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thebigdp: Well heck....it was a nice long run, nearly 9 years and 470+ finds but sadly when the one good place to hide the cache gets cut down....well it is time for it to go.

It was fun while it lasted and as noted in the cache description this little place has seen lots of change....and more seems to be coming. So, since foot traffic right by the cache looks to be on the increase the chances for it to be muggled only increases. I've already had to replace it twice over the years but this is the topper.

I did recover the cache container so maybe it will reappear somewhere else.

Damn!

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Tennis Court/Putting Green...Here?

A cache by thebigdp Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/4/2006
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Back in the mid 80's this area used to be a tennis court and near where the cache is located there was a putting green with a couple of sand traps around it. Anybody around here who remember this?

Anyways, when the university built the parking garage across the street, it was decided to flatten the putting green and make the tennis court as well into a parking lot.

At first the tennis court part of the lot still had the green tennis court surface instead of the current pavement. Now, you'd never know any of this had been here, its all just a long expanse of black pavement. The tennis courts on West Campus Drive near the Driving Range were built to replace the courts that were here. Oh, and those Prefab Bldgs at the other end of the parking lot are called Bambi and Godzilla (someone has a sense of humor), they were put in after the '89 earthquake as temporary offices and have remained ever since.

Cache contains some nifty items for you first few finders. A
couple of Stanford Logo'd Ball Markers, some Stanford Logo'd divot fixers, a Match Box van and Match Box pickup truck with surfboards (hey this is California), and the Binary Bug V 1.0 TB. A few other odd and ends are included as well.

This is my first cache so please feel free to send me some critiques. If I ever place another one, I want to do an even better job than this one.

If you see a White Windstar minivan parked nearby, that must mean I am at work. Leave me a note or something.

UPDATE 12/2011: They've expanded the parking lot in a North East direction, almost to Governor's Lane, due to the need to move the Steam Plant's Chillers off of Roble Field and into the Parking Lot. They had to move the Chillers because Stanford is building a new Athletic Dept Gymnasium to replace the lack of a gym on this side of campus due to Roble Gym having been turned over to the Dance Department several years ago. It will be interesting to watch the construction progress.

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Rreg, Rybu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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