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CAG bug in Seattle - small world!

 
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fsu*noles
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: CAG bug in Seattle - small world! Reply with quote

Well, after taking a couple months off from caching (to move and a few other reasons), I ended up on a last-minute trip to Seattle to visit my parents last week. They just moved back to Bellevue, WA, and this was my first visit to my old hometown in the 20 years since we moved to Minnesota.

It was kinda surreal caching there, finding caches across from the hospital where I was born, two across the street from my old house, and so on. Boy has the area changed and grown up!

Well imagine my surprise when I find two TB's in a cache that wasn't supposed to have any. One of them really made me pause: it had a Pogopod wooden nickel attached to the chain, with the tag "White Bear Lake, MN" on it!

Once I got back to my parent's house and looked it up, I had a good laugh: it was Sibling Rivalry (Green Team), belonging to none other than our own Candy Apple Green, in a race to get to New Mexico! This one disappeared in August, after getting oh-so-close to it's goal...before a cacher took it to Utah, never to be heard from again. He, or someone else, must've ended up in the Seattle area and dropped it off - now clearly heading in the wrong direction.

Now, CAG once tortured one of my daughter's TBs in an underwater cache for awhile before taking it to Texas safely. I knew we were heading for Vancouver, BC the next day and I *briefly* thought about logging his TB into a cache there (don't worry, I would have done a drop/retrieve and taken it back to Seattle) but I changed my mind after he sent me an e-mail saying he was glad it was in "good hands". Laughing So I made the trip to Canada, and the next day returned Sibling Rivalry to another cache in Seattle - where another cacher picked it up the same day and hoped he'd help it back in a southerly direction.

Anyway, I know it's a long story but it just reinforced what a small caching world it is, and I thought it was a strange coincidence to find a small piece of home while visiting my old stomping grounds. FWIW! Cheers,

-Ken

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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also ran into this bug while caching out of state, although not as far from home as FSUN. Last January I moved it from Madison, WI to Chicago.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took this TB from Seattle to Phoenix and it ultimately won the race. The Sibling Rivalry Red team is still under 4 feet of snow in upstate NY.
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