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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

BIG Orange Travel Bug Convention Center

A cache by MaxB on the River
Hidden : 8/14/2004
In Michigan, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:



The BIG Orange Travel Bug Convention Center is committed to providing superior accommodation to Travel Bugs in the Michiana area. This cache is such an imposing facility that guests will be able to see it as they approach. In fact Travel Bugs can look down and spot the cache as they are on their final approach to the South Bend Airport. It is located on private property, but is placed with the owners permission. The way you can be sure you are at the right property is that you will be able to EASILY see the cache from the street (Echo Valley) before getting out of your car. IF you think you don’t know what you are looking for read the name of the cache (BIG and ORANGE !) If you cannot find this cache, we suggest you trade in your GPS and buy a dog to help you cross the street.

Note: This is a daytime only cache. Please do not come after dark, as the neighbor is an accomplished marksman. However during daylight hours we would love to meet the cachers, so don’t hesitate ringing the doorbell, and saying hello.



On 3/13/14 TB Shannon's Pete" was honored as the 22,000th TB Guest at the Bio Orange
On 12/14/12 TB "Pass n Gasser" was honored as the 21,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange
On 4/11/12 TB "John Deere" was honored as the 20,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange
On 7/30/11 TB "Carrera GT" was honored as the 19,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange
On 3/20/11 TB "Cache Pencil" was honored as the 18,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange
On 8/27/10 TB "Cate's Shark" was honored as the 17,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange
On 3/2/10 TB "Jackson's Bear" was honored as the 16,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 9/14/09 TB "World Tour 06" was honored as the 15,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 6/9/09 TB "Come Sail Away" was honored as the 14,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 2/28/09 TB "Trixter.au's Cache Hopper" was honored as the 13,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 11/2/08 TB "ICM's Geocaching Squad Coin" was honored as the 12,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 7/21/08 TB "Fillmores Virtual Vacation Van" was honored as the 11,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 4/1/08 TB "Lazlo" was honored as the 10,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 12/9/07 TB "Michigan State Bird" was honored as the 9,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 8/13/07 TB "I Go Bananas for Events" was honored as the 8,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 5/28/07 TB "Mrs Tally's Creech Rd TB" was honored as the 7,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 3/3/07 TB "Devil Ducky Tattoo" was honored as the 6,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 10/27/06 TB "Miner Bear" was honored as the 5,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 7/23/06 TB "Puffer" was honored as the 4,000th TB Guest at the Big Orange.
On 1/28/06 TB "My Dog Sport" was honored as the 2500th Guest at the Big Orange.

The Travel Bug Convention Center is large enough to accommodate Travel Bug drops of any size. Travel bugs can swim on the property as well as arrange for cruise excursions on the scenic St Joseph River and there is plenty of free parking (however no valet service). The Travel bugs are always treated as VIP guests and assigned the Penthouse Suite. Although primarily devoted to Travel Bugs, all cachers are welcome to stop and visit this unusually large cache and trade the normal geocaching trinkets.

This cache serves as the new Headquarters for MaxB’s Escorted Travel Bug Group Tours, which was relocated to these larger modern facilities. Travel Bugs who would like to go to different regions of the country will be accepted for upcoming MaxB Escorted TB Group Tours, which has moved travel bugs over 35 Million Miles. (Equivalent of going to moon and back 70 times!) This cache will often be the departure or arrival point for MaxB’s TB Tours.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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