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d76
01-15-2008, 08:38 PM
Well, it was only a matter of time before one of my tb found its way into the hands of a newbie then was never put back into a cache. It really @*&&@@ me off when this happens. I was enjoying watching it go from cache to cache. I knew I was doomed when the newbie logged it and said "This is a great find since this is my first cache.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad:

Here is the link

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=131311

If anyone knows any cachers in Mississippi that happen to know this newbie please pass on the word that the book wasnt free to the first newbie.

Starzz
01-15-2008, 09:40 PM
I have TB thats in Oklahoma, and a cacher has had it since 5/12/2007!! I emailed him last fall and again within the past week, asking him to please but the my TB back in a cache, but nothing!

Makes ya wanna scream and ^$@#&%&#%&&#%&#&$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Hiram357
01-15-2008, 09:45 PM
Well, it was only a matter of time before one of my tb found its way into the hands of a newbie then was never put back into a cache. It really @*&&@@ me off when this happens. I was enjoying watching it go from cache to cache. I knew I was doomed when the newbie logged it and said "This is a great find since this is my first cache.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad ::mad:

Here is the link

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=131311

If anyone knows any cachers in Mississippi that happen to know this newbie please pass on the word that the book wasnt free to the first newbie.


so, just to clarify, you're upset about this going missing correct???


(and no, sorry, i don't have any connections in missippi)

(have you tried contacting the cacher??? I see they have only two finds, but have logged in back in december...)

d76
01-15-2008, 10:11 PM
so, just to clarify, you're upset about this going missing correct???


(and no, sorry, i don't have any connections in missippi)

(have you tried contacting the cacher??? I see they have only two finds, but have logged in back in december...)


Duh, contact the cacher, why didnt I think of that. Of course I contacted the cacher. Several times even. Good thing Steph keeps a short leash on you.:D

FuddsGirls
01-15-2008, 11:57 PM
I have one in the hands of a newbie also. Its only been there since November but maybe its time to check in. Usually, if worded right, I get a good response from cachers who had or have a had a tb of mine.

firefighterjake
01-16-2008, 07:43 AM
Duh, contact the cacher, why didnt I think of that. Of course I contacted the cacher. Several times even. Good thing Steph keeps a short leash on you.:D

Oh, poor, poor Hiram. . . . but I will admit this was pretty funny . . . at least picturing Hiram on a leash. By the way (in the fine tradition of derailing threads here at gcmaine) . . . how's Hiram and the Search for the Holy Grail . . . I mean Scrambler going?

WhereRWe?
01-16-2008, 09:38 AM
Duh, contact the cacher, why didnt I think of that. Of course I contacted the cacher. Several times even.

Did you actually "make contact" with this guy or just send emails and got no response? :confused::confused:

If you got a response, what did he say?

WhereRWe?
01-16-2008, 09:42 AM
I have one in the hands of a newbie also. Its only been there since November but maybe its time to check in. Usually, if worded right, I get a good response from cachers who had or have a had a tb of mine.

Many cachers, us included, don't do much caching in the winter, so I don't usually get upset if a TB gets "held up" in the winter. Another problem we're experiencing is that so many of the new caches are micros or "small" caches, that it's hard to find a cache to put a TB in! LOL!

d76
01-16-2008, 10:09 AM
Did you actually "make contact" with this guy or just send emails and got no response? :confused::confused:

If you got a response, what did he say?


I have sent endless emails with no response at all:mad:

WhereRWe?
01-16-2008, 03:37 PM
I have sent endless emails with no response at all:mad:

Sheesh! I hate guys like that! And I'd bet that if he had responded, he'd have told you he dropped the TB off in another cache... :mad::mad:

hollora
01-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Ah, I think I have figured out the problem - the cacher is a slow, very slow reader:confused:.......posted was going to read it and pass along. Must have not finished it yet or be stuck on a chapter..........:rolleyes:

This is definitely frustrating when they won't even be decent enough to respond to emails.:mad: Is there an alternative plan?:eek:

Hiram357
01-16-2008, 04:09 PM
I have sent endless emails with no response at all:mad:

yeah, that no response kinda thing is uncalled for when he's logged in between the time he picked it up and now, I can understand if they pick up a TB and disappear off the face of the earth (cuz who knows what could happen) and never logs after that (maybe they lost their pc or somethin, but they could at least make an effort to move the TB along, put it back maybe?)

Hiram357
01-16-2008, 04:12 PM
Oh, poor, poor Hiram. . . . but I will admit this was pretty funny . . . at least picturing Hiram on a leash. By the way (in the fine tradition of derailing threads here at gcmaine) . . . how's Hiram and the Search for the Holy Grail . . . I mean Scrambler going?

Well in my search for the almighty scrambler (in roadready conditions) is not going well, but i have found Jimmy Hoffa, the meaning of life, some video from way back that looks like it was from a parade down in texas... the fountain of youth, and an unchewed stick of bubble gum... but on the positive side, the longer it takes me to find somethin i want the more time i have to save $$$... :D

dubord207
01-18-2008, 05:53 PM
I have sent endless emails with no response at all:mad:
Here's how I might phrase a letter: Dear Mr or Mrs. jtnewman Re:dave1976 vs.jtnewman et als My office has been retained to take whatever legal action may be necessary to recover from you a certain TB , aka as a "Travel Bug" among reputable cachers, said TB that you have wilfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally and unlawfully converted to your own use all in violation of United States Caching rule 46, Section IV, subpart 3(B). The rule states, inter alia (in part) that TB's kept for more than 14 days without written or e-mail contact with the lawful owner can result in an award of damages and country wide humiliation from other cachers. As a result of your wrongful act, my client has suffered extreme emotion distress, lost sleep, loss of sense of humor and has reported excessive DNF's lately all occasioned by your unfortunate decision to kidnap this TB. If the TB isn't placed in a new cache within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we will commence suit against you without furthur notice. Additionally, I have this date authorized representatives of the Maine caching community to travel to your area and hunt you and the book down. You don't know who you're messing with. boy!!! I know Joe Bornstein and we mean BUSINESS!!!!!!

d76
01-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Here's how I might phrase a letter: Dear Mr or Mrs. jtnewman Re:dave1976 vs.jtnewman et als My office has been retained to take whatever legal action may be necessary to recover from you a certain TB , aka as a "Travel Bug" among reputable cachers, said TB that you have wilfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally and unlawfully converted to your own use all in violation of United States Caching rule 46, Section IV, subpart 3(B). The rule states, inter alia (in part) that TB's kept for more than 14 days without written or e-mail contact with the lawful owner can result in an award of damages and country wide humiliation from other cachers. As a result of your wrongful act, my client has suffered extreme emotion distress, lost sleep, loss of sense of humor and has reported excessive DNF's lately all occasioned by your unfortunate decision to kidnap this TB. If the TB isn't placed in a new cache within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we will commence suit against you without furthur notice. Additionally, I have this date authorized representatives of the Maine caching community to travel to your area and hunt you and the book down. You don't know who you're messing with. boy!!! I know Joe Bornstein and we mean BUSINESS!!!!!!


Copied, pasted and sent

Thanks:D

Hiram357
01-18-2008, 06:49 PM
Copied, pasted and sent

Thanks:D

lol, did you realy send it?!?

Hiram357
01-18-2008, 06:50 PM
Here's how I might phrase a letter: Dear Mr or Mrs. jtnewman Re:dave1976 vs.jtnewman et als My office has been retained to take whatever legal action may be necessary to recover from you a certain TB , aka as a "Travel Bug" among reputable cachers, said TB that you have wilfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally and unlawfully converted to your own use all in violation of United States Caching rule 46, Section IV, subpart 3(B). The rule states, inter alia (in part) that TB's kept for more than 14 days without written or e-mail contact with the lawful owner can result in an award of damages and country wide humiliation from other cachers. As a result of your wrongful act, my client has suffered extreme emotion distress, lost sleep, loss of sense of humor and has reported excessive DNF's lately all occasioned by your unfortunate decision to kidnap this TB. If the TB isn't placed in a new cache within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we will commence suit against you without furthur notice. Additionally, I have this date authorized representatives of the Maine caching community to travel to your area and hunt you and the book down. You don't know who you're messing with. boy!!! I know Joe Bornstein and we mean BUSINESS!!!!!!

Ya know, it's always been my belief that 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name, I think you just might be on the good side! :D

Haffy
01-18-2008, 07:43 PM
I love it DAN!!!!

WhereRWe?
01-18-2008, 08:04 PM
Sheesh! Gotta love GeocachingMaine.org! You even get FREE legal services! :D:D

firefighterjake
01-18-2008, 09:09 PM
Here's how I might phrase a letter: Dear Mr or Mrs. jtnewman Re:dave1976 vs.jtnewman et als My office has been retained to take whatever legal action may be necessary to recover from you a certain TB , aka as a "Travel Bug" among reputable cachers, said TB that you have wilfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally and unlawfully converted to your own use all in violation of United States Caching rule 46, Section IV, subpart 3(B). The rule states, inter alia (in part) that TB's kept for more than 14 days without written or e-mail contact with the lawful owner can result in an award of damages and country wide humiliation from other cachers. As a result of your wrongful act, my client has suffered extreme emotion distress, lost sleep, loss of sense of humor and has reported excessive DNF's lately all occasioned by your unfortunate decision to kidnap this TB. If the TB isn't placed in a new cache within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we will commence suit against you without furthur notice. Additionally, I have this date authorized representatives of the Maine caching community to travel to your area and hunt you and the book down. You don't know who you're messing with. boy!!! I know Joe Bornstein and we mean BUSINESS!!!!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :)

team teebow
01-19-2008, 09:51 AM
We had one of Andrew's TB go missing, we emailed several times and with no response from the holders. So we basically wrote it off. Well out of the blue it showed back up. I'm think I see why we got no response...can you figure it out? (Hint: look at user's name...3/6/2005 vs. 1/6/2008).




http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/dropped_off.gif 1/6/2008 hopeandjefffoster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=5da2fc9e-e925-40f7-b463-d9bb1ddfaf8a) placed it in Travel Bug Pit Stop (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b3955f60-c0b3-4fab-9f5f-49e2bea91641) Indiana [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=49e40638-d224-46af-b729-c01fd636b245)]


http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/transfer.gif 1/5/2008 hopeandjefffoster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=5da2fc9e-e925-40f7-b463-d9bb1ddfaf8a) grabbed it [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=77362902-f807-4e98-ae0c-2fbc8051208c)]
firetruck is back off and running! dropped off in t.b. pit stop in indiana but won't let me log it 4 some reason[This entry was edited by hopeandjefffoster on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7:02:45 PM.]

http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/picked_up.gif 3/6/2005 stacie-n-jeff-foster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=079179cd-0575-4c2b-96b0-c7ff6b09b80b) retrieved it from Nature Photography VI - Signature Holly (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=44503631-4f40-47e8-a2f7-fc1403bbbe0f) Kentucky [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=a356bf8b-cf99-498d-8d47-c1aafa3c7713)]
will go to indiana

d76
01-19-2008, 10:02 AM
We had one of Andrew's TB go missing, we emailed several times and with no response from the holders. So we basically wrote it off. Well out of the blue it showed back up. I'm think I see why we got no response...can you figure it out? (Hint: look at user's name...3/6/2005 vs. 1/6/2008).




http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/dropped_off.gif 1/6/2008 hopeandjefffoster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=5da2fc9e-e925-40f7-b463-d9bb1ddfaf8a) placed it in Travel Bug Pit Stop (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b3955f60-c0b3-4fab-9f5f-49e2bea91641) Indiana [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=49e40638-d224-46af-b729-c01fd636b245)]


http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/transfer.gif 1/5/2008 hopeandjefffoster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=5da2fc9e-e925-40f7-b463-d9bb1ddfaf8a) grabbed it [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=77362902-f807-4e98-ae0c-2fbc8051208c)]
firetruck is back off and running! dropped off in t.b. pit stop in indiana but won't let me log it 4 some reason[This entry was edited by hopeandjefffoster on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 7:02:45 PM.]

http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/picked_up.gif 3/6/2005 stacie-n-jeff-foster (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=079179cd-0575-4c2b-96b0-c7ff6b09b80b) retrieved it from Nature Photography VI - Signature Holly (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=44503631-4f40-47e8-a2f7-fc1403bbbe0f) Kentucky [visit log (http://www.geocaching.com/track/log.aspx?LUID=a356bf8b-cf99-498d-8d47-c1aafa3c7713)]
will go to indiana


Thats funny:D

Hiram357
01-19-2008, 10:06 AM
it looks like jeff needs to get his priorities straigtened out, and start putting caching first... :D

pjpreb
01-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Ya know, it's always been my belief that 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name, I think you just might be on the good side! :D

Ya got a little something on your nose there Hiram...:D:D:p

Hiram357
01-21-2008, 10:04 PM
Ya got a little something on your nose there Hiram...:D:D:p

sorry, i had a sneezing fit... :p

Opalsns
03-08-2008, 05:10 PM
Well, I am a newbie and Haven't lost anything... YET ( knocking on desk), but I wonder if the , HAIL, HAIL THE GANGS ALL HERE, approach would work. Like, everyone that added comments here, would email the comments to said THIEF, which is what they are,And maybe said THIEF would realize there are people WATCHING all the time.
Geese, I'm not looking for trouble ,Am I,???!!!!!!??????!!!!!

WhereRWe?
03-08-2008, 08:23 PM
Well, I am a newbie and Haven't lost anything... YET ( knocking on desk), but I wonder if the , HAIL, HAIL THE GANGS ALL HERE, approach would work. Like, everyone that added comments here, would email the comments to said THIEF, which is what they are,And maybe said THIEF would realize there are people WATCHING all the time.
Geese, I'm not looking for trouble ,Am I,???!!!!!!??????!!!!!

Believe me, if someone stole a coin or TB, they couldn't give a rat's behind as to what was said in these forums or what was emailed to them.

I lost a geocoin at Mainiac's "Last Cache Bashe of Summer 2007" event. I know that nearly all who attended were "well known" cachers. Yet someone who attended is a thief. :mad::mad::mad:

Opalsns
03-08-2008, 09:26 PM
Believe me, if someone stole a coin or TB, they couldn't give a rat's behind as to what was said in these forums or what was emailed to them.

I lost a geocoin at Mainiac's "Last Cache Bashe of Summer 2007" event. I know that nearly all who attended were "well known" cachers. Yet someone who attended is a thief. :mad::mad::mad:


That REALLY stinks !
A THIEF, by any other name, would still smell as bad!!!!

To cause mistrust and hurt, just to gain a LITTLE PIECE OF METAL!!!!!!!

darterkitfox
03-09-2008, 08:23 AM
Well I wasn't at the Last Bashe of 2007 but went to the Apres event. Since I'm not one of the "regulars", I sure would hate to be a suspect who gets talked about behind his back. Guess it's a good reason to not come to any of the future events. My wife was looking forward to the Pirate event. I'll break the bad news to her.

WhereRWe?
03-09-2008, 08:37 AM
Well I wasn't at the Last Bashe of 2007 but went to the Apres event. Since I'm not one of the "regulars", I sure would hate to be a suspect who gets talked about behind his back. Guess it's a good reason to not come to any of the future events. My wife was looking forward to the Pirate event. I'll break the bad news to her.

Wow! Not sure where this is coming from. :eek::eek:

My point was that the newcomers should NOT be immediately suspect. But some people do collect geocoins, and others decide to keep travel bugs - for whatever reason. And yes, I do get a little heated about TBs and geocoins. It could even be as simple as someone who forgot to log the geocoin out of the event, and then was too embarrassed to speak up after the controversy started.

But I don't see how this would be a reason for someone not to attend a geocaching event, though. :confused::confused::confused:

Cache Maine
03-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Well I wasn't at the Last Bashe of 2007 but went to the Apres event. Since I'm not one of the "regulars", I sure would hate to be a suspect who gets talked about behind his back. Guess it's a good reason to not come to any of the future events. My wife was looking forward to the Pirate event. I'll break the bad news to her.

Steve, I can assure you that your attendance is wanted at the Pirate Quest. I know that we have talked about it in the past and both Hollora and I look forward to seeing you and your wife again.

I can also assure you that our feelings toward the potential loss of a geocoin or TB may not be the same as other event organizers. We would never blame anyone or the whole group that attended for the loss of a coin or TB because the bottom line is that we are not 100% sure what happened to it.

People who release these trackables know it could go missing, that's a chance that they take.

Please reconsider attending the Maine Pirate Quest...we will have a good time and we want you and all of our other caching friends to be there. We handle the TB/geocoin table a certain way, and that is how it will stay. We were pleased with the success last year and will do things similar this year.

We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of cachers in Maine. There are so many that would just drop everything to help when someone is in trouble, or need a little help. I am so thankful for that.

firefighterjake
03-09-2008, 09:44 AM
. . .
People who release these trackables know it could go missing, that's a chance that they take.

. . .

Agreed . . .

The way I look at it . . . I would like my TBs to travel, but recognize the fact that they may go MIA. I would like to think no one would intentionally take the TB, but instead any MIA TB would be due to someone not realizing that it was a TB and that TBs are designed to be moved along and not retained or that someone took it and misplaced it. That said, if someone does take a TB it's not the end of the world for me . . . it's a risk that comes with shipping out a TB into the wild blue yonder.

Of course as a geocacher there is one sure way to make sure no one ever thinks you've taken a TB or coin . . . never pick one up . . . of course that kind of runs counter to the TB's goal of being moved along.

WhereRWe?
03-09-2008, 03:22 PM
The way I look at it . . . I would like my TBs to travel, but recognize the fact that they may go MIA. I would like to think no one would intentionally take the TB, but instead any MIA TB would be due to someone not realizing that it was a TB and that TBs are designed to be moved along and not retained or that someone took it and misplaced it. That said, if someone does take a TB it's not the end of the world for me . . . it's a risk that comes with shipping out a TB into the wild blue yonder.


I would be willing to bet that probably a lot of TB loss from caches is because someone takes a TB, then doesn't go caching again and forgets about the TB they took.

And it would be a great help if EVERYONE attached a tag specifying the goals, if any, and repeating the "This is no ordinary trading item" explanation that many of the tags have.

firefighterjake
03-09-2008, 05:22 PM
I would be willing to bet that probably a lot of TB loss from caches is because someone takes a TB, then doesn't go caching again and forgets about the TB they took.

. . .

True, true.

DiverDave1998
03-12-2008, 06:42 PM
I had one stolen 11/27/2005 that has never shown up since
http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=181182

al'Thor
03-12-2008, 09:08 PM
I just realized that my "Geocaching Police Squad" geocoin was also "stolen ??" :( hollora placed this coin in GCX4Q2 in TN on Jan. 4th. I thought I had been keeping track of this coin by just visiting my geocoin page and seeing that it had yet to move. I didn't even think to check the logs. I guess it was a Rookie mistake. Oh well; Live and Learn.:confused:

It turns out that the day after hollera placed the coin another cacher found the cache open and placed on top of it's hiding place. The swag was still there but no coin.:mad:

GO FIGURE ?!?! I was aware when I sent this out that this might happen, but it still stinks. It lived a very short life, but did travel far. Overall it was a good experience and I'll still sent more out into the world.:)

Mapachi
03-12-2008, 09:46 PM
I don't worry to much about my TBs going missing, but I am rather attached to my geocoins. If I'm going to send one out I buy two and keep one at home.

team moxiepup
03-12-2008, 09:59 PM
We have one TB we set out that would be very hard for anyone to leave an event unnoticed with:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=231953

It has been having a great time in Southern New England this winter.

WhereRWe?
03-13-2008, 07:50 AM
Sheesh! I haven't mentioned "Cindy the Cinderblock" (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=13b1a541-9283-486a-b12e-c39d530aad70) in a while! Last seen in North Carolina in October, "Cindy" has visited Maine a couple of times. (Seems like a song keeps running through my head.. Something like "get along home, Cindy, Cindy??) LOL!

And that got us involved in "Capture the Flag" (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=5eca6b3b-7cb0-42b8-bcb8-b6902e0c8727) event - I took Cindy to New Hampshire and dropped "her" with someone actually named Cindy, and brought back a bunch of TB's that needed to go to Bar Harbor. Wow! Did that event ever get crazy or what? :eek:

firefighterjake
03-13-2008, 07:53 AM
Sheesh! I haven't mentioned "Cindy the Cinderblock" (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=13b1a541-9283-486a-b12e-c39d530aad70) in a while! Last seen in North Carolina in October, "Cindy" has visited Maine a couple of times. (Seems like a song keeps running through my head.. Something like "get along home, Cindy, Cindy??) LOL!

And that got us involved in "Capture the Flag" (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=5eca6b3b-7cb0-42b8-bcb8-b6902e0c8727) event - I took Cindy to New Hampshire and dropped "her" with someone actually named Cindy, and brought back a bunch of TB's that needed to go to Bar Harbor. Wow! Did that event ever get crazy or what? :eek:

Maybe my memory is failing me . . . but wasn't there a concrete cylinder TB that was floating around in the Fairfield/Waterville area for a while as well?

Both TBs that would be hard to accidentally pocket . . . or to pick up and forget to put in another cache.

WhereRWe?
03-13-2008, 07:57 AM
Maybe my memory is failing me . . . but wasn't there a concrete cylinder TB that was floating around in the Fairfield/Waterville area for a while as well?

Both TBs that would be hard to accidentally pocket . . . or to pick up and forget to put in another cache.

I don't remember that one, but I do know that "Cindy" was occasionally just left at a cache for anyone to pick up - it wasn't always passed hand-to-hand.

Hiram357
03-13-2008, 02:37 PM
I don't remember that one, but I do know that "Cindy" was occasionally just left at a cache for anyone to pick up - it wasn't always passed hand-to-hand.

I know what ya mean, I had a large wooden stick that was being passed hand to hand... I don't know what ever happened too it... :rolleyes::rolleyes::p

Haffy
03-13-2008, 05:52 PM
What do you mean? I have it right here next to my desk as I write. Should I release it once again?

Kaching Karen
03-13-2008, 07:17 PM
I don't move coins anymore. I put one in a cache for MoxiePup and that was the last I saw of it. I tried contacting the cache owner and got no response. I have one travel bug that stopped moving. I contacted the last person to nab it and she said her son wore it as a necklace. I guess it was special to him.

Medawisla
03-13-2008, 08:42 PM
What do you mean? I have it right here next to my desk as I write. Should I release it once again?

check out the tb page, haffy. The tb was meant as a way for us to say hi to you, but you can choose to send it on to another cacher you'd like to say hi to. Remember it has to be passed cacher to cacher. ;)

Opalsns
03-14-2008, 05:42 AM
Morning All,
So I guess sometimes they muggle the TB for the hitchhiker and sometimes they muggle for the TB itself. I've seen people wearing dog tags for different reasons. So much for the Ugly Hitchhiker Theory! LOL!!
I've only one of my coins in transit. It was placed in a lighthouse cache by Parmachenee. Thanx to you for putting it in a Beautiful spot. It's a Great Cache coin and I hope it moves on to Great Caches by Great Cachers everywhere. I'm holding on to the rest of my coins and future coins,(with the exception of a donated coin here and there) unless I get 2 and release 1.
Also, Could someone start a thread re: Ayfuss... In researching caches around Maine, That name comes up, very lovingly!!! Evidently a great person as well as cacher and I would like to know more!!!
Thanx
Opalsns

Cache Maine
03-14-2008, 09:33 AM
You can read more about Aefuss and his legacy here (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2896&highlight=aefuss).

Opalsns
03-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Thank You Cache Maine for Sharing that with me. He touched so many lives in so many ways.
I didn't read the news articles, there was no need. The stories from fellow cachers told all.
Now I understand the importance of the jeep coin that was shared at the last event.

" One Tin Soldier Rides Away "

opalsns

Cache Maine
03-14-2008, 03:52 PM
Your welcome, now back to the topic at hand...

d76
03-14-2008, 04:23 PM
Just sent another email to the owner of my dead tb and I doubt it will be answered. You win some you loose some:(

Opalsns
03-14-2008, 04:56 PM
Well, At least you tried.
But you never know, It may show up. I just read about one that was just left in my brother, KD1EJ cache in RI. The person said he had it WAY too long. He found it in a coat he hadn't worn for awhile, March 2007, I think it was.And now he's wearing it again. Figures.
Opalsns

firefighterjake
03-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Just sent another email to the owner of my dead tb and I doubt it will be answered. You win some you loose some:(

And sometimes you lose some. ;):D

NativeMainer
06-16-2008, 12:44 PM
Just came across this thread and though I'd add my little bit to it. I've had six TBs that I activated, all have gone MIA (the last log was in '06). One I dropped off in a cache in NH, it traveled to Florida in one jump, then nada. Another I dropped off in my own cache (Clifford Park Cache) and someone grabbed it without even logging it.

Arrrggghhh!!! Makes me a little hesitant to get some more. I try to do my best to log and release whatever TBs that I find as quickly as possible, but I have been known to hold onto one for a long stretch of time. :(