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Adieu, Gordon Shumway.


Gordon Shumway's Space Ship

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Hidden : 08/14/2011
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Geocache Description:

Locate ALF's Space Ship - he's hungry and thought this place would be a place to look for big cats!!!

Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club

As you may (or may not) remember, Gordon Shumway (aka his given nickname "ALF") crash-landed his Space Ship into the garage of the Tanners in 1986. Over the next four years, America followed the hijinx as ALF learned how to live with his new family on Earth and learn Earth customs. One of the biggest adjustment was understanding that cats are PETS, not FOOD on this planet!

Here's some quotes:

[Lucky, the Tanner's pet cat, has gone missing]
ALF: [about Lucky] Last time I saw him he was high-tailing it out the window.
Willie: And why was that?
ALF: Cause I was chasing him with a fork.

[talking to Lucky]
ALF: A minute and a half, Luckmiester, then I'll be down on you like a buzzard on a gut wagon.

[at the cat Lucky's funeral]
ALF: Where I'm from, this is ludicrous. It's like having a funeral for a hamburger.

[thoughts on Musicals]
ALF: I hate musicals. Out of the blue people burst into songs.
Willie: Hence the term "musical."
ALF: Yeah, but wouldn't it get on your nerves if all of a sudden I started singing : "Hey, Kate, ain't it great? Hey, Willie, you look silly. Hey -"
Willie: It's getting on my nerves.
ALF: So what musical are you going to go see today?
Willie: "Cats."
ALF: Take me, please! Then afterwards, we can go backstage and eat the actors!

PLEEEEASE be careful with the container - it is a one of a kind. If it breaks or goes missing, the replacement will never be this cool. Please look for the white slide latch to open. As usual, please return where and how you found it! There are some small swag items on board the space ship in a blue baggie. Trade items are in the baggie - keep the baggie in the ship, please.

Terrain is a little slanted at Ground Zero, but shouldn't be a problem for most folks. This SHOULD be a fun and quick cache for most seekers. Enjoy. Congrats to FTFer, TermiteHunter

Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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