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  • Russ Jernigan
    Apr 17, 2008

      Great pictures.  I then visited all of his South American finds.  Thanks for sharing!

      Russ the waterweasel

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mary Beth Booth
      Sent: Apr 17, 2008 10:46 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Surreal

      If you want to see some stunning photos of Machu Picchu, check out Mike's log (gc19941). Apparemtly Mke has been holding out on us - among his many other diverse talents, he must have been a photographer for National Geographic somewhere along the line. His photos are just amazing.
      Mary Beth

      Mike <geocaching@mikewood consulting. com> wrote:
      Just got home late last night, will log this some time today. LOT'S of
      emails to catch up with first...

      It was the most magnificent location for a cache you can possibly
      imagine and it was stunning to find that empty log book! :-)

      As MB said it was totally surreal to be looking for a cache at Machu
      Picchu that had been hidden by a friend in Austin. Our guide got very
      excited about it too.

      Great cache Barbara!

      We didn't cache too much - just three caches in Peru and a couple in
      Ecuador and the Galapagos - just enough to log one in each place. The
      virtual cache on the equator was very interesting as it turned out
      that not only the official monument (which is known to be in the wrong
      spot) but also the new museum supposedly built on the equator were
      both more than 100m off. Our Ecuador guide was really interested in
      that so we went off and marked the real equator so he would know where
      it was. Turned out to be in the road outside the front of the museum.

      Our driver sat in the van and laughed at the 'loco' tourists and the
      guide trying to get a photo of a GPS with all zeroes in the rain in
      the middle of a busy highway. Yikes! We got the photo though! :-)


      > _____
      > From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      > [mailto:CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Barbara
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:55 AM
      > To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      > Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Surreal
      > I'm still waiting for him to log the find! BUT, he did go visit the
      > TWICE to find it! Maybe emmy-n-sapphie will be STF?
      > B (GiGi and JoJo)
      > emmy_n_sapphie <mbb2001@... > wrote:
      > Beacuse Pat has always wanted to go there, Barbara (GiGI) hid a cache
      > for Pat in Machu Picchu (Peru) in January. It's called "Para Emmy-n-
      > Sapphie" (GC19941). It finally got published March 20th, and I just got
      > an email from Mike (Lignumaqua) that he was FTF on it yesterday! So an
      > Austin cacher hid a cache for another Austin cacher in January & a
      > third Austin cacher was FTF on it in April even though the cache is
      > 3,232 miles from Austin! Surreal.
      > Mary Beth
      > (emmy-n-sapphie)
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