RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] locationless caches are good for som ething!
MessageThat's cool! I used the big fork in front of Hyde Park Bar and Grill for my Frozen in Time log. I think it had a piece of birthday cake stuck on it at the time.I'm thrilled to hear that a new cache is coming out soon. This monster thing has taken up too many people's time and there haven't been very many new caches out lately. What's a gal supposed to DO at 6:30am????????Looking forward to it!Julie-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Robuck [mailto:team_geodillo@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 6:07 PM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] locationless caches are good for something!
We (Team GeoDillo) find a lot of locationless caches. Many times a locationless cache takes lots more time and thought than a regular cache. Our habit has had an additional benefit for a local business. Many of you probably saw the tragic thing that happened to the Mangia Zilla....it was vandalized and almost destroyed when it was pushed off the top of the Mangia's Pizza on Guadalupe. When I saw that news story I remembered that we had used the Mangia Zilla for a locationless cache called "Frozen in Time" (GC4F54). You can check out or log t http://tinyurl.com/53479 . For those of you who don't know, locationless caches require that you take a picture of you at the cache location. Well, I had taken several good 5 mega-pixel images of the Zilla.
I contacted Mangia's Pizza and they put me through to John Maisano who volunteered his time to fix the Zilla. John works as an exhibit designer (dinosaurs and the like) for the Texas Memorial Museum. He is also a local artist who has done some public art around the Austin area. I emailed him asking if he needed pictures. He said that he only had some poor quality 3x5 photos of when the Zilla was being built and would appreciate any photos I might have. I sent him my images which he said would be invaluable in recreating the head, especially the teeth and lighted eyes.
And there's a twist to the story, it just so happens that Charlotte and I have been working on a cache right next to John's most recent dinosaur exhibit in the Hartman Prehistoric Garden at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. Look for it to come on your radar sometime next week (hint, hint)!
It always good when your geocaching habit can actually benefit someone else!
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>What's a gal supposed to DO at 6:30am????????Nice try there, Julie.....I've learned the hard way that waiting until
6:30 am is a sure way to wind up with 2nd to find!!