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Found it Vegas Gamblers found Gem Cachers 1000th Find!!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007Illinois

It starts like this:

My wife and I were to start our vacation after work, at Midnight, Friday. I, of course get off on time but my wife has overtime. Well, I get home and do what I do about fifteen times a day; I check the latest action of The Geocoin Fairy. Well I see that he/she has hit a cache across the boarder in Illinois, only 84.7 miles away, as the GPS flies. My wife gets home at 3:05 A.M. and I bring up the GCF and we are out the door. We arrive at the parking cords at 5:10 A.M., it is dark, we have flashlights and away we go into the dark woods. Needless to say I am leading the way and am using the flashlight to look where I am stepping and whoosh, right into a HUGE spider web. As I step back and pick the web off of me my wife shines the light on the web and there it is a 1" round brown spider. I really wish I would have remembered the camera for the pic. So we restart our journey into the woods and as we shine the light around you can catch the glowing eyes of some sort of animal, we could only assume and hope that they were deer. We arrive at the cache, open up the silver ammo can and check the log book. No one here since The Geocoin Fairy was here. I look into the container and what do I see, a whole crude load of pencils and gems. As I pushed the gems from one side to the other searching for the coin I can’t find it. Then as if it was magic it appeared in the middle of the gems at 5:15 A.M. So after a round trip of 190.6 miles, six dollars in Illinois tolls and a start to finish time of 3 hours and 55 minutes-------We are the proud owners of The Geocoin Fairy coin #235.

Since we did travel from across the boarder in Wisconsin for this coin, we left an unactivated Wisconsin/Illinois Caching Without Boarders coin. It just seemed like the right coin to leave.

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
 
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