3rd Tuesday, 10th month, fourth year.
Ah, 17 October. It was on this date in 1814 that The London Beer Flood happened in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery in Tottenham Court Road, a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 imperial gallons (1,470,000 L) of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. The wave of beer destroyed two homes and crumbled the wall of the Tavistock Arms pub, killing teenage employee Eleanor Cooper under the rubble. Within minutes neighbouring George Street and New Street were swamped, seriously injuring a mother, and killing a daughter and young neighbour who were taking tea, and beer surged through a room of people gathered for a wake, killing five of them. Fortunately, no geocaches were destroyed, as caching had not yet been invented.
The Carroll County Caching Fellowship (C3F) cordially invites you to enjoy the pleasures of the social side of the geocaching hobby! To find out who we are and what we're about, please visit http://c3f.finditlogitspreadit.info. Come on out and meet fellow cachers, share stories of your trials and tribulations (or Trials and Tubulations!) in searching for that elusive hide, and swap travel bugs and geocoins. Here's a chance for you to experience the part of the hobby that doesn't feature poison ivy, ticks, mosquitos, chiggers, leeches, cockleburs, beggar's lice, thorns or greenbriar! Instead, come observe the oddities of human behavior as your fellow cachers wander 'round the parking lot scribbling down codes from trackable vehicles, shooting photos of each other's nametags, and generally examining each other closely to insure they have not missed a trackable t-shirt, bracelet, earings or necklace! Hear tales of DNF woe (bring extra kleenex, would ya'?). Hear tales of FTF triumph (bring extra champagne will ya'?).
Regular attendees at this monthly event include some truly stellar cachers from our local area, who are filled with caching wisdom, friendly, and eager to share their experience and help answer questions if you need assistance. If you are new to geocaching, we are eager to get your caching career off to an excellent start! We have master puzzle cachers, master woodsmen, geotrail kings and queens, prolific cachers, and once-in-a-whilers. We have Rogi! We have bugs! We have a travelling Little Free Library of geocachiong books! We have way too much hype and excitement!
But beyond all that, with all sincerity, we have a tremendous group of regular attendees who are always looking for ways to give back to the geocaching community, and are truly a pleasure to be around. All are welcome, so please come and join the crowd!
For whom: This event is for YOU!!! Regardless of whether you have found a handful of caches or thousands of them, or you just have a burgeoning interest, all are welcome! We don't bite (well our zombies do, but we don't) , we're really nice! Honest! Ask anyone!
When? 6:00PM to 8:00PM, on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.
Where? Panera Bread, 6300 Georgetown Boulevard, Eldersburg, Maryland (or just use the convenient coordinates posted above!).
Why? Have dinner. Meet a cacher. Tell a tale. Trade a coin or travel bug. Meet Rogi! Find out what "Be the Bug" means!
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are not required to purchase anything to attend this event.
This month's raffle may feature a variety of materials useful to cachers, possibly including, but not limited to: unmentionables; not just a bustier! That's right unmentionables (pathtags). Sometimes we also include: 6 volts of surging power, test tubes, tesla coils, erlenmeyer flasks filled with eau de manbear, a tone wheel, leftover unused materials from the zombie vats, surplus from the Mercury program, a Winnebago, a haiku puzzle cache, a fully operational TV-B-Gone, a Soma Cube, magnetic toroids, an excellent recipe for oysters kirkpatrick, a stuffed whistle-pig, india ink, the ball from an IBM Selectric typewriter, an armillary (maybe two!) meatball cupcakes, or at least a recipe for them, U-bolts, lug nuts, a yodelling pickle, filberts, a pheasant claw, a mummified squid, night-vision goggles, geocacher cremains, a hanidtaur (or maybe two, one for each hand), Windex, marbles, a lego lamb, a meteorite, one hobnail boot (left one, men's 45), a funnel (it was not used in the production of more turkeys, we promise), a mixed variety of animal footprint shoes, two potatoes, a virginal, coriander, a skeleton key, a lock of Edgar Allan Poe's hair, a scrimshaw travel bug, a Toot-A-Loop transistor radio, an exultation of larks, tweezers, an egg cuber, a hard copy of the budget of the Unites Sates from 1953, eyeglass repair kits, a condom autographed by "Smokey" from Las Vegas (we found it in a cache at the Pinball Hall of Fame), a wee bit of uranium ore (we got it on Amazon) a quill pen, a uphayinaphu (but not the juice, that's not permitted!), O-rings, D-rings, Sawyer, un-hatched Man-Goose eggs (fertilization status unlknown), anisette biscotti, scratch-n'-sniff test cards, a FrogKing, filet mignon, a 5.5 ounce can of unicorn meat, flibberty-gibbets, Janet Jackson's infamous nipple shield (yes, that one, we got it on eBay for a song!!!), a harpoon (BUT NO HATCHETS!!!), a signed copy of Omoo, one unused but fully operational fornistat and a Bergonic Chair (we tried it on Alzarius, but it didn't work).