Oh; here it is: The 56th in a series of monthly meet and greets in Eldersburg at Panera Bread from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Attendees generally show up early, and It usually runs over. These people are enthusiasts!
January 16th. Good thing this event is being held in Eldersburg, and not in Boston in 1919. Why just yesterday on that date in 1919, a 50 ft tall 90 ft in diameter tank containing ~ 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending a wave of the material 25 feet high travlling forth at 35 miles per hour through the streets of the north end. Part of the elevated railway was knocked down, buidlings were moved, 21 people were killed and 150 injured. Her's one eye witness report:
"Molasses, waist deep, covered the street and swirled and bubbled about the wreckage ... Here and there struggled a form—whether it was animal or human being was impossible to tell. Only an upheaval, a thrashing about in the sticky mass, showed where any life was ... Horses died like so many flies on sticky fly-paper. The more they struggled, the deeper in the mess they were ensnared. Human beings—men and women—suffered likewise."
A grim day. Has nothing to do with geocaching, but an excellent book about it can be found in the Travelling Little Free Library Travel Bug which will attend this event.
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, 16 January 2018.
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, a baby cage!, 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 birdacage gand crved from a vegeatable crate using nothing but a straight razor, by the Birdman of Leavenworth, 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).