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Travel Bug Dog Tag I Solved the Geodyssey Remote Challenge

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Florida, United States
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Everyone who logged a "Discovered It" note on this travel bug has solved all of the puzzles in the Remote Challenge of the Geodyssey puzzlehunt.

The solutions to the first seven puzzles in this challenge each reference a different benchmark listed on, all of which are located in Broward County, Florida, near the city of Fort Lauderdale. Completing this challenge requires searching the log entries of all seven benchmarks.

This is a virtual travel bug. Please add "Discovered It" log entries only - do not retrieve it from the owner!

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Discovered It 6/14/2017 KBLAST discovered it   Visit Log

Greetings from Ohio!

My daughter was in marching band this past year. This was the year that her spring break was in Disney World, so we made the trip to Florida to enjoy the Mouse and visit family. my wife's dad lived in Deerfield Beach, FL. I'm a HUGE fan of epic geocaches and love completing and then promoting caches that I hope people would enjoy and that might be unsung heroes of the geocaching community (at least by my estimation.) I created the website to emphasize and highlight these excellently created and much enjoyed geocaches.

When I was looking through the area for awesome caches, for some reason this one never came up using any of my usual tools. Geodyssey actually popped up on my very last day in Florida as we were driving around and I did a quick scan for "caches I haven't found in this area." With only one evening left in Florida, and from the looks of the logs, I didn't think there was much of a chance of completing this behemoth before heading back up to Ohio.

I contacted the CO and had two feelings - 1) I'm so excited to find another amazing puzzle challenge to keep me entertained and to keep me up late at night, and 2) dang it - why couldn't I have found out about this sooner so that I could actually go and log the geocache?

Those feelings were at war with one another for a few months until just recently when a bout with diverticulitis landed me in the hospital. After being in the hospital for almost 2 weeks, I put a call out to my puzzle caching friends and asked them to come enjoy this puzzle with me. We worked primarily on the Bond puzzle during our couple of hours, and one of my friends is a huge Coulton fan, so the afternoon/evening was a HUGE success. I have a feeling you'll be seeing logs here soon from some of those friends.

I was discharged from the hospital and told to sit still and not do much. PERFECT! So I finished this beautiful creation.

I have NO IDEA when I'll ever be in South Florida again. We already experienced all of the keys as one of our vacation days, and Lisa's dad moved to Texas. If I make it back down this way, though, this will be a high priority, right up there with the Christmas Cache that was disabled the week I happened to be in Florida (rotten luck part 2!) Thank you for your responses to my questions and for being a lovely sounding board as I tried to get my feet off the ground, eP. And thanks for the amazing and epic geocaching puzzle!

Discovered It 5/27/2017 Lion Fish discovered it   Visit Log

We opted for the 'Remote' Challenge - as we live 12,800 kilometres away in New Zealand. Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the journey ...loving the twists and turns along the way.
Luckily we had kept our notes, as they of course became handy in the later stages.
What an experience! The trickiest for us was Puzzle 5 - we never did get Penta-Frustration 100 per cent sorted out, but we were able to work around that .

Thank you ePeterso2, very much. You are an inspiration, and have left us even more motivated to continue both solving, and creating, puzzle/mystery caches. Well done!!!

Discovered It 12/23/2016 uciphd discovered it   Visit Log

Wow, what a very fun last couple of days it has been!

With Christmas coming and work verrry slow yesterday my mind started wandering off to our upcoming February vacation in South Florida. Naturally I started checking for puzzle caches around town and my searches soon led me to the Geodyssey. Once I saw the first puzzle I was hooked, in part because I own similar Matchagram-style geocache puzzles in CO and MA. Once I got started, I just couldn't stop...

The first seven puzzles were a lot of fun and most of them went pretty smoothly (although I admit that #6 looked like a lot of work at the time so I back-doored a temporary solution so I could keep forging ahead). The subsequent puzzles just kept coming getting better and better. Since logic puzzles are my forte, I really enjoyed the Star Battle (even found another valid solution) and the Paint by Numbers (which I've also done as a geo-puzzle in the past. Another unexpected thing that I learned in the process is that I've now become a closet JoCo fan; "Still Alive" is my new favorite since I'm a scientist by trade. By far my favorite puzzle of the lot was #13 - what a stroke of genius! And I must give credit to my wife for coolly solving #14 last night when I thought I had hit the wall.

ePeterso2 - THANK YOU very much for creating these puzzles. The last couple days have been a pleasure and a treat... it was like getting a brand new issue of Games Magazine - except better since it was in vivid color! This series reminded me a lot of the Puzzle Gauntlet series in Rhode Island. Each of these puzzles could've been their own high-quality stand-alone cache if so desired. Come February I am going to make every effort possible to try and physically find the Geodyssey cache. And hey, if the timing is right maybe I'll even get to meet the CO - that would be a great end to this fantastic journey.

Discovered It 5/28/2016 MSASO discovered it   Visit Log

Hurray! What a fun set of puzzles! I got all the way to the final puzzle back in February before getting stuck. School then took over, and this puzzle had to wait. Now that school is done, I see that there are hints on the pages, and I had the realization of what I was missing * doh *. I'm so happy to reach the final, and many thanks to ePeterso2 for setting up this wonderful challenge!

Discovered It 4/3/2016 2 Cache Cows discovered it   Visit Log

Glad and, at the same time, sad that this journey is complete. We were stuck for a while on the later puzzles. After a flurry of inspiration we made it to the final puzzle. In the end it was Dawnn that got us nudged in the right direction. Congratulations to all that completed the challenge. And a big thank you to Eric and all who had a hand in putting this together. We thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles and challenges.

Thanks for the challenge!
-Rod and Dawnn (2 Cache Cows)

Discovered It 4/3/2016 SearchinSwifts discovered it   Visit Log

I was enlisted late in the process to assist another geocacher with one of the puzzles, and so arrived at the final puzzle and solution without having done some of the puzzles that led up to it. As a result, I did not feel that I could log the TB as "discovered" at that time. Three weeks later, I finished working through the 15 puzzles (including re-solving a couple, as a result of misplacing my notes!), and got to the final page again, and can now log the discovery.

Great series of puzzles!

Discovered It 3/29/2016 SilentP42 discovered it   Visit Log

Had a great time working through these with fmoraes over the last few days. Thanks for all the fun!!!! Also thanks to teamajk for posting Geodyssey (GC5CJ31) as the Puzzle of the Day for 3/25/2016. Quite the journey indeed. Now to await the rainy day that will initiate my return to the "Hidden" puzzle section of the Geodyssey...

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Discovered It 3/29/2016 fmoraes discovered it   Visit Log

Wow, what a series of puzzles. Thanks for the challenge. I am glad it is over :-)

Discovered It 3/29/2016 TrekkingTurtles discovered it   Visit Log

At Last! w00t!

There were many MANY times when I thought I could not figure out something... somethings I never understood, but left to simmer in the brain cells pulled little miracles out of thin air and was able to keep plugging on. The final almost made me cry like a leetle gurl - how many times was I going to see those words. (evilness is afoot!)

This has taken weeks and weeks... stopped to take a vacation, and solve the Puzzle 101 series in the middle... then remembered the deadline. Whew!

Thanks for the mind benders!
® of TrekkingTurtles

  • WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!
Discovered It 3/28/2016 WhiteDaisies225 discovered it   Visit Log

Whoo hooo!!! What a satisfying challenge! I have been working on this for weeks, and I didn't really think I would finish, but tonight I got to the end. I needed a nudge in the right direction a couple of times, but now I feel so smart and clever. Eric, you have an amazing mind! Thank you for designing such a fun, well-put-together series of puzzles, and thank you for taking us on this adventure. I learned many different things on the journey, and I have more confidence to try different puzzles. I will be tackling the Puzzle Solving 101 series next. Thank you, thank you!!

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