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PDX Airport Travel Bug Embassy

A cache by sparrowhawk adopted by Razzl3&Dazzl3 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/07/2004
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Geocache Description:

This travel bug hotel is placed WITH FULL PERMISSION on the grounds of a local place of business very near to the Portland airport. The entrance is on NE 82nd Ave. The business staff has been informed about us geocachers.

PLEASE DON'T TAKE MORE THAN ONE UNLESS YOU DROP THE SAME AMOUNT we need to have travel bugs for others to find.

This counter was added 7/23/2012 after 3,831 logged visits free counters

There is now a COMBINATION LOCK on this Cache -- be sure to read the HINT!!;)

According to the manager, anytime A Certain Very Important Official comes to town (important enough for Secret Service protection and closing local traffic lanes), this place is locked down and no one has access. This happens maybe once a year. Just warnin' ya.

This cache's hiding place is cleverly integrated in the landscaping work on the corner of the parking lot.

If you are searching under a conifer tree, you are too far east of the cache.
(Same goes for the nearby building wall with the office windows. That's the neighbor's property and it's an Army recuiting office to boot. Re-read above directions if necessary. Thanks, and rock on, cachers! ;)

If you are spending an hour or more waiting to change planes at the airport, you can get to this cache via our easy MAX commuter train for some price around $1.75 and a bit of a walk. Directions: hop on train at airport. Get off at the Mt. Hood Ave stop (the very next stop, can't miss it). Follow your GPS to the cache site and have fun. Then go back to the airport via the train again. (Note to out-of-town visitors: yeah, I know, our train-ticket-buying machines are confusing. Just remember this and you'll be OK: you choose a "1-2 zone" ticket FIRST, and THEN you put in your money. :)

This TB hotel Rules:

Any occasional complaints, concerns or feedback about hotel employees for ANY reason should be emailed to the Cache Maintainer/Owner -- Razzl3&Dazzl3. Do NOT contact the hotel manager or staff on your own. Thanks.

The manager lent this space to us geocachers out of generosity without asking for anything back, not even advertising (not allowed under policy anyway) or even anything resembling rent! Since he was so unusually gracious when he didn't even have to be, so thanks. :)

Kid Friendly Kid Friendly A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Available year-round Available year-round Less than 200 ft. from car to cache Less than 200 ft. from car to cache
Travel Bug Hotel Travel Bug Hotel
Muggles Beware of Muggles! Park and Grab Park n Grab
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There is now a COMBINATION LOCK on this Cache -- be sure to read the HINT!!

PLEASE - TRAVEL BUGS are not some cute looking swag. Do not take any unless you know what they are and what to do with them. This TB hotel is near an airport so that the TB's can travel. DO NOT KEEP THEM!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)


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"We don't need no steenkin' hint!" Bu! Lrf, lbh qb!! Vg vf n 3 ahzore pbzovangvba ybpx. Hfr 14 - 24 - 18 sbe ragel. Vs lbh unir nal ceboyrzf jvgu bcravat gur ybpx, cyrnfr cbfg n 'Abgr' fb gung gur vffhr pna or gnxra pner bs dhvpxyl.

CYRNFR - YBPX gur YBPX naq fcva gur qvny orsber yrnivat.


C.F. V'z fher gur "Bevtvany" Pnpur Bjare jbhyq nccerpvngr lbh nqqvat n 'Snibevgr', vs lbh guvax guvf Pnpur vf jbegu vg.

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