- Written by Race by John Elfrank
- Hits: 94
- Written by Chod
- Hits: 161
10th Annual Slurpin' Soup and Watchin' Eagles
Winter BLUES already getting you down? Well how about some great food, great geo-fellowship and first class eagle watching in a gorgeous location high above the Mississippi River? Join us for this MEET AND GREET anytime between 11:30 and 2:30 Saturday, January 13 at the VILLAGE OF THE BLUE ROSE which is located on Rt.79 midway between Clarksville and Louisiana Mo. Dining room seating is limited, therefore this will be an OPEN HOUSE event. There is no specific starting or ending time. Gourmet soups, chili, fresh bread and drinks are available for a tax-deductible donation.
Serious sledding, weather permitting
(bring your own sled)
On site shopping available!
On site and area caching! The current caches will be archived and replaced with new ones
For More information on The Village Of The Blue Rose, click HERE
Cache page https://coord.info/GC7F4GT
Date: January 13, 2018
- Written by Eravau (on behalf of Hobbit Taz)
- Hits: 161
As of December 6th, these are the standings in 2017's Travel Bug Race!
|Cacher Name||TB Name||Race Mileage|
|bluedaisy||Super Skate Racer||32,657|
|Don't Call Me Sir||Don't Call Me Sir's SLAGA Racer||8,711|
|CribbageWitch||Key to Mega Events||7,647|
|nan-d1955||St. Louis Firefly||6,580|
|DFox88||IM MAKING WAFFLES||5,296|
|L Frank||Racing Mule Team Five||3,420|
|OohLookItsARabbit||Corian White Rabbit||3,378|
|langcrick||Mouse On A Roadtrip||1,844|
|Jamrock Shake||The Heart of Rock N' Roll||1,370|
|Crowesfeat30||CF30's Racing Bulbasaur||597|
|TheGeocachingFairy||TGF's Racing Flamingo||341|
|spiritwolf922||Warick the Wolf 2017 Racing Trackable Tag||304|
|Hobbit Taz||Teddy from Kansas||265|
|bluedaisy||The Key to Happiness||–|
|Breezy406||Moga 2015 Geocoin||–|
|Curious GEOrge 3||BATMAN||–|
|nklstl||Geocaching Logo Travel Tag||–|
- Written by Major134
- Hits: 221
- Written by Den Mother
- Hits: 238
The 2017 Grave Hop event took place entirely within beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery on October 21 this year. The cemetery has seen the placement of a dozen geocaches since 2016, many sponsored by SLAGA. This year, Bellefontaine graciously provided a parking area, registration tent, and portapotty for the Grave Hop participants. L Frank and Denmother hosted the event, and sent 16 four-person teams to starting points all over the cemetery. The teams were given a list of gravestone symbols and had four hours to find and record information on as many as they could find. Over 150 different symbols were recorded, in addition to some bonus symbols which were not on the list. The top three teams were: 1. Team Hollenbeck/Rogers (1475 points), 2. Team HUGS (How-D, spiritwolf922, the Griffs) (1340 points), and 3. Team excagirl (1185 points).
Congratulations to everyone who participated!
- Written by Terri Nealon
- Hits: 189
The calm brush of the autumn breeze, with the scent of a bonfire burning and the glow of the embers rising, invited the smiles and laughter of geocachers gathered 'round the fire ring at the Halloween Bash on October 21st.
Hosted by TerriBikes+ and StaceyBassoon, the Bash, with over 40 attendees, was filled with shared caching memories, friendships old and new, and tasty food and snacks. Some new 'scary' caches in the park, a few decorations, some creative costumes, a few lit jack-o-lanterns, and anticipation of event and Grave Hop awards, added to the fun and spirit of this Halloween event! Hot chocolate and s'mores didn't hurt either.
Costume winners of the night:
*1st - Curious GEOrge 3, "Doc Brown" (Back to the Future), in his white lab coat and wild hair, with radioactive gloves and a geobox of glowing 'plutonium pops.'
*2nd - Korriaan adorned head to toe in her perfect buccaneer attire, which included a vulture, because "good pirates have vultures and only bad pirates have parrots."
*3rd - JamrokShake in a terrific throw-back waitress costume from "Happy Days Arnold's Drive-In."
*Special Kid/Parent Team Costume Award was presented early to Chezna and son for their awesome James Bond "Octopussy" portrayal.
Jack-O-Lantern winners of the night:
*Grand Prize Geocaching-Themed went to The Mad Chef, with his strobe-lighted "AMERICAN MoGA SToRY" carving.
*1st Traditional Halloween - Curious GEOrge 3 for his haggard old woman holding a crystal ball jack-o-lantern.
*2nd Traditional Halloween - paulgracie with his blood drooling 'jack.'
Event prize winners and all who dressed in costume, were rewarded with their choice of geocaching or Halloween-type gifts and items from the prize table. After the Halloween Bash awards were distributed, the Grave Hop hosts, L Frank and Denmother, arrived with results of the earlier competition and thrilled teams with their scores and awards, as well.
As the night air cooled and the fire died down, content geocachers began to depart, leaving behind just the glow of embers and the memory of a happy time. With thanksgiving for all who attended and especially for the kindness and assistance provided by StaceyBassoon, How-D, spiritwolf922, and The Mad Chef, this author ended the day with a smile and warm heart.
The Mad Chef, PaulGracie and Curious GEOrge
Tick Magnet TerriBikes+ and StaceyBassoon
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