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  1. #1
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    Default Landrocket

    Saw this in the national forums this evening:

    If you are a NH Geocacher then I am sure you have heard the name LandRocket, well known for well thought and sometimes devious hides.

    "You probably know a cacher by the name of LandRocket who is famous for FTF's and night caching. Yesterday he was involved in a severe car accident and is currently in grave condition at the Critical Care Unit at Dartmouth/Hitchcock Hospital. I have come to know LandRocket personally in the last few weeks (which is why he cut down on grabbing so many caches!) and I am praying for his recovery. I am hoping that you get this message out to other cachers so that we may all help LandRocket by keeping him in our thoughts and prayers."

    I received this email a short time ago and wanted to get the word out so that we can all keep a positive thought for him. Good luck LandRocket, hope to see you on the trail soon.

    Kris and Frank
    The Smoking Monkeys
    http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...owtopic=154545

    I've seen his name in lots of Maine caches too. Perhaps we can keep positive thoughts as well.

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    Default we have met

    And will again soon, I hope. We met at one of the New Hampshire Events. He is a wicked nice guy. I have followed many of his logs on caches the Team has done all over New England.
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    I've seen his name in a few caches and have picked up his sig item. There is a link to the news report in that thread - it does not look too promising, but best wishes for a full and quick recovery for him.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

    "The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it..."

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    Default As I have as well

    We have had several e-mail conversations too. He also let me log his 1000th cache coin when I reached that milestone. Hope he makes a full recovery.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


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    I know that name too. His was the first sig item I ever picked up. I will pass his name on to the prayer warriors in my church.
    Slowly but surely

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    Oh yes....a legend when it comes to geocoins as well. Our thoughts will be with him and his family.

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Does anyone know if there is anything we can do for them?

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    From the GCCom websight:

    Hi Fellow Geocachers,

    First of all, I want to thank all of you for your incredible support. This
    community of geocachers has helped comfort me at this time.

    Unfortunately, Ron Lavois aka LandRocket passed away this morning
    (Wednesday, January 26) due to injuries sustained in the accident.

    I feel very fortunate to have met and fallen in love with this man even
    though we only knew each other for a short time. Ron was an incredible
    person (as many of you already know) and getting to know him personally just
    added to my respect of him.

    I have been told by his son that he did not like memorial caches (he said
    they were "tacky" and not what geocaching is all about, that they are
    supposed to be for "fun". So please do not set out any caches in his name.
    However, I would like to hold a cache event. At night, of course! I won't
    be setting it up right away but perhaps later towards spring when the
    weather is warmer. At that time, I'd like to get together and share stories
    about LandRocket and celebrate his life and of course, grab some caches. I'll
    try to keep each of you posted but I have received an overwhelming amount of
    responses so also look for an upcoming cache event in the future called
    "Night Caching".

    I know many of you expressed an interest in sending cards to Ron's family
    but I'm not comfortable giving it over the Internet or what his family's
    wishes are. You could "track" it down through other means if you want.
    Chris(his son) and Linda(his ex-wife) live in Derry, NH. I do know that Ron
    did not want a wake or funeral but to simply have his ashes scattered over a
    pond - sounds like LandRocket.

    Again, I want to thank each and every one of you for keeping Ron in your
    thoughts. He would have liked knowing how many of you were impressed with
    him.



    Take care and cache on,

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    Default That sucks

    Thanks Dick for letting us who don't follow the national chat know of the outcome. I'm sure he will be missed by the caching community, and of course by his family and loved ones. My he rest in peace.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


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    Our heartfelt sympathies to Ron's family and friends.


    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    ~From a headstone in Ireland

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