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Old 03-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #43
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We just bought our first AS this past weekend and hope to bring it home this week, so we're brand new to Airstreams, but old dogs at geocaching. Sometimes we don't get out for months at a time, other times we'll do 10 caches in a week. We're the Treasure Bandits on geocaching.com. We always like looking for caches while on vacation. It's nice to go to non touristy spots that we'd otherwise never know about.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #44
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Found the "Cheer Bear" travel bug

We hit a couple of parks in Newburyport, MA yesterday looking for a travel bug to take traveling with us to a far-away cache.

1) Stumpus El Mosely
2) Over the Hill and Through the Woods
3) Calvin's Bliss (picked up travel bug)

The rain finally cleared and it turned into a nice day for a hike through the woods.
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We hit a couple of parks in Newburyport, MA yesterday looking for a travel bug to take traveling with us to a far-away cache.

1) Stumpus El Mosely
2) Over the Hill and Through the Woods
3) Calvin's Bliss (picked up travel bug)

The rain finally cleared and it turned into a nice day for a hike through the woods.
Sounds like fun. Hope to try this at a rally in the future. Maybe Cody can hold a seminar on geocacheing and also letterboxing. With all this bushwacking somebody better check for ticks!
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I had a travel bug, Scully, an X Files action figure, that dissapeared for months, and just recently popped up again, to my delight. I hope it's making it's way back home now. I have another one, Mulder, who dissapeared, then I got a message someone had found him in a backpack in the back of his closet, then recently someone found him again, then just a month or so ago I got anothr message that they were going to drop him in a cache. I'm starting to think they're just toying with me! He's been missing for years

I think travel bugs is one of the best parts of geocaching!
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I had a travel bug, Scully, an X Files action figure, that dissapeared for months, and just recently popped up again, to my delight. I hope it's making it's way back home now. I have another one, Mulder, who dissapeared, then I got a message someone had found him in a backpack in the back of his closet, then recently someone found him again, then just a month or so ago I got anothr message that they were going to drop him in a cache. I'm starting to think they're just toying with me! He's been missing for years

I think travel bugs is one of the best parts of geocaching!
Cool. So how does one get one of those numbered "dog tags" to create a travel bug?
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Sounds like fun. Hope to try this at a rally in the future. Maybe Cody can hold a seminar on geocacheing and also letterboxing. With all this bushwacking somebody better check for ticks!
I can show you at the upcoming July event we are both going to. I plan on downloading all the local caches into my GPS so we will be good to go at any time.

Speaking of ticks...not a good topic for discussion in my household this week! On Saturday, I pulled 26 ticks off of Cody.

On Sunday morning, I woke up to pain in my lower back. When I put my hand back there to rub it...I felt a bump. Yup...it was an attached tick and there was the classic bullseye rash around it. I just returned home from doctor today with a prescription for Doxycycline.
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I had a travel bug, Scully, an X Files action figure, that dissapeared for months, and just recently popped up again, to my delight. I hope it's making it's way back home now. I have another one, Mulder, who dissapeared, then I got a message someone had found him in a backpack in the back of his closet, then recently someone found him again, then just a month or so ago I got anothr message that they were going to drop him in a cache. I'm starting to think they're just toying with me! He's been missing for years

I think travel bugs is one of the best parts of geocaching!
I figured out how to do the travel bug thing and have started two of them:

1) Life is a Beach: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1645904
2) Fish Tales: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1645896

What fun!
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I figured out how to do the travel bug thing and have started two of them:

1) Life is a Beach: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1645904
2) Fish Tales: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1645896

What fun!
Those are great bugs! I hope they have long, eventful journeys!
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Those are great bugs! I hope they have long, eventful journeys!
Thanks Steph!

I just started another one today, Florence Flamingo...hopefully this one will will be found by an Airstreamer....

(TB271EP) Travel Bug Dog Tag - Florence Flamingo
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With great interest, I just read the geocache article in the latest Airstream life. I am hooked and am going to go out and shop for my gps unit this weekend. This sounds like a lot of fun!!!!
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It is addictive as an activity. I have 235 find in 6 months. It is all about the numbers after all. For those of us who love maps and treasure hunts this is the activity for you. It is family centered for those of you that have children. The children and grandchildren, in my case, really love geocaching because it gets them out of the house from the video game into the real world of hide and hunt for real treasure. It is also a great weight loss activity. I loss ten pounds in 6 months. Just be careful because as I said it is as addictive as aluminitis.
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I think travel bugs is one of the best parts of geocaching!
I'm interested in learning about geocaching having caught the orienteering bug in the BSA in the 70s. However, I'm new to the geocashing terminology. Will someone give a brief definition of what are "travel-bugs."
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A travel bug is a trackable item that moves from cache to cache. You can read more on it on the geocaching.com website:

Groundspeak - Travel Bug Page
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We geocache while we are out in our RV. You can visit our profile at geocaching.com, profile: duo_75833

It is a great way to see sights that you would not normally see while you are out vacationing. We have seen some spectacular things that we would never found if not for geocaching.
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