Travel Bug Dog Tag My Dad's Ankh

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Owner:
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Released:
Friday, September 26, 2003
Origin:
California, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Reynolds Road Shave

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Current GOAL

Sept 29, 2005 This TB has accomplished its goal and is ready to return to the USA (California.)

Story Behind This TB:
My Dad had a dream to travel to Ireland before he died. He didn’t make it.
Send us to Ireland, photographing places along the way. We would like to be returned to a geocache in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

About This Item

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This is my favorite photo of my Dad and me on a two week long camping trip in the Four Corners area (Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona). If you look closely, you can see my Dad wearing an ankh around his neck. He wore it for as long as I can remember.

My Dad was interested in Egyptian mythology as a teenager so I suppose that is why he wore it. Later on, as he grew older he must have integrated its meaning into his interfaith belief systems. I don't recall any deep conversations about it so I can only guess what it meant to him. I looked up the definition and found that the ankh symbolizes life after death so naturally I am rather comforted by seeing it now.

One of his last desires was to visit his "roots" based in Ireland. I am thinking maybe we can still do that through this travel bug. I like the thought that he still lives on in some way by being passed from hand to hand. He would have loved to have read about your journeys with geocaching :-) PS: Our last name is "Aldridge" and his mom's last name was "Carnahan."

July 27,2004
So far exceptional people have helped this TB move and have enriched its experience. My sister and I are really touched by everyone's efforts. When this TB comes back to me I plan to make a handmade book featuring these logs and the people who wrote them. I will interweave their lives with the story of my Dad's life. When I am done I plan to scan the book and turn it into a cache!

By the way, I would like Dad to visit at least ten caches in Ireland before coming home, but not isolated ones. Hopefully, he won't get stranded anywhere too long.

Thanks a million! :-)


September 05,2004 My dad has made it to Ireland where he wanted to go!!! Thank you all, you dear hearts, who made this possible. Now we want to tour Ireland and see the sights. My Dad would absolutely love this :-)


September 29th, 2005
Our goal has been accomplished and we are now ready to come back to the USA.

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Tracking History (26351.4mi) View Map

Discovered It 5/8/2007 50sumtin discovered it   Visit Log

I'm very proud to have discovered this travel bug! 50sumtin

Dropped Off 5/5/2007 MotorBug placed it in Reynolds Road Shave California - 29.7 miles  Visit Log

I'm pleased to hand this off to the owner in the presence of many geocachers at the Reynolds Road Shave CITO event. A round of applause acknowledged it's amazing 3.5 year/26,000 mile journey to Ireland, Europe and South Africa before returning home. Huzzah!

[This entry was edited by MotorBug on Saturday, May 05, 2007 at 2:15:40 PM.]

Retrieve It from a Cache 4/11/2007 MotorBug retrieved it from --/.-.. (M L) California   Visit Log

I'm honored to be the one to bring this on its final leg of a fantastic journey! What an interesting time it has had!

As I write this it is here on the San Francisco peninsula as you requested. I was thinking of dropping it in Shoreline Trailhead-- secure and easy access just off the freeway. Or I will be glad to deliver it in person. Just let me know your preference.

WhooRah!!

MotorBug

Dropped Off 3/28/2007 LBREWSTER placed it in --/.-.. (M L) California - 2,539.89 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 2/24/2007 LBREWSTER retrieved it from Fowl Ball New Jersey   Visit Log

What a wonderful story. Since we are planning on coming to Monterey California at the end of March we will bring it with us.

Dropped Off 2/19/2007 ROCKHEADNJ placed it in Fowl Ball New Jersey - 2.63 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 1/15/2007 ROCKHEADNJ retrieved it from "Wait".....don't eat the mushrooms! New Jersey   Visit Log

will move west soon

Dropped Off 12/5/2006 The Huskies placed it in "Wait".....don't eat the mushrooms! New Jersey - 7,825.47 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/25/2006 The Huskies retrieved it from Musical Scales (Western Cape) Western Cape, South Africa   Visit Log

We will be traveling to the USA next weekend and will drop this TB in the New York area

Dropped Off 11/25/2006 GlobalRat placed it in Musical Scales (Western Cape) Western Cape, South Africa - 749.44 miles  Visit Log
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