The 82nd 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!
On extremely rare occasions, we publish these things months in advance. There's a limited window, of course, because the powers that be in Seattle don't allow events to be published any earlier than two months prior. There is a REASON for this, but we don't know what it is. Anyway, for long running events like this one, once in awhile we get ahead of ourselves. More often we fall behind, fail to publish, and have to fall to our knees and beg the forgiveness of the approvers to help us out, or we just host the event anyway and everyone shows up just for fun, regardless of whether it got published or not. I mean really, if a log is not required, than why require publishment?
Hey, a new word! Publishment! It is like antidisestablishmentarianism only shorter! How cool!
So anyway, we're getting reptitve. The 2013 edition of this event occurred on the same date, 15 October. Oddly enough, it was also on a Tuesday. Who'd have thunk? Here's the link in case you are interested: Third Tuesdays in Eldersburg - October Edition. Years that repeat the days on the same calendar date occur every 6 years or every 11 years, depending on intervening leap year dates. This information is critical to puzzle cachers, and matters in no way whatsoever to anyone else.
Tonight's discussion topic will be: since most of our recent discussion topics have focused more on HOW, tonight's topic will focus on WHY, just to change things up.
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, 15 October 2019, just like in 2013!
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 fare, whatever that means. You'll have likely had to pay for internet service, or at least cell service, to find out about this event. Well maybe not, since we don't always publish it and people show up anyway. 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 October soon (because it was September already, apparently), and cooling down! Wait a minute, it is October (well, not really, as I am typing this before the 3rd Tuesdays event in August which almost didn't happen but should have anyway, because you showed up!)! 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, a calendar! Maybe even a datebook! But no dates; figs, but no dates; 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" by 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 hot-dog branding maching (if you win this it is a steal as they cost $350.00!), 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). Where IS Alzariius, anyway?!?