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17187Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] TB's and Coins at Events???

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  • Russ Jernigan
    Aug 1, 2006
      I'd drop an e-mail to the last person holding the coins and ask them to clarify their status.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: "Philip C. Mason"
      Sent: Jul 31, 2006 10:59 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] TB's and Coins at Events???

      Here is my question....
      I have two coins on my watchlist that on their coin page say that their location
      is still in the event called Spring Fling Pavillion Potluck-Texas Cachers
      that took place back in 4/8/2006. Is it still supposed to say that now that
      the event has been over for some 3 months or so?
      And yes, I did need to make it to an event soon.
      It sounds like Bob and I need to carpool.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 10:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] TB's and Coins at Events???

      On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:19:14 -0500 Bob Chernow <bobchernow@earthlin k.net>
      > Since I have never been to an event before I need some explanation. I
      > just saw Semik drop some TB's into the 10K 10way. How is this done?
      > What
      > does this mean? Who gets the coins/TBs. How do you find them?
      > Discover
      > them? I am very confused but I have a few coins and TB's I might
      > drop if
      > I know what that meant.
      > bobchernow

      Bob, what typically happens is we bring our stashes of TBs.
      People can Discover them (note the tag #s -- without the tag #, you're
      lost), and log them without actually taking posession.
      Other people swap out the actual TBs. e.g. You take Gnarly Grunge Dude,
      drop him into the event, but take home Really Cute Puppy Mutt (which you
      would then log as Retrieved, just as you would from a cache).

      Some of us bring our geocoin hoards to let people look at, but they never
      leave the owners' possession (though duplicates may be swapped between


      It's a good way for bugs with specific missions to get furthered along:
      "Anyone going to Hawaii?" cool!
      (Or for you to just get rid of that nagging baggage, being that TBs don't
      fit in most micro caches)

      [Oh, and to be "Discovered" a coin/travel bug doesn't necessarily need to
      be dropped -- though that helps link the association/ mileage to the
      event. Believe me, unless I can figure out a subroutine, I don't think
      I'll be dropping our geocoin hoard into any events, though we'll bring
      them to be admired/discovered. ... not to the 10Way, sadly... THREE other
      things going on.]

      It's really much simpler than it sounds.

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      old Roy for teaching me that when you fall from your horse, you climb
      back in the saddle and plow ahead. From Butch [Cassidy], I figured out
      that what I wanted to be was my own man -- just a good guy with a few bad
      habits. --Jimmy Buffett; "A Salty Piece of Land"

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