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Re: locationless caches are good for something!

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  • Essiar
    Thank you Scott and Charlotte for representing us cachers in such a positive manner. I m sure those folks are thrilled with your assistance. Good job! ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 1, 2004
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      Thank you Scott and Charlotte for representing us cachers in such a
      positive manner. I'm sure those folks are thrilled with your
      assistance. Good job!

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Henry Rohlfs"
      <henry@p...> wrote:
      > Kudos to you and Charlotte! That's cool that the pictures are
      helping to
      > get him rebuilt.
      >
      > Henry
      >
      > >>> team_geodillo@r... 9/30/2004 6:07:24 PM >>>
      > 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!
      >
      >
      >
      > Scott Robuck
      >
      > Team GeoDillo
      >
      > N 30° 12.4'
      >
      > W 97° 50.4'
      >
      >
      >
      > "All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than
      others"
      >
      > -- George Orwell, Animal Farm
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