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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bear-Papa Bear TB

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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of RussellSchool.

This is not collectible.

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos in the logs are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


This “Bear” series of travel bugs are each named for fictional bears of children’s literature, comic books, cartoons, mythology and animated shorts or features. 

Papa Bear.  The story of The Three Bears was first put into print in 1837 but there is ample evidence there was an oral tradition long before that.  The original version had three bachelor bears of different sizes living in the same house in the woods.  Another difference was an old woman intruder.  Details of the story were modified over the years to arrive at Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but the basic premise remained the same.

The story makes extensive use of the literary rule of three, featuring three chairs, three bowls of porridge, three beds, and the three title characters who live in the house. There are also three sequences of the bears discovering in turn that someone has been eating from their porridge, sitting in their chairs, and finally, lying in their beds, at which point is the climax of Goldilocks being discovered.

This follows three earlier sequences of Goldilocks trying the bowls of porridge, chairs, and beds successively, each time finding the third "just right".  In writing this as the "dialectical three", where the first is wrong in one way, the second in another or opposite way, and only the third, in the middle, is just right.  This idea that the way forward lies in finding an exact middle path between opposites is of extraordinary importance in storytelling.  Papa bear’s porridge, chair and bed was always too hot, hard or big.

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Tracking History (16244.8mi) View Map

Visited 2/25/2018 RussellSchool took it to Are u there yet? (Bay of Islands) North Island, New Zealand - .48 miles  Visit Log
Visited 2/25/2018 RussellSchool took it to Untouched Beauty (Bay of Islands) North Island, New Zealand - .98 miles  Visit Log
Visited 2/25/2018 RussellSchool took it to Postcard from Te Pahii (Bay of Islands) North Island, New Zealand - 37.11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/19/2018 RussellSchool took it to Motukiore Island : The Prominent Pa (Northland) North Island, New Zealand - 53.51 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/31/2017 RussellSchool took it to Edge of the World Easy (Northland) North Island, New Zealand - 84.52 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/27/2017 RussellSchool retrieved it from Tracking to Tapotupotu North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

Finally found this cache and a bonus that the TB was in it!

Dropped Off 11/20/2017 TiggerEtosha placed it in Tracking to Tapotupotu North Island, New Zealand - 204.83 miles  Visit Log
Visited 11/14/2017 TiggerEtosha took it to Pukekawa Geology Field Trip (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand - 7,437.73 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 11/10/2017 TiggerEtosha grabbed it   Visit Log

Grabbing before heading abroad!

Dropped Off 9/17/2017 WhyWhySee placed it in IBS: Gnome's Animal Lodge Alberta, Canada - 9.24 miles  Visit Log

This is such a great cache with a trail in a bird sanctuary park. I will count it for "rural".

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