we visited on the way home. Great cache!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

That was such a fun day! I think that was before I had started writing ridiculously long logs though. But Jake still talks about those couple of geocaches that you hid there. And I published a story about them in that FTF Geocacher magazine.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I got another truly great log today on my new cache GC4YW3A. Thanks for the excellent retelling of your adventure Hack1of2!

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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

I got a couple logs yesterday that made my day. A family that just started caching chose my caches: "Who's on First?" for their first find and "What's on Second?" for their second find. I always like seeing new cachers join the game.[/code]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I enjoy seeing that too. I always send new geocachers a quick email offering to be a contact for them if they have any questions.

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I had a new cacher find one of mine as their first too yesterday(I think). I need to send them a congratulatory note.

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

With the Maker Madness event happening in our area tomorrow, this log, though relatively short, made me think of how adding a simple prop to a cache can make a difference. This one from I Spy a Frog GC38901

"This is a terrific example of how a humdrum small cache can be made really cool with just a little bit of extra effort. A small inexpensive enhancement to the container and an interesting write-up on the cache page has made this into a memorable find rather than just another one soon to be forgotten.

We, too, have fond memories of the kids froggin', also up north or on wilderness canoe trips in Ely, Ontario, and in da U.P. But I did not see any other frogs today, even though I did explore this area a bit."


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bartrod
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ha Very Happy I received this one from an Ohio cacher passing through on a spring trip...had to share it:

OCCD found O.C.H #3: Oconto-The Werrebroeck House (Traditional Cache) at 4/2/2014

Log Date: 4/2/2014
We decided to take a little family trip over Spring Break. I loaded 220 caches into my GPS knowing full well that I wouldn't have the time to grab anywhere near that amount, but I'm an optimist. Wait a minute, I'm obsessive. Or, is it compulsive?

I figured I could take advantage of my wife's habit of dozing off during long road trips, along with my son being completely occupied with music or apps on his iPhone to grab a quick few here and there.

I secretly found hotels near caches on my wish-list. After all this wasn't supposed to be a cache run to rack up huge numbers, but I figured I could take advantage of being an early riser to grab a few each day.

The trip followed the "Lake Michigan Circle" route with stops in the Illinois, Wisconsin, & Michigan. A real hodgepodge of caching, which included a Marker Madness event, EarthCaches, Virtuals, challenge caches, Jasmer dates, and the oldest active caches in two states.

Spring is so unpredictable. The trails ran the gauntlet from dry to muddy, from horse trails to walking on frozen ice, from dormant grass to two foot snow drifts. More than once I came back to the car and my wife was near to tears from laughing so hard. She got a real kick out of when the snow would collapse and I'd be up to my thighs in snow, only to fall forward and have to crawl on my knees to free myself. It seems only fair that if my wife and son are going to wait for me to sign a scrap of paper that I provide some entertainment in the process.

Things I learned on this trip include, but are not limited to the following; Chicagoans have an uncontrollable urge to honk their horns every few minutes for no reason at all. People on the top floor of the Willis Tower do have their head in the clouds. Milwaukee loves its beer and The Fonz. Going for the state's oldest cache is a walk in the park, a very long walk according to my son. Sheboygan is a hidden gem. I found where a spy can come in from the cold and grab a drink and a good meal. Wisconsin is not for the lactose intolerant. When taking a tour of Lambeau Field you may have a chance to run into the coach, luckily he side-stepped prior to us colliding into each other. In a ladies room in East Central Wisconsin there are some of the coolest toilets and bathroom fixtures. There's an establishment in St. Ignace that has everything a weary traveler could ask for. Although not required, it is helpful to own a pair of snowshoes when visiting the Upper Peninsula in early spring.

Our travels racked up 1610 miles and 56 finds. If I've run the numbers correctly that makes my miles per cache to be 28.75 per mile. Not the best MPC I've ever done, but this was a never about the numbers. It was about spending time together as a family. I'm just happy they put up with this strange hobby of mine. And, if I get to grab a few caches along the way it's a bonus. TFTC.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Like
I'm sure I'm with many of you in saying: "That log speaks to me" or, "did I write that?"

I know my wife certainly thinks it could've been me!

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beccaday
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What a great experience!

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK, here's a simple, one-sentence log from a newbie cacher. Nothing fancy but it sure did make me laugh:

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Found this one after a great day at the dog park and brief yet epic walnut battle.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Got a DNF log from one of my caches that gave me a chuckle.

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Log Date: 6/15/2014
We saw where the cache is but a cloud of little black birds chased us off.
 
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