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First of all: Thanks to Team prodrive and Team hulkman for this very special event.
Second: Thanks to all of you which were coming here to say (like Gaby said) see you soon "ate ja".
Now our time in Portugal ends. First time we were here form September 2004 to end of January 2006. After a short stop in Germany we spend our time here again from September 2006 till now!
The maior difference between this two steps was .... GEOCACHING
As it could be for a longer time (sorry Volkswagen ends my contract here) we invest more to all people here. Peter starts with Kajak lessons and becomes better and better. Last race he won the regional chapionchip and he as well as his parents and brother were proud about it.
What does it mean? This time we were more integrated to Portugal - and we had the feeling to be a part of you.
Sometimes it was difficult for me to work here. But we found a big family to enjoy our time together. It is a very special friendship: even if were are not side by side we were looking for a new published cache (as you too) - we were always near to you - as well as reading all the logs. That was a very special experience. After a new cache was published the hunt started: we meet some of you - all trying to do the FTF.
First geocacher we meet was Team prodrive. We were at this cache a day before. Driving by side we saw something like a cachemobile - with a GPS-holder!! So we stoped and wanted to see this "Species". It was from the first moment a friendship. Thanks for that Gustavo, Hugo and "Prodrivina".
At the hunt we meet other geocachers. Everybody or every team was special. Sometimes we came later to a cache but we (Gaby) found it. Sorry - it was nothing against you!
Although the Geomeetups were very interesting and we could talk to you. Everytime was a pleasure.
At one of this meetings we heared about "Alien invasions". This cache was deactivated for a time. But all we heared it should be a wonderful one. Best of one Geomeetup: Team hulkman invited us to do this cache together - even when Joao and Maja had it done a long time before. This nightcache was very special for us. Thanks to be there together with us.
Don´t forget Wacky Race!! The rules --- ok --- one time (as at a football match) we saw the yellow card. It was a funny game or race.
Thanks to play&mobil and carolangelpaul for their job as "beta tester" at GT Night walk. I had fun there - hope you too .
Once in Sintra we meet a lot of you - and did the FTF together??
I can´t write everything here - sorry. But our time with you was very very special.
CelticSpirit for example we meet first time at this event. But didn´t we know each other since a long time???? Maybe only by reading the logs - but it was a warm atmosphere since we saw you.
We meet so many good people. We trust you - sharing the mobile phone number if something happens while a hunt. We enjoyed to be a helpdesk - or could phone one of you. Thanks for all.
We saw a lot of fun in your logs at GT caches. Hope they could stay here for a while. Thanks for your offers about doing maintenance.
All the best for you. We will never forget this event and all the time we spend together.
At the end the best:
I have a new translation for TFTC - THANKS FOR THIS COMUNITY.
What does it mean FTF? - FEEL THIS FRIENDSHIP.
We will never forget our time with you. Everyboday is invited to be our guest in Germany. I heared that there are some caches too .
And now I will see what Gaby could add .
Thanks for all and see you soon - ate ja