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    Default My first geocaching experience, escaping the muggles, and finding the cache!!

    Alright I fired up my multi-purpose spy guide (er GPS) and had my attache case (my folder) in my hands as well. In my pocket was my weapon of choice (my digital camera) as I headed down the stairs to begin my first assignment (er first cache hunt). I decided to hoof it instead of taking my suped up spy vehichle (Ford Explorer). So I trekked up and down towards my destination. I followed the track to the spot my informant would leave my next tip on my hunt. It was a long and tiring journey with many, many challenges (about a 1/4 mile from my home on nice city sidewalks). As I approached the spot I changed my appearance (put on a hat, it was cold out) and followed my tracker right to the information I was looking for. I gathered the information and then went forward just a bit to ponder what it meant (I couldn't do the math in my head). I entered the new code in the multi-purpose spy unit and then eagerly followed its tracker towards the target. I new I was close and I could feel the sweat building on my forehead (hat was too warm) in anticipation. My heart beat picked up (I couldn't find the thing, up a walkway, down a walk way). According to my tracker the target was only feet from my last location but I had covered a 1/3 of a mile in hot pursuit (walking back and forth). Just when I thought I new where to look a muggle appeared out of nowhere and I used my cameleon button to change my color (scared the crap out of me and turned me from out of breath red to scared as heck white!!). After I avoided that close call I decided to look around under some shrubs and then decided maybe I was not cut out to be the next 007 (I don't know how to drive a stick). So I took a seat on a wall and was pondering my future wuthout the exciting life of a spy. I looked down to my left and noticed that something just did not fit what I had seen thus far. I almost sat on the darn target. I moved the rocks carefully incase it was a booby trap (never know what is under a rock). Low and behold it was the black case with the green radiation logo (geocaching label). I slowly opened the case and took apart the unit. To my amazement it was quite packed. I had no info to leave behind so I tnlnsl and put it back knowing that I had completed my first assignment and 007 may have to watch out because the new Agent 99 WAS ON THE CASE. I took the grueling trek home, uphill (both ways mind you) and through a blinding snow (fluries). I returned to my mansion (apartment) where I was greeted by my servants (a couple cats) with eagerness to hear about my adventure (they needed food).

    First find was in Harborview.... 3-15-06

    LWA11

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    I can't wait to read some of your logs. I love it when a new cacher comes equipped with a sense of humor built in. LOL With an attitude like that you will have a ball geocaching.

    And thanks for the chuckle.

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    Thumbs up Well done!

    I remember my first time. But alas, that was a few assignments ago. Hope you manage to come meet us folks at the upcoming event in Litchfield. I'll be having a CITO event up in Bangor in May, but we don't get but a few willing to travel from Portland and beyond. Keep up your sense of humor, and remember that you are doing this for fun. Some get way to serious at times.
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    HeHe....keep up the good work 99, uh LWA11. Have fun!!


    Happy Caching!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957
    I remember my first time. But alas, that was a few assignments ago. Hope you manage to come meet us folks at the upcoming event in Litchfield. I'll be having a CITO event up in Bangor in May, but we don't get but a few willing to travel from Portland and beyond. Keep up your sense of humor, and remember that you are doing this for fun. Some get way to serious at times.
    It doesn't happen to tie into this day's event does it? From the City of Bangor website.

    The City of Bangor and Keep Bangor Beautiful are sponsoring a city-wide stream clean-up day on Saturday, May 20th, 2006. This is a regional program in conjunction with other members of the Bangor Area Storm Water Group, including Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, Milford, Hampden, the Maine Air National Guard, and the University of Maine's Orono and Bangor campuses. Several streams, including Birch Stream, Kenduskeag Stream, Penjajawoc Stream, and the Penobscot River, may be included in the clean-up. Your help is needed. If you would like to volunteer, either individually or as a group, please contact the Bangor Stream Clean-Up Coordinator, Heather Campfield at sunriseraven@verizon.net. You can also contact Mark Ward, City of Bangor Engineering Department, at 992-4252 or mark.ward@bgrme.org. The Clean-Up will be held in the morning with a barbeque to follow.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Exclamation Jumping on the bandwagon

    Bangor is riding on Brewer's coat tails on this one. We (Geocaching Maine) participated last year in the FIRST Penobscot River Clean Up day. It is planned to be an annual event for Brewer now. I made it a CITO event last year and we cachers were the largest single group to show up and work. I will be posting the Second Annual Penobscot River Clean Up very soon. It will be on May 20th, a Saturday. Hoping for another strong showing by our group.
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    I'm sorry but that cache wasn't meant to be found. The swag in that cache was meant for only certain eyes. That kind of sensitive information can not be leaked....... we're going to have to kill you now. Please calmy escort yourself to the mobile command center where we will dispose of you properly....
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957
    Bangor is riding on Brewer's coat tails on this one. We (Geocaching Maine) participated last year in the FIRST Penobscot River Clean Up day. It is planned to be an annual event for Brewer now. I made it a CITO event last year and we cachers were the largest single group to show up and work. I will be posting the Second Annual Penobscot River Clean Up very soon. It will be on May 20th, a Saturday. Hoping for another strong showing by our group.
    Sheesh! I thought we had a pretty good showing last year!

    But anyway, I hope that the CITO idea and Maine Gocachers get good publicity. Sheesh! I think you should be intervewed on TV and radio! Get credit where credit is due. and all that...

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