where's my thing?
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i just came from deep river, ontario, and now i’m in this dream place. i came here on the promise of a decent job far away from my hometown . i’ve had so much fun this summer, wandering the face of the earth, wondering what my dreams might be worth and i finally got to meet some other geocatchers at the cash bash in the county of west bend. i wish i would have had more time to stay in west bend but it was nighin’ onto six of the clock and we had to marvel on up the road to get to green bay by seven of the clock.
it started when my co-worker got packer tickets for an american football game in green bay. by the way why don’t they play in milwaukee the bigger city? she wasn’t sure how to get there but i just said, let’s roll the bones! we’ll find the stadium. i brought my liquid-crystal compass to make sure we at least headed north.
my friend picked me up. so we travel on the road to adventure. we passed many transport trucks, i like the way the way the big wheel spins. so many cars with packer signs and stickers passed us, it was like a green gypsy caravan.
suddenly i remembered something that has been on my mind. i have been receiving many brutal e mails from other catchers saying either, where’s my traveling bug, where’s my geo coin, where’s my pathtag. basically, WHERE’S MY THING!? will it be left behind in the heartland? is there a ghost of a chance i’ll ever see it again? i began to wonder if these people were suffering from some sort of neurotica.
i had been collecting many of these travelin bugs and showing them to my co-workers. i thought since i left behind an item i could keep these travelin bugs. i found out this is some sort of heresy! i have caused quite the kerfuffle!
i was so happy with all the bugs i was finding i’d tell myself, I'm on a roll now. but now i have to wonder, or is it a slide? can't be too careful, with that dangerous pride.
when i was a teenager and thought i knew everything, my dad would often tell me.
if we burn our wings, flying too close to the sun, if the moment of glory, is over before it's begun, if the dream is won, though everything is lost, we will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.
i remembered something from part four of the gangsters of boats trilogy that i enjoyed so much as a teenager. the hero realized you can still be a leader if you ask a question. don’t be afraid to ask if you did something wrong. so i asked some nice guys i met at the cache bash and they confirmed what i knew must be true. i wasn’t supposed to keep the travelin bugs. so now i must face up to my mistake and get these cute buggies back to their owners. some are at work and the newest ones are still in my jockey box.
my plan is to travel on the road to redemption. i don’t want to be known as a zellers. so all i can say is. jack relax, get busy with the facts, no zodiacs or almanacs, no maniacs in polyester slacks, just the facts, from nome to rome, boy, wherever i have to go, you bet your life you will get your traveler back jack!
all this thinking, about all the various things i had, gave me an idea for a geocash. at the cash coordinates i hid many things within a 4.5 meter radius, but only one thing has the log to sign. you must find the correct thing and sign the log. please do not take any of the things. like the the travelin bugs that got me in hot water, they are not trade items. if you find the right item it will be a good thing. let’s see if you can do it.
so geo people, where’s my thing?
thank you to bill kolstad and the city of brookfield parks and recreation for permission to place the cache. that was right good of you!
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Last Updated: on 1/3/2014 2:34:32 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:34 PM GMT)
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