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Day on the Gravel Traditional Geocache

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MotorBug: Stopped by for a maintenance check and the cache is missing. This area is a homeless congregation point at night. I'm not going to replace the cache.

Thanks to all who stopped by and read the story of "Day on the Gravel."

Hidden : 07/23/2004
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A painted altoids sized container hidden near brick and wood. No need to search the landscape or leave the side walk area. I've giving a hint right away as coordinates were tough due to buildings and trees. I took over 100 samples with an accuracy of about 26 feet.
For many years my friend Jud had his photography studio in the building located here. Around every 4th of July he would have an afternoon party called Day on the Gravel for friends and clients with the usual summer picnic items, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, green and bean salads, and watermelon. Also he would have some rousing live music. It was a great way to spend a couple hours and be a bit late back to work from lunch. It was called Day on the Gravel because the small parking lot in front of the building was, and still is I was happy to see, gravel. He mailed out a 8" x 10" photo invitation which showed the theme of the party, keyed to a then current event or very popular movie. Usually he was in the photo in complete costume and sometimes I didn't even recognize him! Once in awhile there were party favors. I still have my Judassic Park tee shirt, a take-off on the Jurassic Park movie. If you look closely at the photo, you can see the name change and that the dinosaur is holding a camera. When he moved his office to a building with an asphalt parking lot, he took a cache-sized container of gravel with him to set out for the parties, which continued until his death several years ago. Day on the Gravel. Many fine memories.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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