The 78th 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!
78. A palindromic number in bases 5 (3035), 7 (1417), 12 (6612), 25 (3325), 38 (2238), 77 (1177) and all bases greater 78. Who knew? About 39 of the Unted States have a route 78. Maryland used to: Maryland Route 78 was the designation for Ballenger Creek Pike from what was the southern terminus of MD 351 near Adamstown north to US 340 near Frederick in southern Frederick County. The first portion of MD 78 was completed by 1927; the remainder of the highway was completed by 1938. MD 78 was replaced by an extension of MD 180 in 1970. All of former MD 78 became MD 351 in 1989, but alas, more. My favorite of the international route 78s is B78 in New South Wales, more colorfully known as Waterfal Way. Here's why:
And guess what!?! There's a geocache there: https://coord.info/GC4NW9F
After tonight's meeting, we should mount an expedition to go and find it!
Tonight's discussion topic will be: Geocaching Down Under: special considerations. Or some other topic that comes to mind. You'll just have to attend and see!
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 (visit link) 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 had 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, 18 June 2019.
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. Well, that's not really true. No shirt, no shoes, no service, Panera won't let you in naked (we tried it). Well, they don't really not let you in, but they do really want you to leave if you are in that state. So you'll need shoes and a shirt, a long enough shirt to cover your special places. And gas (no not that kind...I mean fuel for your cachemobile to get here). Unless you walk, which some do. Kind of odd that "Iamjustthedriver" walks to this event when you think about it. You'll need to buy a car, motorcycle, cab fare or hailing ride service fair, whatever that means. You'll have likely had to pay for internet service, or at least cell service, to find out about this event. You'll certainly need that to log it. You don't need a pen, we'll provide one, and a hard copy log, even though that is not required. Anyway, you don't have to buy anything from Panera, or Groundspeak for that matter, but you can if you want to. If you are not naked at the time of purchase. Well, at Panera. You can be naked and purchase things at Groundspeak. Virtually, anyway. Not virtually naked, (we're all that), just virtually at Groundspeak while you make your purchase naked. It's going to be June soon, and warming up! Wait a minute, it is June! Get your naked on! And remember, there *are* clothing optional caches out there. Sunscreen and bug spray recommended. Just sayin'.
This month's raffle may feature a variety of materials useful to cachers, possibly including, but not limited to: unmentionables; not just a bustier! 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 1908 Citroen Karin, a haiku puzzle cache, a fully operational TV-B-Gone, a Soma Cube, magnetic toroids, an excellent recipe for oysters kirkpatrick, a baby cage (not the one in the gallery from Zekester's youth, but another one we found at a flea market), a stuffed whistle-pig, india ink, the ball from an IBM Selectric typewriter, a 1955 Fuji Cabin Minicar, an armillary (maybe two!) meatball cupcakes, or at least a recipe for them, mustard pickled eggs, A signed copy of "Sausage in a basket" y Martin Lampen, 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, tathpags, 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 United States from 1953, eyeglass repair kits, a Hapifork, 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 birdcage hand carved from a vegetable crate using nothing but a straight razor, by the Birdman of Leavenworth, a roller skate once worn by Frank Zappa, a uphayinaphu (but not the juice, that's not permitted!), O-rings, D-rings, an LED water faucet, Sawyer, un-hatched Man-Goose eggs (fertilization status unknown), 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).