Come one, come all and start the new year vistiing old friends and making new ones. A hot meal, and good company on a snowy cold winters morn, what more could one ask for? Whether you're new to geocaching or an old pro come on out and grab some grub and share your caching stories with fellow cachers. Then, if you are so inclined, head on out and find a cache or even make a day of it. You might want to team up or go solo and find a bunch of caches :)
Breakfast in the Blustery Burbs (BBB) began in 2005 in Bolingbrook IL at a time when events were quite rare and I thought it would be nice to get together with friends. We started with 69 hearty folk on a snowy day and it's continued ever since. Periodically the location has been changed to keep things fresh, this year we're heading to Arlington Heights. There are some fabulous forest preserves and tons of caches nearby, and a good time is guaranteed to be had by all.
You can make it an event filled day:
Blustery Photo Contest:
Attend any or all of the events today, just be sure to have fun!
Do you like to geocache in the winter? Do you enjoy photographing your adventures? This year consider entering the Blustery Photo contest and you may be the photographer elite in the community, well at least garnish bragging rights and a prize. The photo contest starts December 1, 2019 and the deadline to enter is midnight on December 31, 2019. Learn how to enter the contest here.
Door Prize Drawing:
8:45am we'll have the door prize drawing. If you want to donate to the door prize drawing, see me, Mike Swaney at check-in.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
from 07:30am to 09:00am
Golden Corral Restaurant
445 E Palatine Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone (224) 232-8837 (Terry)
We ask that each adult attending drop $1 in a tip jar which will be located at the sign-in table. The tip $ is given to the servers who work our area at the end of the event.
Trackables which will fit in a regular sized container are welcome and will be assured to move on from the event. Large trackables are the responsibility of the person who brings them, you must find someone who agrees to be responsible for moving them on.
Will there be snow?:
Maybe the right question is; will there be a polar vortex? Through the history of this event we've had a foot of snow within 24 hours prior to the event twice, temperatures below zero once, an absolutely lovely day once, and the rest were a mixed bag of cold windy days. That's the point of the event, the worse the weather the warmer the food and fellowship will be.
Every year we encourage the placement of caches for the event. If you would like to hide caches in conjunction with this event your efforts are truly appreciated. Please take into account the following guidelines for placing event caches....
Main Event Cache List:
- Submit your new cache no later than January 4th
- Ask the reviewer to publish the cache Friday 01/10/2020 (simply add a reviewer note to your cache page before submitting it.)
- Email Mike Swaney at email@example.com with the name, and GC number of the new cache and it will be added along with your name to the list of event caches.
Deer Birds by Greenback
Steeplechase #4 A multi by Greenback***
Steeplechase #5 A puzzle by Greenback***
Payton's Hill A puzzle by Greenback
Excalibur by Greenback
*** Finding these caches will earn you extra tickets for the Warm Up event door prizes.
Flash Mob Event Cache List:
You Tube Famous or Not, that is the question. by Greenback
Where the sidewalk ends by Greenback
Steeplechase #3 A puzzle by Greenback
Mellow Yellow by Greenback
Mariano's Not Quite by Greenback
Little House on the Prairie #2 by Greenback
Little House on the Prairie #1 by Greenback
Know your Herritage by Greenback
< Just tee for two and two for tee by Greenback
Black Squirrel by Greenback