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A Year-End Event to show up for

 
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: A Year-End Event to show up for Reply with quote

Taking some ideas about how we could become involved and help with geocaching, spatten and myself decided to invade another region. This time it's the Twin Cities. Nothing elaborate...just a flash mob...at MOA. Why wait til midnight, right? Start off the celebrations a bit earlier in the day with an event! Details are listed at this site:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=da19dcb6-2fa4-4395-aeff-842fa707c83b

I seriously hope to see a few of you again, and meet new people. The "clan" are eager to see some of you as well...and should act as perfect cover...heheheh.
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it occured to me that I forgot to update on here what has gone on over at gc.com. In short, here we go:

A real mob happened on Monday, that threatend OUR flash mob...and ultimately ruined a bunch of fun things for a bunch of people. Thru constant communication with a VP at MOA, we gained permission, followed by a special guest (spongebob), and prizes for the kids. Once the lovely numbers clicked in (I had told him around 100, and at THaT point 60 were reported), he asked that numbers not get too exorbinate. I asked what that looked like, and was then told the Exec VP had said no to a few others earlier in the week for other things. That said, we could still do our event, but no approval was given (meaning no spongebob or prizes). We were also "warned" that, "while odds are low" Security MIGHT show up and ask us to disperse in an ordely manner. This was said after I oftered to let them be there anyway and in a pic (hello challenge). To verify, I sent an email to the VP, and he came back saying that as long as we don't make ourselves known, we will not have to worry about security.

So....where does that leave us? The event is STILL ON! At this point, numbers (if all show) are at 90ish. We WILL be OK to show up and take our pics (like many foriegn tourists), sign our log, and leave. At WORST we will be asked to leave...quietly...after the pic (and a challenge might be mastered). The log will be present to sign before and after. Remember, the pic will be at 12:31 in the afternoon...in honor of 12/31.

Hope to see many of you there!!!!!
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the fun time. It was great to see so many people show up, even if just for a moment Very Happy
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
Thanks for the fun time. It was great to see so many people show up, even if just for a moment Very Happy


That it was!!! Thanks to those who showed!!! I will try to get pics up here from the Clan's Point of view soon.
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the totals according to the signable log:

104.

WOW!!!!!! Thanks to all that showed up! If you're reading this, and were there, but not able to sign the log for whatever reason, feel free to sign over at gc. I will be posting MY pics a bit later (some have shown up on facebook) as well. I hope you have an awesome New Year's Eve and New Year!!!!!
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the fun, Amy and Steve. Hope to see you in a couple weeks in Stewartville!
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mob pics are up!!!!! Keep in mind...they were taken from a short person's view point. I will try to upload them on here later.
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